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Nov 09,2007
Q: Is it ever OK to discuss your hand out loud at the table?   PHIL LAAK - Phil Laak is a successful cash-game player and respected tournament foe. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in California, when not roaming Las Vegas with girlfriend Jennifer Tilly. CNS Photo courtesy of Joe Coomber. - Margaret, Portland, Ore. A: It's always OK, but it's never encouraged. It's usually very enjoyable when two Internet guys start dissecting a hand ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
  Professional Golf Tips: Finding correct ball placement If you find yourself unsure of how far up or back in your stance to play the ball with each club, simply do the following:  [full story]
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Nov 02,2007
Q: I was told it was bad etiquette to ask to see someone's hand. What about if they are flashing it to other players at the table? - Jesse, Dublin A: That's interesting because you never want to be the person asking, but you definitely are curious. What I like to do is hope someone else asks,   PHIL LAAK - Phil Laak is a successful cash-game player and respected tournament foe. Born in Dublin, he ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
  If you are having trouble consistently finding the sweet spot with your driver, the problem may be nothing more than how you set up to the ball. Keep in mind that the club head is about an inch off the ground at impact. If you set up to the ball with the ball in the middle of the sweet spot …   [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
Q: What are the best ways to learn the other games? - Sammy, Abilene, Texas A: The best ways to learn other games is to play micro-limits online. I learned triple low draw online playing .01/.02 and I probably played 40-60   PHIL LAAK - Phil Laak is a successful cash-game player and respected tournament foe. Born in Dublin, he now lives in California, when not roaming Las Vegas with girlfriend Jennifer Tilly. CNS Photo courtesy ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2007
One of the many great things about fishing is that presents endless possibilities. Pretty much everyone takes to the water with a single goal in mind: to catch fish. Some people use artificial lures, other use bait; but within these two types of fishing lie a multitude of options for getting more fish in the boat.   Skeet Reese is the 2007 BASS Elite Series Angler of the Year and an 8-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier. Reese lives ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Twenty-one of 22 teams. Count 'em. Now count 'em out. Indeed, of the last 22 clubs to win 100 or more games, only the 1998 New York Yankees prevailed as World Series champions. But teams don't win 100 games anymore. With their 90-72 record, the Arizona Diamondbacks have fewer wins than any league leader since the season was expanded to 162 games in 1961. While major league baseball has achieved its desired parity, entering the ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Ernie Accorsi had been had. In the 2004 draft, the New York Giants general manager had been playing what came down to a game of high-stakes poker with A.J. Smith, and Smith played his hand as cleverly as any Las Vegas sharpie could have. Perhaps you remember. The Chargers held the ranking choice in those selections and the hot guy coming out was Eli Manning, only the Manning family had been announcing that Eli had ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
A friend who has been closely involved in all levels of golf for decades was mulling last week the news that all of the sport's major governing bodies had agreed to do drug testing as early as next year. In all of his years in the sport, the friend said he could recall not a whisper of anybody even considering using steroids to bulk up. "Honestly," he said with a chuckle, "I think a lot ... [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
  A natural tendency with the 20-30-yard pitch shot (or finesse shot) is to get very tense, help the ball in the air, and try too hard to create the shot. Golf, clubs, golf tips.  [full story]
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Oct 05,2007
Q: In a $1-$2 no-limit six-handed cash game, am I playing a lot more hands because it is short-handed, or because the tables are usually pretty loose?   ANTONIO ESFANDIARI - Antonio Esfandiari, 'The Magician,' is known for his sleight-of-hand prowess. He has won bracelets at the World Series of Poker and titles on the World Poker Tour. His is one of the most recognizable faces in poker today and makes Las Vegas his home. CNS ... [full story]
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Sep 07,2007
It's not unusual for people to equate bass fishing with the shallow-water flipping and pitching that goes on so many places throughout the country. True, largemouth bass, when they inhabit structure-filled water sheds, will be found regularly around the bank, near blown-down trees, hydrilla, lilipads and other places that provide them outstanding places to both forage and hide.But these types of fisheries haven't exactly cornered the bass fishing market. In fact, largemouth bass inhabit all ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
After the warmth of summer, there's no doubt that your favorite fishing hole has some vegetation built up in it. In summer, when the water warms, the different aquatic vegetations are able to bloom. And if you are a bass angler, there's nothing that makes you happier than grass in a fishery.Grass is important to a fishery for a multitude of reasons. First, young fish (called fry) are able to retreat into the dense aquatic ... [full story]
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