Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 1

Microstakes Microcosm: The Story of The Lockdown Club – Part 1

As the pandemic forced poker players the world over to go into lockdown, former PokerStars employee Adam Hampton was the “go-to guy” when it came to setting up an online poker home game league.

In this first installment of a two-part series, Adam explains how the entire online home poker game experience he created for his group mirrored that of the online poker industry in general.

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All In: How Stories of a Weekly Poker Game Helped me Survive Lockdown

All In: How Stories of a Weekly Poker Game Helped me Survive Lockdown

With the pandemic raging and lockdowns being imposed the world over, one man found solace in a weekly online poker game.

This is a brief story of how that window to the world via the virtual felt helped assuage a man’s mental anguish.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

After 11 years on the air, the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has recorded its final episode, #365. Co-hosts Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take an hour to reminisce about all the highlights, favorite moments, and top tier interviewees, and to thank guests, contributors, and listeners.

Bruce shares the story of how the show began, with then-co-host Eric Nelson. Robbie talks about how he joined as the new co-host in 2014. This episode is the first ever time Robbie and Bruce are actually seeing one another (virtually), after having been exclusively an audio podcast.

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Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Home game poker chip selection might not be something you put too much thought into, but as Tadas Peckaitis explains, there’s certainly value to doing so.

Here are his top three tips for choosing the best poker chips with which to play in your home games.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

In this edition of Table Talk, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, discusses different types of shufflers that can be used in home poker games. These include automated shufflers that can be mounted and built-in to the poker table itself.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, reflects on some great, time honored home poker game traditions. In addition, he suggests some premium show-stopping custom poker tables for your home game to bring your family and friends closer together to have a great time.

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Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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