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A little bit of discipline

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos This time of year brings some of my favorite events. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) marks the start of the religious fast known as Lent...

There’s room in the game for everyone

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos On Wednesday, Dec. 18, I was fortunate to attend the Sacramento Bureau of Gambling Control’s workshop hearing on proposed changes...

Always look on the bright side

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos It’s been a heck of a month for poker. All the poker media outlets have been all-in reporting on the Mike P. scandal. In many...

Most common questions for a prop

By Vincent Olmos Salutations poker fans, donks, crushers, noobs, and abiding degens! Over the last five years as a prop in Northern California, I’ve received many...

Risk management and you

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos After years of waiting, we finally made it to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, to play “Deal or No Deal” with none other...

“Out, damn’d spot! Out I say!”

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos “To thine own self be true.” Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” contains solid advice for every poker player. In...

Integrity in poker

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos Greetings, true poker degens! As you may have noticed, I like to relate poker to life as often as possible, and this issue is no...

A poker player’s wish list

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos For this holiday season, I’ve compiled my poker wish list that fellow players should enjoy. I have listed a little need, a little...

Always be good to your dealers

Live in the Streets By Vincent Olmos The dealer/player relationship is a fascinating thing. There are those who will swear they have a “hot” poker dealer. They will...

Expect a showdown playing limit

Life in the Streets Play limit Hold’em, Part 2 By Vincent Olmos In the last edition of The Cardroom I talked about the benefits of playing limit Hold’em. This may...

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