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World Series Of Poker Is Well Underway

Wednesday, Jun. 8th 2011 10:40 AM

It may not be three card brag but this year’s World Series of Poker is certainly grabbing the gambling headlines at the moment. The 2011 World Series of Poker is well underway, with eight events won, five events underway and a further 46 yet to start. However, this year’s championship is being overshadowed by the recent action taken by the FBI and the US Department of Justice, and the fallout that followed, with numerous high profile names not turning out for the annual poker showcase in Vegas.

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Brief History Of Playing Cards

Saturday, May. 7th 2011 9:36 PM

We all know that three card brag is a traditional European card game that dates back to the 16th century and it is often referred to as the predecessor to poker but it certainly isn’t the earliest example of a card game. Card games and playing cards themselves date back centuries and centuries before the creation of three card brag, as we will explain in our brief history of playing cards.

Playing cards as we know them now, with Aces, numbers 2 to 9 and jacks, queens and kings with the four suits spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs came from France and have only been around for a relatively short time, since the late 16th century when games such as Primero and later, brag, used decks that included picture cards such as kings, queens and knaves (jacks).

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Play Some Three Card Brag This Christmas

Friday, Dec. 24th 2010 1:51 AM

If you’re looking for a way to fill the sometimes boring afternoon following tomorrow’s Christmas feast there’s one pastime that will be a hit for sure. Gather everybody around the table for and play some three card brag this Christmas.

This traditional British card game is no more appropriately played than over the post-Christmas dinner dining table while sipping a glass of single malt. These days the usual array of Trivial Pursuits, Pictionary and Monopoly isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but we play along anyway in the spirit of Christmas but why not mix things up by breaking out the playing cards and having a festive flutter among friends?

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Wales Rugby Team Were Banned From Playing Three Card Brag

Monday, Oct. 25th 2010 9:33 PM

Over the years there have been many stories told about high-stakes three card brag games, many featuring prolific sportsmen so when I heard that the Wales rugby team were banned from playing three card brag back in 1999 I was intrigued.

It was on the tour of Argentina in ’99 in a temperamental tour bus on a hot and dusty country road in South America where we begin our story. The team, which featured players such as Neil Jenkins, Shane Howarth and Colin Charvis, were travelling across a hot and arid Argentina on a bus that found the heat and dust too much of a strain and therefore spent much time parked up cooling down. It was on this laborious journey that a game of three card brag is alleged to have gotten out of hand.

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Welcome To 3 Card Brag

Sunday, Sep. 5th 2010 12:09 PM

Welcome to this new site, which aims to be your source for information and reviews for the popular game of 3 Card Brag. I say popular, I mean out there in the pubs, clubs, homes and gaming dens of the UK. So far it’s not yet popular online, but we think that’s set to change. We think there’s going to be a Brag revolution, and we want to be your guide to it.

The earlier signs are there – a new interest from a UK bookie, Betfred, in promoting and getting people playing the game online could snowball in to the next big gaming thing online. Why? Well, the games appealing in a number of ways. For those that enjoy their poker, they might fancy a quicker paced change of pace, and Brag is the ideal candidate.

Beginners looking to dip their toe in the world of online poker might also find Brag appealing as its gameplay is very similar, but much simpler than Poker. Cutting teeth on 3 Card Brag is an ideal way to limber up and get strategic about playing and betting on Poker.

We’d love to see the game take off, and have the sort of exposure that Poker currently enjoys. Given its deep seated place in the hearts of British card players, we hope it’s not to long before we start seeing some great online 3 Card Brag sites open up, and the range of tournaments Poker players enjoy offered to Brag players also. These are exciting times, and we hope just the start of something big, something to Brag about.

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