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Pocket Bullets Paris

Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

First things first;  the perfect man cave to you may not be perfect to others. We’re going to make our suggestions based on what would be some cool stuff to put into a poker-themed man cave. The following suggestions are based on our experiences playing poker at way too many places from California to New York.

The man caves we have had the privilege of being invited to range from tiny rooms to large open spaces that could fit several poker tables as well as maybe a craps table, a pool table, and even a full bar. 

First and foremost for any poker-themed room would, of course, be the perfect table, and that would obviously depend on your budget. So, we’ll begin today with some ideas for a medium- budget room:

Lumen Poker TableThe Lumen Poker Table, priced at just under $2400 (including shipping), is a kidney-bean shaped table with 11 positions (10 players + a dealer). It has integrated LED lighting, cup holders, Napa pedestal legs, and can be fully customized with your own graphics, USB Ports, Dealer chip trays, and lots more. Great table perfect for that medium-end budget.

Desert Heat 1000 count chip set

Then, of course, you’ll need some poker chips. The perfect set for this set-up,  the 1000 count Claysmith “Desert Heat” chip set in an aluminum case, comes in at just slightly more than $200.00, and it even includes a dealer button and three decks of cards.

You can then decorate your room, again depending on your budget, with a large screen TV, maybe a few poker signs, a cool sound system to play your favorite tunes, a bar with a mini fridge, and you’re ready to host some friendly poker games.

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

I have referred on many occasions to the vast sums of money that can be made playing poker. It never ceases to amaze me that a player can come in ninth in the WSOP Main Event and wind up winning $1 million. When can you ever place ninth in anything and walk away a millionaire? Or turn the $100 you walked in with into $5000 in one night?

But I never thought about how many losers there are in the game, especially among professional poker players. It seemed too obvious to mention – clearly for every big winner there have to be a ton of losers. But it’s not just about the percentages, or about losers on a particular night or in a particular high-stakes tournament. I’m thinking about serious, highly ranked poker players who have gone broke . . . and never came back from that.

In fact, according to a recent article by Alan Schoonmaker in Card Player Magazine , “If you’re a pro, you have a much higher probability of dying broke than members of other professions, including people who earn much less than you’re winning now.”

Yes, there are many pros that were extremely successful; former WPT and WSOP champions and bracelet winners like Johnny Moss, Stu Ungar, Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot and Gavin Smith to name a few, that not only lost it all and spent their final years penniless, but they also died broke.

How could that happen? Why didn’t they always save a portion of their winnings for their old age? Why weren’t they at least eligible to receive social security and Medicare?

The answer, according to Schoonmaker, is too much self-confidence, otherwise known as arrogance. That’s when you ignore the rules, thinking you don’t have to save money or pay taxes like normal people, believing instead that there will ALWAYS be another huge pot to count on every time you take a seat at a poker table.

Sometimes, there isn’t.

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

Normally I like to write my blogs about poker-related topics that interest me, and thus, hopefully, interest some of you as well. An exciting tournament (like the WSOP), a favorite poker super- star, a new poker movie, poker legislation and of course the Global Poker League have been featured among my numerous blog posts.

But every once in a while, I have to stop and remind myself what the Texas Poker Store is REALLY about. Because despite the value added by our (almost famous) TPS Blog, along with the bios and video clips of the great poker legends, the Texas Poker Store is about selling quality poker supplies at competitive prices and providing outstanding customer service to our customers. Yup, that’s right. It’s an online store, and like every other store, it’s about cutting a great deal for all the poker players out there . . .  as well as for us. With that in mind, I’m breaking with tradition in order to show you some of our best-selling poker tables. Who knows. . . they just might inspire you to become one of our many loyal fans and satisfied customers.

Currently our most popular table is our “Lumen” kidney shaped, 101.5 inches x 46 inches, 10 players plus dealer positions.

Basic price is $1,999.00 with free shipping. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. Check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/Lumen-Poker-Table

Lumen Poker Table

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The “Nighthawk” round poker table, 55 in. diameter, 8 players.

Basic price $1,199.00 with free shipping. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/Nighthawk-Poker-Table

Nighthawk Poker Table

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Our “Elite” poker table is a 94 inch with 10 player positions.

Basic price $1,799.00 with free shipping. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. Check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/elite-poker-table

Elite Poker Table

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The “Aces Pro” fold up poker table is a 96 inch with 11 player positions: 10 players plus dealer.

Basic price $799.00 with free shipping. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. Check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/Aces-Pro-Tournament-Table

Aces Pro Poker Table

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The “Prestige” is a spacious 100 inch kidney shaped poker table with 10 player positions plus dealer position.

Basic price $999.00 with free shipping. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. Check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/prestige-table

Prestige Poker Table

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You can add accessories such as; USB ports, drop boxes, chip trays, dining tops, cup holders and chairs to most of our tables. Plus most other poker supplies that you’ll want or need.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

From time to time it’s wise, sometimes even necessary, to revisit some of our past blogs because they hold up today as much as they did when we first published them. That is the case with this poker lesson offered by Daniel Negreanu.

As Daniel says right at the start of this video; “everybody always wants to know ‘how do you read your opponents?’ ” I have been playing for a long time and I still find it very difficult, but then again, I’m no Negreanu. It always seems to me that my opponents mix it up so much that they are exceedingly tough to read. Of course, that’s because I usually play some pretty tough hardliners who know how to give off false tells.

Daniel’s advice, nevertheless, is extremely good and you should play this video over and over again until you learn how to read every one of the signs he talks about. Then, when you need even more knowledge, pick up all the poker books and dvds you can find. Hopefully, by the next time you sit down at a poker table you’ll be ready to read your opponents.

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