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Trust Your Opponent... Sometimes

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.

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The Poker Express Steams Through Washington

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.

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Perks and Picks

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.

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Entertainment Report: Las vegas Hilton

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.

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When Social Engineering Is A Disaster

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.

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Helppi claims 'Poker Shark' Title

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.

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Sandia Unveils its New Expansion

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.

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Gathering Information

Since we were down to the bubble, action had tightened up considerably. I told myself that I was playing for the win, not the guaranteed cash for making the final table. Well, my play did not follow that mindset. I took a chance to steal a pot from the button with 2-3 of hearts. The big blind reluctantly called. The flop came down with all paint, and two more hearts. My opposition checked, and my brain went into the toilet. I under bet the pot in a meek fashion, making it an easy call for the guy sitting across from me. I checked on the Turn when it was a black 4, another error.

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Shorthanded Play in Stud

It was Thanksgiving night at Foxwoods. I played short-handed $20/40 stud for a few hours. My experiences there might prove instructive for you. The house cut the rake down to $2.00 maximum instead of the customary $4.00. Even so, I wasn't sure if I wanted to play. My game is built around extracting profit from bad players. Were the other three players who remained bad enough for me to make a profit?

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United States of Poker: Special Poker Cruises

Texas Hold'em has infiltrated just about every aspect of human consciousness.

Now it's made it aboard two of the biggest cruise lines in the world: Princess Cruise and Carnival Cruise. Every week at least one new two-to-seven-day cruise kicks off from one of these cruise lines somewhere in the world, and it's a good bet that cruise has Hold 'em aboard.

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