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(Message started by: normalbrains on Jun 11th, 2004, 5:49pm)

Title: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by normalbrains on Jun 11th, 2004, 5:49pm

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.

comments? questions? expound.


Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by normalbrains on Jun 11th, 2004, 5:55pm

more info:

http://www.theendgames.com/Dave_Williams.pdf

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by dry_cereal on Jun 11th, 2004, 5:59pm

my old roommate was on deadguy very late in the life of the team and now makes 30k per month on online poker  >:(

it's all about probabilities.

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by normalbrains on Jun 12th, 2004, 12:22am

if anybody knows of any articles or threads on other forums about this subject, please provide a link.

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by Charlie on Jun 13th, 2004, 7:36pm

May I know the rules of Poker?  ;D No one plays poker here...

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by dragsamou on Jun 13th, 2004, 7:38pm


on 06/13/04 at 19:36:59, Charlie wrote:
May I know the rules of Poker? ;D No one plays poker here...

Only Strip Poker with Ladies  ;) ;D

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by Charlie on Jun 13th, 2004, 8:07pm


on 06/13/04 at 19:38:17, dragsamou wrote:
Only Strip Poker with Ladies ;) ;D

like Strip Magic more :D

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by silver.paladin on Jun 13th, 2004, 9:50pm


on 06/13/04 at 20:07:42, Charlie wrote:
like Strip Magic more :D


???  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   :o   :o

Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by AXIOS on Jun 14th, 2004, 10:45pm


on 06/13/04 at 21:50:30, silver.paladin wrote:
 Heck, knowing some of the guys, Strip Magic would have been too scary too play   :o   :o

anyone in particular?





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Title: Re: Magic and Poker: The Gruesome Twosome?
Post by Erl00 on Jun 15th, 2004, 2:37pm


on 06/11/04 at 17:49:58, 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.

comments? questions? expound.


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.
Eric.



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