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Bracelet or Millions? Dwan is Taking the Money

31 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Every year at the WSOP Main Event, the question is always asked whether you would rather have the money or the WSOP bracelet. Until recent years, the answer was largely "I want the bracelet. " Now it is shifting more to the "give me the $8 Million. " So far at this year's WSOP, two faces that have not been seen at the tables are Tom Dwan and Doyle Brunson.
Categories: 2012 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan

Women Being Told to Piss Off Over WSOP Bathroom Situation

1 30 May 2012 , By: compncards
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A little subdrama that has been going on at the 2012 WSOP over the first couple of days has been the bathroom situation. Essentially, what has happened is that the men have more bathrooms than the ladies. On Day 1 both main hallway bathrooms near the Pavilion Room were designated as men's bathrooms and the ladies had to hoof it down to the dealer's entrance in order to use the restroom. On Day 2 it appeared that one of those bathrooms at the dealer's entrance got changed to a men's room and that out of six potential restrooms, women only have two now and none in the tournament area.
Categories: 2012 World Series fo Poker, 2012 WSOP

2012 WSOP Kicks Off and WSOP TD Gets Rid of Extra Baggage

28 May 2012 , By: compncards
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The 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off earlier today with the Casino Employees Event. This will be the slowest day at the WSOP for a while as it is the only event running today, meaning that tomorrow is when the Rio will start to get a little crazy. So far, it appears that the numbers for the event will be a bit down. Right now there are around 733 players registered for the event and as such will have a decent drop off from the 850 players from last year.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP, Jack Effel Loses Weight, Jack Effel Weight Loss

Uses for Your Full Tilt Installation CD's

25 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, I was looking for a small mirror and wound up grabbing an old Full Tilt installation cd.   Probably the first time I have ever used it for any purpose whatsoever. It got me to thinking about the millions of disks around the world that are now just collecting dust.   There has got to be something more to do with them than just junk them right?  Here are some ideas.
Categories: Full Tilt Instalation CD, Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt Target Practice

The Micros Reimaged as a Web Cartoon Strip

17 May 2012 , By: compncards
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It appears that The Micros has decided to abandon the concept of online web series in lieu of a web comic series. I won't say that I am shocked by this considering the deteriorating quality of the web series or the fact that they don't have any financial "motivation" to keep a web series running. The great thing about the new comic series is that we should get a regular stream of content for the wildly popular series. In addition, they should be able to crank out quality material without having to shove weeks or months of material in one episode.
Categories: The Micros

My Nominations for the 2012 Women in Poker Hall of Fame

17 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Nominations for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame[http://womenspokerhalloffame. com/wiphof/nominations/] are now being accepted and I have once again filled out my nomination for this year's class. Anyone that knows me or has followed my blogs should not be surprised at one of my nominations and anyone that knows my appreciation for poker's past should not be surprised of my other nomination. My first nomination was for Annie Duke.
Categories: Annie Duke, Nani Dollison, WIPHOF, Women in Poker Hall of Fame

WSOP Now Allowing You to Speak and Celebrate in Moderation

2 9 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Some of you that watched the live coverage of the 2011 WSOP Main Event may remember Daniel Negreanu throwing a mild tantrum when he wasn't allowed to talk during a hand at the featured table. When this went down, I voiced my opinion that I would not be surprised to see that rule changed before the 2012 WSOP. I wish I had put some money on that.
Categories: 2012 WSOP, Anti-Celebration Rule, Daniel Negreanu, Hevad Khan, Hevad Khan Rule, WSOP 2012

The WSOP Goes Down Under

1 1 May 2012 , By: compncards
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When the World Series of Poker expanded to Europe, some of us wondered if that would be the first step in the WSOP offering bracelet events worldwide. That day has finally arrived as the WSOP announced on Monday that the WSOP Asia-Pacific will commence in April 2013. The event will be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia and will feature five bracelet events its first year. The deal that was announced was a multi-year one, so this is not just a one-time event.
Categories: 2013 WSOP, 2013 WSOP Asia-Pacific, Crown Casino, WSOP Asia-Pacific, WSOP Australia

Amarillo Slim Last of a Breed Poker Will Never See Again

1 30 April 2012 , By: compncards
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On Sunday, the poker world lost one of its legendary road gamblers as Amarillo Slim passed away at the age of 83. I didn't know Slim and only got to cover him one time, but the one time I did get to cover him at the 2008 WSOP ended up producing a story that was classic Slim. Most of you know which company I worked with in 2008 covering the event. One of our field reporters, Neal, was easily the tallest guy on our field reporter staff.
Categories: Amarillo Slim, Amarillo Slim Dies

Things to Do Instead of Trolling 2+2 Forums

1 27 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Yesterday, TwoPlusTwo forums were shut down after a hacker proved that he had the ability to both access email addresses and decrypt passwords. Most of the evening was spent by 2+2 members obsessing over passwords and overcoming withdrawal symptoms.  Personally, I went to an auction. The forum remains closed while they work on a way to patch things up.
Categories: 2+2 Forum Hack, 2+2 Forum Outage, 2+2 Forums
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