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The World Series of Poker Begins Tomorrow!

26 May 2010 , By: compncards
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The World Series of Poker is just ONE DAY AWAY!  Players from all over are already beginning to descend upon Vegas and beginning their pre-WSOP preparations.   The poker media is in town having their pre-WSOP meetings and Harrah’s has been in meetings for the last couple of days in preparation. What have I been doing?  Playing video poker and watching Doctor Who mostly.   While that may not be the most exciting preparation for the WSOP, we have a long six weeks ahead of us.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Introducing the WSOP Poker Junkie Podcast

25 May 2010 , By: compncards
With the 2010 World Series of Poker just 3 days away, I figured it was time to introduce everyone to one of the features of this summer’s WSOP coverage.   As part of the 2010 WSOP coverage, I will be bringing you the Poker Junkie Podcast this summer.   Melissa Castello will be joining me in bringing you this segment throughout the summer.   The attached Youtube “video” is a pre-WSOP edition of the Poker Junkie Podcast.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, WSOP

Godzilla Attacks the 2010 World Series of Poker

24 May 2010 , By: compncards
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I have some bad news to report. Unfortunately, the “Poker Junkie Monkey” will not be making its way to the 2010 World Series of Poker. For some reason, I was unable to locate the monkey before coming out here. As such, I now have a new mascot for the 2010 WSOP.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Godzilla

Poker2Nite Cancelled

21 May 2010 , By: compncards
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It appears the Poker2Nite is no more, or at least according to the twitter’s of Joe Sebok and Scott Huff. Poker2Nite was a poker news program that started on Fox Sports Net and then moved to Versus for season 2. The program was cancelled due to sponsors not renewing according to a twitter from Huff. I wish I could say that this was shocking.
Categories: Joe Sebok, Poker2Nite, Scott Huff

There Are Some Things Money Can't Buy at the WSOP

20 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Cab ride to the Rio: $20 WSOP T-shirt and Hat Combo: $20 for the cheap one Entry to Event #3: $1,000 Tip to cocktail waitress: $1 Satellite entry to $1,500 WSOP event: $175 Doyle’s Brunson Autobiography: $19. 99 Date with that good looking blonde passing out flyers: $534. 32 and that’s just for a hug at the end of the night Staking Eskimo Clark in an event: $1,500 Staking T. J.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Mike Matusow, WSOP

Daniel Negreanu and Poker's Best Interest

1 19 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu in his recent blog talked a bit about things that are in the “best interest of poker. ” He goes over several things that he said are in the best interest of poker. The first was the continued elimination of WSOP rebuy events. He says that the events skew history and give guys like him the advantage of being able to get deep in the events.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Daniel Negreanu, WSOP

Jean-Robert Bellande Busto and a Tale of Two Broke Blokes

18 May 2010 , By: compncards
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In 2008, I covered the $1,500 Limit Holdem shootout and was the blogger for the final table where Jean Robert Bellande finished runner-up to Matt Graham. At the time of the event, there were a few people actually wondering how Bellande made the final table as they didn’t feel that he was that great of a player. It now appears that they may actually have been right as it looks as if Bellande is broke. Ok, if you follow his twitter at @ BrokeLivingJRB, you will see that he has a bankroll of $3,300.
Categories: Bryan Devonshire, Jean-Robert Bellande, Partho Data

My 2010 WSOP Events

16 May 2010 , By: compncards
The 2010 WSOP kicks off in just 13 days. Yes, it is hard to believe that it is almost that time once again. It just seems like yesterday that I was coming back from the 2009 WSOP. I am looking forward to this year's WSOP for multiple reasons.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, World Series of Poker

Jennifer Harman 2010 TOC Vote Begging Video

14 May 2010 , By: compncards
Call me a purists, elitist, or just a plain stick in the mud, but I am not a big fan of all the vote begging that has been going on by several players regarding the WSOP Tournament of Champions. If you are popular enough or actually worthy of being included, then people will vote for you. Trying to improve your status by vote begging, offering to chop the prize money, or even donate money to charity I think is kinda pathetic really. With that being said, whomever came up with the following video about Jen Harman I think deserves cudos.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Jennifer Harman, TOC, WSOP Tournament of Champions

Cereus Security's Epic Fail

1 13 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Unless you have been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have heard about the Cereus security flaw. For those that have been under a rock, there was a flaw with the encryption that Cereus used that would allow someone to view another player’s hole cards over an unsecured wireless network. No instances of cheating have been discovered to date as a result and Cereus quickly changed their encryption over to a SSL based encryption. They are currently investigating to see if anyone used this flaw to exploit other players.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Cereus, UB
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