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Virginia Congressmen Lobby Against Legalizing Online Gambling

29 April 2010 , By: compncards
Goodlatte
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

ESPN Cuts Back on Number of Televised Events Yet Again

24 April 2010 , By: compncards
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ESPN has announced the three events that they will televise from the 2010 WSOP.   The first they will televise is the $50,000 Player's Championship.   One week later, they will televise the Tournament of Champions.   Then from August 10th to November 9th, ESPN  will broadcast the Main Event.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, ESPN, ESPN World Series of Poker, World Series of Holdem, WSOP

Isildur1 Fears Me

22 April 2010 , By: compncards
Isildur1
So Pokerati is going around saying that they have a source confirming that Isildur1 is indeed Victor Blom. They also said that the has a listing on Hendon Mob. I saw this and thought, "Ok, I'll go check him out. " I pulled up his profile and.
Categories: compncards, Isildur1, Limit Poker, min-raise, NL Holdem, WSOP

My Votes for the Women's Hall of Fame

22 April 2010 , By: compncards
2008 Womens HOF Class
As Melissa Castello wrote about earlier in the week, the Women's Poker Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for membership. Fans get to vote this year on who they think should be in. The criteria for voting are below: Eligible Candidates for Induction — Candidates to be eligible must meet the following requirements: A. A candidate must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 15 years prior to election.
Categories: Kathy Liebert, Maria Stern, Nani Dollison, Women's Hall of Fame, Women's Poker Hall of Fame

200!

2 21 April 2010 , By: compncards
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May 9th, 2009 is the day of my first "official" blog post on PokerJunkie. com. My first blog post was Tiffany Michelle - Do You Care? Since that point, I have been fortunate enough to go on to write a total of 200 posts including this one. Sometimes they are serious, sometimes they humorous, and sometimes I look back and wonder what I was smoking when I wrote a particular post.
Categories: compncards, compncards is also conceited, compncards is the man, Phil Ivey, Poker, poker but I didnt know her, Poker Junkie

My Thoughts on the Current TOC Top 20

19 April 2010 , By: compncards
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So the top 20 in voting thus far has been released by the WSOP. Let's take a look and my opinions on the current top 20. Doyle Brunson - Of course he was going to be in the top 20. I voted for him too.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP TOC, WSOP Tournament of Champions
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