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New Cheating Allegations Arise With UB - Anyone Surprised?

19 October 2010 , By: compncards
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There appears to be yet ANOTHER accusation of cheating against UltimateBet, now known as UB. As you may know, there is a legal fight going on between Excapsa Software (UltimateBet's Original Owners pre name change to UB), Tokwire Enterprises (acquired UB from Excapsa via a company called Blast Off), and Blanca Games (the folks that actually had the balls to buy the Cereus Network. ) Blast Off quit paying Excapsa after the cheating scandal broke in 2007 and Excapsa thinks that Blast Off is having its assets transferred out so that they become unable to pay the remaining portion of the $120 Million due them. The following was discovered in legal documents: “The Tokwiro Group and its management recently alleged that they are the victims of a “newly discovered” cheating incident dating back to 2004 which caused former Chief Joe Norton to abandon the internet gaming business and has given rise to new alleged claims against Excapsa.
Categories: Blanca Games, Blast Off, Excapsa, UB, Ultimate Bet Cheating Scandal

Scott Montgomery Robbed at Knife Point

13 October 2010 , By: compncards
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It looks like Scott Montgomery has become the victim of a mugging at the Bellagio. The following were his tweets regarding the incident: "Got mugged today at Bellagio. Black guy pulled a knife on me in the restroom. I gave him the $2k in my wallet and he left.
Categories: Scott Montgomery

Doyle Likes Seidel for the Poker Hall of Fame

8 October 2010 , By: compncards
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Doyle Brunson posted to his blog today his thoughts for the Poker Hall of Fame. You can go over and read his blog for yourself, but here are some of the highlights. 1. He thinks that Scotty Nguyen's behavior is going to keep him out the hall.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

PokerStars Wusses Out - Full Tilt to Follow?

1 8 October 2010 , By: compncards
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For those of you hiding under a rock, PokerStars announced earlier in the week that they are no longer serving Washington State residents for real money gaming. This came from the WA Supreme Court's decision that the law that bans online gambling was not unconstitutional. They upheld the law and PokerStars decided that it was time to get out. So many Washington players headed over to Full Tilt to chill out with Ivey and the boys.
Categories: Full Tilt, PokerStars, Washington State

WSOP Europe Bracelets "Not Real Bracelets" According to Savage

2 29 September 2010 , By: compncards
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The debate on whether a WSOP Europe bracelet is indeed a valid bracelet or not has reached a new level.   Matt Savage was recently quoted on This Week in Poker as saying the following about bracelets won outside of Vegas: "I don't like it.  I don't think it's like a real bracelet. "  And "The World Series was founded in Vegas, and that's kind of what it's about.
Categories: Matt Savage, Phil Laak, Ty Stewart, World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, WPT, WSOP, WSOP-E

Put Retirement Talk on Hold - Gus Hansen Wins First Bracelet

26 September 2010 , By: compncards
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Recently, I wrote an article about Gus Hansen and whether it was time for him to retire. [http://www. pokerjunkie. com/poker-blog/pro-players/gus-hansen-maybe-its-time-to-retire] Well, I guess we can hold off the retirement plans for a while as Hansen just delivered a healthy helping of "Fuck you compncards" by winning the £10,350 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Heads-Up at the World Series of Poker Europe.
Categories: Gus Hansen, WSOP, WSOP Europe, WSOP-E

Phil Ivey is Officially Motivated - Look Out Poker World

23 September 2010 , By: compncards
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Phil Ivey is officially motivated. Uh oh. Look out poker world! Normally, I don't watch a lot of fluff videos from various poker sites, but there was one that I watched today where Gloria Balding was interviewing Ivey and when she asked him what was next for him in poker, he said: "Well, um, I guess now.
Categories: Chip Reese, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, WSOP bracelets

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #20 - Chris Moneymaker

22 September 2010 , By: compncards
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The first player on my list of the 20 most influential people in poker really needs no introduction. In 2003, Chris Moneymaker came out of nowhere to win the Main Event after winning his entry via PokerStars. His win ushered in a whole new era known as the "Poker Boom" during which players numbering in the millions turned to the game of poker. [assets/Uploads/Blog/Chris-Moneymaker.
Categories: Chris Moneymaker, Poker Boom

Who Are the Most Influential People in Poker?

1 19 September 2010 , By: compncards
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Who are the most influential people in the world of poker? This is a question that is posed from time to time by different media organizations and I think it's time that I tackle this burning question. Ok, maybe it isn't so much a burning question as an interesting exercise in opinion. But over the next few months, I will be bringing you a series of blogs covering who I believe are the 20 most influential people in the world of poker. Now when I say the word influential, I am not necessarily referring to being influential in a positive way.
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