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Poker home game

There are a number of excellent ways to inject newfound excitement into your home poker game if it’s getting a little stale. Whether it’s a matter of raising the stakes, adding a new poker game to the mix, taking your group of regulars to a proper casino poker room or other ideas, there are plenty of things you can do to keep things exciting when you play poker with your buddies.

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Wembley

Chances are that at some point over the last 1.5 years you’ve heard about the ISPT. Furthermore, chances are that what you heard about it sounded either pretty incredible and grandiose or alternatively just too good to be believed. A last-ditch effort by the hardworking people behind the Dusk Till Dawn poker room notwithstanding, the ISPT as conceived was, and remains just too big for it’s britches. In this op-ed post about the ISPT, we’ll take you through their troubled history and lay out the reasons why we think it simply has no chance of fulfilling expectations or living up to the hype. That said, we do think there’s still hope for a new incarnation to succeed in the future, with some major modifications.

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The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2

Jared Tendler’s The Mental Game of Poker is a true 5-star classic! For years people have said that Brunson’s Super System or the Harrington on Hold’em series are must-reads for the poker playing set. This book shouldn’t just be added to that list, it should be at or near the top. Arguably, having an A+ mental poker game is more important than your poker game itself. Read our full review to see why this book is guaranteed to make you the best poker player you can possibly be.

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Phil Hellmuth Twitter

Every poker site out there in the world has spilled gallons of virtual ink waxing poetic on the accomplishments, antics, and experiences of Phil Hellmuth, the all-time leader in WSOP bracelets won, with 13. This poker writer noticed that that number was the same as the number of accounts the Poker Brat followed on Twitter. This article goes into depth to examine whether that’s just a coincidence or if there’s an underlying reason why Hellmuth’s chosen to follow exactly that same number of accounts. Read this article for an insightful, eye-opening look at one of the undisputed kings of poker.

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legal U.S. online poker on the horizon?

What’s preventing online poker from becoming legalized nationwide in the United States? This post examine online poker’s legality on a state and federal level. Specifically, increased tax revenues seem to be the impetus for some states to get moving towards legalization, while puzzlingly those same potential tax revenues are failing to set the federal government in motion. Find out why in this blog post.

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U.S. Online Poker

This is an article I’ve been wanting to write for over two years now. Finally the day has come when we can legally play online poker in America. There are plenty of details, to be sure, and this article’s got all of them covered like felt on a virtual table. Read more to learn how the first day of legal online poker in the U.S. unfolded and what we can expect in the near future from the newly open U.S. online poker market.

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Daniel Negreanu wins bracelet #5 at WSOP APAC Main Event

Poker Superstar Daniel Negreanu has just won the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSOP APAC) Main Event for his 5th bracelet. His poker legend keeps growing. We at Cardplayer Lifestyle watched most of the Main Event final table’s live stream and invite you to relive the magic via our event recap. It was truly a show that treated poker fans, the poker media (that’s us), and essentially everyone in the poker world to something truly special.

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Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey

If you’re a poker fan, chances are that at some point you tried to picture the ultimate heads-up match for a World Series of Poker bracelet. One of those two players you pictured at the felt was probably either Daniel Negreanu or Phil Ivey. Incredibly, dreams like those could become a reality, as with 6 players left in the $2,200 8-game mix event at the WSOP APAC, both poker icons have a shot at winning more championship hardware and poker glory.

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Moses poker chip

With Passover in full swing, Jewish people the world over are celebrating their freedom. This freedom notwithstanding, for some reason it’s still illegal to play poker in Israel. In addition to summarizing the Jewish people’s and Israelis’ historical connections to the game of poker, this op-ed piece makes the case for finally legalizing poker in Israel.

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As frequent visitors to this poker site know, part and parcel of living the cardplayer lifestyle also means doing a good bit of other gambling in casinos the world over. From time to time we’re happy to bring our readers some interesting stories, info, and other content related to non-poker gaming, such as roulette and blackjack. In particular, we found this infographic to be quite intriguing. Take a look for yourselves and see what you think.

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The Cincinnati Kid

It”s a banner day for poker in Cincinnati. The Horseshoe Casino has just opened, and there’s a brand new 31-table WSOP-branded poker room waiting in the wings. The namesake city of Steve McQueen’s legendary poker-playing Cincinnati Kid character, Cardplayer Lifestyle brings you all the details on what to expect when you enter the premises and try to become “the man” in Cinci.

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