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BBC Science & Nature get two poker pros to tell
the secret science behind the game
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Maxfield walked away from Las Vegas with all that money, and he
didn't even win the game!
His thrilling three-hour session with Tuan Le, who is ranked Number
One in the world, was tightly poised for some time - and Paul could
even have snatched the $2.8m jackpot were it not for one card!
For some people, poker brings up images of smoky little rooms, with
shady types dabbling in large sums of money under a low light...
How wrong could they be?
The tournament that Paul took part in was a glitzy, televised affair
that was broadcast throughout the world.
The vast sums of money on offer to poker players, not to mention
the backdrops and locations where the tournaments take place indicate
that this is a moneyed industry!
of the entrants become minor celebrities, famous for their 'poker
styles' which are analysed by commentators - just like football,
rugby or golf!
Anyone can get involved in poker, and there are hundreds of online
games available. Remember though - you've got to be 18 to play!