November 2005

Word Of Mouth

Mike the Mouth shook off his troubles to set the world series alight this year, playing the best poker of his life. Always candid, always funny, always…er… swearing… here’s poker’s mr. Misunderstood on partying, prison, winning a million and just about everything else that comes into his mouth. Long live Mike Matusow! Bluff: What did [...]

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The Jim Rose Circus: And How to Win $28.64 an Hour at Poker

In a game that’s famously not short of an eccentric or two, Bluff believes we have found the man to top the lot. When professional oddball Jim Rose isn’t touring the world with his ragbag band of outlandish performers, he’s a professional poker player. Here’s Jim on jumping over cows, intimidating tourists with mousetraps and [...]

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T.J. Cloutier

When bluff called TJ Cloutier, he was engaged in a particularly thorny internet tournament during the recent world championships of online poker. Halfway through the interview he managed to hit the ‘call’ button instead of ‘fold’, and with a cry of, “aw shoot!” blew off all his chips. It’s reassuring to know that even the [...]

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Super Powers

Ellix Powers used to be that crazy-looking hobo you might have seen holding up signs on the freeway if you happened to live in the Los Angeles area in the eighties and nineties. You remember him, right? And you suspected he wasn’t quite ‘playing with the full deck.’ And I guess you must have been [...]

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Ready For A Close-Up

Televised poker tournaments are growing in popularity in every age group and demographic, and more networks are looking to cash in. Carson Miller knows something he didn’t a year ago — the names and faces of some of the top professional poker players in the nation. It’s not that the Atlanta resident is spending more [...]

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Money & Bunnies

There’s something to admire about Chris Moneymaker. His WSOP win in 2003 was kinda like a fairytale for the online age; Joe Average breaking the mold and busting a move to move up – put simply: the American dream updated for the electronic era. And to all the critics who dismissed his win and said [...]

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Devilfish Tales

Let me tell you a story about Omaha. Now, in my opinion, Omaha is the most complicated poker game in the world. It may seem easy to play, but there are so many variations and so many pitfalls that you soon realize that it’s a very complicated game. I first appeared on the mainstream Omaha [...]

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