$75,000 worth of stolen cards in Austin

The Magic: The Gathering community has been long a well-spring of poker talent, with top names like bracelet champs Brock Parker, Eric Froehlich and David Williams, making the conversion to poker and putting up successful results.


Poker might have a more suspicious reputation than their distant cousin, but an example on Sunday revealed that Magic is not resistant to a bit of criminal roguery as well. On 24th January, burglars stole about US$ 75000 worth of Magic cards from Pat’s Games in Austin in Texas, reported Katie Urbaszewski of Austin American-Statesman.
Magic cards are bought and sold on a daily basis among private parties, over the internet as well as at auctions. Rare cards such as “Ancestral Recall” as well as “Black Lotus” could get thousands in this type of transactions, with one of the latter going for a US$ 27302 in an auction in 2013. Most such highly valued cards are stopped from contest and they are sought after mostly for their rarity.

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Laura Chao, average poker player

Laura Chao was born in United State. She started playing poker in the year 2000. In the starting of her poker carrier she player three poker tournaments of Limit Hold’Em. She played her first poker tournament in the middle of year 2000.

The event was California State Poker Classic Event #1 – limit Hold’em. In this event she was ranked 5th and she won $8,570. After that she played Heavenly Hold’em Tournament Event #8 – Limit Hold’Em. In this event also she ranked 5th and won $4,383. After this she played her last tournament of the year which was National Championship of Poker Limit Hold’em. In this event she was ranked 4th and had won $4,360 as price money.

After year 2000 she took a gap of one year and returned back in 2002. In the year 2002 she played three more tournaments. This year her rank was quit low as compared to her pervious tournaments. The event was LA (Los Angeles) Poker classic Event #1 limit Hold’em. In this event she ranked 19th and won a prize money of $2,691. After this she played the Annual World Series of Poker Event #2 –WSOP Limit Hold’em. In this event she ranked 8th and won $22,940. Continue Reading