Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

The title is actually a line spoken by entrepreneur Molly Bloom, played by Jessica Chastain in the upcoming poker thriller, “Molly’s Game.” I’ve written two previous blogs about this film as I eagerly awaited its release. The reasons are simple:

  1. What could possibly intrigue a poker blogger more than a movie about high-stakes poker, especially one written by one of my all-time favorite screenwriters, Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin, also making his directorial debut
  2. In the late 2000s, Bloom ran the most exclusive high-stakes star-studded underground poker game ever seen in Hollywood;
  3. Poker-themed movies are generally filled with tension, humor, paranoia, excitement suspense and lots of poker chips;
  4. Idris Elba

So, if you’re ready to see the next great poker movie, you’re in luck. The movie has already received great reviews from film critics and was recently honored by the American Film Institute to run as its closing night gala.

Bloom, a world-class skier headed for the Olympics before a freak accident kept her out of the Salt Lake City games, went instead to Los Angeles where, as Sorkin states, she “ended up running for 12 years the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game, a game where there were movie stars (like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Toby McGuire) and hedge fund managers, big name athletes, Saudi princes and millions of dollars changing hands in the course of a night. She became known as the biggest game-runner in the world.”

To find out more about the woman who’d been on her way to Harvard Law School and wound up running a poker room, you’ll have to see the film. And I can finally say, we won’t have to wait much longer. “Molly’s Game” is opening on Christmas Day!

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

So far we’ve had our best ever holiday season at TPS, with many of our fans and current customers choosing to buy a loved one (or themselves) a little something poker-related with which to stuff their stockings or wrap with a big bow and place under the Christmas tree. Of course, some made purchases too big to put under any tree, except maybe the one at Rockefeller Center, and they didn’t care because they wanted to enjoy their shiny new poker tables right away — throughout the holidays and beyond.Elite Poker Table

One happy customer, Greg Privett, was kind enough to send us a pic of his brand new, magnificent Elite Poker Table, one of our best-selling and most popular tables, all set up in his man-cave, complete with the ten matching chairs he ordered.

Elite Poker TableWe texted him back right away to thank him for the terrific shot, and to ask if he had taken any more. He responded by sending another pic with his friends and family gathered around their new poker table, obviously enjoying Greg’s Christmas present as much as he was. And his satisfaction, along with the fact that he generously shared it with us, was definitely a Christmas present for the Texas Poker Store!

Of course, just because you didn’t get a new table for Christmas, don’t let that stop you from ordering one of our premium tables to enjoy all year round.

Thank you you for playing with us all year and now we want to wish y’all a very Happy Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

So far we’ve had our best ever holiday season at TPS, with many of our fans and current customers choosing to buy a loved one (or themselves) a little something poker-related with which to stuff their stockings or wrap with a big bow and place under the Christmas tree. Of course, some made purchases too big to put under any tree, except maybe the one at Rockefeller Center, and they didn’t care because they wanted to enjoy their shiny new poker tables right away — throughout the holidays and beyond.Elite Poker Table

One happy customer, Greg Privett, was kind enough to send us a pic of his brand new, magnificent Elite Poker Table, one of our best-selling and most popular tables, all set up in his man-cave, complete with the ten matching chairs he ordered.

Elite Poker TableWe texted him back right away to thank him for the terrific shot, and to ask if he had taken any more. He responded by sending another pic with his friends and family gathered around their new poker table, obviously enjoying Greg’s Christmas present as much as he was. And his satisfaction, along with the fact that he generously shared it with us, was definitely a Christmas present for the Texas Poker Store!

Of course, just because you didn’t get a new table for Christmas, don’t let that stop you from ordering one of our premium tables to enjoy all year round.

Thank you you for playing with us all year and now we want to wish y’all a very Happy Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Time flies at the poker tables especially when you know you should be Christmas shopping before you lose all your poker chips and have nothing left to buy presents with. But you can’t help yourself; you’re a die-hard poker lover and it runs in your blood. Well, we understand; we’re exactly the same and that’s why we came up with an easy and thoroughly enjoyable  plan. You simply count all the money you have available to freely spend without jeopardizing your or your family’s security and well-being. Then, you follow the age-old  method of funds allocation…ie; 1 for shopping and 1 for poker; 2 for shopping and 1, 2 for poker – 3 for shopping and 1, 2, 3 for poker …and so on until you have it all divvied up nice and neat. Then, take a couple of hours to go spend your Christmas stash and you’ll have the rest of the night to play your favorite game – POKER.

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