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What Poker Can Learn From M:TG, Video Games, Twister

At its core, poker is a game. Forget the multi-million dollar industry behind it; the gambling, the money, glamor, degeneracy or sometimes designation as a “sport.” It’s a game. A fun one, too, with plenty of strategy and depth. There’s nothing wrong with that. That's a good thing. These days…

November 30th, 2015 | 11 minutes to read
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Sharps, Nudes and Dogs: Cards (and Poker) as Inspiration for Art

Poker, or card games, as inspiration for some of the world's most legendary works of art? It's not as far-fetched as you might think. In fact dozens of the world's most famous painters - including Caravaggio, Cézanne and Picasso - found bottomless inspiration in the minutiae of cards, card games and…

June 18th, 2015 | 9 minutes to read
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The 24 Most Insane Promotions in the History of Poker

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban once said that a sure sign of failure for a start-up is too much promotional gear. Take a quick look at the poker industry and you’d likely agree 99% of the time. The unregulated online gaming industry in the early 2000s, before the UIGEA passed…

May 7th, 2015 | 14 minutes to read
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The Top 7 Most Exclusive, Invite-Only Private Poker Games

Poker is a game that’s enjoyed by people from all walks of life. The rich and famous, the blue collar and everyone in between. Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, Tobey Maguire, Nelly, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Phelps, Alex Rodriguez, Russell Westbrook, Paul Pierce, Sergio Garcia, Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo and Neymar are just…

April 10th, 2015 | 9 minutes to read
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The Periodic Table of Stuff Poker Players Like (Infographic)

Periodic Table of Stuff Poker Players Like From sunglasses and hoodies to Rounders and credit card roulette, we painstakingly break down the many likes of the modern poker player. Whether you want to reminisce about the things you love, or better understand a poker-loving friend or family member, this periodic…

February 16th, 2015 | 1 minutes to read
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Top 5 Poker Movies Besides Rounders

If you ask the average poker player to name the best poker film ever, nine times out of 10 you're going to hear Rounders. OK. Maybe 10 out of 10. It's just that good. Rounders is undeniably one of the greatest poker films in history ... but it's not the…

December 9th, 2014 | 5 minutes to read
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Ferguson's Great Online Poker Challenge: Turn $0 Into $10k!

Chris Ferguson's famous online poker challenge was to make $10,000 by starting with $0 and sticking to strict bankroll management. Here's an in-depth look at how Ferguson's Challenge played out along with four more iconic online poker challenges. Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Thomas “boku87” Boekhoff and Joe "ChicagoJoey" Ingram.…

October 7th, 2014 | 15 minutes to read
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3 Kick-Ass Laptops for Playing Online Poker

Here’s a little secret for you: most online poker software is incredibly easy to run on almost any computer. Online poker sites have a serious incentive to make their software compatible with even the most antiquated laptops so they can increase their market share. In fact, we built a premium…

August 28th, 2014 | 7 minutes to read
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Major Riddle: Godfather (and Fish) of Poker's First Big Game

In a five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some of the gambling world's most notorious figures. Next up: Major Riddle. Check back regularly for more profiles. By Christian Henkel When it comes to poker losses, Major Riddle played in his…

August 12th, 2014 | 6 minutes to read
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Titanic Thompson: The Greatest Action Man on Earth

In a new five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some of the gambling world's most notorious figures. By Christian Henkel He killed five men and married five women. He bet against Al Capone and won. He hustled golf and lost…

July 29th, 2014 | 5 minutes to read
Mark Cloud
2019-12-12 04:11:36

I’m running a poker league that sends a handful of players to the wsop every summer. Last month we hand a dispute on a ruling and was hopeful you could help resolve it.

For starters you need to know we all individually deal on our button so there is no professional dealer.

On this hand, one player stated he ‘was pretty sure he saw a face card’ dealt to another player. He didn’t know exactly what card, just a face card in general. The other player did not want to burn the card because the exact card was not known.

How specific does this need to be? Can a player say ‘ I saw a black card’ and expect the card to be burned?

Thanks,
Mark

Arved Klöhn
2019-12-12 11:35:49

The situation you described does not qualify for a burn card. The player in question only offered a guess what he might have seen and apparently has not seen the exact card. If you allow for the card to be burned in this situation you will have to allow a card to be burned whenever a player randomly claims he might have seen a card.

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