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Running Bad in Las Vegas

12 May 2010 , By: compncards
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To say that my first week in Vegas has been unforgettable is a bit of an understatement. I’ll start with the gaming aspect. My first full day, I decided to play in cash games for the better part of the evening downtown. The table I sat down to had a lot of money on the table for the limits and a lot of bad players.
Categories: Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas

The Poker World Wants to See Mike Matusow Naked

8 May 2010 , By: compncards
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A few weeks back, WSOP VP Ty Stewart made a bold prediction that three women would win bracelets in open events.   With the recent success of women in major events, there is a good chance that this could come to fruition.   Mike Matusow isn’t so keen on the idea.   Mike has made the claim that if three women win bracelets, he will run down the strip naked.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Mike Matusow

2010 WSOP Trip - Day 3 - Devouring Helmuth

2 6 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 3 of my trip was bluntly pretty dull.   Started the day in Oklahoma and drove to Texas.   Basically, Texas is pretty much open country outside of the city.   Fields for as far as the eye can see pretty much sums it pretty well.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Hellmuth, Helmuth, Phil Hellmuth

My 2010 WSOP Trip Begins

4 May 2010 , By: compncards
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My cross country excursion to the 2010 World Series of Poker has begun. Headed out earlier in the evening and had to actually take a bit of a different route than normal. Due to the flooding in Tennessee, I cannot use 40 through the state so I ended up going I81 to I64. I’ll do some maneuvering to get back on I40 by Wednesday latest.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, broke poker players

Virginia Congressmen Lobby Against Legalizing Online Gambling

29 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Looks like a couple of my congressmen want to start shit.   Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, both delegates from Virginia have been circulating a letter around congress urging members to reject any attempts to repeal the UIGEA and vote against any bills that legalize online gaming.   (Yes, I live in Virginia. ) One of their points is that online gambling will bring all the trappings of a brick and mortar casino into homes and college dorms across the country.
Categories: Bob Goodlatte, Jerry Falwell, online gambling, Rick Boucher, UIGEA

Papa Plays Some Poker

28 April 2010 , By: compncards
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I have always said that if you want to feel like a young man at almost any age, go play in a stud game. I was playing in a $3 - $6 Stud 8 or Better game in Los Angeles in December 2008 when this older Asian gentleman sat down with his wife kind of hovering around behind him. He very slowly took out his money and bought into the game. Most of the people at the table knew who he was and called him "papa.
Categories: Old people playing poker, Poker, stud 8 or better

Just 30 Days Until the 2010 WSOP

27 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Just 30 days until the World Series of Poker kicks off. The 2010 WSOP officially kicks off on May 27th with satellites and the first bracelet events are going to start on May 28th. I will actually start my yearly trek out to Vegas this coming Monday. I will be out there for the duration of the Series covering the event for Poker Junkie as well as playing some at the WSOP and around Vegas.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, WSOP

A WSOP Dream Realized

5 26 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Imagine that you are a small town poker player. You aren't a pro player. You aren't even a part time wannabe pro. You work in a small town as a foreman for a general contractor.
Categories: World Series of Poker, WSOP
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