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Old 11-19-2007, 12:53 PM
supermangina supermangina is offline
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Is this a good magazine? Never seen one, but thinking about subscribing to a poker magazine.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:03 PM
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I've had it for the past year but don't really feel it's worth renewing. I prefer cash games and it seems heavily geared toward tournament players.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:25 PM
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Is this a good magazine? Never seen one, but thinking about subscribing to a poker magazine.

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It is available free online at their web site.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:27 PM
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Sure it's good, but don't take my word for it. Just go to

http://www.cardplayer.com/magazine (current issue)

http://www.cardplayer.com/magazine/archive (older issues)

where you can read both the current and archived issues for free. I also think many casinos give them away for free as well. Also check out the rest of their website...very nice!

Whoever said "Nothing good in life is free", was dead wrong.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:41 PM
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Is this a good magazine? Never seen one, but thinking about subscribing to a poker magazine.

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A few years ago, my first choice would have been CardPlayer. However, my first choice now would be Bluff. I feel like Bluff is geared more toward online players and that is my main course of action now.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:43 PM
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I've had it for the past year but don't really feel it's worth renewing. I prefer cash games and it seems heavily geared toward tournament players.

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I have it too & I agree that it's too much donkament coverage. And don't forget all the ads!!!

Anybody else like Bluff or All In better?
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:08 PM
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One thing about CardPlayer is that it does not seem available on the newsstand anymore. I have been to the three largest bookstore chains and none carry it anymore and have not for some time.

I play in a free bar league and one of the venues has arranged to get copies and so I pick up CardPlayer there.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:39 PM
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Well, I'm biased because I write for the magazine (book reviews in virtually every issue; occasional features), but I think it's better for poker players (as opposed to poker fans). Every issue has real, useful strategy pieces, from guys like Matt Lessinger, Barry Tanenbaum, Al Schoonmaker, and, most recently, John Vorhaus.

There is a fair amount of tournament coverage, but let's face it: reporting on cash games just isn't that interesting.

Bluff has some good columnists, but they seem more concerned with the poker lifestyle (do you really care how Antonio Esfandiari parties?) than with the game itself.

--Tim Peters

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:55 PM
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Great that there is poker advice, but so much of it is bad that it seems like CP is adding articles to be prolific. While Bluff has fewer strat articles, they tend to be far better.

You can get both for free.

One of the last articles that I read in CP had to do with how some no-name placed deep in a tourney by playing well. The article continued to state that he two outed with QQ, once with third pair, and once with vs a set. Great "playing."
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:21 PM
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I consider Tim's column, due to the fact I seem to have become a collector of poker books, one of the best reasons to continue reading Card Player.
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