July 2012

  • July 2012
  • Features
    32 Cover Story: Guy Laliberté – Performer, billionaire, poker player, astronaut
    38 The Ultimate Poker Cave – Bluff dreams up the mother of all games rooms
    56 Chip Shops, String Bets and 300 Billion-to-One Turkeys – Why poker movies fail
    64 Shaun Deeb – Shaun crushes SCOOP
    6 Snapshot – It’s all about the bling!
    12 Newswire – Rolling poker news from around the globe
    14 The Beat – With Neil “Bad Beat” Channing
    18 Big Deal – Nick Wealthall puts the “me” in team
    20 Being Phil Laak – Random musings from the Unabomber
    22 Welcome to the Hippodrome – London’s newest casino unveiled
    24 Virtual Felt – Snoopy meets Jack Ellwood
    28 Bluff European Rankings – Who’s hot and who’s not and whatnot
    46 The Ogmore Poker Tour – Meet Eddie’s Dad Steve
    48 De-Jen – Jennifer misses poker
    50 Road Gambler – Johnny Hughes remembers Amarillo Slim
    54 Raw Power – Nicky Power and Ciaran Corbett report from the Irish poker scene
    70 Local Heroes – Supporting poker in the community
    Poker Academy
    72 The Wrap – Jeff Kimber on the strange anomaly of EPT winners
    74 Paul Jackson – More flairy adventures with Action Jack
    76 PokerPal – How to deal with dangerous flops
    78 Cardrunners – Old-timer in micro-stakes bluff shocker!
    82 Alex Outhred – The art of achieving positive effective value
    86 Pickleman – Alex Rousso swaps sites
    88 Bluff Europe Sports Centre – Francis James tackles the Olympics
    90 Live Scene – Poker games near you!
    96 Card Runners – Check out our latest freerolls

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Live tournament poker constantly evolves and Vegas during the World Series is a good place to assess the current mood. Whatever trend catches on there usually echoes across the poker world. If that’s so, then this summer’s vogue won’t be so popular with players. After the evolution to deep structured tournaments, it seems a few major casinos are beginning to count the costs.