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More like Pooh, less like Eeyore

By Randall Rapp Do you ever find yourself sitting at a poker table feeling a bit grumpy and surly? Maybe you’ve taken some bad beats or your dog just doesn’t like...

Good, bad & ugly

By Randall Rapp If you want to compare your poker life to a movie, it’s best if it follows a script like An Officer and a Gentleman (happy ending—poker is always...

Changes come to The Cardroom

By Randall Rapp We’ve made a few changes here at The Cardroom … hope you’ve noticed them. After nine years as the NorCal Poker News we’re expanding our coverage...

PokerStars come calling to NorCal

By Randall Rapp July and August had the poker stars from PokerStars visiting casinos and put­ting on special events in California to promote Californians for...

Never-ending battle over online poker

By Randall Rapp After spending a week in Las Vegas at the WSOP I couldn’t help but notice how relentlessly they were pushing wsop.com’s online poker game. With...

Does Mary Poppins hate online poker?

By Randall Rapp I’m asked a lot at poker tables what I think of some California politician’s efforts to join Nevada and a couple of other states in having intranet...

Crowning a new POY

By Randall Rapp December is never much of a month for traveling, but one fun trip I can always count on is a visit to the “home” casino of our latest Player of the...

These are a few of my favorite things

By Randall Rapp People are always making lists of pet peeves. It seems a bit peevish behavior to me and decidedly negative in its approach. Therefore, having not made...

It’s true; you can’t win ’em all

By Randall Rapp Your humble Ambassador was recently told that in these pages he always reports as a winner. I must beg to differ. It’s just that a lot of the losing...

The Cardroom’s POY competition heating up in 2014

By Randall Rapp Another year comes to a close and The Cardroom crowns another NorCal Poker Tournament Player of the Year. Once again though, we have a familiar champion...

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