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The Best Times of Day to Play Poker
By: Jason Lake No doubt you've heard this classic phrase, or something close to it: Nothing good happens after 10 PM. Sometimes it's midnight, sometimes it's 2 AM. The message itself is universal, though. Human beings turn into pumpkins at some point in the late evening. Bad decisions are made. Consequences are felt.   I can see some of you are nodding your heads and thinking...
The Ballad of Big Slick and the Tucson Monster
By Jason Lake If you've been following poker since the beginning of the Moneymaker Era, you've probably noticed a change in the media coverage. There’s been a shift in tone away from the sport's pioneer days. It's simple demographics. The more we see mathematics being used to achieve success at poker, the fewer ten-gallon hats we see at the tables. The culture has changed, as culture must. We've lost a lot of what made poker so enjoyable along the way. Which is fine; I mean, it's a lot more important to learn how to 5-bet bluff than it is to carry forward ancient poker rituals. Then again, what's the point of doing something if you're not having fun? Just because poker's become much more...
Top Five Vacation Spots
If you’re looking to get away, there are endless options and picking the best one for you can be intimidating. To help out, we’ve devised a list of five vacation spots that we know you’d enjoy.  Las Vegas, USA   If you’re looking to let loose for a couple of days, nothing compares to Las Vegas. Looking to party it up and go hard in a club? Do it. Want to lounge by a pool, getting R&R while excitement is all around you? Go for it. Want to hit up a casino or a poker tournament and walk away a winner? There’s nowhere better. Let’s not forget the hundreds of shows, concerts, attractions, gun ranges and sports cars at your disposal. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg because what...
Celebrities at the World Series of Poker
When the first World Series of Poker was held in 1970, just seven players were involved. Things have changed. The WSOP Main Event now draws close to 7,000 people from all walks of life, including more than a few celebrities. It is Las Vegas, after all, and many of these celebs can easily afford the $10,000 buy-in. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the famous players who’ve popped up at the tables over the years.  Gabe Kaplan   Kaplan was a fixture on TV in the late 1970s, starring on Welcome Back, Kotter. His acting career peaked in 1979 with the basketball movie Fast Break, but Kaplan had better things to do. He first appeared at the World Series of Poker in 1978, and by 1980,...
Top WSOP Costumes
The World Series of Poker tournament is a pretty high-brow event, but that doesn’t stop players from having some fun. Every year, players show up donning costumes, and awards are handed out to the best dressed. Here’s a list of the top four funniest costumes from over the years.   4) Costume: Rocket Man Phil Laak – 2014 WSOP Tournament Laak’s “Rocket Man” costume may have won him the best dressed award, but it didn’t help his game. He didn’t make it past the first day of action.  3) Costume: Elmo Unknown – 2008 WSOP Tournament   Would you want to take all of Elmo’s money? Someone certainly did. The unknown 2005 WSOP player didn’t get past the first day of action.  2) Costume: Batman...
Jersey’s Game - A Dystopian Love Story - by Alec Ross
My name is Jersey. The year is 2115. The Internet, omnipresent and omniscient, is now sentient. As an aware being, it began to believe that mankind was its worst enemy. The Internet began working to fix what had been broken. It took human cells and merged them with its own intelligence to create mostly human, hyper-intelligent hybrid beings that are now known as interhumans. The interhumans, few in number but powerful and growing, are taking over.   An audacious proposal is put forth by mankind’s leaders to the Internet in hopes of stopping the inevitable. A battle of wits is set to take place, pitting mankind vs. interhumans. If we lose, we will submit to the authority of the Internet....

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