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Texas Poker StoreBy: Queen of Hearts ParisQueen of Hearts Paris

I really enjoy looking at the various poker signs hanging in a person’s poker room or man cave; they help personalize the space. Some are there to loudly proclaim their favorite NCAA team or “represent” their alma mater. Others are funny poker sayings, while others seem to capture the essence of poker. We carry officially licensed NCAA poker signs and mirrors in the Texas Poker Store, although the most common signs, like the proverbial “Folding is for Quitters” and humorous classics such as: “If You Can’t Spot the Sucker at the Poker Table, It’s Probably You” and “Trust Everyone . . . But Always Cut the Cards” are, unfortunately, often out of stock due to their popularity.

Poker Room Mirror Four AcesSo I started collecting good poker quotes that would make equally good signs if someone clever wanted to produce them. I discovered that a lot of people have made observations about poker, some because they play professionally and others because they happen to love poker. For example, the brilliant playwright David Mamet had a very insightful one: “You Can’t Bluff Someone Who’s Not Paying Attention,” while professional poker player Dan Reed is credited with, “You Will Show Your Poker Greatness by the Hands You Fold, not the Hands You Play.”

The Rounders-inspired poker player, Dutch Boyd, known for creating the first online poker site, is quoted as saying, “Poker is a Lot Like Sex. Everyone Thinks They Are the Best, but Most Don’t Have a Clue What They are Doing.” That would make a heck of a poker sign. It’s kind of like Chris Moneymaker’s well-known quote,The Beautiful Thing About Poker is That Everybody Thinks They Can Play.”Poker Room Sign

Poker star Phil Hellmuth could certainly have sold a lot of signs with his statements about the role of luck, including: “If There Weren’t Luck Involved, I Would Win Every Time” andPoker is 100% Skill and 50% Luck.”

One of my favorites comes from the legendary baseball player, Jackie Robinson, who said, “Baseball is Like a Poker Game. Nobody Wants to Quit When He’s Losing; Nobody Wants YOU to Quit When You’re Ahead.”

We’ll follow up with more ideas for good poker signs in our next blog. Until then, let us know if you have any suggestions. So what is your favorite Poker quote? Send it to us and we just might use it.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

If  you are one of our followers, then you know that we believe that dreams can come true, especially at the WSOP. If you’re here for the first time, it might be because you love poker, you love the WSOP,  and maybe even dreamed of getting a bracelet and fattening your bank account at the World Series of Poker. We’re with you all the way and encourage you to follow your dreams.

45th Annual WSOP BraceletIn the meantime, here is what has been going on at the 2014 WSOP for the last three days:

Pierre Milan won Event #29 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em  taking home his first gold bracelet and a very sweet $536,768. He defeated Justin Oliver in just three hands in a quick heads-up, leaving Oliver with a not too shabby second prize purse of $332, 198.

Calvin Anderson took Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low  for a nice pot of $190,538 by eliminating Joe Tehan.

Brett Shaffer takes home his second WSOP Bracelet by being the last man standing at Event #31 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and increasing his bankroll by $418,435.

Joe Cada, the same Joe Cada who won the 2009 World Series, ran over a field of 263 dreamers and won Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Cada took home another bracelet and a fat pot of $670,041.

Dutch Boyd came on strong to defeat  Steven Norden after just 16 hands in heads-up to win his third WSOP Bracelet in Event #33 and pocketed $288,744 for dreaming big.

Then there was Eric Buchman, who grabbed his second World Series of Poker bracelet, plus pocket change of $118, 785. He topped a field of 345 and ended the day by defeating Alex Kravchenko and winning Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud.

Brian Yoon managed to grab his second WSOP bracelet for the second consecutive year winning Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

And lastly, Steven Wolansky managed to rake in all the poker chips to take Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball for $89,483 today.

If you keep on checking us out, we will keep you posted on what is going on at the WSOP and the world of poker in general.

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