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The WSOP Africa has Concluded - And Nobody Cares

1 2 November 2010 , By: compncards
WSOP Africa
The first ever WSOP themed event just concluded at the Emerald Casino in Gauteng, South Africa, and nobody gives a damn. You didn't know that there was to be a WSOP Africa event? You aren't alone. Back before the beginning of the 2010 WSOP, there was an announcement that the WSOP would hold an event in Africa. It was going to be the WSOP Africa.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP Africa, WSOP Circuit

Poker Needs More Hot Redheads

2 28 October 2010 , By: compncards
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I was up late, as usual, and I got to thinking about how that poker could be made better. Knowing me, it only took 45 seconds before the idea struck me. More redheads in poker. And hot redheads at that.
Categories: BJ Nemeth, Hot redheads, Nolan Dalla, Norman Chad, November Nine, WSOP

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #18 - Linda Johnson

2 27 October 2010 , By: compncards
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Continuing our look at the 20 most influential people in poker, we come to #18, Linda Johnson. Linda has been a part of the poker world for over three decades and is affectionately known by her peers as "The First Lady of Poker. " As a player, Johnson has amassed over $323,000 in live tournaments winnings. She has one bracelet that she won in the 1997 WSOP $1,500 Razz Event.
Categories: Linda Johnson, TDA, WPT

First WSOP Circuit Regional Championship Kicks Off Monday

25 October 2010 , By: compncards
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Monday will kick off the first ever Regional Championship in WSOP Circuit history. For those of you that don't know, the WSOP Circuit has revamped itself this year and players at each stop have a chance to win their way into a season-ending National Championship event that even awards a WSOP bracelet. Now, I applaud the WSOP for revamping their circuit events. The buzz around them has been great and the $10,000 Event Monday should draw a strong crowd.
Categories: Horseshoe Hammond, WSOP Bracelet, WSOP Circuit, WSOP Circuit Regional Championship, WSOPC

Too Many "Big Pot" Recaps

1 23 October 2010 , By: compncards
Chips
Is it me, or does there seem to be a lot more articles talking about this player or that player taking down a big pot or they won a couple hundred thousand, etc.    Now, I understand some of the articles that are involving big time players like Daniel Negreanu winning a decent amount on a Televised poker show.   That is more or less a show review with an angle.   However, what is up with telling us about xyz player winning a 100k pot on PokerStars or Full Tilt.
Categories: Big Pot Recaps, Big pots in poker, Online poker

New Allegation of Cheating at UB Revealed True - Spin Doctors at Work

23 October 2010 , By: compncards
Spin Doctors
The spin doctors are at work regarding the "newly discovered" instance of cheating involving UltimateBet, now UB. com. Blanca Games, the current new owner of the Cereus Network, made the following statement:. Blanca understands and believes that the incident referred to by the Liquidator dates back to 2004 when the ultimatebet.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Blanca Games, Spin Doctor, UB, UB Cheating Scandal, Ultimate Bet

Don't Be a Lemming in the Upcoming Election

21 October 2010 , By: compncards
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The Poker Player's Alliance put out a list of 58 candidates that they support in the upcoming election in November. I was looking at the list and the candidate they support in my area is by far one that is not well supported, especially after his voting record the last two years over major issues. I don't normally get into politics that much or speak my mind on it because it is usually a battle of people who think they cannot be wrong. But in this case, the PPA is trying to get you to go out and vote on the basis of one issue.
Categories: Mid-Term Elections, Poker Players Alliance, PPA

Why I Do Not Agree With Harrington's Hall of Fame Selection

20 October 2010 , By: compncards
Ivey
Yesterday, I told you guys about the new nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame. I saved my opinions until today so to give them their moment as that moment is definitely earned. Now that we all have had a day to process, I will give my reasons that the fact that Dan Harrington got into the Hall before Phil Ivey is utter BS. Reason #1.
Categories: Dan Harrington, Phil Ivey

2010 Poker Hall of Fame Class Exhibits True Class in Poker

19 October 2010 , By: compncards
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The Poker Hall of Fame announced it's new class today. Erik Seidel and Dan Harrington were both announced today to be the 2010 inductees to the Poker Hall of Fame. Dan Harrington is naturally deserving of enshrinement. He has two WSOP bracelets, including his 2005 Main Event win.
Categories: Dan Harrington, Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame
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