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Chip Reese Rule Shuts Out One of Poker's Greats - For Now

12 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, the Poker Hall of Fame announced that the "Chip Reese rule" is now in place. This means that a player must be at least 40 years old to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. What this also means is that the debate around Phil Ivey's induction will be effectively shelved for the next five years. To me, this is one of the biggest travesties in the history of the PHOF's existence.
Categories: Chip Reese, Chip Reese Rule, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

UB Cuts Full Roster of Pros as a Result of Black Friday

9 May 2011 , By: compncards
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The hammer has fallen on UB's roster of sponsored pros. Blanca Gaming released a statement saying that "Blanca’s executive management team today informed its roster of sponsored pros that, in accordance with the provisions of their agreements, their contracts have been terminated. " According to the press release: "The full list of affected pros is as follows: Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, “Hollywood” Dave Stann, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella. " I seriously doubt anyone is surprised at this.
Categories: Black Friday, Joe Sebok, UB

Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP Situation - But Why?

8 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu posted a blog[http://www. fullcontactpoker. com/poker-journal. php?subaction=showfull&id=1304809971&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&] on Saturday where he essentially called out the poker community as a whole for not blackballing UltimateBet (now UB and Absolute Poker) over the whole cheating scandal.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Live Poker, Online poker, UB, UB/AP

Redhead of the Month - May - Melanie Weisner

6 May 2011 , By: compncards
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This month's Redhead of the Month comes to you via Kevmath[http://twitter. com/#!/Kevmath]. I was having trouble finding redheads that were Jen Tilly in poker, and so I asked the all-knowing master of the poker knowledge for some help. Without blinking he said "Melanie Weisner?" So, this month's Redhead of the Month is Full Tilt Red Pro Melanie Weisner.
Categories: Black Friday, Kevmath, Melanie Weisner, Redhead of the Month

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #10 - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

5 May 2011 , By: compncards
Viktor Blom
Due to the April 15th indictments, I was forced to rethink the rest of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Poker list. In fact, the next player on the list fell about three spots as a result. Back in late 2009, a new player exploded on the scene. In a short amount of time, this player took a staggering $5 million from internet superstar Tom Dwan and instantly made himself a high-stakes legend.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Isildur1, PokerStars, SuperStar Showdown Challenge, Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom

Online Poker Indictments - When Does Skill Become the Predominate Factor in Poker?

1 3 May 2011 , By: compncards
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U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a House Judiciary Committee that the April 15th crackdown on online poker was "appropriate" according to the laws on the books. He said that “We have to enforce the law as it exists and there are laws on the books with regard to Internet gambling that we have to enforce.
Categories: Black Friday, Eric Holder, online poker indictments, skill vs luck

Indicted Online Poker Sites Returning Money Sooner Than Expected

1 May 2011 , By: compncards
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There is a really good chance that I am going to be wrong about the amount of time it will take players to get their money back from Full Tilt and PokerStars. As I discussed in my last blog[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/poker-blog/poker-news/black-friday-fallout-good-game-pokerstars], PokerStars is currently processing withdrawals from US players and there are reports from all over the US of players getting their funds back already.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Karak, online poker indictments, PokerStars, Scott Tom, UB

Black Friday Fallout - Good Game PokerStars

30 April 2011 , By: compncards
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As many of you know, Pokerstars is now processing withdrawals for US players. In fact, if you login, you will be forced to cash out your balance. I received my small PokerStars bankroll to my bank account on Friday. I only had $35 online as I took the other couple grand off months ago.
Categories: Black Friday, PokerStars

Hitting the Nuts Deals a Winning Hand

1 25 April 2011 , By: compncards
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A little over a month ago, I received a tweet about a new "poker comedy" that was coming out on DVD called "Hitting the Nuts. " It had won Best Feature Film at the Derby City Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Choice Award at the Cincinnati Film Festival last year. It was $14. 98 on the site with a release date of April 15th.
Categories: Ezekiel Yoder, Hitting the Nuts, Joe Boyd
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