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Erik Seidel Wins Me $100 - And He Also Won the NBC National Heads-Up Title

7 March 2011 , By: compncards
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The 2011 NBC National Heads-Up Championship has now concluded and I figured I would take a few moments to comment on the weekend. First, I realize that I got my initial overall pick wrong. Ivey disappointed me with an early first round exit, but my back-up pick of Erik Seidel came through. So apparently this wasn't the year Mizrachi had a deep run in the bracket.
Categories: Andrew Robl, Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel, Jonathan Duhamel, NBC National Heads-Up Championship

Phil Ivey Sucks - Erik Seidel to Win NBC National Heads-Up Title

5 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Things were going pretty well for me until the last bracket last night. The first three brackets saw 5 out of 6 of my picks for the elite 8 advance. Then disaster struck during the spades bracket. Phil Ivey fell to Dan Cates.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Cates, Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Heads-up poker, Jason Mercier, NBC National Heads-Up Championship, Phil Ivey

My NBC National Heads-Up Championship Predictions

4 March 2011 , By: compncards
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The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship kicks off today at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Normally, I don't go too deep in covering this type of event other than giving whom I think will win. This year is different since I actually have some money riding on this thing. I'm currently part of the little bracket contest that @kevmath is holding for the event.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Emmitt Smith, Heads-up poker, Jason Mercier, NBC National Heads-Up Championship, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Is Swedetooth the Biggest Luckbox in Poker History?

7 1 March 2011 , By: compncards
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A few weeks ago, micro grinder "Swedetooth" came out of literally nowhere to take down the Sunday MegaMillions and $1. 2 Million. It was BY FAR one of the greatest upsets in online poker history. He was heads-up with pocket kings against G1LD3NSTRN and after an ace hit the board, he decided to shove.
Categories: BALLS!, REALTommyPhuoc, Sunday MegaMillions, Swedetooth, Swedetooth is a luckbox, The Micros

I Would Have Called

28 February 2011 , By: compncards
First, let me give DodgyFish72 all the props in the world for an amazing comeback against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom yesterday. He was down over $10,000 at the halfway point of the PokerStars[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/poker/poker-stars/] SuperStar Showdown and battled back to pull even with one hand left.
Categories: DodgyFish72, Isildur1, PokerStars, SuperStar Showdown Challenge, Viktor Blom

Norm MacDonald Isn't As Bad As We Thought - He's Worse

5 28 February 2011 , By: compncards
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A few weeks ago, it was announced that Norm MacDonald was going to be the new host of High Stakes Poker. Back then, I said I thought this would be a bad move. While I believed what I wrote, I never expected the performance I listened to last night. [assets/Uploads/Blog/Godzilla-Facepalm.
Categories: Epic Fail, Face Palm, Godzilla, High Stakes Poker, HSP, Norm MacDonald, Norm McDonald

Poker and Morality - Would You Use a SuperUser Account?

25 February 2011 , By: compncards
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I was listening to Donkdown Radio last night regarding the latest on the UltimateBet cheating scandal and an interesting question was posed by one of the callers. The question was, if you somehow acquired a superuser account, would you use it? I think that many of us would strongly consider using the account, especially if we thought we could get away with the money like Russ and company have. Why do I think this you ask?  Simply put, when it comes to money and poker, winning money takes precedence over all else. I know many of you out there are thinking that you would never do that and you could not sleep at night.
Categories: Cheating in Poker, Donkdown Radio, superuser account, UB Cheating Scandal, Ultimatebet

Shutting Down Brothels = Job Growth According to Reid

24 February 2011 , By: compncards
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So let me get this straight, Harry Reid is for online poker, but he is against legalized brothels. On Tuesday, Reid addressed the Nevada State Legislature and said that brothels should be shut down because they are stifling job growth in Nevada. He claims that getting rid of them will get rid of the tarnished image of the state. Really? Legalized sex is the reason Nevada has a tarnished image? Yes, when I hear people talk about Nevada, I hear them say "You know, I would go out there except for those damned brothels.
Categories: Harry Reid, Legalized Brothels, Sex Industry

Sorel Mizzi Accused of Cheating Yet Again - In Other News, The Sky is Blue

23 February 2011 , By: compncards
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It looks like there is a new allegation of cheating involving Sorel Mizzi. This time the accusations stem from John Racener. Actually, the accusation came from Shaun Deeb who was speaking for Racener on 2+2. Essentially, it boils down to Racener and Mizzi were playing high stakes Chinese Poker and Racener says he caught Mizzi dealing from the bottom of the deck.
Categories: Cheating in Poker, Chinese Poker, John Racener, PCA, Sorel Mizzi
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