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Larry Flynt Vol. 20, No. 7 Card Player Magazine

Larry Flynt's Big Score

by Bob Pajich

When Larry Flynt was a little boy, he didn't dream of becoming the porn king of the universe. He didn't dream of glossy pages filled with some of the most graphic photos of a woman's body ever mass-produced for mankind. He certainly dreamt of money (we all do), but there was no way ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Player of the Year Top 10 Populated by Pros First Quarter of the Year is Over and It's Still Anyone's Title By Bob Pajich About a quarter of the year is over, and the Card Player Player of the Year (POY) race is shaping up to be a battle of ...continued

  • A True Underdog Story

    by Alex Henriquez

    Like a good Hollywood screenplay, the 2007 L.A. Poker Classic broke down into three acts. Act 1: A poker army, 791 strong, descends on Commerce Casino, making the 2007 LAPC the largest $10,000 event in World Poker Tour history. Act 2: The field ...continued

  • Styles and Technologies of Cheating

    by James McManus

    Just as Muhammad Ali inspired millions of young black men to punctuate athletic performance with loud, often rhymed, braggadocio, 19th-century cardsharps like James Ashby, George Devol, and Jimmy Fitzgerald gave rise to rivers of gold chain and ...continued

  • United States of Poker

    In the words of the late, great Tupac Shakur, "To live and die in L.A., it's the place to be." Well, the same goes for poker. Los Angeles, a town famous for Hollywood glitz and glamour, traffic jams, and the Lakers, also happens to be ...continued

  • Poker, Poker, and More Poker

    by Jeff Shulman

    It's crazy to think that we're only about two months away from the next World Series of Poker. The WSOP held a conference call in mid-March to discuss plans and changes for this year's event, and there is some exciting news to report. ...continued

  • Tunica, Mississippi - Part II

    by Phil Hellmuth

    In my last column, I discussed my last-minute arrival in Tunica, Mississippi, early on Sunday morning for the annual World Poker Tour event held there. I wrote that I felt compelled to be in Tunica for this tournament - to the point that Phil Ivey and ...continued

  • World Poker Tour Tunica 2007 - Day One

    by Daniel Negreanu

    Going into the Tunica event, I was really starting to think I had these tournaments all figured out again. I had cashed in three straight World Poker Tour events, and with a fourth cash, I would break the WPT record for most consecutive cashes. Last ...continued

  • Following Through on Reads

    by Todd Brunson

    Scheduling an interview with players from the Big Game is tougher than a 50-cent steak. I've got Phil Ivey on deck, but we're like Gavin Smith in a singles bar - unable to hook up. (Take that, Tippy-Toe Canadian!) I believe it's important ...continued

  • Charging at the Hard-Charger

    by Roy Cooke

    Some people like putting others to the test. They take charge of situations and see how much pressure their opponents can sustain. My friend Joe Z. is one of them. He is the skeptical sort who doesn't think poker players have much in the way of ...continued

  • Paying Attention Costs Nothing

    by Eric Lynch

    While playing at the L.A. Poker Classic recently, one thing really jumped out at me: the general lack of focus and attention that people who had put up $10,000 to play in an event had. As you may or may not know, I took about six months off from ...continued

  • Additional Thoughts on How to Start a Session

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    In the last issue, I recommended that you observe the players for up to a full orbit when you first sit down in a game. Having done that, you are now ready to post. But how should you play the first few hands? In general, you should start slowly. Like ...continued

  • Ta-Da for the TDA!

    by Jan Fisher

    More than 120 members of the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) convened at The Venetian in Las Vegas in late February, and to the delight of board members Linda Johnson, Matt Savage, Dave Lamb, and me, it was a resounding success. Not having met ...continued

  • PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - Part II

    by Tom McEvoy

    In my last column, I discussed my first-round action in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure World Poker Tour event at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. I caught several good starting hands at the first level, but failed to improve my chip position. ...continued

  • Small Buy-in Fast Tournaments - Part II

    by Steve Zolotow

    I was talking with a couple of people who play a lot of small tournaments around town (Las Vegas) and online. There was also another player in the conversation who plays mostly small cash games, in which she thinks she has a better earn and more ...continued

  • A World Series of Poker Response

    by Mike O Malley

    The World Series of Poker is only a few months away, which means that I will soon be in store for some more interesting, unique, or, possibly, bad decisions to write about. The WSOP has always been the one event that brings together floor personnel ...continued

  • Unclog Your Brain

    by Todd Arnold

    In most every poker book, article, or conversation, all you read or hear is what to do and how to do it. There is a good reason for this. The reason is that the only thing you should be thinking about while playing poker is what the best decision ...continued

  • Learning Efficiently

    by Alan Schoonmaker

    If you work hard on your game but are dissatisfied with your progress, you probably don't learn efficiently. "Efficiency" measures how much you learn for the time and money you invest. You can blame the school system, because it teaches ...continued

  • Tulsa Generosity

    by Bob Ciaffone

    At the beginning of February, the Cherokee Casino and Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hosted the 2007 Oklahoma Poker Championship, and I was happy to attend. First, I like this casino because they treat poker players so well. Second, I was a member of the ...continued