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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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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Texas A&M Aggies football team had its ups and downs this season, and certainly aren’t playing in the bowl game they might have imagined when they came out of the gate blazing to beat South Carolina. But don’t doubt for a minute that they want to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers this Monday in the AZO Liberty Bowl. In fact, they really need this win to go into the off-season on a high note. Of course, it means a lot to the seniors like Malcome Kennedy and DeShazor Everett, who will be playing their last game for the maroon and white. And, those seniors have the rare opportunity to win four straight bowl games in a row. But most importantly, as Kevin Sumlin likes to point out, the bowl game is really the first step of the next season, and if that’s the case then all Aggie fans will have their eyes on their talented youngsters: Kyle Allen, Speedy Noil, Ricky Seals-Jones and Myles Garrett.bowlanza

This is going to be a close game. The Aggie offense will have to protect the quarterback, block, establish a running game and catch (and hold onto) the passes thrown by an ever-improving Kyle Allen. And the defense will have to put tremendous pressure on the WVU quarterback, Skyler Howard, to stop him from throwing accurately to his number one receiver, All-American Kevin White. It’s not going to be easy because White is a threat similar to Amari Cooper, who the Aggie D couldn’t stop from gaining 140 yards and two touchdowns in their brutal defeat against Alabama. But this isn’t ‘Bama . . . and the Mountaineers, although good, are good for the Big 12 and hopefully not so good against the SEC.TPS Poker Chips

So we’re putting our poker chips on the Aggies to begin next season by getting the “W” in Memphis. Time to put away the poker table and focus on football.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Well, we have a winner after the Aggies football team’s horrible showing against the University of Mississippi Rebels.

But first, just a word about the game. It wasn’t really about the fact that the Aggies lost to a far superior team. It wasn’t that they lost; it was how they lost that had 60,000 of the record-setting 110,633 leave before the beginning of the fourth quarter. The fire in the belly, the pumped up passion to at least play their hearts out just wasn’t there.

The worst thing that could have happened to Texas A&M was beating South Carolina so bad in the first game, causing everyone, including sportswriters, pundits, the Aggie faithful, and Kenny Hill to believe all the hype. So, now the Aggies are where most people thought they’d be before that hype that took us all the way to inflated egos and a number six national ranking just a couple of weeks ago. It’s time to rebuild, and Sumlin and staff have a giant rebuilding project on their hands.

The two bright lights in the game were Speedy Noil and Myles Garrett, by the way. Nice to know they’re part of the rebuilding.

And our winner was Gretchen Colford Farrar, who probably went with her gut and not her heart. By predicting Ole Miss 31 – Aggies 28. She has won the prize offered by the Texas Poker Store for her prediction.

Roulette Casino Drinking GameWe want to congratulate Gretchen, even if she did favor the Rebels instead of our team, the Fighting Texas A&M Aggies. She was the first to predict the win for Ole Miss  and takes home the second Casino Roulette Shot Drinking Game from the Texas Poker Store!

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

It’s “Predict the Score” time again as the Texas A&M Aggies take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Dallas at 2:30 CST this coming Saturday. After blowing through their opener against the Gamecocks in South Carolina, thereby shocking the football world, and then rolling over and through Lamar, Rice and SMU, as Billy Liucci of TexAgs recently wrote, “Let the (real) games begin (again).

The Aggies, who have been amazingly good (as in ranked 6th) will now be thoroughly tested by facing Arkansas, #14 Mississippi State in Starkville, #10 Ole Miss at Kyle and finally traveling to #2 Alabama in what many call the toughest 4-game stretch in program history.Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks

The Razorbacks are not the same team as they were last season, in case you haven’t been paying attention. They own an SEC-leading rushing attack, with Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall combining for 188 yards on 36 carries. Their QB, Brandon Allen threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. In other words, Arkansas is playing tough, explosive and mad, and the Aggies need to forget about their own 4-0 start and play like they have something to prove.

The Aggies have all the talent in the world, especially on offense. It’s certainly enough to beat the Razorbacks; there’s no doubt about that. But does their much-improved defense have the strength and determination to stop the Hogs’ rushing attack? We’ll see very soon.

Copag Poker CardsWhoever comes the closest to predicting the final score will win a professional set of Copag Peek-Index Poker Cards including a durable, solid carrying case. If there’s a tie, whoever made the correct prediction first is the winner, so you don’t have much time to fool around.

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