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

In honor of the 2017 World Series of Poker, the Texas Poker Store invites you to enter our contest and score big!

To score $200 off of any poker table in our store!

Whitney at the 2017 WSOP1.  If you plan to attend the WSOP for even a day, take a selfie, photo or brief video that demonstrates where you are . . . and then find a clever way to display these three little words: Texas Poker Store. Hold up a hand-made sign, write it on a napkin with a sharpie, print it on your hat like our lovely model is doing, or simply say “I love the TEXAS POKER STORE” on video and submit it to me at

To score $100 off any poker table in our store!

2. If you can’t attend the WSOP in person, do not despair. With the Main Event being covered live on ESPN and numerous events streaming on PokerGO, simply follow the same instructions but show the WSOP playing on your T.V., computer, tablet or phone, and submit it to me at

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The qualifying entries will be announced at the end July and posted on our Facebook page – the winners will be determined by . . . you guessed it – the staff at the Texas Poker Store.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Live fom the Rio Hotel and Casino where I’ve been hanging for the last three days watching all the action from the rails at the feature table. Although I’ve been frustrated at the fact that because of technical difficulties I haven’t been able to blog my reports to y’all, I will say that thus far I’ve had a great time hanging with some old and some new friends. On my first full day, I had a delicious lunch with our old keyboard player on the Buddy Miles band, L.D. Dixon and his lovely wife, Judy. They showed some real estate around Vegas in case we considered moving … don’t think so. I also had a great brunch the next day with Neil Merryweather and we reminisced about the times we spent together while they recorded “Out For Blood” with Lita Ford. I then dragged him with me to the Rio to hang out at the Feature Table.

Daniel NegreanuI met Daniel Negreanu, who as of this writing is still playing strong at the feature table, hanging in at number 21 with approximately 3.7 million in chips. He graciously agreed to take this photo promoting my Rock and Roll memoirs “Them Changes.”

Currently there are still 37 players holding on with Negreanu hanging tight in number 13 spot with almost 7 million in chips, and the only woman, Kelly Minkin, still standing in number 8 spot holding about8.5 million in chips.

I’ll try to write more if I don’t run  into technical issues again. Tomorrow they’ll play to see who makes it to the final table.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Adrian BuckleyYoung Adrian Buckley runs away with Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. This marked Buckley’s first ever WSOP win, in fact, it is his first cash at any WSOP event. With that this 27-year-old part-time poker player from Dacono, Colorado takes home, not only his first gold bracelet but a sweet paycheck for $1,277,193. Big Bucks for Mr. Buckley.

Phil HellmuthThen came Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship, not a game that I personally like very much, but one that I’m certain  Phil “The Poker Brat” Hellmuth loves. Hellmuth dominated the  final table to earn his record-extending 14th WSOP bracelet. He gets $271,105 for this victory, bringing his lifetime earnings at the WSOP to an astounding $12,783,905 with a record 109 cashes at the WSOP and, ready for this? 52 of those being final table appearances.

John GaleAnd from the other side of the big pond we have England’s John Gale claiming Event #18: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em. Gale takes home first place prize money of $298,290 and his second career gold bracelet.


Matt ElseyEvent #19: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed belonged to Matt Elsby, from Torrance, CA now residing in Chandler, AZ . Elsby knocked down a field of 319 hungry poker players to take home $230,799, in this his third WSOP cash, and his very first gold bracelet.

Ben ZamaniBen Zamani scooped up his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet victory. Zamani avenges a runner-up finish from less than one week ago by capturing Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and taking home $460,640 in pocket change. With his spot in the winner’s circle cemented, Zamani now owns two cashes at the 2015 Series totaling more than $600,000 and vaulting him into Player of the Year contention.

Daniel AlaeiEvent #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was taken down by Daniel Alaei. Remarkably this California native has now picked up his fifth career gold bracelet an he is just 30-years old. Alaei collects $391,037, but he’ll be remembered mostly being the second-youngest player in history  to have that many wins.

Sam GreenwoodSam Greenwood is the latest winner at the 2015 World Series of Poker.  Greenwood tops 1,915-Player Field in Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and Wins $318,977 along with his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Christian PhamVietnamese-born poker pro now living in St. Paul, MN, Christian Pham, accidentally signed up for the wrong tournament, and wins his first gold bracelet. Pham won Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball and collected $81,314 in prize money, not too shabby for sitting down at the wrong poker table.  This marked his third occasion to cash at the 2015 series, way to go Christian, that’s the way to make the best out of your mistakes.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

There are a total of 169 pre-flop hands possible in any game of Texas Hold’em. Out of those starting hands, Pocket Bullets (my nick-name) is considered to be the absolute best starting hand. And it is, but it does nothing for you if you don’t play it right. So here are a few things we have learned along the way from watching other players and listening to what the pros have to say.

First and foremost, you need to control yourself from over reacting when you get it; don’t start jumping up and down or laughing or displaying any other emotion except to stay totally cool. Don’t play it up; don’t play it down; just stay neutral.

Second, try to make the right bet. Sometimes it’s better to slow play while other times it may be best to be aggressive and splash all in. It’s really up to the mix of the players and how well you know them. It also depends greatly on your position and it’s usually probably best to bet just right. If there is action before, you always call it. When you’re out of position, raise as many times as possible.

If someone goes all in pre-flop, be careful and call it only when it makes sense to you, but don’t re-raise; just call it.

Pocket BulletsThere’s a lot more that could be said as to how to play the number one starting hand, ACE-ACE, and lots of varying advice from all the pros, but at the end of the day it’s up to you to read the dynamics of the poker table you’re facing. Stay cool and you just may scoop the chips your way.

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