December 11, 2006

Stainless Steel Playing Cards


Wow. Ever seen Chris Ferguson throw cards? Imagine him throwing a set of these bad boys. EEP! He'd be one dangerous hombre then!

They are more than likely best used for show or fun, than for actual use. But still, pretty darn cool.
Found Via Boing Boing

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December 8, 2006

Easy Gift: Chip Tricks and Card Stunts

Chip Tricks

Boy have we got something special for you today! For that poker fan in your life that has EVERYTHING, here's something they will LOVE. Its a DVD of chip tricks that you can learn yourself, all explained and performed by Rich Ferguson.
Here's the Blurb:

"This DVD is packed with 20 of the hottest stunts and tricks you have seen on television or at a poker game - all explained in detail by Rich! You'll see tricks like Chip Shuffling, Pull Over, Sweep and more!! Also included are bonus tricks never been revealed to the public until now!"

Ok.. maybe it sounds a little over the top, but c'mon, how could it NOT rule!

And while you're at it, you can pick up the Card Stunts trainer too!

Card Stunts

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December 6, 2006

Easy Gift: Cafe Press Poker T's And More


Cafe Press is a collection of individual merchants putting their images and logos onto typical items. Even YOU can setup your own shirt, mug, or firsbee. As you can imagine, there is a wide selection of Poker-related gear that you can find on the Cafe Press, so its well worth a gander.

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December 1, 2006

Easy Gift: Dogs Playing Poker

His Station and Four Aces by C. M. Coolidge, 1903

While there are many variations on the paintings of Dogs Playing Poker, according to Wikipedia, the real deals will sell for upwards of $75,000 and even over $500,000, not exactly a weekend's rake. But if you are loooking for something to spruce up your poker room, there are alternatives within the average budget. has a selection of prints of The Dogs Playing Poker series, as well as many more poker-related art for your clubhouse.

Here are a few examples we liked:




Head on over to and see their whole line of affordable art prints!

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November 30, 2006

Easy Gift: Poker T Shirts from High Hand Designs

Not too long ago, we got some items to review from High Hand Designs. They specialize in poker gear of all kinds, but we think their best items are Poker T-Shirts. We got three shirts sent to us, and they were all of the highest quality, and held up fine to our many nights of eating pretzels, spilling beer, and flopping boats.

Now that its holiday time, we think you should head over to High Hand Designs and snag a few of these shirts for yourself, or your poker loving friends. Here's a few of the shirts we think would look great on any poker lover:

So true:

Its Only a Gambling Problem If Your Losing

We actually DO love the King Jack:


And we know JUST the jerk this one goes to:


Head on over to High Hand Designs to pick out the Mens or Ladies T-shirt that nails your friend, and while you're there you can scope out their other products like poker room signs, posters, art, and even glassware!

**Update: You can also check out fellow Blogpire Writer Laura's Review of Hihgh Hand Design's gear over at

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November 27, 2006

Easy Gift: Poker Wear and Poker Accessories

Besides the actual equiptment needed to PLAY poker, a great gift can be an item that is about the poker lifestyle. This could be anything from themed jewlery, watches, apparel , or just about anything else you can think of. is a site that sells poker equiptment, but also gear that is themed like poker. Here are some examples of some cool items we though would look nice to your poker loving loved one:

A lovely Roulette themed watch (not quite poker, we know, but it still fits the overall gamer theme)

Watch This!

Poker Card covers are just little trinkets that you place on your hand to ensure it is not collected by the dealer. Sure you could just use a chip, but when you want to show your opponets you have the nuts, you'd be better off using this:

The Nuts

Finally who wouldn't look the part with a poker visor:


So head on over to and check out all the stuff they have. You are sure to find a great idea or five.

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November 26, 2006

Easy Gift: Bodum Beer Glasses


Today's easy gift, is this set of very elegant beer glasses from Bodum. Most home players will tell you they enjoy getting together and socializing with friends as much as the game itself. And with socializing, one will usually find some beer. These bodum glasses would look very nice on the table. They will look even better when their curves are reflecting your loved one's massive chip stack.

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November 25, 2006

Easy Gift: Texas Hold'em Folding Poker Top


Playing a poker game on anything but a felt top is awful. Nothing beats when your cards just slide that perfect amount across the table on your deal. And we just KNOW you have that friend who won't pony up and get a felt top for their regular game, so for you (and them), we reccommend this holdem' top. It folds nicely for travel, and it will make each game feel that much better.

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November 20, 2006

World Tavern Poker


Your friends are out of town, and you can't get your weekly game in? No problem! Just The Chips has the answer!

Just head on over to the your local tavern and participate in the World Tavern Poker Tour!

"The World Tavern Poker Tour is a Nationwide Poker League where you will be competing during the season in Tournament Style Poker Events at your local tavern. The top 20 players in each tournament receive points, and are ranked at the Tavern, Regional and National Levels.

At the end of the season, the top players at each tavern qualify for the Tavern Championship, and the top players from each Tavern Championship qualify for the City (area) Championship."

The rules are pretty simple, and the biggest rule of all seems to be:

"No Gambling
This rule is taken very seriously. Any Tavern or Player caught wagering cash, property or anything of value will immediately be terminated from the league.

Poker with no gambling? Is that even fun? As it turns out, yes. Players enjoy the thrill of the game, and the challenge of competing with each other for the bragging rights of winning, as well as for small prizes like t-shirts, hats, and of course, beer.

Those players who do well enough, move up in the tournament rankings and can compete for even bigger prizes.

Now's the time to consider joining a league so you can compete in next year's championships! Take part in the fun at you local tavern now! It looks like we're already nearing the end of the season, but thats no reason not to try and join in the fun for next year!

Check out these links for registration, and for how you can find the World Tavern Poker in your area:
Registration page for Players
Registration page for Taverns

World Tavern Poker Home

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October 23, 2006

Pro-Series Poker Jersey with Embroidered Cards

Pro Series Poker Jersey

We just received a more customized version of the Pro-Series Poker Jersey from Sadler and Carter Poker. Each Pro-Series Poker Jersey is a 14oz Double Knit Polyester pro series baseball jersey with super reinforced construction. Each jersey has applique embroidered cards on the back with the name of the poker hand embroidered above in the cards in two colors. The front features the "No-Limit Poker Player" logo embordiered on both front panelrs.

Since our Pro-Series Poker Jersey was customized, expect a full review soon of our poker exploits wearing our new Pro-Series Poker Jersey.

At Pro-Series Poker Jersey with embroidered cards

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