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Western Canada senior citizen poker game halted by local authorities

Western Canada senior citizen poker game halted by local authorities

posted on April 24, 2017 by

Losing with pocket aces is a thing of the past at a Western Canada senior citizen center where a long running, low-stakes poker game has been halted by local authorities. The group of about 40 seniors were shut down because they were playing for cash.

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Wild Child started with bingo and became a big fan of poker

Wild Child started with bingo and became a big fan of poker

posted on April 18, 2017 by

Poker Scene | I meet the most interesting people at the poker table. I was playing in a No-Limit Hold’em tournament at Hollywood Park Casino a couple of weeks ago when I had the pleasure of sitting next to Jennifer Ring Morgen.

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A need for expert strategy to avoid pitfalls of gambling

A need for expert strategy to avoid pitfalls of gambling

posted on April 18, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | Several days ago, I caught up with an old friend here in town. As we were discussing a variety of people we knew, a “condition” was mentioned with at least a couple of them – “gambling problem.”

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Finishing up the ABC's of poker

Finishing up the ABC's of poker

posted on April 18, 2017 by

Poker by George | Now, we will discuss the fourth and fifth (D and E) elements essential for winning consistently.

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Painting a picture of bluffing

Painting a picture of bluffing

posted on April 18, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Bluffing is an integral part of poker. Until I read (and re-read) Epstein’s book on “The Art of Bluffing” (see ad), I had no idea of the many aspects of bluffing and other forms of deception. I fully agree with him when he says, “If you never bluff, you are bound to be a loser.”

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Registration open for 48th running of World Series of Poker

Registration open for 48th running of World Series of Poker

posted on April 12, 2017 by

Registration officially opened March 31, for this year’s 48th running of the World Series of Poker, which officially opens May 30 at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. The something-for-everyone schedule includes satellites, cash games and deep stack tournaments.

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Scary night at Bicycle Club as doors temporarily close

Scary night at Bicycle Club as doors temporarily close

posted on April 11, 2017 by

Poker Scene | It was the poker story you couldn’t miss. My husband Robert and I were enjoying a leisurely Tuesday morning after finishing yoga (yes, Robert does yoga) when he received an urgent text.

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Play-Check scenario comes down to math

Play-Check scenario comes down to math

posted on April 11, 2017 by

Winning Strategies | There are cases where the choice is between making a wager and checking – or simply not making a bet and continuing. This type of wager is rarer than the other. But, there are a number of games that feature it and it is very important to understand the differences between them. The math behind them dictates very different strategies.

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The river is a volatile part of poker

The river is a volatile part of poker

posted on April 11, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | As you know, in Texas hold’em, after two hole cards are dealt face-down to each player, five cards are dealt face-up. The last card dealt is called the “river.” When an opponent catches a river card that gives him the hand that beats yours, you have been “rivered.”

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Playing strong hand simple as ABC

Playing strong hand simple as ABC

posted on April 11, 2017 by

Poker by George | “ABC” poker is playing in a straightforward manner; don’t get fancy. Its main focus is playing strong starting-hands, folding the weak ones.

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Finding the best weekly LA poker tournaments

Finding the best weekly LA poker tournaments

posted on April 04, 2017 by

Poker Scene | One of my favorite ways to relax on the weekends is playing tournaments. With the WSOP Circuit wrapping up last month at the Bicycle casino, the next big tournament series I look forward to will be the Cal State Poker Championship at Commerce starting at the end of the month.

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Defining real professionals versus poker professionals

Defining real professionals versus poker professionals

posted on April 04, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | According to Michael Wiesenberg’s “The Official Dictionary of Poker,” a poker professional is a player who relies on poker as his main source of income. 

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Flopping top set and how to play it

Flopping top set and how to play it

posted on April 04, 2017 by

Poker by George | In a previous column, we discussed various factors you should consider after flopping top set on the board – playing your hand on the flop so as to maximize your win.

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NBC Sports Group reaches new deal with Poker Central

NBC Sports Group reaches new deal with Poker Central

posted on April 03, 2017 by

NBC Sports Group has reached a new deal with Poker Central to present Poker Central programming across its TV and digital platforms. It will debut on NBCSN on Monday nights with the Super High Roller Bowl, to be contested in Las Vegas May 28-31. 

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Power of the mind decides winners and losers in poker

Power of the mind decides winners and losers in poker

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Beyond the Numbers | There is not much distinction between an average player and a great player. The average player can do much to improve his game with meditation, diet and endurance. Never underestimate the power of your mind.

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Golden Nugget strikes it Rich in poker

Golden Nugget strikes it Rich in poker

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Poker Profiles | This month, I interviewed Andy Rich, the poker room manager at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, one of the most popular card rooms in town.

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Hi-Lo hand decisions are important to success

Hi-Lo hand decisions are important to success

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | What is a Hi-Lo hand? After reading about them in George “The Engineer” Epstein’s book, I asked him about such hands. I found his explanation fascinating. So now, you relax and be prepared for an amazing journey into the realm of Hi-Lo hands when playing Texas hold’em.

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Looking at pair of tens in a $4-8 limit hold'em game

Looking at pair of tens in a $4-8 limit hold'em game

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Poker by George | It’s a $4-$8 limit hold’em game. You are seated in a middle position and dealt a pair of 10’s. Several others and you stay to see the flop. You are hoping to catch a third 10 that matches your pocket pair for a “set.”

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Lucky Lady Casino opens in Gardena

Lucky Lady Casino opens in Gardena

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Poker Scene | Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino celebrated its Grand Opening this past Saturday. Located in Gardena, Calif., the Lucky Lady Casino was previously known as the Normandie Casino.

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Making best tells easier

Making best tells easier

posted on March 21, 2017 by

Heavenly Poker | Tells are mannerisms that give important information about a player’s hand. Books have been written about tells. My favorite is Mike Caro’s “Book of Tells,” first published in 1984 by Gambling Times.

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