Bluff’s 2005 Holiday Gift Guide

Sick of the same boring old stocking-stuffers each Christmas? Don’t worry, simply leave this mag lying around the house, open on this page, and we promise Santa will do the rest. Here’s all the cool stuff we want this year.

Oakley’s Thump 2 Sunglasses
Sick of the same boring old stocking-stuffers each Christmas? Don’t worry, simply leave this mag lying around the house, open on this page, and we promise Santa will do the rest. Here’s all the cool stuff we want this year. With these beauties you can see through your opponent’s card protector and catch a glimpse of what’s underneath. Okay, maybe they aren’t that good, but you’ll look the business when you wear them, and you also be listening to 1GB of your favourite music through its built in MP3 Player – So 2006! – www.oakley.com

HOME GAME ESSENTIALS

VISAGE 300XT
Hosting 7-8 people with this all-clay chip set is no problem. If the 500 chip set intimidates your friends, then the 650 chip set will make them tremble. All-In Chips are the real deal. They are 100% solid, all-clay chips _ just like the type they use in casinos. Pick up this great gift for only $244.95 at www.allinchips.net. Visage is a Texas Hold ’em poker round timer and blind display created for every player who wants to refine their game. With outstanding design, sophisticated
technology and a user-friendly interface, it is the perfect poker companion for those who appreciate exquisite craftsmanship and stunning style. In other words it’s a badass poker clock: Price $794. For more information visit www.visagepoker.com

POKER GENIE
And if your game isn’t worth $794 … there’s the Poker Genie for $69.95. Form more information visit www.thepokergenie.com

THE SIGNATURE TABLE
The Final Table Company burst onto the scene fashioning luxurious tables for poker professionals and celebrities in 2004, and has announced their 2005 Holiday Collection priced from $1,300-$5,000. The seven offerings in the FTC stable offer something for players at every income range, and boast a plush velvet playing surface and feature detailed solid oak pedestals and accents. Let there be no mistake, a Final Table Company game table is to poker what a Porsche is to driving enthusiasts, simply the best. Call 1-866-592-9862 or visit www.FinalTableCompany.com for more information.

ALL IN CHIPS
Hosting 7-8 people with this all-clay chip set is no problem. If the 500 chip set intimidates your friends, then the 650 chip set will make them tremble. All-In Chips are the real deal. They are 100% solid, all-clay chips _ just like the type they use in casinos. Pick up this great gift for only $244.95 at www.allinchips.net.

PLAYBOY CHIPS
Living the Playboy lifestyle and winning the World Series of Poker are 1-2 on the list of things many men aspire to. Both dreams come together in this 500-piece poker chip set from Playboy and 2003 WSOP Champion Chris Moneymaker’s Moneymaker Gaming. Price $350. Avaliable at www.playboystore.com

UPPERDECK CHIPS
Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away, know when to run. Taking some advice from the gambler himself, maybe it’s time you honed your poker playing skills and stepped up to the plate. Price $129.99, for info visit www.upperdeckstore.com

SPORTS & POKER

PHIL HELLMUTH JERSEY
Admiring Phil’s game? Your crew will be admiring yours when you join the game in your “Poker Brat” Hockey Jersey. Look great and intimidate your opponents at the card club or your favorite home game. Wear what the pros wear! Price: $89.99 www.flopgear.com

BLUFF POKER PUTTER
It’s a little bizarre, but you can now buy your own set of Bluff golf clubs. Buy the whole set, or just pick up a lucky putter. At the very least, every golf bag should have a Bluff 1- iron because that’s what most of us are doing with that club in our bag anyway. E-mail bluffclubs@bluffmagazine.com if interested in learning more about these bad boys.

STOCKING STUFFERS

STACKED: VIDEO GAME
The Daniel Negreanu endorsed video game that is set to raise the stakes. Sure to be a top seller this holiday season, but remember that Bluff gave you a heads up on this one when we reviewed it three issues ago.

COPAG PLAYING CARDS
COPAG Playing Cards – OK, so the deck costs $14.95 – but the cards are 100% plastic and will last 100 mes longer tithan a normal deck – that means that, mathematically, they only cost the equivalent of $0.14 – does that logic compute? They are from Brazil, and if you lose one they have a replacement card service – I’m not kidding! www.majorleaguepoker.com

FINAL TABLE POKER
Phil Gordon’s Final Table Poker DVD – It’s only $24.95 and you’ll be supporting one of the tallest
men in the game! But besides the height, this video has the weight of one of the best players on the circuit behind it. Get it at www.expertinsight.net. Did you know that Phil is a Tiltboy? www.expertinsight.net

BOOKS

Michael Kaplan
and Brad
Reagan’s Aces and Kings
This is a cult classic in the making and a must
for every poker fan’s stocking this year.
The authors delve into the lives of your legendary
poker stars, to today’s superstars.
Doyle Brunson’s
Super System II
Doyle updates Super System for the 21st century
with new contributors such as Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer
Harman and Todd Brunson. With the first Super System
widely acknowledged as the most influential book
ever written on poker, the second installmentlives
up to the hype.
Barry Greenstein’s
Ace on the River
The man who gives his poker winnings to charity,
is going to teach you to do the same – win
that is – with his book on poker and life.
Isn’t that nice? He’s giving to charities
with a new book that takes charity-case poker player
and turns them into sharks.
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December 2005