My Lifelong Love of Video Poker

Every poker player starts somewhere. While my love for the game of poker could be said to have started “around the kitchen table”, video poker also played an important role in keeping the poker flame alive in me when I was a little kid. Here’s the story of how I started playing video poker. Enjoy!

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Poker Book Review: Molly’s Game

Molly Bloom achieved widespread notoriety for organizing the biggest private poker game in Hollywood. There’s a lot more to know about Molly’s story, however, besides what was portrayed in the media reports. Molly’s Game proved to be an intriguing read to say the least. Poker fans who like a great story ought to pick themselves up a copy. Read on for our full review.

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What It Would Take for the US Online Poker Market to Thrive Again

If U.S. online poker were to ever return and begin thriving again, a number of legal hurdles along with logistical obstacles must first be overcome. This article details the current legal status of online poker and gambling in the United States and what would have to change for the situation to be improved significantly.

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Watch Your Language at the Poker Table

In general, it’s not necessarily a great thing to be foul mouthed, but in poker there exists another kind of need in terms of watching your language. Ever heard of poker’s “English only at the table” rule? Here’s a great story that happened to me when I encountered a couple of Israelis in Prague. Hopefully my story will teach you to stick to the “English only” rule no matter how many languages you may know.

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How Does Open-Face Chinese Poker Differ from Hold’em?

In this poker tips and strategy post, we list and then elaborate on the main differences between Texas Hold’em and Open-Face Chinese Poker. It’s the most popular poker discipline versus the hottest up-and-coming variation of the game. We cover the basics, hand values, how the games are scored, and much more. Read on to discover what makes Open-Face Chinese Poker so attractive to the tens of thousands who regularly play the game.

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Interview with poker author and radio host Ashley Adams

Have a listen to the interview that my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I did with renowned poker author Ashley Adams. Ashley tells us all about his 50+ years playing poker, regaled us with a litany of stories about poker rooms and home games he’s played in, and tells us all about his career in the poker world as an author, part-time player, radio show host, and pure aficionado. He’s been to over 350 poker rooms! All that and plenty more for you to learn about this very interesting poker personality.

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