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Ben Affleck Banned, Bobby Hoff, Poker Trivia & a Joke

Hey High Rollers, been busy with the Derrick & Dannenmann show on Your Poker Radio Thursday night’s at 8pm.  You can check it out at www.highrollerradio.net Channel 1.  Dannenmann, of course, the 2005 main event runner-up…called Hellmuth a ‘punk’ at the ’05 Tournament of Champions.  This guy’s great….if you haven’t lsitened yet, please do.  By the way, if you have a question for Steve or myself, send it to us on twitter or facebook @highrollerradio.

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Ben Affleck Banned

Actor Ben Affleck, star of such mobies as Armageddon, Argo and Good Will Hunting, is no longer allowed ro play blackjack at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.  Why?  Apparently he’s too good. TMZ.com quoted insiders as saying Affleck was counting cards, using math to predict future outcomes.  He is allowed to play other games at the casino.


Bobby Hoff

After several Bad Beats, Hoff finished second in the 1979 main event to Hal Fowler, was widely regarded as one of the best cash game players ever. He was a winner from the start, making money in each of his first 40 sessions. Hoff eventually went broke and had to take jobs as a craps and blackjack dealer before taking a shot at grinding blackjack for a living. Because of card counting, he was barred from every casino in the Silver State and was forced back into poker and put together a legendary career.

Poker in Main Stream

Have you seen the episode of Criminal Minds where the killer enters a 50k buy-in Texas Hold’em Tournament and ‘The Team’ decides to hit up Rossi, a best-selling author, for the entry fee – for Reid to play?  Reid, the young whiz-kid, presents a mathematical equation for ‘knowing when to raise’.  It was a 1st prize winner take all tournament.

Gold’s Auction

Jamie Gold’s main event bracelet from his 2006 World Series of Poker championship sold for a whopping $65,725 in an online auction.  It’s a stunning piece of jewelry containing more than seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold.
 
 Poker Trivia

The odds of being dealt AK suited are 331-1.

Great Shirt

“I put a fucking move on Chan!”  Great quote from the movie Rounders, on a great shirt worn by former guest of High Roller Radio, Zachary Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells.  

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Poker Quotes

“There are few things so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker!  The upper-class knows very little about it.  Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind hearted, liberal, sincere and all that, who did not know the meaning of ‘flush’.  It is enough to make one ashamed of the species.”

– Mark Twain

Quick Joke:
A guy comes home from his weekly poker game and sheepishly says to his wife, “Honey, I’m sorry, I lost you in a poker game.”  Startled, she wondered, “How did you do that?”
“It wasn’t easy,” he replied.  “I had to fold a straight flush.”

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Odds; for the AMERICAN Presidency in 2016 & Retweeted by Doyle Brunson

Hey High Rollers, came across an article today on the race for the White House in 2016, a betting site across the pond has laid odds on the various candidates.  Great stuff.  Check it out;

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Clinton in 2016?

Americans are still three years away from heading to the polls, but that isn’t stopping gamblers worldwide from seeking ‘action’ on the US presidential election.  Who will succeed Barack Obama in the White House in 2016? That’s the question, and William Hill, a major poker, casino and betting site out of the United Kingdom, thinks it has the answer – Hillary Clinton.

Already, a customer in London, England, has wagered a $2,400 on the former Secretary of State at odds of 5-to-2.  It’s the largest bet on the presidential race so far.  William Hill has since lowered the odds to 2-to-1, making Bill’s wife and Chelsea’s mother the odds-on favorite to become Commander and Chief, and the first woman ever to hold the oval office.

“This bet on Hillary Clinton, together with a run of support for (New Jersey Gov.) Chris Christie, reducing his odds from 20-1 to 10-1, seems to signal the presidential race coming under starter’s orders as far as political punters are concerned,” William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said.

Betting on the presidency?  Another sign, perhaps, of how widespread and mainstream gambling has become.  How accepted too.

Odds for the US presidency in 2016?
As of Monday, November 11th, Remembrance Day, lest we forget, they were: Clinton, 2-1; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., 6-1; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 9-1; Chris Christie, 10-1; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 12-1; and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., 16-1.
William Hill said Democrats and Republicans are tied at odds of 10-11 to win the election, while it’s 100-1 for an independent candidate.
At Ladbrokes, Clinton also is the early favorite at 9-4, with Christie the Republican favorite at 10-1. Paddy Power has Clinton at 15-8, followed by Christie at 9-1. Looking for a long shot? Paddy Power has actors Alec Baldwin and Eva Longoria each at 300-1.  Betting on U.S. elections is big business for bookmakers in Europe, but it remains illegal in Nevada.
Did you know? William Hill took in more than $1.59 million in wagers on the 2012 election, while Paddy Power put its election bets at $1.6 million.
Photo: Odds for the US presidency in 2016?As of Monday, they were: Clinton, 2-1; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., 6-1; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 9-1; Christie, 10-1; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 12-1; and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., 16-1.William Hill said Democrats and Republicans are tied at odds of 10-11 to win the election, while it’s 100-1 for an independent candidate.At Ladbrokes, Clinton also is the early favorite at 9-4, with Christie the Republican favorite at 10-1. Paddy Power has Clinton at 15-8, followed by Christie at 9-1.Looking for a long shot? Paddy Power has actors Alec Baldwin and Eva Longoria each at 300-1.  Betting on U.S. elections is big business for bookmakers in Europe, but it remains illegal in Nevada. Did you know? William Hill took in more than $1.59 million in wagers on the 2012 election, while Paddy Power put its election bets at $1.6 million.www.highrollerradio.net
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Did you know? Poker/Gambling

Hey High Rollers, time for Did you know? – one of our favorite segments on High Roller Radio.  Fascinating tidbits or, as we like to call them, little morsels of gaming goodness. Hope you enjoy.  Have any to share?  Send them to us at Derrick@highrollerradio.net
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Did you know?  Globally, close to $33 billion was spent by online gambling customers in 2012.  Despite online poker’s ‘Black Friday’ in 2011, the American online betting market was $2.6 billion last year, which some say would be three times as high if the US market was fully open for business.

Did you know?  Nominees for induction into Poker’s Hall of Fame are subject to review by a 37 member panel; the 19 living members of the Hall of Fame and 18 distinguished members of the poker media.  You must be at least 40 years ago to be inducted.

Did you know?  Caesars Entertainment owns the Poker Hall of Fame.  It does not have a physical existence, just a virtual one.

Did you know?  44 year old Huckleberry Seed was featured in the documentary Quantum Hoops, about the Cal Tech Basketball team and their pursuit of their first ever win.  The 1996 world champion has four bracelets and an NBC Heads-Up title.

Did you know?  Vietnam-born Scotty Nguyen owns 5 WSOP bracelets, including the 1998 world title and the 2008 50k Players Championship.  He’s won $11.7 million on the tournament trail thanks to an impressive 272 cashes.

Did you know?  Carlos Moretnson, the 2001 main event champion, has three seven-figure scores on his resume; the ’01 world title, the 2004 Festa al Lago and the 2007 WPT championship for a whopping $3.9 million.  No one has won more than him on the World Poker Tour.  El Matador made a deep run in the 2013 main event, finishing 10th.

Did you know?  Mike Matusow has two one million dollar scores in his poker career and two main event final tables.  Besides capturing his 4th bracelet in 2013, ‘The Mouth’ also took down the NBC Heads-Up Invitational for $750,000.

"The Mouth"

“The Mouth” is one of the greatest poker players ever!

Did you know?  Thor Hansen is known as ‘The Godfather’ of Norwegian poker with more than $3 million in earnings playing tournaments and 187 cashes worldwide.

Did you know?  65 year old Swede Chris Bjorin, who owns two WSOP bracelets, has more than $5 million in earnings.  He has cashed at the WSOP 68 times, good for fifth all-time.

Visit www.highrollerradio.net and click on the FEATURES tab for great poker/gambling content.

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Funny Story:  Watching a show called Dirty Little Lies, where a husband tried to cover up his gambling debts with lies of prostitutes and online porn, saying the money was going to hookers and porno?   It’s not okay to gamble but it’s alright to hire hookers?

Wow…stereotypes.

Collusion

Lori Tells... is a segment on www.highrollerradio.net

Lori Tells… is a segment on www.highrollerradio.net

Okay, so you spot three players working together at the poker table…what do you do?  (Don’t shoot them in the leg, this isn’t te movie Speed)  What do you do?
– stay an exploit them, wait for the nuts
– quit and tell the floor
– wait til you’re done and then tell the floor

COLLUSION baby.  “Lori Tells…” on High Roller Radio.

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High Roller NATION Surging Ahead!

July 31, 2013:  Hey High Rollers, been a great week with regards to FAN page ‘LIKES’ on facebook, a bunch of new High Rollers hitting LIKE to gain access to our wonderful page content; quotes, anecdotes, stories, tidbits, gossip, show promotion, name dropping etcetera.  I’ve been told I do too much on facebook and run the risk of filling people’s timelines and pissing them off.  I have seen a few drop-offs because of the OVER promotion and I get it….but I still consider this period, in the evolution of HRR, a building phase; build the site, build the content, build the BRAND.  For every drop-off we’re gaining 6 or 7 so I think we have to promote the hell out of whatever we can at this point…advertisers like a large fanbase….so we urge all High Rollers to LIKE our facebook page:

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@highrollerradio on facebook, 2-to-1 you'll LOVE it!

@highrollerradio on facebook, 2-to-1 you’ll LOVE it!

Perhaps another reason for the new found page appreciation is our GIVEAWAY practices…hoping lure people our way with allure of FREE STUFF…condition is to be eligible fans must LIKE our page.  Check out the new likes in the past few days….(facebook posts):

Herry Florentz our newest High Roller!!!  Welcome Herry, the NATION grows by 1 to 474 and counting.  Herry you are now entered into all future draws on HRR, the next one August 10th for Jared Tendler’s The Mental Game of Poker.  Good luck and good gambling.

Herry’s a High Roller!

Alright, alright, alright….no, our newest High Roller isn’t Matthew Maconahay (I know I didn’t spell that right, lol) but we do say ALRIGHT and HELLO to two new members of High Roller NATION – Anthony Gibout and Online Betting Links!!!  Welcome, enjoy our content and good luck in all future draws…you are both now entered….NEXT DRAW August 10th, for Jared Tendler Poker‘s The Mental Game of Poker, great book that identifies  TILT in its various forms and delves into the psychological aspect of this beautiful game.

Anthony and OBL….two High Rollers baby.

Betting Odds, the latest to join High Roller NATION!!!  Welcome to the fold, 471 and counting now….Hope you enjoy our content here, the site www.highrollerradio.net and our blog at http://blog.highrollerradio.net/

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Glen J Coburn the newest member of High Roller NATION!!!!  Welcome sir, enjoy the content here, www.highrollerradio.net and our blog at http://blog.highrollerradio.net/
You are now entered into all future draws!  Good luck and good gambling Glen – HIGH ROLLER.  470 and counting.

The secret is to throw it out there – “It’s gonna be a good morning!”  So far so good…wow, High Roller Nation surging ahead by “6” today! 469 and counting as we welcome Mara Kovalska, Fortune Fortune, Sean Higgs, Bruno Eydoux, Seb Bedu and Benjamino Ricardi, love that name, are the latest to join the NATION!
Good to have you guys on board…you are ALL now entered into all future draws for fabulous prizes on High Roller Radio….next draw August 10th for Jared Tendler Poker‘s The MENTAL GAME of POKER, a stellar book that will help you identify and exploit 7 types of tilt.

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Nice Review from author Zachary Elwood – Reading Poker Tells

July 28, 2013:  Type HIGH ROLLER RADIO into google and scroll down and you’ll find this sweet little write-up from author Zachary Elwood, Reading Poker Tells, a two-time guest of the show….his book is critically-acclaimed.

Zachary Elwood's Reading Poker Tells

Zachary Elwood’s Reading Poker Tells

This is what he wrote:

I’m interviewed on High Roller Radio, a poker podcast Posted on July 16, 2012 by Zachary Elwood I was contacted by Derrick from the High Roller Radio Show, an “online gambling and poker magazine”, asking me to do an interview. Click here for a link to the page with my interview.I

think it went really well. Prior to the interview, I consumed half a milligram of Lorazepam and about a shot of Grand Marnier and that seemed to put me in a really good spot. Derrick asked some really good questions and I think I came off pretty well.

Amongst other things, we discussed:

The value of poker tells

Some common tells I see

How tell-reading ability is underappreciated by a lot of people

The role of psychology in poker

How Phil Hellmuth might use people’s anger with his image as a way to read people

All in all, it was a good interview and I recommend listening to it.

About Zachary Elwood; The author of Reading Poker Tells, the critically-acclaimed book about poker tells and poker psychology. – See more at: http://www.readingpokertells.com/2012/07/interviewed-on-high-roller-radio-poker-podcast/#sthash.VCjFDfZf.dpuf

Thank-you for those kind words Zach!  We enjoyed having you on both occasions and will do again.  Folks you can listen to both Q&A’s at www.highrollerradio.net under the AUTHORS tab.  If you’d like to contact me you can do so at derrick@highrollerradio.net

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Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or Better

July 28, 2013: Sunday, so I decided to treat myself and play a $5 Omaha Hi/Low Split 8 or Better tournament on Full Tilt poker…of course I have visions of winning it, just interviewed Calen ‘Big Wheel’ McNeil, a Canadian who just captured his 1st WSOP bracelet in this event.  I entered, then realized I better look up the rules (not really) and some basic tips (yes, this I needed) like playable hands, best starting hands etcetera.  So far so good!
Did you know?  Omaha was invented by former guest of High Roller Radio Robert Turner.  He proved to be an outstanding storyteller when interviewed by High Roller Radio’s Lori Kolstad.
Below are the best possible starting hands in Omaha Hi Low Split 8 or Better, playable hands and hand rankings.  Enjoy.
Omaha was invented by Robert Turner, former guest of our show!

Omaha was invented by Robert Turner, former guest of our show!

Omaha Hi/Lo – Top 10 List
•A-A-2-3 DS
•A-A-2-4 DS
•A-A-2-3 Suited
•A-A-2-5 DS
•A-A-2-4 Suited
•A-A-3-4 DS
•A-A-2-3 Non-suited
•A-A-2-2 DS
•A-A-3-5 DS
•A-A-2-6 DS
Playable Starting Hands
A-A-2-x
A-A-3-x
A-A-4-5
A-2-3-x
A-2-K-K
A-2-Q-Q
A-2-J-J
A-3-4-5
A-A-x-x
A-2-K-Q
A-2-K-J
A-2-x-x (Suited ace)
A-3-K-K
A-3-4-x
2-3-4-5 (Fold if there is no ace on the flop)
J-Q-K-A
T-J-Q-K
K-K-Q-J
Q-J-T-9
2-3-4-x (Fold if there is no ace on the flop)
Any four cards between a 10 and an ace.
Hand Ranks (from 10th to 1st)
  • 8, 7, 6, 5, 4
  • 8, 7, 6, 5, 3
  • 8, 6, 4, 2, A
  • 8, 4, 3, 2, A
  • 7, 6, 5, 4, 2
  • 7, 6, 5, 2, A
  • 7, 5, 4, 3, 2
  • 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
  • 6, 4, 3, 2, A
  • 5, 4, 3, 2, A
Very interesting.  I’ve already folded some hands I would have otherwise played, if not for the above info.  It’ll be on the site soon!  Wish me luck!
Derrick

Alexa Rank – High Roller Radio

Hey High Rollers, wanted to share some really great news regarding our website ranking on Alexa….we have moved up….YES!!!!

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Very exciting news High Rollers, our new Alexa Ranking is in, which is to say I just checked it, lol, and it’s good…we surged by another 2.3 million websites to sit at 3.7 million.  Still means we need to surpass another 3.7 million sites to be GOOGLE….but we’re on the right track…and considering just a few short months ago, when we made the switch from WIX to Go Daddy, we sat at 14 million!!!!

We have 19 sites linking in….and the average time on site is 1.43 seconds….which, considering our interviews are usually 20 minutes, needs some work   We are headed in right direction and fast.  Thank-you High Rollers….appreciate and word of mouth, facebook or twitter shares or just loyalty in listening to the interviews….we feel its a GREAT product.

Watch out Mr. Gates…we’re coming for you.  High Roller NATION is on your tail.

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Here are the Top 5 sites linking into High Roller Radio.  We have 19, and would like many many more…think about it Google, essentially, has everybody linking into it.  Would you like to link exchange with us???? Derrick@highrollerradio.net

Site Global Rank Page
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The Mad Genius of Poker

Hey High Rollers, I love Mike Caro, his style, his teaching methods, his writing and his hairstyle.  Good friends with Doyle Brunson, Caro (pronounced k-arrow) wrote a chapter in his Super System and also has his own online teaching university…he is also most well-known for his legendary book, The Book of Tells.  I came across this little gem and thought I should share it with you.  Enjoy!

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Words from the Mad Genius

Poker isn’t a game that requires cards. Really, it doesn’t. The nature of poker is brilliant. It is simply this: (1) There is something wagered before the battle begins, igniting the conflict; (2) There is something owned temporarily by each contestant that has comparative strength; (3) There is wagering, leading to a possible showdown in which strength is compared to determine a single winner; and (4) Any wager can win without a showdown, if nobody calls. poker. You can quibble that in high-low split there are multiple winners, not a single one. But, not really. There are actually two pots – one for the high hand and one for the low hand, each having a lone winner, barring a tie.

 In keeping with this “nature of poker,” cards are unnecessary. The nature itself is the great idea, the brilliant concept. As such, you can wager over the weight of secret stones that you possess – or myriad other things. Cards aren’t required, and poker in some form will endure, always.”

Mike Caro

The Mad Genius of Poker

Author, Book of Tells

Question:  Do you think no-limit hold’em players are taking too long to make decisions at the table?  If so, is it bad for the game?

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Gaming Goodness – High Roller Tidbits

Hey High Rollers, another one from the DRAFT bin and I wanted you to see this….Lady Gaga, Poker Face.  Wow.

Lady Gaga Move Over There’s a NEW Poker Face Revolution?

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Pokertox?

Did he take a gulp? Is he sweating? Are his lips quivering?  Poker players look for many so-called ‘tells’ when sizing up an opponent…but what happens when you look across the table and nothing’ moving…stone face. A doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York has introduced a program of Botox and facial fillers to help poker players hide any sign of  emotion…anything that might tip off other card players.  Dr. Jack Berdy thinks poker might be the next big client base for Botox.  Really!  He’s designed a program called “Pokertox” to help him get an early foothold in the market.  You might call it his way of combining his two loves…hey, I’ve got poker and radio…he’s got gambling and Botox.  I get it. Pokertox starts off with the good doctor meeting the players and consulting with them about what they think their poker tells are. ”Some might get a card they like or don’t like and raise their eyebrows,” he says.  “If that’s the common reaction, we can put Botox in certain areas to minimize them.” Dr Berdy also says this treatment will help players bluff better too…is he bluffin on Botox?  A beauty, courtesy odditycentral.com on High Roller Radio.

Strip Poker Anyone?

Here’s a High Roller quick pick for you; Germany’s first ever strip poker tournament took place in May 2012, in the Blauer Salon of the Dresden Park Hotel.  40 players ante’d – or pantied – up 33 men 7 women, tried to keep their clothes on for the grand prize…trip to Las Vegas.  The event was organized by the Billy Boy condom company.  Funny stuff…the Ladies were asked to bet responsibly and keep their clothes on as long as possible… so their male counterparts could focus on poker.  The winner got 4 nights at the MGM Grand Hotel… a stretch limo and a helicopter ride over Sin City.

Card Stacking Record

When it comes to chip stacking, Phil Ivey is the man!  But, when it comes to card stacking, Brian Berg, is the man!  The American card-stacking master has just beaten his own previous world record, by completing a model of the Venetian Macau hotel and casino…you got it…made completely out of playing cards. The man behind the famous key-card hotel…spent 44 days working on this amazing model…he used  218,792 playing cards…it’s a fragile piece of architecture…and it’s on display in the heart of Macau’s Cotai Strip. “My most challenging project yet,” said Berg. The playing card model weighs an impressive 272 Kg, is 35 feet long and 10 feet tall. The most impressive thing….no glue…no tape…An ace…or thousands of aces up our sleeve, courtesy odditycentral.com on HRR.

World’s Largest Casino

Huge!  In fact, there’s no casino bigger.  The Venetian Macao in China, the world’s largest casino and the third largest building in the world…has more than 1000 slot machines…more than 600 gaming tables and is open 24/7. The Venetian is a huge complex with the central building standing over 40 stories high.  Price tag – a cool $1,8 billion.

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Question:  As more and more players wear over-sized shades at the Poker Table, should sunglasses be banned at the Poker Table?  Irish legend Padraig Parkinson says YES and Mike Leah, who made two final tables at the RIO this summer agrees.  What about you?  Should sunglasses be banned from the game, is the idea of a POKER FACE a joke these days?

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Phil Hellmuth Quotes

Hey High Rollers, not sure if I’ve posted this or not, found it in the drafts column…worth reposting anyway…Phil Hellmuth quotes…gotta love Phil, perhaps the greatest tournament player in the history of poker.  Enjoy!

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Phil Hellmuth Quotes from a Dutch magazine interview in which the only words in English were Hellmuth’s answers;  apparently Phil’s working on not letting his ego get in the way this year, as he preps for WSOP: 

The winner of 12 bracelets!

The winner of 13 bracelets!

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“I think I had two amazing years in a row where I finished second in Player of the Year both times. One of those times the guy (Greg Merson) had to actually win the Main Event to beat me. I posted more points than anyone in the history of the POY but I still finished second!”

“It’s more like the problem is everyone’s telling you how great you are and you’re reading about it and everything. You really have to ignore all that and keep your head down.”

“You can never take success for granted. So it’s about not letting ego get in the way. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of doing that,”

“He and I have a fun rivalry going on. He sent me a joke text with a picture the other day. I said “I’ll race you to 20 bracelets.” He wrote back and said “I’ll race you to 30.”

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