Ray Bitar Given the Boot as Full Tilt CEO?
According to a post on Wicked Chops
Ray Bitar is out at Full Tilt Poker as the CEO and there is
a good chance that the Alderney Gambling Control Commission
will reinstate Full Tilt Poker's license. If the story from WCP proves to be true, this will be some
of the best news since it was announced that Full Tilt Poker
is in talks to sell controlling interest in the company. WCP made a great point about any new investor not wanting
someone running the company that was indicted by the U.
Full Tilt Poker,
2011 WSOP $50,000 Poker Player's Championship Day 4 - Hellmuth Cashes
Phil Hellmuth has finally done it. He has cashed in the
$50,000 Poker Player's Championship. With 17 players remaining, Hellmuth was the third short
stack and got into a three way hand with a very
short-stacked Robert Mizrachi. By seventh street, Phil only had a pair of nines, but
Mizrachi had all baby cards and a straight draw.
2011 WSOP Commentary - Is This Really the End for Doyle ?
It is very possible we have seen the end of an era in
tournament poker. Before the beginning of the 2011 WSOP $50,000 Poker Player's
Championship, Doyle Brunson stated the following on Twitter:
TexDolly @PokerLawyer *Thanks, you might be watching my last
tournament. If I don't play well (up to my standards), I may
retire from tournament poker. *
Doyle made it to Day 2 of the event, but failed to make Day
Is Jonathan Epstein the Biggest "Douchebag" in the History of Poker?
For those of you not following the $1k Ladies Event at the
2011 WSOP, there is one man remaining in the field. At the
time that I start to write this, Jonathan Epstein sits
around 7th in chips with 12 players left. He very well may be the first, and ironically the last, man
to ever make the Ladies Event final table in the history of
the World Series of Poker. Here is the question that many are asking: Is Jonathan
Epstein the biggest douchebag in the history of poker?
Many would say yes to this.
2011 WSOP Ladies Event,
WSOP Ladies Event
Full Tilt Poker In Negotiations to Sell Controlling Interests to European Investors
Remember how a couple of days ago I said that the Full Tilt
license revocation could be the first steps to players
getting their money back?
Now it appears that Full Tilt Poker is in negotiations to
sell controlling interest in the company to a European
investment group. According to an article in the LA Times,Â lawyers from
Full Tilt told the newspaper that a group of European
investors will front the money to pay back U. S. players and
in exchange they would get a majority stake in Pocket Kings,
Full Tilt's parent company.
Full Tilt Poker,
Full Tilt Poker Sale,
Full Tilt's License Revocation - First Steps or the Final Straw?
I got up this morning and one of my clients asked me to
write an article based on a link they sent me. It was not
2011 WSOP related, which was actually a welcome change. In case you are that guy living under the rock in the Geico
commercial, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission has
temporarily suspended Full Tilt Poker's
Alderney Gambling Control Commission,
Full Tilt Poker
6 Reasons I'm Happy I Skipped the 2011 WSOP
For the first time since 2006, I am not at the Rio this
summer for the 2011 World Series of Poker. I decided to take a year off from the travel, the running
around, and all that goes with working and living in Vegas
for the summer. At first, I thought I would miss being out there. I have
been out there every year I have been associated with either
playing semi-professionally or working in the media.
2011 World Series of Twitter Day 28 - The Epic Poker League Edition
Today's 2011 World Series of Twitter will be "epic. "
Federated Sports and Gaming have come up with the name for
their poker league. From this point on it will be called the
Epic Poker League. I'm actually serious here folks.
Epic Poker League,
World Series of Twitter
2011 WSOP Commentary - Has Aggression Killed the Game?
Susie Isaacs made an interesting comment in an interview she
gave yesterday to PokerNews. She said that she enjoys playing in the Seniors Event at the
World Series of Poker because it feels like "old timey
She said that it isn't a bunch of kids going "all-in,
all-in, all-in" all the time. That statement got me to thinking about my own poker playing
and my playing preferences.
2011 World Series of Twitter Day 4 - Flashers, Dr. Kevorkian & Nachos
Day 4 of the World Series of Twitter was the Six-Handed
Tweet Final Table. You didn't know there was a six-handed event? Well, let's
call this the "It's Friday and compncards is ready to get
off early" event. Kim Shannon kicks things off in *Seat 6*. She handled the
following situation about as creatively as I have heard:
kimshannon Some lunatic seriously just flashed me his penis
in the park.
2011 World Series of Poker,
2011 World Series of Twitter,