My newest iPhone app – Lightning Calc. Calculate the distance and approximate location of lightning strikes.

Now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the Apple App Store.

http://bit.ly/bvNtN9

A new version, 2.0.1, is available from the App Store. This is just minor bug fixes including the fixing the overvalued Ace high bug.

http://www.techcrunch50.com/2009/penn-teller/

Enjoy a video the launch of another one of my projects – Penn & Teller Chat Magic Trick available now for the iPhone and iPod Touch. ptchat

If you have any issues with the app make sure none of your contacts have both the First & Last name blank.

The new version of Chinese Poker has been released for the iPhone and iTouch.

New features include:

  • playing against 3 other AI Players instead of heads up
  • stats charts view to track your progress
  • improved AI engine
  • send hands by email to friends

This should be a free upgrade to all existing customers. Enjoy!

Seventeen Card Chinese Poker BETA Screen Shot

Coming in 4-6 weeks to an iPhone near you!

The new version has support for Naturals and a learning mode.

chinesepoker_hand4Phil Ivey playing Chinese Poker on the plane for $10,000 a point (or so hopes Barry!)

By way of Poker Road.

From How Much Does The Guy With Aces Have Left? comes a tail of Chinese Poker from Daniel.

It also helped that Chinese Poker was very good to me as I won 76k during the ride. As per our agreement, I (the big winner) had to pay for Howard’s (the big loser) flight which was fine by me! I don’t what it is about Chinese Poker, but lifetime, I run so good at that game it’s incredible and I’m absolutely certain that I don’t play perfectly.

It just doesn’t matter that much, the game is all luck if you have half a brain.

Well I might disagree with the statement that the game is all luck if you have half a brain although the edge between a good player and a great player is most likely very small.

http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/blogs/article/4648

On Thursday night I went to Roland De Wolfe’s suite at the “Wynn” to
play Chinese poker for $500 a point. I should have gone to bed as I
felt a bit sick, and I was super tired. We ended up playing in the Wynn
poker room for a few hours (I lost $5,500)…

Maybe Phil should buy a copy of my application for the iPhone?

And I didn’t even know they had Chinese Poker! Oh – it was setup in a private room.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/179/story/274841.html

Four men indicted Thursday in a high-tech gambling scheme rented a room at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to host private, high-stakes games of Chinese poker, backgammon and chess, authorities say. They rigged a nearby room with surveillance equipment and computers to cheat a high-roller out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Wonder what the cleaning staff thought when they saw the surveillance equipment in the room?