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Red Rock's Forrest was built for the poker life

Red Rock's Forrest was built for the poker life

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker Profiles | We’re bringing you a new monthly series on the movers and shakers of the Las Vegas area poker rooms. We begin this month with Forrest Caldwell, poker room manager at Station Casinos-owned Red Rock Casino Resort.

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Casinos get there edge so if they agreed why blame Ivey

Casinos get there edge so if they agreed why blame Ivey

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Poker by George | Thanks to GamingToday for the two recent columns by The Analyst regarding the controversy over Phil Ivey’s huge win while playing high-stakes baccarat at a casino in London and at another in Atlantic City. The casinos accused him of cheating. How else, they argued, could he have won so much money from them – all in all, about $20 million?

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Poker table moves work, here's some ideas

Poker table moves work, here's some ideas

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Recently I told you about my dinner conversation with my friend Lucy. Our discussion had to do with changing tables while playing poker at the casino. I described two situations when a table change might be a good decision.

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Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

Ways to flip poker luck into poker skill

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker by George | Previous columns challenged business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s claim that luck is the major factor in playing poker, and skill plays only a “negligible role,” rendering poker just a form of gambling.

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How to know when to switch poker tables

How to know when to switch poker tables

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | In practice, each poker table is unique. It’s really the players who set the character of that table. For example, soon after signing up to play your favorite poker game, a seat becomes vacant at one of those tables, and you are directed to take that seat at that table.

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Class act Kay became a poker public relations player

Class act Kay became a poker public relations player

posted on November 22, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Last week I wrote about Robin Kay and her family connections to the game of bridge. But that is just the beginning of her story. It’s poker that put her on a different path.

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Kay has unusual bridge to poker

Kay has unusual bridge to poker

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Robin Kay is one of the most humble people you will ever meet in a card room. Before I met her, my husband Robert Turner would tell me about a woman who started playing at Hollywood Park Casino.

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Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

Gentleman has his version of taking a poker stand

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | My friend Lucy and I were having dinner at the casino, when she asked me an interesting question. She had been playing at one of the $4-$8 limit tables (I was at another), and got into conversation with a gentleman whose play she admired.

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Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

Many people make a living playing poker so it can't be a game of just luck

posted on November 15, 2016 by

Poker by George | Skill versus luck… In Part I, we discussed business tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s strong rhetoric, claiming poker is primarily a game of luck while skill plays a “negligible role.” On that basis, poker would be regarded as just another form of gambling.

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Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim

posted on November 14, 2016 by

World Champion poker player Phil Ivey may be facing an even stiffer payment claim than expected from Atlantic City’s Borgata, reports the poker website CardsChat.

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Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

Last chance to play into historic $3M guaranteed SoCal Poker Championship

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The 2016 LA Poker Open runs Nov. 4-20 at Commerce Casino, featuring the final stop of the SoCal Poker Championships (SCPC) with a $3,000,000 guarantee. This is your last chance to play your way into this historic event.

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Adelson is smart, but so wrong about poker

Adelson is smart, but so wrong about poker

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Poker by George | Sheldon Adelson is an extremely successful businessman and generous philanthropist.  Adelson succeeded well beyond anyone’s imagination. His accomplishments are incredible! But none of us are perfect – not even Sheldon.

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Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

Defining superstition in regards to the poker table

posted on November 08, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | The game of poker encourages all sorts of superstitious behavior. I’ll wager most poker players are superstitious in more than one way as they play the game. I admit it; I am. Here are some of the ways poker players are superstitious.

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Poker Pro Ivey loses suit over $12.4M cheating claim

Poker Pro Ivey loses suit over $12.4M cheating claim

posted on November 04, 2016 by

Top U.S. poker player Phil Ivey has lost his $12.4 million suit against a London casino at the Court of Appeal with a judge saying his "edge-sorting" skills amounted to cheating despite the fact he was not dishonest.

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Qui Nguyen wins Main Event, $8M at World Series of Poker

Qui Nguyen wins Main Event, $8M at World Series of Poker

posted on November 02, 2016 by

Former nail salon owner and failed professional baccarat player Qui Nguyen won the World Series of Poker Main Event early Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, claiming the top prize of $8,005,310 and a gold bracelet after a nine-hour heads-up session that was the longest in tournament history.

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My dream of hold'em still seems vivid

My dream of hold'em still seems vivid

posted on November 01, 2016 by

Poker by George | To paraphrase the words of the immortal Martin Luther King, “I had a dream.” I am aware that I often dream while sleeping, but usually forget the context by the time I wake up and get out of bed. This one was so vivid, and it was about poker. It woke me up.

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Ginger Lee at Hollywood Park Casino

Ginger Lee at Hollywood Park Casino

posted on November 01, 2016 by

Poker Scene | As I have written about before, women are underrepresented both at the poker tables and on the casino floor, so when I meet a woman who has both played poker and worked in a casino, I know I am talking to a very rare person indeed, and that special woman is Ginger Lee.

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Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari featured in new poker television series

Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari featured in new poker television series

posted on October 29, 2016 by

A new poker television series featuring Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari debuts on CBS Sports Network on Oct. 30th. It airs Sundays at 11 pm EDT and is being called The Final Table.

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South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

South Point unleashes new gaming promotions for November

posted on October 28, 2016 by

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape.

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Poker star Phil Ivey and partner lose court case with Borgata

Poker star Phil Ivey and partner lose court case with Borgata

posted on October 25, 2016 by

The Analyst | Just this past week a federal court ruled against Phil Ivey and his partner Cheng Yin Sun in a dispute with the Borgata over their $9.6 million dollar baccarat win at the casino.

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