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April 17, 2005 - April 23, 2005

Investing in Poker Like Having Nut Flush

As Wicked Chops Poker readers know, we want poker legalized. 

For that to happen, more and more mainstream media coverage is needed.  60 Minutes did their piece last Wednesday, and now Forbes Magazine has published a small bit on the emerging trend (not so emerging any more, really) of poker.

So buy those World Poker Tour shares and hope they're the nuts.

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What's the Deal: Cameras Rolling...Cue Idiot!

Dealt by Tim Bangs (assisted by Chops)

We are all familiar with the term "poker professional."  But how many of these so-called "poker professionals" really act "professional"?  Sure, great names come to mind, like Doyle Brunson, T.J. Cloutier, or Phil Ivey.  They’re calm, cool, collected, and always a great winner AND a great loser.  True professionals.

But that's not always the case.  And a few "poker professionals" come to mind. 

Let’s break it down…

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A Good Read on 60 Minutes: Fluff

60 Minutes ran its poker feature last night.Image501810

Nothing groundbreaking here, but if nothing else, it should help legitimize poker further, which could (hopefully) move our sport closer to legalization...

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Eskimos, Bears, Kayaks, and Poker

Navigator_2 A great, great Senator in Alaska is trying to pass a bill that will legalize poker in the 49th state in the Union.  According to an article in the Juneau Empire, "Sen. John Cowdery, R-Anchorage, is eyeing a system set up in Washington and California that gives licenses to establishments to run poker, rummy, bridge and cribbage games."

Now if freaking Alaska wants to legalize poker, why in the world doesn't Georgia???

And what the f' is cribbage?

Read the full article on why Alaska wants to legalize poker.

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Pokergate? 60 Minutes Airing Story on Pro Poker Players Tonight

Rather_1Let's hope Dan "What's the Frequency Kenneth" Rather won't screw this one up.  60 Minutes (Wed) tonight will air a feature on various poker players (Chris Moneymaker, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Daniel Nagreanu, etc.) and what makes them successful. 

Read the full press release on Iggy's April 19th post.

After you watch it...

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W_negreanu_iDaniel Negreanu held a chat on ESPN.com yesterday.  We submitted a few questions blatantly trumpeting blogs like “Daniel, do you read other blogs like wickedchopspoker.com, Guinness and Poker, Up For Anything Poker, etc.)?” but he eventually took something less obviously self-promoting.

Also, we’ve added...

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Give Up Sex to Win the WSOP?

Scanning through Card Player magazine, we came across an interesting article from Max Shapiro.  The topic: would you be willing to give up sex for a year in exchange for winning a big sum of money in a game of online poker...and if so how much?

So Wicked Chops Poker wants to hear from our faithful readers... 

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