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Texas Poker StoreQueen of Hearts ParisBy: Queen of Hearts Paris

In fact, just 1,140 entries (.0088%) of the 13+ million who entered the ESPN Tournament Challenge had the correct Final Four teams. And, the chances of anyone choosing 10th-seed Syracuse, a team that barely made it to the dance, were beyond slim, except for the die-hard Cuse fans that may have filled out a wishful thinking bracket.

Talk about an unlikely Final Four! In case you’ve been under a rock, you know by now that there is only one #1 seed, University of North Carolina, playing in the Final Four. UNC will face Syracuse, and since nothing seems impossible in this extremely mad March, the Cuse could come from behind, as they have throughout the tourney, to move on to the National Championship.

Two #2 seeds will also face off: Oklahoma and Villanova. Only 4.6% of the 13 million brackets picked both teams to make the Final Four.

Poker table from the Texas Poker StoreWe have a far better chance of winning big at the poker tables than attempting to predict who will win the National Championship, so let’s all just sit back and enjoy the dancing.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris
The staff at the Texas Poker Store began popping champagne bottles in jubilation today when we reached 10,000 Likes on our Facebook page.

It turned out that Phillip Jones, a poker player and drag racing enthusiast from Maxton, North Carolina,  was our official 10,000th fan. Phillip JonesWe contacted Mr. Jones to let him know and you can imagine how shocked and surprised he was.  Of course, he was thrilled to learn that he had won a set of casino quality Las Vegas poker chips and even happier to be the 10K man at the Texas Poker Store.

Set of 300 Las Vegas Casino Quality Poker ChipsWhich only goes to prove that you just never know what we have up our sleeve.  if you comment on our posts or visit our FB page and become one of our fans, you, too, could win big at the Texas Poker Store . . . just like Phillip Jones.

Vinny at the Indian Poker Legends TournamentConfessions of a Grinder

Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River’ –  this household classic by the great John Denver, speaks of the beautiful country roads of West Virginia. I have driven through the most beautiful mountain ranges in western India, beach side alleys under the Californian and Floridian sun, flat plains through Texan ranches, and the heart of metropolitan Mumbai, San Francisco, Chicago and DC, but never have I experienced such an inexplicable charm, as I do, while driving through the haunting mountains of West Virginia. I just got back yesterday from Salisbury, NC, after spending a couple of days with my first poker buddy Eric Diguglielmo, and his five-year-old son Jacob. Eric, who kindled my interest in this game in 2010, has some interesting poker insights and stories at the poker tables, including his big jackpot win at Atlantic City, New Jersey, back in the day.bluffin-scene1

We also drove to Charlotte to eat at the famous Penguin Drive-in. At the back of my mind, I was freaking out. I was scared of losing my way, and being eaten by inbred cannibals, like the movie Wrong Turn. However, the time spent with Eric and Jacob, North Carolina barbeque, beautiful Appalachian Mountains, and the charm of simple country life certified that this indeed was the right turn!

West Virginia is not something to die for, but definitely to drive for.

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