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Rafe Furst: Letters from JW

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Rafe Furst has been corresponding with a kid who’s long shot dreams of becoming a poker pro have been put on hold to get his life together and make a new start. From working his way to self-responsibility in the Job Corps to getting his GED, Rafe has been posting his letters on his MySpace site for everyone to read. Check out this story and help root for this kid to change his life for the better. From the looks of things, he’s well on his way to success. Letters…read more

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The Dallas SWAT is pulling crap like this with your tax money

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Paul posted this but I knew April would care about this story, so I’m encouraging everyone to read it. Read about how a raid on a poker game by 30-40 SWAT agents turns into an exercise in lies, thanks to The Agitator: Bear in mind that, prior to police entering, the place was virtually quiet. There was the sound of poker chips in the air, but not much else. The players were essentially professionals and working stiffs having funÂ…there were doctors, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals. There was hardly anything…read more

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Let’s Gamble

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After months of being away from poker, I’m getting back in. I finally have the time I want to devote to the game, and that’s the most important thing. I’ve played well in a few tournaments, started multi-tabling, getting comfortable again, and I think I’m where I need to be. Last night, I sat down at 50NL and left with 249 bucks in an hour. I stacked a guy with two buy-ins after he fired three barrels at me while I had two draws and a live ace to chase….read more

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Things You Will Never See Again

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Yeah, get a good look. This is one for the blogger record books. The Geek won a Stud H/L game. I will not take any credit or brag about my amazing skills at games not called No-Limit Hold’em. Instead, I will give you a single hand from early on heads up that tells you exactly what you need to know about how I pulled this off.

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So *That’s* what that feels like.

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Played my first tournament in months, entering the 2k Guaranteed Razz tournament and finishing third. I was 16th out of 16 when we made the money, 8th out of 8th when we made the final table, and was never more than 2nd to last in chips. But people kept making kamikaze moves and busting chasing rough 8’s against an obvious made 7 and I kept moving up. Finally with four left I made some moves and got some chips. Karina Jett was on my left and she never had decent…read more

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