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I like to use bee jumbo index when dealing a home game of blackjack or mini baccarat. When I host a poker game I use 100% PVC (Copag jumbo index) cards, people on here will know how long paper cards last on a long game.
 

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People play baccarat still? I mean, even James Bond switched to NLHE in Casino Royale...
 

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Pre-USPC KEMs and whatever those Fourniers were that HQ was selling a while ago. Those are my top 2 faves at the moment.
 

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Gemaco Super-Flex and Fournier Congress are my current favorites, by far. I typically like bridge-size regular index cards best (although my eyes prefer jumbo index, my brain doesn't....).

Still haven't tried Modiano Platinum Acetate, but haven't found what I felt was competitive pricing compared to the above two brands.
 

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My favorite decks right now are:

Poker size, reg index, Desjins Victorian, Cartamundi Casino Plastic bridge, reg index, and really digging my new setup of Bicycle prestige, green and burgundy.

Most disappointing decks: Kems. I really need to get my hand on a pre-USPC set to compare. I just bought two Kem setups a few weeks ago ( Gold and black arrows and Jacquard bridge) and they just bow so easily compared to other plastic cards. Very disappointing.
 
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My new favorite is Fournier Congress -- bridge size with a not-too-large large index and feels great in the hand.
 

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I have the most setups of Copag 1546, Bicycle Prestige, and low/medium grade Modianos - all of which are great - but my favorite setups (of those I own) are probably Modiano Platinum Acetate, Dal Negro Freedom, and Fournier Tribus.

I prefer poker size, regular index, which limits my options a bit. It seems like there are more varieties of poker/jumbo or bridge size.
 

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My new favorite is Fournier Congress -- bridge size with a not-too-large large index and feels great in the hand.

Marsha nailed it right on the head. Another bridge-sized card that I love is the Modiano Poker Club cards. They have a 'large' index, which is somewhere between regular and jumbo-sized pips. I'll post a picture shortly.
 

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i only use bridge/jumbo

Fournier/ da vinci/ gemaco

although i do have about 30 sets to choose from
 

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Marsha nailed it right on the head. Another bridge-sized card that I love is the Modiano Poker Club cards. They have a 'large' index, which is somewhere between regular and jumbo-sized pips. I'll post a picture shortly.

Of the bridge size cards I have, these are my favourites. Unfortunately, I do not believe the eBay seller I bought my setup from will ship to Canada anymore. :(
 

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I so wanted to love those cards but my experience has been different from you guys'... Although they look and feel good, both of my set ups got warped/bowed in just a few games... In comparison, I've been rotating Copags and Fourniers WSOP for a lot longer, in the same environment without any issues ta all... I keep the cards in their cases btw...

Oh, those were my attempt at a bridge/jumbo option as well... Confirmed: I'm still a poker/jumbo guy myself...


My new favorite is Fournier Congress -- bridge size with a not-too-large large index and feels great in the hand.
 

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Copag bridge/reg index. Love the feel and the looks. Tried Modiano, KEM, Fournier, Del Negro, Desjgn, Bicycle Prestige, etc. I always come back to Copag. My first deck was a weird artsy version (bicentennial?), which had squiggly pips and strange artistic face cards...i hated it. But I love the standard Copag cards.
 

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Modiano Platinum Acetates FTW

I tried a great number of decks out with my crew, over a couple of games, and we always wound up back with playing the Modiano PAs by the end of the night.
 

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I have EPT and WSOP Fourniers, and I have to say that I prefer them over my Modiano PA's, but not by much. I just wish they were more widely available (no retailers in Canada carry Fournier...).
 

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My first setup of Da Vincis came in last week, and I have a game coming up to test them out. Also got my first "modern" KEMs to see if I don't like them any more.
 

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My first setup of Da Vincis came in last week, and I have a game coming up to test them out. Also got my first "modern" KEMs to see if I don't like them any more.
I think Da Vincis feel great but not my favorite designs on either side of the card.
 

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Aren't Da Vincis rebranded Modianos Nomad? They feel the same to me but I might be wrong...

My first setup of Da Vincis came in last week, and I have a game coming up to test them out. Also got my first "modern" KEMs to see if I don't like them any more.
 

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Pre-USPC KEMs and Fourniers.

Bridge size. Regular index.

I have only one setup by Fournier, the rest are WSOP/Foxwoods/Circleback KEMs.

I'm not a big fan of Copags, they don't handle as well as the Fourniers and KEMs. Never tried the Desjgns or Modianos.

I am a big fan of the black Copag cutcards with gold lettering though. Best cutcards I've ever used. Flexible, durable, 100% opaque, and easily identifiable by touch from the playing cards.
 

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Modiano Platinum Acetates are by far my favs. Yes, I believe you are correct about the Da Vincis/rebrand. I have several setups of Davincis which are great, but I prefer the designs on the Modianos
 

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Wow kind of overwhelming favorable responses for Modiano Platinums. I don't have any yet as I am planning on winning a setup in a couple of days, but I will be ordering some in the near future. I have been using Prestige setups for years now but I definitely want to expand into other brands. I do have a set of Desjgn Classic Victorians on the way but have never seen/used them in person. I chose these over the Modiano's for now purely based on looks. Hopefully they are a decent card.
 

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Fournier WSOP for me! Followed by Fournier bridge size.

Quite fond of Piatnik too.
 
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