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They Had to Get Lucky to Beat Me

15 September 2009 , By: compncards
"I keep losing via suckouts. " How many times have you been at a table, played your heart out and then either lose a huge hand or are all-in and ahead only to have the player suck out on you? For many of us, more times than we can count or remember. Do you ever consider that this is a good thing? If you are in a game and the only way that you are losing or being beat is via someone getting lucky, then you are playing very well. Let me give you an example from the 2009 WSOP.
Categories: Poker, Suckouts, WSOP

An Epic Slowroll

1 13 September 2009 , By: compncards
The following video is about the only way you could, or even should get away with a slowroll. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=9WHUcmPtw2A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I've never played with Jack, but I did get to watch him live at the 2008 WSOP.
Categories: Jack Ury, WSOP

GoodBye to You, Russell Hamilton

1 12 September 2009 , By: compncards
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So long to you Russell Hamilton, poker hates you more than you can know. Wo, wo, wo. God bless you please Russell Hamilton, now its time for your cheating ass to pay. Hey, hey, hey.
Categories: Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Russ Hamilton, Russell Hamilton, UB

Is Your Career Worth $550?

11 September 2009 , By: compncards
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A couple of months ago, there was a story circulating of a dealer being canned from the Bellagio in Las Vegas after said dealer stole a $1,000 ante chip out of Bobby's Room. Now, there is a new story where four floor supervisors tried to defraud Planet Hollywood out of money after falsifying records regarding "phony jackpot reports. " From reports, it looks like these four supervisors were piece mealing out jackpot claims from poker players and then pocketing the money. There are 26 different special or high hands that will win players money in varying amounts.
Categories: Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood

Poker Revenues Epic Fail and a Poker Reality Show? WTF!

10 September 2009 , By: compncards
Poker is not feeling the effects of the recession like other industries. To this PartyPoker and 888 Holdings have this to say, "Epic Fail!" Earning for both companies are off huge so far this year. PartyPoker is down 29% over earnings from last year and 888 Pacific Poker is down 35% compared to last year. Granted, both sites do not allow U.
Categories: 888, Joe Schmo, PartyPoker, Phil Ivey

Durrrr Not Going to the Hall of Fame but May Get Nice Consolation Prize

9 September 2009 , By: compncards
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The ballot for the Poker Hall of Fame is shorter by one name and that is Tom "durrrr" Dwan. According to Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council: "With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the games most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for Hall of Fame selection. We wish him well and expect he will again be considered once he has ‘stood the test of time.
Categories: Durrrr, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame, Tom Dwan

Online Poker May be a States Rights Issue

4 September 2009 , By: compncards
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals basically upheld the UIGEA on Tuesday and dismissed the iMEGA's claim that law was too vague. However, the judges made the following statement in the filing: “It bears repeating that the Act itself does not make any gambling activity illegal. Whether the transaction… constitutes unlawful internet gambling turns on how the law of the state from which the bettor initiates the bet would treat that bet, i. e.
Categories: iMEGA, Online poker, States Rights, UIGEA

The 2010 WSOP is Just Around the Corner

3 September 2009 , By: compncards
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Well, looks like that the 2010 WSOP schedule is on the horizon according to Seth Palansky, the Communications Director for the WSOP. The following are some things you can expect for next year: 1. NO $40k buy-in event. This has had mixed reactions.
Categories: Seth Palansky, Tom McEvoy, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Big Names Taking a Step Back

1 September 2009 , By: compncards
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Recently, both Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and Brian Townsend have both expressed or stated their intent to leave high stakes online games due to variance. Brian Townsend is moving on to trying to master mixed games where Galfond outright states that the thought of losing all that we won over a year in a big downswing bothers him. Townsend also made a statement that I have held to for years in that if you move down a couple of levels from the highest stakes, you will make the most money. The main reason is that there are many more fish at these levels and also, the massive downswings will not hurt your bankroll as bad.
Categories: Brian Townsend, OMGClayAiken, Phil Galfond
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