Thursday, December 07, 2006

Oops --- Bluff Magazine's "Coolest Thing Ever" Might Not Make It to Planned Feb. '07 Announcement

From the "Dammit, I didn't mean to post this" file....

The following is appearing this morning at the following link, at PRWeb:

Poker Pro Labs Becomes Bluff Magazine's Official Online Poker Calculator Provider

Wed Dec 6, 7:00 AM ET

San Francisco, CA (PRWeb) February 2, 2007 -- Poker Pro Labs, a leader in online poker calculator and tracking technology, has become Bluff Magazine's official poker calculator provider. The web based calculator gives players the odds of winning a particular hand in various situations. Unlike most poker calculators, this calculator allows you to determine the percentage and odds of winning without knowing your opponents' hands.

"We are very excited about being selected by Bluff Magazine as its official online poker calculator. The Poker Odds calculator has an easy to use drag and drop interface and the ability to determine odds of winning for both known and unknown opponents' hands. These features make it one of the best calculators available today and a great addition to Bluff Magazine's website." says Alex Iosilevsky, CEO of Poker Pro Labs.

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this is connected to the "Coolest Thing Ever" touted by Bluff in a separate press release last week. How else can one explain the "February 2, 2007" date of the release? The "Coolest Thing Ever," being promoted with pomp and circumstance by Bluff here, actually debuts on February 1st, but only yesterday Bluff also announced its purchase of, one of the most prominent reservoirs of online tournament results.

It's not so farfetched to surmise that the ballyhooed "Coolest Thing Ever" is a drag-and-drop application that combines information on players' historical performances with the odds within any given hand, running in live time, either adjacent to or superimposed over the tables from selected online sites. The odds calculator online is neat but hardly unique, and therefore not quite worthy of the marketing push; Pokerbility, to cite just one example, is a similar product.

Then again, I could be full of it. Only time will tell.

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