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My Proposed WSOP All-Star Game Selections

5 March 2010 , By: compncards
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The official over at the World Series of Poker have been hinting over the last couple of days that there might be an All-Star event at this year's WSOP. Last year we had the Champions Invitational where any living WSOP Main Event winner could participate. This year, the WSOP is asking fans for a list of 20 players to round out an All-Star field. I decided that I would give my 20 picks and my criteria for selection.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP All-Star game

Erick and Erica Sittin' in a Tree

4 March 2010 , By: compncards
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So if anyone follows, or even cares, about relationships in poker, then you know that David Benyamine and Erica Schoenberg split up sometime around the end of last year. No details have been given about the breakup, but such occurrences are not uncommon in poker. It now appears that Erica has moved on to someone else, and it just so happens that this someone else is another Full Tilt pro. PokerListings first broke the news that Erica is now apparently involved with Erick Lindgren.
Categories: David Benyamine, Erica Schoenberg, Erick Lindgren

Some Online Players Go Both Ways

1 March 2010 , By: compncards
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Tonight, I was railing Sunday Night HORSE on Full Tilt like I always do every Sunday night. (I write up the final table for another site. ) Anyway, Cyndy Violette decided to stop by and wish Ryon "7cardRyoff" Nicholson good luck at the final table. Another player at the final table, davidmfio, decided that he would take the chance to try and get her number.
Categories: 7cardRyoff, Cyndy Violette, davidmfio, Ryon Nicholson

Isildur1 Fears the Min-Raise

1 25 February 2010 , By: compncards
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Allen Kessler twittered that Isildur1 was playing low stakes at Full Tilt. (Which apparently means $50 - $100 NL. ) Anyway, I went over to see who he was playing and I clicked on the two tables that he and Ashton Griffin were playing on. Well, they were there, but Isildur1 wasn't playing.
Categories: Ashton Griffin, Isildur1, theASHMAN103

High Stakes Poker Has Become Brutal

3 22 February 2010 , By: compncards
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Last night I watch High Stakes Poker for the first time since they have went over to the new format. OMG it was brutal. While I like Gabe Kaplan, he seriously needed AJ Benza there or some type of wingman. The banter that the two had back and forth was sorely missed.
Categories: AJ Benza, Gabe Kaplan, High Stakes Poker, Kara Scott

Ten Things that Interest Me More Than Tiger Woods' Infidelity

1 20 February 2010 , By: compncards
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Tiger Wood held a press conference Friday to apologize for his infidelity with his wife. So what. Here are some things more interesting to me than Tiger Woods' ability to get laid. Luke Schwartz Body Double for the Party Poker Premier League - Photo Courtesy of PokerNews.
Categories: Luke Schwartz, Stargate Universe, Tiger Woods, TJ Cloutier

Full Tilt Playing With Pandora's Box?

19 February 2010 , By: compncards
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The big story over the last few days is the fact that it appears that Full Tilt Poker has decided to enact a ban of any events that are being held by PokerStars, more specifically the NAPT (North American Poker Tour). A recent charity event in Vegas was also snubbed by Full Tilt and their red pros. The fact that Full Tilt is telling their players not to play a PokerStars event does not concern me as much as it does other. If Full Tilt does not want it’s players playing on the NAPT, that hurt them and potentially their pros.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, NAPT, PokerStars

Worst Poker Related Jobs

17 February 2010 , By: compncards
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What is the worst job one could have in poker? Many would think that a dealer job would be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but there may be some people at work with worse jobs. #5. Jerry Yang's Agent I am not certain, but I don't think this position was ever actually filled. His lack of doing.
Categories: Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Russ Hamilton

Top 10 Women in Poker

16 February 2010 , By: compncards
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I figured that I would make a top 10 female list as well, but containing the top 10 women that can actually play poker as opposed to the top 10 that guys wish they could play with. (Stats pulled from Hendon Mob. ) #10 - Barbara Enright - $1. 344 Million I personally know Barbara and can tell you she is one of the classiest ladies you will ever play with at the tables.
Categories: Kathy Liebert, Women In Poker

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit Dismissed and Full Flush Acting the Fool

3 13 February 2010 , By: compncards
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It looks like the lawsuit filed by Clonie Gowen against Full Tilt Poker has been dismissed. A couple of different sites are reporting that a motion to dismiss was filed by the group of defendants on February 10th and that motion has been granted. Gowen had been seeking $40 Million in damages after claiming that she was promised 1% of the company as part of a sponsorship deal. What can we take away from this folks? Get everything in writing.
Categories: Clonie Gowen, Full Flush, Luke Schwartz
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