Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

The next two Aggie football games seem to have a lot in common. In back-to-back weeks they have the exact same schedule . . . they’re playing in Dallas, which means bussing to the Metroplex on Friday and getting to see family and friends from the area. Both games (this Saturday, September 20th against SMU and next Saturday, September 27th against Arkansas) will be played at 2:30 p.m. CST. Both will be attended by tons of Aggie fans, the 12th Man, because so many live in the area or will drive there. And of course, according to Coach Sumlin, the Aggies will prepare for each game in exactly the same way, because that’s what they do!Gig' Em

But that’s where the similarities end. This Saturday, the #6 Texas A&M football team will be facing an 0-2, non-conference, unranked SMU team, whose well-known coach, June Jones just stepped down. The game will be at Ford Stadium, where most estimate that maroon will predominate in the stands. The Mustangs are hurting big time, and this should be another opportunity for a lot of guys on A&M to get some significant playing time and for some slightly injured players to rest their injuries for another week. Look for a blow-out.

Next Saturday, the Ags will be playing Arkansas in a nationally televised conference game, aka the Southwest Classic at ATT&T Stadium. The Razorbacks may not be the best team in the SEC’s western division, but they beat Texas Tech handily and they’re big and strong, SEC-strong and as we all know, anything is possible in SEC football.

The feel of the felt Be sure to check out our next blog when we’ll break down the Arkansas game in preparation for our Predict the Score contest. In the meantime, have fun at the poker tables. Thanks to the 2:30 game times, there’s plenty of time to enjoy football and poker two weekends in a row.

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Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

Seems to me there are poker tournaments every day and everywhere you look. Not just in Las Vegas, but in almost every state in the USA, plus a gazillion locations across the world. There are poker tournaments for every budget imaginable and I’m sure you all know about the innumerable “freerolls” tournaments that are out there. How many of you know that a lot of players who have amassed millions of dollars in winnings started out playing in freerolls? That’s right; players like Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Annette Obrestad  are among those who began their million dollar careers playing in freerolls.

Rags to poker riches stories come from every corner of the world, and no doubt, since there are poker tournaments in every corner, nook and cranny of the world. And let’s not forget all the private home tourneys that you can get into, not to mention online poker. If you really wanted to, and you had enough cash and guts, you could find a seat at a poker table every day for the rest of your life. Yes, it’s true; so much poker … so little time. We wish y’all the best possible luck . . .  maybe you are the next Poker King.

Maybe this video will inspire you to go find a game now!

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Pocket Bullets Paris By: Pocket Bullets Paris

Today we thought we’d lighten it up a little bit; sometimes we need a laugh in between writing  blogs about our favorite SEC football team, Texas A&M , our poker news blogs and our regular general comments blogs. This one had us fooled as we settled back to enjoy a sexy game of strip poker . . . hope you get as big a kick out of it as we did.

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Vinny the GrinderBy: The Grinder

Last week, I watched Deal –a 2008 poker movie in which Alex Stillman (played by Bret Harrison) ends up playing heads up with his mentor and friend Tommy Vinson (played by Burt Reynolds) at the WPT championship main event. Brett Harrison and Burt Renoylds in "Deal"

Stillman, 21, lays down the winning hand to let Vinson, the aging veteran and former poker pro, fulfill his longstanding dream of winning a main event. This reminded me of a movie I watched long ago with a similar finish.

Robert Duval and Eric Bana in "Lucky You"The movie was Lucky You, where Eric Bana’s character Huck Cheever lays down the winning hand against his dad L.C.Cheever, played by the great Robert Duvall. This is more like slowing down to let the guy behind you win the 100 metres at the quadrennial Olympics, after having waited to compete all your life. It’s never going to occur in real life, and by that I mean, you’re never going to see a young gun sacrifice his first win to let an old timer win.

Would you see a vice versa situation, though? Do you think that in the year 2040, a 76-year-old Phil Hellmuth, with 25 WSOP bracelets would let a young kid who is playing for a stem cell research charity in an attempt to save his paralyzed dad win? Nope. Not a chance. As extreme as that situation sounded to you, it was just to hint at a simple hard fact in poker—nobody lets anybody win. Unless of course, it’s one of those guys who tilted and lost everything to his nemesis at the table, and then later told his buddy he let him win. He is lying. So don’t let the director of Lucky You or Deal fool you into believing in this soft spot in humankind, rather pokerkind. There is none. Nobody’s going to let you win, and you damn sure better not let anyone else win in this game.

Good Luck!

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