If poker had its own month, it would be January, especially in 2006. The toughest decisions you face is where to go to play. You'll be able to find major tournament action in Mississippi, New Jersey and New York.
MISSISSIPPI: Who would have ever imagined that Tunica, Mississippi would become such a keystone of poker that two major events would take place virtually simultaneously - The Gold Strike World Poker Open at the Gold Strike and the Jack Binion World Series Circuit Event at the Grand.
I like to play the lower limit Texas Hold 'em games because there's more conversation at these tables and I can get more stories of interest. Things like what I am going to tell you happen at these tables. Recently, while playing $3--$6, I noticed a young man who was frequently whining about how the game was going badly for him. Of course, you and I know that nobody cares. In fact, such hard luck stories will get you more attacks than sympathy in a poker game. So, after a while, the therapist in me came out.
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Continuing with examining the factors to consider when formulating our decision to fold or muck lets begin with pot size.
Fred steamed out of my local poker room on that Thursday afternoon in early fall, muttering under his breath. The next day he had calmed down enough to tell his tale of woe. Holding Ad-Jd in middle position, Fred raised $4.
Once again, it's that time of year when players pack the POKER EXPRESS. When last contacted by this columnist, it was winding through Washington, the Evergreen State.
Harrah's Laughlin Casino & Hotel has opened the new World Series of Poker Store located in the hotel lobby. The store features World Series of Poker labeled merchandise from apparel to glassware to chip sets and more. Enter the World Series of Poker Store through the tailored black and white canopied door complemented by large World Series of Poker illuminated chips.
Big news in our town last week was the announcement that the Las Vegas Hilton has signed country music and television star, Reba McEntire, to a multi-week engagement in 2006. The superstar begins the first part of her engagement on Wednesday, May 3. This was a surprise announcement as many observers, when hearing that the Hilton was going to make a major announcement, thought it might be Bette Midler, who has been in town talking to Steve Wynn about doing a permanent gig at his Wynn Las Vegas.
It took a hurricane destroying Mississippi's entire Gulf of Mexico gaming industry, but the Legislature finally voted to allow casinos to be build on solid land.
What were they thinking, to not only permit, but actually require casinos to float in a hurricanes zone? Hurricane Camille, in 1969, had flung ocean freighters over Highway 90.
The answer helps explain why the gaming industry is subjected everywhere to bizarre laws that are never imposed on any other business.
Juha Helppi risked life and limb yesterday and made poker history, as he emerged from the briny deep off the coast of St. Kitts the first InterPoker.com Extreme Poker Champion, having outwitted his opponents at 30 feet below sea level in the first ever underwater poker tournament.
Helppi made short work of his competitors, including seasoned tournament professionals Phil Laak and Kenna James, as well as Internet qualifier Louise H. from Denmark and InterPoker.com spokesperson Peter Marcus.
Discover New Mexico's all-new, secluded paradise, Sandia Resort & Casino. Opened December 1, guests are pampered with Southwest hospitality from the luxury hotel and worldclass dining to a challenging round on the championship golf course or relaxing poolside, there is truly something for everyone.