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Why Don’t More Women Play Poker? Leading Poker Ladies Unite for Change

Ever wonder why there are so few women playing live poker? Poker fans would love to see the game boom again and there are tens of thousands of women who could make this happen, if only they’d summon the courage to step out into the live poker world. In this feature piece, poker’s leading ladies, including all-time women’s leading money winner Vanessa Selbst and Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson, united to speak openly about how they’d like to see women advance in the poker world. It is hoped that their voices will be heard far and wide via this article, which I humbly believe has the power to change poker’s status quo.

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Who Will Step Up and Offer the Best Poker Job in the World?

This poker blog post is a follow-up to the successful op-ed I penned a couple months ago, where I proposed an idea for how to revitalize the “dying game of poker”, namely through a contest offering the Best Poker Job in the World. I just had an “aha moment”, however, where I became convinced that the idea could be implemented in a different, and possibly better, more appropriate, way. Want the details? Read on.

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5 Irish Poker Success Stories

In poker circles, Ireland is known for a lot more than Guinness, lucky four-leaf clovers, and such. Which Irish poker players have found their pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look. Grab a pint and have a jolly good read.

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A Guaranteed Way to Revive the Dying Game of Poker

Joe Hachem thinks poker is dying. He thinks not enough is being done to promote the game and that people don’t think poker is fun anymore. There’s a lot of truth to his statements, but that doesn’t mean the game of poker is doomed. We’ve got a great idea that’s guaranteed to revive interest in a dying game of poker. It’ll not only generate incredible buzz, but if the right people emerge to help promote the game, poker may yet see another big boom. Want to know what the idea is? Read on…

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The Top 10 Most Frustrating Things in Poker

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and, in between, some of the most frustrating experiences possible for a game to provide. That’s poker in a nutshell and we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most frustrating things in poker. Every poker player, whether pro or recreational, has experienced many of these frustrations firsthand at one time or another. It ain’t fun, but it’s certainly worth looking up and down the list to see if you agree with our picks.