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DiGiacomo, the front man of the South Point poker room

DiGiacomo, the front man of the South Point poker room

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Poker Profiles | This month, we visit the popular South Point Casino poker room for a chat with poker room manager Joe DiGiacomo. The spry 76-year-old Rhode Island native arrived in Las Vegas in 1990.

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Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s; poker might help

Skillfully after a cure to Alzheimer’s; poker might help

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Poker by George | This special column is dedicated to my lady friend, Anita K., a highly regarded artist/teacher (papermaking) who volunteered so much of her time to help others. Anita’s family just moved her into a facility for those requiring continual care for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Don't go chasing with bad hands

Don't go chasing with bad hands

posted on December 27, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | What is chasing, and how can I avoid it?” That’s a very good question. Perhaps it’s not surprising many poker players are not familiar with the term, and know little about its inherent dangers. “In a few words,” I said to her, “and, I am sure Lucy will agree, chasing is calling a bet when you have a poor chance of making the best hand.

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Rocco has a few more great poker stories to share

Rocco has a few more great poker stories to share

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Poker Scene | Last week I profiled stud specialist Mike Rocco, but he had so many fascinating stories about playing poker in Los Angeles, I had to write another article.

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Body language will communicate the right information if checked

Body language will communicate the right information if checked

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | Millions of people have read Julius Fast’s book, “Body Language” since it was published back in 1970 – over 40 years ago. It introduced to the world a science called kinesics – in plain words, body language.

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Learning how to deal with stress

Learning how to deal with stress

posted on December 20, 2016 by

Poker by George | Stress is anxiety, tension or pressure that a person often experiences. It is how we respond emotionally, mentally and physically to the demands and changes in our lives.

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Ivey, Sun lose another round in legal battle with Borgata

Ivey, Sun lose another round in legal battle with Borgata

posted on December 17, 2016 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey and his gambling companion “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have lost another round in their protracted legal battle with the Borgata Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas is ready for New Year

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is ready for New Year

posted on December 16, 2016 by

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Updated Entertainment, Gaming Promotions, Tournaments, and Specials.

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Methods to get control of your poker game

Methods to get control of your poker game

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, each player is dealt two downcards – two cards in the hole. Only you can decide whether to fold or to invest your money (chips) in those two cards – to call or make a raise.

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Epstein right about poker skill, not Adelson

Epstein right about poker skill, not Adelson

posted on December 13, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | I much enjoyed reading George “The Engineer” Epstein’s recent column about world-famed casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s claim that poker is primarily a game of luck, with skill playing only a minor role.

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WSOP circuit finally reaches L.A.

WSOP circuit finally reaches L.A.

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Poker Scene | The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) makes its only stop in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino. Beginning on Friday and running through Dec. 20, the WSOPC has a mix of events, games and buy-ins to appeal to poker pros and recreational players alike.

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Rake, confidence talk from my top sources

Rake, confidence talk from my top sources

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Heavenly Poker | When reading “Ante Up” magazine, I first turn to the “Strategy” section to see if there is anything there to improve my poker skills in low-limit cash games.

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Working the set when it comes to the flop

Working the set when it comes to the flop

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Poker by George | Playing Texas hold’em, having been dealt a pair in the hole, you stay to see the flop along with several opponents. No one raises. The flop gives you a matching card to your pair – three-of-a-kind.

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Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

Double double bonus can prove to be minus even with proper strategy

posted on December 06, 2016 by

Winning Strategies | This past week, I ventured over to a locals casino and had what was possibly the worst video poker session I have had in years. I was playing Double Double Bonus on a Multi-Strike machine and I just had no luck from beginning to end.

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Ivey, Sun respond to Borgata's $15.5M payment demand

Ivey, Sun respond to Borgata's $15.5M payment demand

posted on December 05, 2016 by

Poker superstar Phil Ivey and “Kelly” Cheng Yin Sun have now answered a payment demand from the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City as their ongoing $9.6 million legal battle continues.

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Stensrud's influence in his words

Stensrud's influence in his words

posted on November 29, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | If anyone deserves to be in the Poker Industry Hall of Fame, it’s Jerry Stensrud. During his 25-year tenure at Commerce Casino, Stensrud helped develop Commerce Casino into the largest poker room in the world, a distinction it still holds today.

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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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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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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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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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