Archive for December 2014

Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Texas A&M Aggies football team had its ups and downs this season, and certainly aren’t playing in the bowl game they might have imagined when they came out of the gate blazing to beat South Carolina. But don’t doubt for a minute that they want to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers this Monday in the AZO Liberty Bowl. In fact, they really need this win to go into the off-season on a high note. Of course, it means a lot to the seniors like Malcome Kennedy and DeShazor Everett, who will be playing their last game for the maroon and white. And, those seniors have the rare opportunity to win four straight bowl games in a row. But most importantly, as Kevin Sumlin likes to point out, the bowl game is really the first step of the next season, and if that’s the case then all Aggie fans will have their eyes on their talented youngsters: Kyle Allen, Speedy Noil, Ricky Seals-Jones and Myles Garrett.bowlanza

This is going to be a close game. The Aggie offense will have to protect the quarterback, block, establish a running game and catch (and hold onto) the passes thrown by an ever-improving Kyle Allen. And the defense will have to put tremendous pressure on the WVU quarterback, Skyler Howard, to stop him from throwing accurately to his number one receiver, All-American Kevin White. It’s not going to be easy because White is a threat similar to Amari Cooper, who the Aggie D couldn’t stop from gaining 140 yards and two touchdowns in their brutal defeat against Alabama. But this isn’t ‘Bama . . . and the Mountaineers, although good, are good for the Big 12 and hopefully not so good against the SEC.TPS Poker Chips

So we’re putting our poker chips on the Aggies to begin next season by getting the “W” in Memphis. Time to put away the poker table and focus on football.

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From: The Chief Dealer, Pocket Bullets Paris, the Queen of Diamonds Paris, and the rest of the Texas Poker Store Staff!

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To all our customers, fans, and supporters. May all your poker games be fun and may you rake in all the poker chips!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, and Prosperous New Year!

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Eurythmics said “Sweet dreams are made of this, Who am I to disagree?” I totally agree but my version is slightly different. Mine goes like this: “Poker dreams are made of this, who are you to disagree? Travel the world and the seven seas playing poker and you may find what you’re looking for.”

These guys have certainly had their poker dreams come true.

Daniel NegreanuDaniel Negreanu the “Poker Kid” has won six World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour championship titles. As of 2014, his poker dreams have provided him with live tournament winnings that exceed $29,750,000

Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiari, was a professional magician, and now is known for his elaborate chip tricks and his impressive poker earnings. He has won two World Poker Tour championships and three World Series of Poker bracelets in his career, including the “Big One for One Drop” in 2012, a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament benefiting the One Drop Foundation. As of 2014, his total live tournament winnings exceed $26,250,000

Phil IveyPhil Ivey  is another dreamer who never let go of his poker dreams and became one of the top money-making professional poker players. He has won nine World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title and appeared at nine World Poker Tour final tables. As of 2014, Ivey’s total live tournament winnings exceed $21,400,000.

Erik Seidel was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010 and continued dreaming to amass, as of 2014, total live tournament winnings exceeding $20,800,000.

Sam Trickett is another dreamer turned professional poker player who, as of February 25, 2014, had total live tournament winnings of  $19,877,332, placing him 5th on the all-time poker money list.

Phil Hellmuth with Pocket Bullets Paris at the WSOP

Phil Hellmuth with Pocket Bullets Paris at the WSOP

Phillip Hellmuth, the “Poker Brat,”  dropped out of the University of Wisconsin to pursue his dreams of a poker career. As of 2014, one could say that his dreams paid off. He has total winnings of more than $18,175,000 and has earned an incredible 13 WSOP bracelets. He still dreams of being the greatest poker player of all-time. By many people’s standards he has already seen that dream come true at the poker tables.

There are a lot more players who have traveled the world and the seven seas looking for something, and who have found that what they were looking for was the right cards, at the right time, at the poker tables. Many of them, men and women, too many to mention here,  certainly know that poker dreams are made of this. Who are we to disagree?

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

I can’t think of a better day than the one we have planned for tomorrow. Friends of ours invited us over for the perfect trifecta: Texas Hold ’em, barbecuing, and watching Johnny Manziel make his first start for the Cleveland Browns. Since we’re all Aggie football fans, we’ve really missed the excitement of watching JFF play. As hard as it was losing Johnny to the NFL draft, it’s been even harder watching him sit on the bench while Hoyer has led the Browns. Finally, when head coach Pettine could no longer rationalize continuing to go with Hoyer, he made the decision to start Manziel. Which means a whole lot of football fans who normally couldn’t care less about the Cleveland vs. Bengals game, will be laser-focused on the Browns at 12 noon CST tomorrow.

SPocket Bullets Paris on a hot run at the WSOP o, if things go ideally, Johnny will play lights out, the barbecue will be done to perfection, I’ll be on a hot run at the poker table and we’ll all enjoy the day. If we could only have one out of three, however, I’m pretty sure this group is hoping for a great day for Johnny Football and the beginning of a new era for the Cleveland Browns.

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