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Jim McManus is an Antique

18 March 2012 , By: compncards
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I just came back home from a short trip to Richmond. Before I came back today, I checked out a multi-vendor thrift store to see if I could find any items for cheap either to offer in my online store or to add to my collection. I went into this one vendor section that was clearly a collectibles and antiques section. This vendor didn't quite understand the concept of thrift store as he was easily the most expensive vendor in the shop.
Categories: Antique Shopping, Antiques, Positively Fifth Street

Bodog to Offer the Equivalent of TV Poker With Hole Cards

1 16 March 2012 , By: compncards
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Bodog now has a feature that allows you to request the hole cards of players at your table 24 hours after a hand is completed. The company decided to do this to address the concerns of players regarding collusion. However, I like the statement that they made regarding the new feature. Bodog said that, "Once all the noise of whining poker 'pros' who could no longer use software allowing access to data on how you play your game against Bodog players died down the only credible complaint was the threat of collusion," Very nice.
Categories: Bodog, Collusion in Poker, Hand Histories, Online Hole Cards

Poker Backers Should Be More Like Auction Hunters

15 March 2012 , By: compncards
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Recently, I have begun to take part in local auctions. At these auctions, I have come across numerous interesting finds and have picked up various antiques and treasures that can either make me a few bucks or will be something I can hold onto to gain future value. Part of my ability to find these items is based on knowledge of the products and then acting according to that knowledge. After attending a few of these auctions, I started trying to make parallels between auctions and poker.
Categories: auction hunters, auctions, backing in poker, backing poker players, poker backers

Bodog Indicted - Are We Surprised?

28 February 2012 , By: compncards
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By now, most of you know that Bodog. com and its founder Calvin Ayre was indicted as well as three other defendants. This indictment didn't really shock or surprise me, or really anyone that has followed online poker's legal battle since last year. The real surprise comes in the fact that it took them 10 months to file this indictment.
Categories: Bodog, Bodog Indictment, Bodog.com, Calvin Ayre, Calvin Ayre Indictment, DOJ

What Was Doyle Thinking?

1 22 February 2012 , By: compncards
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I'd really like to know what Doyle Brunson is thinking. I'm sure that many of you by now have read Doyle's recent Blog[http://doylebrunson. com/blog/] post but for those of you that haven't, he essentially says while Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson made "terrible mistakes," he doesn't hold any ill-will towards them and thinks they should be welcomed back into the poker community. The fact that Doyle comes out supporting his friends doesn't surprise me.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Doyle Brunson, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey

Drew McIlvain Can Only Blame Himself for Chip Dumping Incident

18 February 2012 , By: compncards
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Drew McIlvain was recently kicked out of the Tunica WSOP Circuit Main Event for collusion in chip dumping from another player.   An interview with him and WSOP VP of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky is currently featured over at PokerNews. com with McIlvain giving his side of the story and Palansky explaining why they took action. The skinny of the article is as follows: A player suggested dumping his stack to McIlvain McIlvain never said no and continued to talk with him at length about it.
Categories: Chip Dumping, Drew McIlvain, Seth Palansky, Tunica WSOP Circuit, WSOP, WSOP Circuit, WSOP Circuit Tunica

Jonathan Duhamel's Bracelet Returned - Or Rather What's Left of It

17 February 2012 , By: compncards
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Well, there is good news and bad news in the Jonathan Duhamel home invasion case. The good news is that his 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet has been recovered.   The bad news is that it looks like this: Here is the shot of the back: My first reaction at seeing this was "Oh, no.   That sucks dude.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet, Jonathan Duhamel, Jonathan Duhamel home invasion
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