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It’s almost impossible to believe, but it’s Christmas shopping time again. And each year, it seems to get harder and harder to find a unique gift for someone you’re pretty sure has everything!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

But do they?

Texas Holdem Mirror

Do you know any poker players? If you do, the Texas Poker Store (TPS) is having its Annual 10% off Everything Sale. That includes gifts for under the tree, like a Texas Holdem Wall Mirror or a 300 Poker Chip Set in an aluminum case.

Our Lumen Poker TableThis is also a great time to invest in a Poker Table for the family or your weekly home or office poker game. At TPS, we carry a wide variety of premium poker tables, from folding tables (and table tops) that can be easily stored when not in use to full-size professional poker tables and furniture poker tables with chairs and convertible dining tops.

Check us out (quickly) to give someone a poker-related gift that makes them know you care – about them and their interests.

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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If you’ve started working on your Christmas list, you might get a kick out of a list that comes to us from the 2010 EPT in Prague, where a group of professional poker players were asked what poker skills they wished would magically appear under the tree.

It might not look anything like YOUR Christmas list, unless you happen to be a poker player, in which case your list of intangible “gifts” might look a lot like the list below:

  1. Patience
    2. Play three-bet pots like the pros
    3. Knowing what the perfect bet size should always be
    4. The ability to make the right decision at every moment
    5. Improve my online skills
    6. Telepathic abilities to read my opponents
    7. Good luck

Pretty unrealistic, I guess, but it’s all in good fun. Whatever your poker skills Christmas wish list is, we hope you get everything you want. And to help that along, you may want to pick up a few poker gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

We wish you all a Happy Holiday Season, and, of course, lots of “Good Luck.”

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We all know how good a poker player Daniel Negreanu is, but how many of you knew that he has a huge advantage because he is also a psychic? Watch this little video where he is playing against Jerry Buss, best known as the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. Daniel actually calls for an 8 of diamonds and a jack of diamonds and gets them both on the turn and the river to beat Buss with a straight flush against his ace high flush.

When I saw this my immediate thought was that I would give up any of my poker chip sets to become a poker psychic. And my second thought was to never ever play against Daniel Negreanu. How about you; are you a poker psychic? What would you give up to become the Edgar Cayce of the Poker World?

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Global Poker IndexMost of you have probably heard of the Mediarex Global Poker Index (GPI) that ranks current poker players by their composite scores in qualifying tournaments over the previous 36-month period. It also names the year’s Player of the Year (POY).

But did you know that there is also a Female GPI as well as POY separate from the overall GPI (which includes ALL qualified current players)?

Kristen BicknellAs of November 19th, the female poker star leading the pack is Canadian Kristen Bicknell with 3,054.13 points, followed by Maria Lampropulos, Maria Ho, Loni Harwood and Wendy Freedman. Bicknell has two WSOP bracelets to her credit and was last year’s POY, so she appears to be heading for back-to-back GPI POY titles, a significant accomplishment.

Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell

 

Not only that, but Bicknell’s partner Alex Foxen, is currently sitting on top of the overall 2018 POY race. Talk about a  poker “power couple” !

 

 

2018 Ladies GPI Player of the Year Standings

Rank Player 2018 GPI POY Score
1st Kristen Bicknell 3,054.13
2nd Maria Lampropulos 2,412.18
3rd Maria Ho 2,161.80
4th Loni Harwood 2,136.44
5th Wendy Freedman 1,845.79
6th Kelly Minkin 1,802.34
7th Anna Antimony 1,770.88
8th Hui “Kitty” Chen-Kuo 1,735.91
9th Gao Wenling 1,693.75
10th Maria Konnikova 1,673.26

You can follow the GPI Ladies races on the official GPI website. Also feel free to follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page. After you check it all out and it makes you want to participate, you need to practice. Just sit down to play at any of your favorite poker tables and tune up your poker skills.

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