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Life in the Fast Lane: Poker and the Eagles

Glenn Frey, one of the founding members of the country-rock band Eagles, often engaged in marathon sessions of poker, particularly a game he invented called "Eagle Poker." Frey was an avid card player along with his songwriting partner Don Henley. It didn't matter if they were backstage, or on a tou...more

by Pauly McGuire on July 14, 2016 2:33 AM

Poker Etiquette: Are you guilty of breaking proper form on the felt?

If you're like most people who are new to the world of poker, you probably have one game on the brain: Texas Hold'em. Good choice - it's the most popular poker game on the planet, and you won't have trouble finding a Hold'em game in almost any card room. The rules of Texas Hold'em are also very easy...more

by Poker Buzz on July 7, 2016 8:01 AM

Game On: Take a tour of the world's favorite games

While poker may be the world's most entertaining card game, it's not the only fish in the gaming sea. From traditional games like Pinball and Dominoes to more obscure pastimes like Tarneeb, games are played in every corner of the world, often in bars or caf├ęs. So if you are sick of playing the same ...more

by Poker Buzz on July 6, 2016 7:03 AM

The Poker-Capoeira Connection

Check.Bet.Raise. All-in. Sound familiar? It's this sort of back and forth that you'll hear constantly in a poker tournament room. Players toss chips into pots in an attempt to increase their stacks by outsmarting their opponents, while the dealers announce the action in phrases that echo through the...more

by Poker Buzz on June 15, 2016 9:16 AM

The Ultimate Race: Conor Cummins talks TT 2016

On the eve of the 2016 TT, Conor Cummins talks about the win that would define his career and why he's willing to lay it all on the line.Don't call Conor Cummins a madman. You'd be hard pressed to find a more laidback, likeable character, but as one of the world's best motorcycle road racers and a 1...more

by Dave Woods on May 27, 2016 9:00 AM

Increase Your Chip Stack by Decreasing Your.... Pant Size?

Have you looked around a poker room lately? Like, really looked?You might be surprised by what you see. Players who have fallen victim to sedentarily splashing chips for hours on end are now becoming the minority. Nowadays, the world's top pros are fit and active, and they're adamant that being phys...more

by Poker Buzz on May 27, 2016 8:43 AM

A chip and a chair - When underdogs become heroes

Everyone loves an underdog. We love to root for them, and we love the thrill of watching them prevail in the face of adversity.Anyone who plays poker has the odds stacked against them every once in a while. Maybe you just got all-in with a small pair vs pocket kings and are looking to spike a two ou...more

by Poker Buzz on May 17, 2016 8:08 AM

The remarkable success of SCOOP

The 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker is now well underway, and it's safe to say that the online poker community officially has SCOOP fever.And who can blame them? Due to the series' accessibility to players with every sized bankroll, it's no surprise that SCOOP is an annual highlight on ever...more

by Poker Buzz on May 17, 2016 7:54 AM

There's something big brewing in New Jersey

After waiting nearly five years to rejoin the PokerStars action, players in the Garden State are being rewarded for their patience as the biggest and richest tournament series in the region's history heads their way. The PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) is set to m...more

by Poker Buzz on May 17, 2016 7:31 AM

Keeping our intellects sharp

How is your poker game going?Wait, before you answer that, ask yourself this: what are you doing to keep your brain working?If ever a game required a sharp mind, poker is it. Long hours at the table, thousands of hands, and years of bad beats can cross the wires of your intellect more than you know....more

by Poker Buzz on May 6, 2016 7:52 AM
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