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A Set, Trips or Three of a Kind?

I’m often amazed that many Hold ‘em players don’t know the difference between a set and trips. Although they both are three of a kind, a set is two hole cards matching a card on the board. Trips occur when one hole card matches two cards on the board. Think of it this way: all squares are rectangles, but rectangles…

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Flashback Friday: Poker In Laughlin, NV

Had a magical week playing poker this week.  On Monday made the final table at the Colorado Belle and finished 9th.  On Tuesday’s tournament at Harrah’s finished first after chopping with #2 (higher percentage payout).  On Wednesday, at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Hotel & Casino, won a turbo tournament; flopped a full house on the fifth and final hand and quintupled…

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Omaha Poker 101 Video Tutorial: Tell

Tell: When a player inadvertently gives away information about their hand. It might be betting patterns or physical. Omaha 101 app creator, Howard Hian, explains the best strategy for maintaining strategic body language at the poker table. For more tutorials and advice mastering the game, download our Omaha Tutorial app.

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Congratulations!

Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Win 35 Casino Player Awards Accolades range from Best Players Club to Best Race and Sports Book RENO, NV. (Sept. 23, 2016) – The results are in and the winners are the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. The three resorts were recognized with 35 Casino Player Awards. Eldorado had 15 overall wins. Five…

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Omaha High – Low

As you probably, know, position is huge in Hold ’em. After lots of thought, I’ve decided that position in Omaha is meaningless vs. having playable hands. You can play any two cards in position in Hold ’em, but you just will end up in a world of hurt if you play any four cards in Omaha.

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Bad Beat Monday

Played in the daily tournament at Casino 99 in Chico, CA last week.  Slogged my way to the final table, short stacked.  Picked up A-K unsuited and shoved.  Called by both big stacks.  The flop came K-6-7, rainbow.  Thought I was in pretty good shape until another all-in and call.  A pair of Kings was turned up along with 8-9 suited.…

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Pechanga – Jewel of Temecula Valley

My wife and I decided on a quick getaway to Temecula, California, to try out a spot getting good buzz, Pechanga Resort & Casino. After a speedy check-in, we headed to Kelsey’s, one of 11 restaurants. It’s a sleek American pub specializing in hand-cut, barbecued meats and craft beer. It was our first of three “wow” food experiences. Let me…

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Travel Tuesday: July 4th in Depth

Independence Day of the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.   The thirteen American colonies then considered themselves as a new nation. Here’s how far we’ve come. $6.77B – Total planned spending on July 4th food. 150 Mil. – Hot dogs are consumed each July 4th holiday. 700 Mil.…

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4 Winning Casinos In Las Vegas

When the chance arose to participate again in the World Poker Tour Boot Camp, I jumped at it. What I learned is that what happens in Las Vegas doesn’t have to stay there. My short trip to “Sin City” provided me with a new view of the town and the discovery of four winners. My hotel of choice was the…

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