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Phil Laak Wins First Bracelet - WTF!?!?

17 September 2010 , By: compncards
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Congratulations to Phil Laak for winning his first bracelet. WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!? Phil Laak won a bracelet?!?!? O_O Yup, Phil Laak just took down Event #1 at the World Series of Poker Europe for his first bracelet and £ 170,802. He survived a stacked field of 244 players and a final table that included Chris Bjorin[http://www. pokerjunkie.
Categories: Phil Laak, World Series of Poker Europe, WSOP, WSOP-E Ceases Operations

3 16 September 2010 , By: compncards
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Word was released earlier Thursday that SpadeClub. com would cease operations and players were asked to move over to the ZEN Entertainment Network. As you may remember, SpadeClub was a subscription based poker room that CardPlayer setup back in 2008 that took action from the U. S.

Poker Site Campaign Ad Rejects

11 September 2010 , By: compncards
Antonius Full Tilt
I logged onto Full Tilt to play a little Stud Hi-Lo and inspiration came to me for a new slogan for the site. As such, I figured I would share some ads that were rejected from various sites.    (Ad tag line in photo caption. ) *Full Tilt Poker:* For some reason, Full Tilt thought that trying to convince people they might actually win would be a better way to go: *Poker Player Magazine:* Daniel Negreanu was pegged to be this site's spokesman, but there were privacy concerns: You can talk to these guys about anything.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Deliverance Poker, Durrrr, Full Tilt, Ladies International Poker Series, LIPS, Michael Mizrachi, Patrik Antonius, Shaun Deeb

Michael Mizrachi's Been a Bad Boy - Sued By Deliverance Poker

10 September 2010 , By: compncards
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During the 2010 WSOP, Michael Mizrachi was sporting a patch from Deliverance Poker. Nobody really knew much about the site, other than the fact that Mizrachi was a sponsored pro by the site. However, once he went deep into the Main Event, Mizrachi started sporting a Full Tilt Poker logo. Now, Mizrachi is being sued by Deliverance Poker.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Deliverance Poker, Full Tilt Poker, Michael Mizrachi, Tiltware

What Have You Done For Me Lately? PokerStars Cuts Pros

1 8 September 2010 , By: compncards
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It looks like PokerStars has decided to trim down their roster of sponsored pros.   Havad Khan, Gavin Griffin, and Peter Eastgate are no longer with the site. First, the cutting of Peter Eastgate is not surprising.  He's no longer playing poker and as such should not be sponsored.
Categories: Gavin Griffin, Havad Khan, Peter Eastgate, PokerStars

Poker Hall of Fame - Top 10 Finalists Announced

1 September 2010 , By: compncards
Phil Ivey
The Poker Hall of Fame has just released the names of the Top 10 finalists that will be voted on by the Hall of Fame committee. I thought I would take a few minutes and go over my thoughts on the 10 finalists. The 10 nominees are: Chris "Jesus" Ferguson Barry Greenstein Dan Harrington Phil Ivey Linda Johnson Tom McEvoy Jennifer Harman-Traniello Daniel Negreanu Scotty Nguyen Erik Seidel The criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame is as follows: A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition Played for high stakes Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers Stood the test of time Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results *Chris "Jesus" Ferguson* *Prediction:* *Barry Greenstein* * * *Prediction:* *Dan Harrington* Harrington on Hold'em* * *Prediction:* *Phil Ivey* *Prediction:* *Linda Johnson* * * *Prediction:* *Tom McEvoy* *Prediction:* *Jennifer Harman-Traniello* *Prediction:* *Daniel Negreanu* *Prediction:* *Scotty Nguyen* *Prediction:* Only a Barry Greenstein induction stops Seidel from going into the Hall of Fame this year. [/assets/Uploads/Blog/Erik-Seidel.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

Gus Hansen - Maybe It's Time to Retire

5 1 September 2010 , By: compncards
Gus Hansen
Back in the day, Gus Hansen’s seemingly reckless style of play was winning him WPT titles and Hansen was considered one of the best poker players on the planet. I put that as a big was after some of the astonishing numbers that were recently published about him. For the month of August, Hansen has lost $2. 85 Million on Full Tilt Poker.
Categories: Great Dane, Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey

Should Poker Be Policed Like Other Sports?

4 25 August 2010 , By: compncards
Roger Goodell
Annie Duke has taken the offensive in her feud with Daniel Negreanu. On her blog, she has written an open letter to PokerStars about their apparent refusal to separate themselves from Daniel's comments. Before you read any further, go read Annie's blog on the matter. I do like how she states the blatantly obvious early on: " It is no secret that Daniel and I don’t like each other.
Categories: Annie Duke, Daniel Negreanu, Poker, Poker Commissioner
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