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One more shot at WSOP Seniors

By Randall Rapp When June arrived I realized that meant it was time to hustle off to the Rio and take my annual shot at the WSOP’s Seniors Event. I was two for two...

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...

Big events just keep on coming up

By Randall Rapp Thunder Valley Casino and Club One Casino just finished up their excellent tournaments with the Heartland Poker Tour. They were so successful that the...

7-year itch leads to online edition

By Randall Rapp Hard to believe it’s been seven years since the first issue of The Cardroom was released—all eight pages and 12,000 copies of it. As we begin our...

Seeing old friends in new places

By Randall Rapp Last year I had such a great time playing in the WSOP Seniors Event that I thought I’d give it a try again this year. I had no big expectations of...

A small twist of fate

By Pat Kelley So there I was, busted for the umpteen-zillionth time. My last few bucks spent on four $1 chili-cheese dogs and a 16 oz. beer. I’m in my late fifties now...

Jackson, Tahoe, Reno & back

By Randall Rapp With Stateline, Nev. literally a streetlight away from South Lake Tahoe, Calif. and Reno having grown to virtually touch the border as well, a trip their...

Reciprocity: The key to winning poker

By Bernard Harris We often hear that poker is a game of skill. But how much skill is there to being dealt pocket aces or flopping a set? Truthfully, more than one would...

Always be thankful for the new guy

By Randall Rapp At a recent poker session I was playing $3/6 limit and there was a guy at my table who couldn’t seem to get the hang of when he was supposed to bet $3...

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