My Global Poker FOMO

This poker blog post is pure, raw emotion. In it, I wear my broken heart on my sleeve as I attempt to express what it feels like to not be able to attend the inaugural Global Poker Conference in Los Angeles. I hope my feelings resonate and strike a chord with poker fans out there who may at some point have felt similar pangs at seeing their poker dreams lie unfulfilled.

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3 Things the GPI’s American Poker Awards Has Accomplished

If you’re a fan of poker, by now you’ve surely heard about the inaugural American Poker Awards ceremony, scheduled to take place in Beverly Hills in late February, just after the conclusion of the first ever Global Poker Conference. Though the event is still a month away, the Global Poker Index (GPI) Network, which will be producing the events, has already succeeded in 3 big ways.

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Taking on Chris Moneymaker in the Hollywood Poker Open Media Event

Wouldn’t it be cool to meet Chris Moneymaker? I had precisely that opportunity at the recent Hollywood Poker Open Media Invitational, where I faced off in a single table satellite against the man responsible for the poker boom. I also got the chance to speak to him and get to know him a little. What a great guy!

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Poker Night in America = Poker’s Next Big Thing

Poker’s “Next Big Thing” is about to debut on TV. I’m talking about Poker Night in America. After you start watching this show, you’ll be talking about it too. It’s all prepped and reared to bring the fun back to poker and bring poker fans back to their televisions to watch. With a cast of poker characters that’s simply too awesome to turn away from, Poker Night in America is a winner. Here’s my analysis of why this show is practically guaranteed to be a HUGE hit.

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H.O.R.S.E.-ing around at the 2006 WSOP

A Poker Hall of Famer, the late Chip Reese is remembered by the poker world for many things, but his crowning achievement was arguably winning the 2006 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. event. Jason Kirk was one of the very few people who managed to stick it out until the end of Reese’s monumental battle against Andy Bloch, to see him win the bracelet firsthand. What was it like? In short, it was one hell of a ride; creating the memory of a lifetime. Want the details? Read on.

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The World Series of Poker: Where Legends Are Made

With plenty of World Series of Poker Main Event experience under his belt, bracelet-winner Robert Turner shares some of his memories of playing in the world’s most prestigious poker tournament. Along the way he gives some great tips for how to maintain physical and mental stamina day after day, as well as stay focused for long periods of time at the tables. Get yourself into the WSOP mood with this entertaining read!

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