Poker

The Jewel of Jamul

The small town of Jamul is located in San Diego’s East County. Its highlights are the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and several regional parks offering camping, hiking, fishing, and grand vistas.  My visit was to check out the three year old Jamul Casino located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. Tribal History The Jamul Indian Village is one of…

Continue Reading

Blog, Poker

Set Over “Set”

A recent tournament found me on the short end of an all-in hand.  Someone said, “Tough to lose set over set.”  To be precise, it was set over trips.  There is a big difference, but over the years the terms set and trips have become interchangeable (incorrectly).   A set is when a pair in the hole matches a card…

Continue Reading

Blog, Poker

Poker/Gaming Books for Holiday Gifts

Super System 2, by Doyle Brunson, is his follow-up to his wildly popular first book.  Along with Texas Dolly’s thoughts, various top poker pros write a chapter on their favorite game.  Contributors include, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Lyle Berman, Jennifer Harman, Mike Caro, and Phil Helmuth.  Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River delivers an insider’s view relating to challenges at…

Continue Reading

Blog, Poker, Travel Tips

Fun Phrases From The World Of Poker

Considering the colorful characters playing poker, it’s not surprising that some wonderful phrases and quips have evolved. Here are a few. Anna Kournikova – A-K hole cards: looks good, doesn’t win that often. Big Slick – Another name for A-K in the hole. Belly Buster – Drawing to an inside straight. Card Dead – When a player is dealt lousy…

Continue Reading