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7 Card Stud Poker

3 Reasons Why You Should Learn 7 Card Stud Poker

While Texas Hold’em will always be the world’s most popular poker game, there’s a lot to be said for the appeal of 7 Card Stud. Sometimes mocked as a game for old-timers, there are plenty of reasons why Hold’em purists ought to give Stud a try, too.

In this article, longtime 7 Card Stud player James Guill lists some of the main arguments in favor of branching out from flop games to give stud games a chance.

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Witnessing ‘The Tank’ Get Shattered

Poker has gotten tougher to win at than ever before, which makes it that much more difficult for newer players to build up the courage to take a seat at the felt. Ridiculing such inexperienced players is literally the worst course of action for veteran players to take.

In this op-ed, Mike Patrick recounts a scene he witnessed at the table that quite frankly made him sick, where one of the regs decided to “shatter the tank.” The lessons should be obvious to anyone reading this article.

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From Golden Tickets to Platinum Passes: Willy Wonka’s Got Nothing on PokerStars

A massive 320 people will have had their lives changed forever once PokerStars’ PSPC Platinum Pass promotion has been completed in a few weeks. Watching it all unfold throughout 2018 has been astonishing, with incredible stories emerging about the players fortunate enough to have won the coveted prizes.

Beyond simply putting butts in the seats for the PSPC in the Bahamas and injecting $9 million into the $25K buy-in tournament’s prize pool, PokerStars’ year-long efforts have successfully generated a huge wave of positivity for poker. It has been a landmark promotional undertaking that ought to be applauded and greeted with industry-wide goodwill.