Monthly Archives: January 2011

Poker Variations – Part Two – Five Card Stud

Five card stud is not a particularly old game compared to some of the more ancient varieties of card play but it is the earliest form of stud poker and can be reliably dated back to the American Civil War (1861-1865). … Continue reading

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Johnny Chan – The Orient Express

Johnny Chan is surely one of the most recognisable and widely known poker players on the planet.  His record of World Series of Poker (WSOP) is enviable and to date he has won 10 WSOP bracelets, indicating ten wins at … Continue reading

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Amarillo Slim Preston

Amarillo Slim Preston or, to give him his full name, Thomas Austin Preston Jr. was born on December 21st 1928.  He learnt his trade and built his career in an era when travelling around the country making money the hard … Continue reading

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Poker Variations – Part One – Draw Poker

The term Poker has, over the years, come to describe a variety of card games, all based on the common theme of betting, hand rankings and bluffing.  As explained in our previous article, The History of Poker, the game may … Continue reading

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The History of Poker

As with locating the source of many different things, there is some disagreement about the origins of the game of poker.  It probably depends on what exactly you view as similar enough to the current versions to be seriously regarded … Continue reading

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