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Posts Tagged ‘poker’

Bad Beat: Pocket Aces vs Backdoor Straight Flush

Friday, April 12th, 2013

No Limit Texas Holdem can be such a cruel game!

This was my final hand last night. The board reads right to left here, so that straight flush came with the turn and river. One second you’re all in before the flop with pocket aces facing a relatively benign first three cards, the next you’re out as two consecutive bolts of lightning dash your dreams and end your night early. :(

Harrington on Hold ‘em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. 1: Strategic Play


Legal Online Poker

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I hope someday our representatives will come to their senses and legalize online poker and gambling in the United States. It’s another of the many consensual crimes that need repealing before we can really call ourselves a free country.

In the meantime, I wanted to bring to your attention a novel way in which you can still enjoy heated card battle over the virtual felt and win money while you’re at it!

And, this is NOT an offshore operation. They’re based in the US, but go about things in an entirely different way. It’s an especially attractive model for beginners as the risk is completely eliminated, yet you don’t feel you’re playing with Monopoly™ money.

I encourage you to head over and read their FAQ for all the details.

Play online poker with thousands of real people for FREE


Online Poker Scandal

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Wow! Did you watch the 60 Minutes exposé last night? It was all about the investigation into a huge scam that took place over the virtual tables of some of the most well-known sites in on-line poker. Fascinating stuff.


Transcript and Related Videos



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