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The Theory of Poker
Check-Raising the Devil
Ace on the River
Play Poker Like the Pros
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King
Positively Fifth Street
The Biggest Game in Town
Top Ten Online Poker Sites (by US traffic, October 2009)
Players with 2 or more WPT Titles
US States with A WPT Stop (Ever)
Countries with a WPT Stop (Ever)
7-card game where the lowest 5-card hand wins
A Hold'em variety where players are dealt 3 cards
Players are dealt 4 cards, and the pot is split between the best hand and the 'worst' hand
Mixed game featuring hold'em, omaha, and three stud varieties
A four-card lowball variant where traditional hand rankings are changed
Variant played with 13 cards which are then divided into three separate hands (popular with high stakes players)
Abbreviations & Acronyms
WSOP Main Event 2nd Place Finishers
2000, 2nd to Ferguson
2001, 2nd to Mortensen
2002, 2nd to Varkonyi
2003, 2nd to Moneymaker
2004, 2nd to Raymer
2005, 2nd to Hachem
2006, 2nd to Gold
2007, 2nd to Yang
2008, 2nd to Eastgate
WSOP 2009 'November Nine' Final Table
Starting Hand or Made Hand Nicknames
Animal nickname for pocket 2's
Animal nickname for pocket 3's
A Tele Savalas crime show, or a nickname for JK
Known as 'the computer hand' due to its overall averageness
Musical genre nickname of J-5
Known as the Doyle Brunson, since Brunson won 2 WSOP main events holding these cards
Tennis player after whom AK is sometimes named, because they are both 'pretty but never win.'
An ace high straight, or a street in New York
Nautical nickname for pocket 4's
1933/2005 big ape movie, or the nickname for a big pocket pair
Nickname for 9-5, after the actress star of 'Nine to Five.'
In 7-card stud, the term for being dealt three of the same card to start the hand
Unable to catch any card or combination of cards that would produce a winning hand
The seat two to the right of the button
Chilly term for a (generally unavoidable) situation where the cards dictate that one player will lose a big pot to another
A stack of chips of one denomination that inadvertantly contains one or more chips of another denomination
A hand in which all players fold to the big blind without any raises
A bluff reraise after one or more players has called the original raise
A small bluff, generally at the end of a hand, that is designed to look like a value bet (term popularized by Doyle Brunson)
Colorful term for a flop of three different suits in hold'em or omaha
A hand made by hitting two consecutive cards on the turn and river
Animal term for dealing out the rest of a hand, even after the hand is over (in order to see what would have happened)
Poker TV Commentators
WSOP: Humorous color commentator known for talking about his many ex-wives
WSOP: Play-by Play commentator
WPT: 2009 Poker hall of fame inductee and head commentator
WPT: Male co-commentator and actor
High Stakes Poker: Former 'Welcome Back Kotter' actor
High Stakes Poker: Co-host
Poker After Dark: Male 'narrator'
Face the Ace: 'Soprano's' actor
ESPN WSOP Segments
Beef jerkey themed hand in which one player's hole cards are not revealed
Light, humorous segment that includes an exploration of a different 'topic' each week, such as prop betting, annoying table habits, etc.
Segment where the lead commentator faces off one-on-one with a poker pro, in events such as the dunk tank or mini golf
Peanut-themed weekly segment featuring a player making a sound decision
Mid-2000's deoderant-sponsored segment where one player is risking his tournament life each week
Site of the first WSOP, in 1970
Site of the WSOP since 2005
Elite Vegas casino that hosts several WPT events each year, including the WPT Championship
LA casino that hosts the annual 'Legends of Poker' event
Melbourne casino that hosts the annual Aussie Millions
Northeastern casino that hosts the WPT World Poker Finals annually
Glitzy Atlantic City casino that has hosted numerous WPT events
Host of the formerly televised US Poker Championships
Home casino to the NBC Heads-up Championships, since 2006
The last player to win the Main Event in back to back years
The first player to win the Main Event
Three-time Main Event Champion who died of a (presumed) cocaine overdose
John Malkovich's character's name in 'Rounders'
'Mad Genius of Poker' known for literally writing the book on tells
1965 Steve McQueen poker movie
Legendary figure after whom the 'Dead Man's Hand' is named
Winner of the innaugural $50,000 HORSE event at the WSOP
The hold'em starting hand you would be holding if you had a double-belly-buster draw on an A-T-8 flop
More Misc. Trivia
Collective name for British pros Joe Beevers, Barny Boatman, Ross Boatman, and Ram Vaswani
2008 WSOP-Europe Main Event champ and four-time bracelet winner whose initials are the same as 'fish hooks'
Home country of Patrik Antonius
Player seen losing the final hand of the 1988 WSOP in the movie 'Rounders'
Poker pro who feuded with Joan Rivers on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Poker pro who appeared on 'Survivor: China'
Prior to ESPN, the last network to provide WSOP coverage (in 2000 and 2001)
Total number of WSOP bracelets to be awarded in 2009 (Las Vegas WSOP only)
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