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    By Anthony Holden

    I’m off to Vegas this weekend, and will start reporting here next week on this year’s World Series of Poker – including my own progress (or, just possibly, lack of it) in the Main Event.

    I’ll be playing as a ‘Friend of PokerStars’, a new category of player sponsored by the world’s biggest poker website – which, I am pleased to say, will be maintaining its exclusive partnership with

    Lee Jones, alas for us, has returned to his native United States, to a new position in the poker hierarchy. Otherwise, is shuffling up and dealing on with its trademark premium hands.

    After the WSOP (i.e. mid-July), this site will be rejuvenated by some new young bloggers alongside (most of) the same old faces. They will be led by Oliver Chubb, the dynamic poker whiz-kid who recently reported here on the pros and cons of this year’s delayed final table.

    They’ll be starting arguments about the finer points of ‘new poker’ expertise as well, no doubt, as sharing twenty-something travellers’ tales and bad-beat stories.

    There will also be some surprise cameo appearances from more seasoned players whose names we will be proud to be posting on

    After its WSOP summer break, the Tuesday Night Game will be back in August, hosted by, so I hope you’ll sign on as soon as we can post the password(s). This year’s next dates for your diary will be:

    • Tues 19 Aug
    • Tues 16 Sept
    • Tues 14 Oct
    • Tues 18 Nov
    • Tues 16 Dec

    Forgive my absence from the site for a while – I’ve been finishing my new book, a poker manual (yes, you heard right, manual) called Holden on Hold’em – to be published by Little, Brown in November. You’ll be hearing more about that – a lot more – nearer the time.

    We might even host a party, complete with NLHE tournament, at our bricks-and-mortar partner the Loose Cannon Club, in London’s Blackfriars.

    And I’m hoping soon to be able to announce other big events at the Loose Cannon this autumn, where we can all get together offline.

    In the meantime, go get ’em, whether you’re headed for Vegas or not. And pass on the word to your poker pals: is the only place to be for poker sophisticates. See you at those Tuesday Game final tables !

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    Comment from Simon Young
    Time: June 27, 2008, 2:48 pm

    Mr H! I’m going to Vegas on Tuesday – will be great to get you to buy me a drink 😉

    Comment from Renee
    Time: June 29, 2008, 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the update on the poker dates, will put it in my calendar. Have a great time in Vegas, will look forward to your updates. Renee

    Comment from J. Wheatley
    Time: July 2, 2008, 11:38 pm

    Best of luck for the main event Tony.

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