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The Dates for the 2011 WSOP Have Been Released

22 December 2010 , By: compncards
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The dates for the 2011 World Series of Poker have been released.   Woot!  Here is what we know so far via the press release sent today by the folks over at Caesars. 1.   The 2011 WSOP will be from May 31st to July 14, 2011.
Categories: 2011 World Series of Poker, 2011 WSOP

Erik Seidel Breaks Bad on "The Micros"

22 December 2010 , By: compncards
As most of you know, there is a new web based animated series called "The Micros" that follows three online grinders as they try to get out of the micros and become famous.   Well, as you know, in the pilot episode, the trio landed a score of $1 Million.   The next episode is due out next month, but in the meantime, a holiday special has been posted for the show with special guest star Erik Seidel.   All I am going to tell you is WATCH THIS! [youtube]http://www.
Categories: Erik Seidel, Full Tilt, The Micros

The Harry Reid Poker Bill Christmas Song

1 19 December 2010 , By: compncards
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We have seen the Harry Reid Poker Bill (#Reidbill) analyzed in every way possible, but have we seen it transformed into a Christmas song? Well now it has. Enjoy! Reid Bill Christmas Song (Sung to Do You Hear What I Hear) Said the grinder to the poker fan Do you see what I see? Way up on the hill poker fan Do you see what I see? A bill, a bill Heading for a fight Let's go tweet this to kevmath tonight Let's go tweet this to kevmath tonight Said the poker fan to his poker foes Do you hear what I hear? Marching through the hall poker foes Do you hear what I hear? A bill, A bill Setting players free Now let's go make Full Tilt more money Now let's go make Full Tilt more money Said the foes to the Senate king Do you know what I know? Up in congress mighty Senate king Do you know what I know? Your foes, your foes Sitting on their ass No chance in hell that this bill will ever pass No chance in hell that this bill will ever pass Said the king to the media fans Listen to what I say This bill is not dead media fans Listen to what I say The bill, the bill Will not go down without a fight Not sure when but it will pass some night The bill, the bill Hold on to it tight Perhaps some day Congress will get this right.
Categories: Christmas Music, Harry Reid Poker Bill

John Racener's Drunk Driving is NOT Good for Poker

12 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Early Saturday evening, I saw a news blurb on Wicked Chops Poker[http://wickedchopspoker. com/john-racener-arrested-for-third-dui-mugshot/] regarding John Racener being arrested for his THIRD DUI charge.   After doing a little digging, I discovered that this is his third DUI charge in the last five years.   Anyone that knows me well knows my views about alcohol, but this is a case where anyone with any sense at all has to agree that John Racener needs some serious help.
Categories: 2010 WSOP Main Event, John Racener, John Racener Dui

eBay Removes Eskimo Clark's 1999 WSOP Bracelet After Auction Closes

2 8 December 2010 , By: compncards
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As most of you know, Eskimo Clark's 1999 WSOP bracelet recently sold for $4,050 on eBay. Those that follow my blog and Twitter also know that I was one of the bidders on the bracelet and stopped pursuing it after the bidding exceeded $4,000. Granted, had I known that $4,100 would have won the item, I may have bid again. In the end, it looks like it may have been a good thing I didn't win it as eBay sent me a notice today stating that the item was REMOVED from eBay.
Categories: 1999 WSOP, Ebay, Eskimo Clark

Just When You Thought Sick Beats Only Happened Online

6 December 2010 , By: compncards
So, what's the worst bad beat you've ever taken in poker? Did you get your full house beat by another full house? Perhaps you got your full house cracked by quads? Well, at the PartyPoker World Open this year, Andrew Robl had his quads cracked by. wait for it.
Categories: Andrew Robl, Bad Beat, Toby Lewis

Online Poker Legalization Nearly a Reality?

1 6 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada has introduced the Internet Poker Act of 2010 that would effectively make online poker legal.   While many poker players and companies are waiting with anticipation for the passage of this bill, I figured I would take a couple of minutes and review what this new bill would mean for internet poker as it currently stands. First, only existing casinos, race tracks, and slot machine makers will be authorized to have a license within the first two years after the bill being passed.   Furthermore, existing online poker rooms are prohibited from transferring their assets to a licensed entity.
Categories: Harry Reid, Internet Poker Act of 2010, Legalized Online Poker

Hot Chick Not Named Liv Boeree Wins USA Coop Event

2 25 November 2010 , By: compncards
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So the year of the woman continues, and this time a hot female player not named Liv Boeree has won an event. (Sorry, I know some of you think Vanessa Selbst is hot, but not my cup of tea. ) Christina Lindley (@lindleyloo on twitter) took down event #4 of PokerStars’ USA Coop, a $750k Guaranteed NL Holdem Event. She bested a field of 1,114 players to take the title and $127,500.
Categories: Christina Lindley, lindleyloo, Liv Boeree

Back at the Taj Again

1 18 November 2010 , By: compncards
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I am presently blogging to you from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. I decided to make my almost annual trip up here during the United States Poker Championship to check out the cash game and the tournament action. A lot of people complain about the Taj Mahal, but personally, I love the poker room here. While I do not long for the days when you had to carry a gun on you to a card room, I do not like what many poker rooms have become.
Categories: Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship
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