Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Y’all remember that we love music, and combining it with our love for poker is one of our favorite pastimes. You know that is why we have posted so many poker songs in the past and you may even remember that we asked for your input whenever you heard any new poker songs. Well, it turns out that one of our followers not only loves/hates poker (like many of us) but he’s also an accomplished musician, song writer, folk singer with a Dylansque bluesy feel that intrigued us enough to bring him to your attention.

Dean Shaw - Swamp SpruceLay down those rockets boy, lay down that hand … or so says the Poker Man. That’s what Dean Shaw is saying in his new poker song, “Poker Man.” Dean says it like a man who’s been there before and probably has felt the pain of a bad beat but always gone back for more. You know he’s laid down a few hands at the tables.

I know that I can relate to this song because I’ve held Pocket Rockets many a time and many a time felt the sting of a bad beat, but just as Dean tells it; I’ll play whenever I can and that’s why I’m a Poker Man. Listen to his song here!

So when you are at the poker tables don’t be afraid to lay down those rockets when you can feel a bad beat coming.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Jim Paris

We learned at the start of the Aggies vs. Mizzou game that star freshman defensive end Myles Garrett and senior defensive tackle Iven Robinson did not suit up because of injuries incurred in last week’s victory over Auburn. That made us a bit anxious, because we know our defense needs all the strong players it can get. Then, in the first half the Aggies lost freshman linebackers Otaro Alaka and Josh Walker, who will likely miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. That heightened the anxiety. But the defense managed to hang tough in the first half and we were hopeful. Then they fell apart. Completely.

Cute play cost A&M the game!

Did this play cost A&M the game?

And in the third quarter they allowed Mizzou to score whenever they felt like it, making them look like a great team instead of a merely pretty good one.  And what can we say about that play in the fourth quarter when Allen, who had mounted a good drive and looked poised to tie the game, rolled right and threw back left to little-used, 6-6, 277-pound tight end Cam Clear. Clear caught the pass at the six-yard line, but could only get to the two before getting stopped. All we needed was a yard for a first down; it was not the time to get cute

Oh well, that’s football, we still love the Aggies, although we are just slightly pissed at them and definitely disappointed as I’m sure y’all are. Everyone that predicted the score for this game wanted the Aggies to win and y’all know what that means … there was no winner for this game’s “Predict the Score” contest at the Texas Poker Store. Better luck next time.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The stage is set: a night game at Kyle Field, with temperatures in the 40s. Missouri is playing for a chance to win the SEC East. Texas A&M is playing to outscore the Tigers and take the next step in an impressive turnaround that saw them beating then No. 3 Auburn last week and knocking them out of the national championship conversation. This Saturday they can be spoilers again and ruin the Tiger’s chances of winning the SEC. They can end this season on an unbelievable high that seemed unattainable just a few weeks ago.

Will the Aggies make it two in a row behind Kyle Allen’s cannon arm, Spavital’s play calling and McKinney’s revitalized offensive line? Will the backfield produce as many or more yards as they did last week (combined 181)? Will Myles Garrett be as dominant as ever (with maybe a few more holding calls made by the refs)? Will the linebackers continue to improve? What about Malcolme – will he be as clutch as ever? Most importantly, will the Aggie excitement and intensity carry over to Saturday night?

Poker Chip set from the Texas Poker StoreOr does Missouri, behind the often dangerous Maty Mauk take the W? Will Mizzou’s strong pass rush be able to put too much pressure on the freshman Allen, in only his third start?

If you’re the first to come the closest to predicting the final score, without going over, you’ll win this 300 Poker Chip Set with an Aluminum Case, 2 decks of playing cards and a poker button set.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The Final Table went through all the usual highs and lows of the race for the Championship bracelet. Jorryt van Hoof (Sweden) lead most of the way , dominating the first day of the final table and checking in on the second day as the overwhelming chip leader. However, day two was not as kind to him and he quickly bled out of chips. In just under two hours he busted out in 3rd place and was forced to settle for the  $3,807,753 prize.

Then it was a battle between Martin Jacobson from Sweden and Felix Stephensen from Norway. Stephensen was sitting on 58.5 million chips to Jacobson’s 142 million chips.

With the chip lead, Jacobson clearly had the momentum and the skills; in fact, he seemed unbeatable. It proved true as he kept the pressure on his Norwegian opponent to grind Stephensen down to under 30 million in chips. Interestingly, Stephensen seemed to be winning most of the pots heads up to start, but all of the big, meaningful ones went to Jacobson.

Martin JacobsonThen, on Hand #328, all of the money went in for the final time. Stephensen was holding  and opened with a raise from the button, Jacobson moved all in with , and Stephensen called.

A ten flopped, giving Jacobson trip tens. The turn was the to leave Stephensen drawing dead. The dealer completed the board with the to make it official and send Stephensen home with a mere $5,147,911.

So it was Jacobson winning the championship title. Oh, and the top prize of $10 million dollars.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have a winner of The Texas Poker Store’s Predict the Grand Champion contest, since no one chose Jacobson. Better luck next time . . . or at the poker tables!

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