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"A {{Poker}} Comic with Positive Expected Value." (Hint: +EV is the common abbreviation for "positive expected value".) About professional online poker player Corbin, his family, his poker buddies and several prominent poker players.

The comic is [[http://ultimategrinders.com/ultimatecomics/archive/year here]]. You can find the old strips on KeenSpot [[http://plusev.keenspot.com here.]]
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!!Contains examples of the following tropes:

%%* AntiPoopSocking: Averted (yes), [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060927.html here]].
* BeginnersLuck: Seems to be the explanation for the successes of, if not Scarlett, then at least for Harold and Clancy.
* CatchPhrase: Violet's "I think I want a divorce" qualifies to the point she lampshades it [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20090913.html when Corbin calls her a "dink" in a text message.]]
* CamWhore: OK, so Violet presents her bikini photos in her blog. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070516.html See here.]]
* ChildProdigy: Scarlett, who's following in her father's footsteps.
%%* CuteKitten: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061101.html Dolly]]
* DystopianEdict: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070423.html But why are people punished by hanging just for *mentioning* poker??]]
%%* EverythingsBetterWithLlamas: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20071019.html here.]]
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Amazia.
%%* FanDisservice: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20080319.html here]]. With Harold, of course.
* FanService: Sometimes, [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060908.html here with Violet.]]
%%* FatIdiot: Harold. Oh God, Harold.
%%* TheFool: Harold and Clancy.
%%* FunnyForeigner: The Finn-lander Konsta.
* {{GIRL}}: [[GenreSavvy Corbin knows this trope.]] [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070723.html See here.]]
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070806.html How it begins...]]
%%* GodwinsLaw: Kind of. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20080408.html See here.]]
%%* GoofyPrintUnderwear: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060918.html here.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Scarlett declares that poker and [[ShowWithinAShow Princess Amazia]] are her two favorite things, and she couldn't do without either. Then Amazia [[AnAesop comes out against]] gambling.
* HouseRules: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070928.html Be careful to play against Konsta with his own deck.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061023.html Fortunately, just a dream.]]
%%* JerkAss: Corbin, [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20090125.html occasionally.]]
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070413.html here.]]
%%* KonamiCode: Referenced [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20080111.html here]].
* MouthFlaps: A peculiar aversion despite this being an animation trope: The characters' mouths are usually closed when they speak in this comic's particular style.
* MushroomSamba: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061215.html So, Harold owes the Goombas hundred dimes, and they'll kill him if he can't pay?]]
--> [[ThisIsReality "Um, Harold, those are fictional characters in a video game."]]
%%* {{Oktoberfest}}: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060920.html here.]]
* PerpetualPoverty: Harold and Clancy win millions in poker, but shit it all away.
%%* PinkGirlBlueBoy[=/=]PrincessesPreferPink: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061127.html Scarlett's computer.]]
* PrimalScene: Seems to have happened off-strip, since Scarlett knows about the game that only mommies and daddies can play. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060818.html See here.]]
* ProfessionalGambler: Corbin, and several members of the supporting cast.
* RickRoll: Done in RealLife [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20090803.html here]]. Yes, there is such a thing as a real life rickroll.
* ScaryBlackMan: Clancy knows about this trope, [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070824.html but doesn't really understand it.]]
* ShoutOut: To ''Series/AmericanIdol'' [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070202.html here]], ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070423.html here]], ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20080125.html here]]
* SnapBack: Harold wins a lot of money and loses it again, loses weight and gains it again... and so on.
* SoapOpera: Violet is a fan of ''OneLifeToLive''.
* SpeedSex: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060918.html Corbin can do it twice in five minutes!]]
%%* TheStoner: Harold and Clancy, [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070706.html apparently]].
%%* StylisticSuck: Corbin's comic.
* TakeThat: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20080715.html Is Gold Coast really that shitty? No idea.]]
* ThemeNaming: Corbin's wife's name is Violet. Her first daughter is Scarlett, which is a shade of red. [[CaptainObvious And violet is a mixture of red and blue.]] So it was logical to give their second daughter a name that's a shade of blue, and thus she was named... Ultramarine!
%%* ThirdPersonPerson: Konsta.
%%* TitleDrop: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060908.html Here.]]
%%* ToiletHumor: Especially if Harold is involved. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070903.html See here.]]
%%* WackyCravings: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070504.html here.]]
* [[ShowWithinAShow Webcomic within a webcomic]]: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070319.html "The Degenerate."]]
* WorldOfPun: The puns are mostly {{Poker}}-related. [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20070305.html Big Blind]], [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20081009.html Pocket Pear]]...
* WritersCannotDoMath: [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20060906.html Play poker too long, and you'll forget how to count to twenty. Even if you were a mathematician before.]]
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