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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

We haven’t kept the fact that we’re fans of the Texas A&M football team a secret, but after last night’s 26-10 loss to the Tigers, even die-hard fans like us know that it’s another “wait til next year”. Our defense, although much-improved from last year, has yet to mature into an SEC defense. The Auburn coaching staff came up with the perfect game plan against our “D,” which was to consistently gash us with the run, 311 yards worth; and virtually eliminate our fearsome pass rush, which recorded zero sacks. Our offense was able to move the ball pretty well up and down the field with Kyler Murray at the helm, but that same Kyler Murray who performed so flawlessly against South Carolina turned back into a freshman quarterback again, throwing three picks, including two into the end zone to end our scoring drives.

So, yesterday’s SEC Game was a disappointing loss for the Aggies. Unfortunately we can’t announce a winner of our “Predict the Score” contest for this one as the only players that selected Auburn predicted scores that went over the final score.

It’s a good thing we’re poker fans and can now look forward to the Final Table of 2015 World Series Of Poker, beginning today at 5:00 p.m. PST on the stage in the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This year is breaking records even before the November Nine are dealt cards. This year the eldest player ever to make the November Nine, Pierre Neuville is 72 years old; that’s 15 years older than the previous oldest November Niner (Steve Gee was 57 in 2012).

The 2015 November NineHere are the players’ seats and chip counts:

Seat 1: Ofer Zvi Stern – 29,800,000 (74 bb)
Seat 2: Pierre Neuville – 21,075,000 (52 bb)
Seat 3: Joshua Beckley – 11,800,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: Max Steinberg – 20,200,000 (50 bb)
Seat 5: Thomas Cannuli – 12,250,000 (30 bb)
Seat 6: Joe McKeehen – 63,100,000 (160 bb)
Seat 7: Patrick Chan – 6,225,000 (15 bb)
Seat 8: Federico Butteroni – 6,200,000 (15 bb)
Seat 9: Neil Blumenfield – 22,000,000 (55 bb)

Tuesday night, November 10th,  the newest WSOP Main Event champion will be crowned. Whoever that may be will take home a WSOP gold bracelet, over $7.6 million dollars, and a well-deserved place in poker history.

Max Steinberg and me at the 2015 WSOPWho do you favor? Personally,  I would have to place my poker chips on Max Steinberg even though the odds are in favor of the current chip leader,  Joe McKeehen. After  meeting  Steinberg and following the brief talk I had with him, I believe he is a fearless, extremely confident and competent player that could easily outplay McKeehen. Of course, we are talking poker and as we all know, anything can happen at the poker tables.

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Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

In their final SEC home game, the Texas A&M Aggies will take on the Auburn Tigers. It’s expected to be a dogfight, regardless of what the line says. The game is meaningful for both teams, which means that we consider it our responsibility to tell you why before we invite you to play “Predict the Score.”

Auburn has not lived up to its promise, especially considering that their new defensive coordinator is Will Muschamp. They haven’t been an attacking, aggressive unit, and they’ve been allowing opposing teams to convert almost half of their 3rd down chances. Their offense has not shown that they can rush for a lot of yardage, either. But if there was ever a time to revive their running game, it would seem like playing against the Aggie D would be the answer to their prayers. In the last four games, the Texas A&M defense has allowed 230 or more rushing yards; that should be an invitation to pound the rock for Auburn.

On the other hand, the Aggie defense has been tough on passers, rushing and blitzing almost at will, and they have been extremely stingy with third downs, allowing opposing teams to convert a mere 32% of the time.

The bottom line is that if the Tigers commit to running the football, they have a shot at breaking their two-game losing streak and giving themselves a chance to go bowling. So they really need to win this one badly. The question is, can Kyler Murray, with his prodigious play-making skills, and the rest of the Aggie offense pile up enough running and receiving yardage to make it another Aggie win? Although Texas A&M is already bowl-eligible, a win could see them heading toward a 10-3 season. Not bad considering how Aggie fans were feeling a couple of weeks ago.

300 piece poker-chip setAs always, whoever predicts the final score of this contest first, without going over, will be the  next “Texas Poker Store Predict the Score” prizewinner, winning a 300 piece 11.5G Holdem Poker Chip Set w/Aluminum Case. And remember, in case of a tie, whoever made the correct prediction first is the winner, so you don’t much time to waste, get your predictions in now.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

In a game that many Aggie fans are probably dreading, the Texas A&M football team travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium to face the #3 Auburn Tigers.  Last week, the Tigers knocked off Ole Miss and are 4-1 in the SEC. The Aggies, on the other hand, coming off a bye week, eeked out an unimpressive win against Louisiana-Monroe, 21-16. It was a W, though, which felt good after a devastating 59-0 beat down by Alabama two weeks before, and bad losses to Mississippi State and Ole Miss in the two prior weeks, making the Ags 3-2 in the SEC.

The Aggies seem to have lost their mojo and have been unraveling before our eyes. It’s not just one problem, either. It’s the flat, predictable offense that doesn’t in any way resemble the up-tempo offenses of Coach Kevin Sumlin or of the Aggies of 2012 and 2013. It’s the bad judgment of Kenny Hill and the inexperience of Kyle Allen. It’s the defense, especially in the secondary. But mostly it’s the toughness, the swag, the belief in themselves and each other that’s missing. So what will it take to turn it around? And does our favorite team have a chance, however slim, of beating Auburn?

300 Poker Chip Set A betting man (or woman) would say absolutely not. So, if you have any sense, you’ll predict a final score that gives Auburn a huge win over the Aggies. But that’s why sports are awesome; miracles can happen. A spark could ignite the fierce competitiveness of the Aggies and it could happen this Saturday. A risk-taker might just go with the Aggies. Be the first to predict the final score of the game, without going over, and you’ll win this 300 Poker Chip Set with an Aluminum Case, 2 decks of playing cards and a poker button set.

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Well, we predicted a close game and we quoted Coach Sumlin who said that Auburn was “very different from the team we played last year.” We just didn’t know how different. We didn’t know that the Auburn Tigers would win on both lines of scrimmage or that the Aggies would score 41 points but turn the ball over twice. We didn’t know that despite a good showing in the second and third quarters, the Aggie defense would be horrible in the first quarter and totally fall apart in the fourth, allowing the Tigers to score touchdowns on four of their final five possessions. But most of all, we couldn’t know that Johnny would injure his throwing shoulder,  and that even though he demonstrated his incredible competitive spirit and returned to the field to play . . . that he’d be stopped.

2 Decks of Professional quality Copag Poker size Playing CardsNevertheless, out of all the voters who predicted high-scoring shoot-outs, the only one who predicted an Auburn win was Frankie S. We’re beginning to think he’s trolling the Texas Poker Store blog, but that’s okay; he still won! Congratulations and come claim your double set of  World Class Copag Poker Playing Cards, Frankie S!

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