Posts by Jim "Pocket Bullets" Paris

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Are you still crying over the last bad beat that took your stack? Maybe watching this video of the top five worst poker bad beats will make you feel a little bit better to know that you’re not alone. Bad beats happen to the best poker players around.

From Chris Moneymaker vs Jason Mercier; Mikel Habb vs Samantha Abernathy; Vannessa Selbst vs Dan Shak; Olivier Busquet vs. Sven Reichardt; and last, but by no means least, there’s the infamous time when Phil Hellmuth got three bad beats in one hand from Ernest Wiggins when, at Hellmuth’s request, they ran the turn and the river four times and Wiggins got unbelievably lucky and handed Hellmuth the bad beat with a full house of kings over nines.

So, at the end of the day, if you have suffered any bad beats, take heart and know that you are not alone in your misery.

Click here to send us your experiences with bad beats at the poker tables.

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

I have often seen things that could not be believed unless I’d seen it for myself. That has played out more often than you might think was possible at the poker tables, and we have been there: from home games to the World Poker Tour, and, of course, at the World Series of Poker.

Check out this video from several years ago from the PokerStars Shark Cage. Playing for one million dollars is more than enough to cause a little anxiety for all the players. But, when you have four players opening up with pocket pairs, including Fatima Moreira de Melo with Queens, Jeremy Roenick with Aces, Johnathan Duhamel with Fours, and Zuzana Trysková with Nines, your anxiety could pop a vein in your head.

Tell us how you would feel if you faced the same situation. Click here to send us your thoughts, or comments.

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Bluffing is, without a doubt, a fine art when it comes to poker and especially when it comes to Texas Hold ’em. You must have courage, nerves of steel, or to quote our Jewish friends, a lot of chutzpah. But that’s not all, you also need the talent to be able to know when to bluff, when to represent that you have a winner when you may have nothing, and the ability to keep your tells completely under control. That may mean you purposely act one way or another to mislead your opponents or you keep a completely frozen face that tells no one anything.

Next time you sit down at a Texas holdem poker table will you have what it takes to bluff? Will you be able to not give away your tells? Can you hold a straight face long enough for your opponents to never know if you may be bluffing? If you’re ready to win and you’re ready for fun then watch the video below and listen to the song we wrote and produced to get our point across that we “May Be Bluffin’ But You’ll Never know.”

Let me know what you think. Leave us your comments here.