To celebrate Cardplayer Lifestyle’s ninth anniversary, we held a contest asking our readers to submit their best poker stories. From among the entries, the top three were selected as giveaway prize winners.
This post features the winning stories, from C.P., Peter Jones, and Keith Woernle. Hope you enjoy reading their poker stories as much as we did.
Some poker players complain that too much money gets taken out of pots to be diverted into a poker room’s bad beat jackpot promotional fund. With that said, overall the existence of bad beat jackpots is very much a good thing.
Here are three reasons why you should embrace the idea of bad beat jackpots.
Bad beats are a part of poker. No matter how much skill we accrue while studying the game, there’s always an element of luck in poker. Sometimes, luck favors us and we manage to suck out and scoop a huge pot. Other times, you’re on the reverse end of that situation and you’ll be moaning about the bad beat for years to come.
George “the Engineer” Epstein reminds us, in this ongoing series of strategy pieces, that sometimes there’s quite literally nothing you can do to prevent a bad beat. All that’s in your power to do it accept it gracefully and move on.
Poker is great anywhere you play it, whether online, in a home game or in a casino. There are some distinct advantages, however, to playing poker in a casino and here’s a list of 8 of them.
Everyone has bad beat stories to tell about their tough times at the tables. This post was originally meant to be a celebration of good fortune, but, as I heartrendingly learned, even high hands can get bad beat. Grab your tissues and read on for a sorry poker tale (unless of course you were “the other guy”). At least there’s a happy ending though.
The Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot has just arrived on the Las Vegas poker scene. Linking 120+ active tables, it’s got the potential to top $1 million!