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Start Playing Mixed Games Before Poker’s AI Catches Up to Us!

While the success of AI on the virtual poker felt is something to be heralded, what with the news that it can now beat a 6-handed table of pros at Texas Hold’em, one might postulate that humanity’s in dire straits and that it might as well fold before even looking at its hole cards.

Not so, poker players; not so. If you want to maintain human dominance over AI, simply gravitate to the umpteen other forms of poker it has yet to master, or even tackle. Mixed games beckon, my friends!

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What the Flop? | Poker Field of Dreams: If you build it, they will come

For years poker officials have been pining for more women to get into the game. It’s certain that a new poker boom would occur if the “other” 50% of the population would start taking more seats at the felt, but how to get them there in the first place remains a mystery,,,

Not so, opines Christina Bradfield. It could be something as simple as beginning to cater to what women want from their poker experience, or incentivizing them appropriately. Her suggestions are pretty darn good, too!

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RANT: CALLING OURSELVES OUT ON THE WOMEN IN POKER ISSUE

Why the fuck should anyone be drawing any attention to a photoshoot and video of a poker player surrounded by a dozen naked women in 2019?

The next generation of players and poker fans are watching us. This is what they’re seeing and learning. One day our kids will see this. What would you say to them?

Aren’t you a little embarrassed that this is the hot topic in poker right now?We’re better than this. Let’s grow a pair and act like it.