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Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« on: Jun 11th, 2004, 5:49pm »
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A couple of weeks ago, the world's largest annual poker tournement was held in Las Vegas. At the final top 8 table, no less than 3 former Magic pro tour players made an appearance. A former proffesional magic player took second place and won $3.5 million.
 
my question is this: what gives former pro magic players the edge over pro poker players from around the world? it cannot be a coincidence that 3/8 of the final table came from the ranks of the pro tour. i find this all very interesting.
 
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11th, 2004, 5:55pm »
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more info:
 
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 11th, 2004, 5:59pm »
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my old roommate was on deadguy very late in the life of the team and now makes 30k per month on online poker  Angry
 
it's all about probabilities.
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12th, 2004, 12:22am »
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if anybody knows of any articles or threads on other forums about this subject, please provide a link.
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 13th, 2004, 7:36pm »
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May I know the rules of Poker?  Grin No one plays poker here...
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 13th, 2004, 7:38pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2004, 7:36pm, Charlie wrote:
May I know the rules of Poker? Grin No one plays poker here...

Only Strip Poker with Ladies  Wink Grin
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 13th, 2004, 8:07pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2004, 7:38pm, dragsamou wrote:

Only Strip Poker with Ladies Wink Grin

like Strip Magic more Cheesy
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 13th, 2004, 9:50pm »
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on Jun 13th, 2004, 8:07pm, Charlie wrote:

like Strip Magic more Cheesy

 
 Huh  Well, other than in my days of playing Magic, Strip Magic would only have been with the guys - and for that reason, playing the Strip version would not have been anywhere near as fun as Strip Poker..   Heck, knowing some of the guys, Strip Magic would have been too scary too play   Shocked   Shocked
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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
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on Jun 13th, 2004, 9:50pm, silver.paladin wrote:

 
  Heck, knowing some of the guys, Strip Magic would have been too scary too play   Shocked   Shocked

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Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
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on Jun 11th, 2004, 5:49pm, normalbrains wrote:

my question is this: what gives former pro magic players the edge over pro poker players from around the world? it cannot be a coincidence that 3/8 of the final table came from the ranks of the pro tour. i find this all very interesting.
 
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Hmmm ... Don't know ... Maybe MtG Pro-Tour players are used to master skills required by Poker:
- Concentration
- Hiding all feelings
- Bluffing
- Noticing opponents feeling / guessing what he has in hands
- Computing fast all possible combinations and probabilities before doing any move
- Being able to bear pressure over a long period of time (tourney can last quite long).
- etc.
 
But I think that they also love competitive playing and they love winning.
 
Just my 0.02.
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