Try my poker trivia quiz

Aug 7, 2007 2:01 AM

 Carol, as you know for the past few weeks I have been writing about the "red games" of poker. Well, I think the folks may be a little tired of reading about cheating.


So, today I want to have a little fun with you and the folks, and I will ask a few questions. All you folks need to do is send in the answers to [email protected]

The person that sends in the most correct answers to me before noon (Pacific time) on the first Sunday after this quiz appears in print on Tuesday (Aug. 7) will receive a set of 10 of "The Seniors" World Championship of Poker/Poker Players Hall of Fame commemorative chips.

Yes, these are cashable by me or the Hollywood Park Casino for face value.

The set of "The Seniors" WCOP/Poker Players Hall of Fame chips will include the ones pictured.

I will be the judge of the entries and my decision will be final. Here are the questions:

1. What is the best improvement that has happened to poker in the my 75-year poker playing lifetime?

2. What is the worst thing that has been invented since the Revolutionary war?

3. What is the best hand in poker?

4. What is the most important rule that a player should follow when playing poker?

5. What is the worst rule in poker?

6. After the invention of the wheel, what do you think in my opinion is mankind’s greatest creation?

7. When is the right time to do the right thing?

8. If you had only $10,000 to invest, what is the best investment you could make?

9. Who do you think that I think is the best no limit poker player in the world? (No, it’s not me or Carol or "Oklahoma Sarah" Hale.)

10. What is my favorite poker game?

Each correct answer will receive 10 points.

But here is a tiebreaker:

No. 11: Which in order do I think is the most honorable and honest of the following professions, persons or sports.

Rate them from one to 10.

Yes, I will spot you Ron McMillian as the No. 1. Yes, Ron is the best of the best with me this is my 10-point gift to you.

Just to show you how it works, I will give you No. 2, paperboy, but you only get nine points.

Now you pick the next eight and I will award you the tiebreaker points if you think like I think!

Poker Player






Used Car Salesman


Paper boy

Poker Dealer

Governor of Nevada

President Bush

Wayne Root



School Teacher


Your Wife/Husband

CNN newscaster



New Car Salesman

Pit Boss

Casino Owner

Ron McMillian

Yes, I will give a half point for your write in candidate: Now, Carol, I hope you and the folks will understand that I needed a little break from writing about all those cheating red games of poker.

I feel refreshed and look forward to our readers’ answers.

OK-J Poker Tip of the Week

The very worst thing that can happen to many young poker players is to win a big poker tournament.

I have seen them on the way up and on the way down!

Many young whippersnappers do not know how to handle a win or a loss!

The two hardest things to handle in your poker lifetime will be failure and success.

Until next time remember to stay lucky.