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Gus Hansen Giving Away Money Again

29 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Lately, I have been "covering" some online high stakes poker games online. (Covering meaning I let them run in the background and I go back and pull the interesting hands from hand history. ) I almost feel bad for Gus Hansen in a way, or at least I did this past week. Most of the time that I was looking over hand histories, he was losing buy-in after buy-in.
Categories: Gus Hansen, High Stakes Poker, Poker

Prahlad Friedman is no Longer Karma's Bitch

27 August 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks like karma has finally decided to get off Prahlad Friedman's back. After going 0 for everything since the 2006 WSOP Main Event, Friedman made his first cash in over 2 1/2 years at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. He has now won the Legends of Poker Main Event for $1 Million. Don't get me wrong, Friedman is a great player, but I never have had any respect for him since what he pulled with Jeff Lisandro.
Categories: Kevin Schaffel, Legends of Poker, Prahlad Friedman, Thang Luu

World Poker Tour Sold to PartyGaming

2 25 August 2009 , By: compncards
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The World Poker Tour is now owned by PartyGaming. On Monday, Peerless Media, a subsidiary of PartyGaming, purchased the rights to the World Poker Tour for $12. 3 Million and 5% participation and gaming revenues generated by the assets. This deal is better than the original $9 Million deal offered by Gamynia Limited earlier in the month.
Categories: PartyGaming, PartyPoker, World Poker Tour, WPT

A Collusion Story

24 August 2009 , By: compncards
I happened to run across Hollywood Dave Stann's blog recently. I don't normally pay much attention to his blog due to not having a general interest in him, but his topic was of great interest. He was talking about how he experienced collusion in a game at the Wynn. Essentially, two guys at the table raised him out of a pot and then chopped the pot.
Categories: Collusion, Collusion in Poker, Hollywood Dave Stann, Los Angeles

Tip the Dealers

22 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Someone recently told me that they do not tip dealers. When asking the player why, he told me that it cut too much into his profit. He then proceeded to tell me about how that at the stakes he played at, paying $1 a pot was costing him about 15 to 30 bucks a day. My first thought was "Wow, you are winning 15 to 30 pots a day?" Then I had the prescience of mind to ask what stakes he played.
Categories: Poker Dealers, Tipping Dealers

Zombie Jesus Loves You

20 August 2009 , By: compncards
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There isn't a lot going on regarding news in the poker world right now unless you actually give a damn that Billy Kopp got signed by UB. Instead, I thought I would comment on some really near inexplicable things I have seen lately playing live and online. I was playing heads-up in a 5 Card Draw SnG just last night and pre-draw I raised the pot, which made it around 3,000 to go. My opponent called.
Categories: Billy Kopp, Poker, UB, Zombie Jesus

Poker is Not a Game of Skill

2 19 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Recently an appeals court in Colorado overturned a decision by a jury that poker is a game of skill. Back in January, Kevin Raley was found not guilty of illegal gambling after his bar league was raided in August 2008. The trial allowed expert testimony from Dr. Robbert Hannum, a professor from the University of Denver, to support that poker was a game of skill.
Categories: luck vs skill, Poker, skill vs luck

The Bike Event Center Receives an Upgrade

1 18 August 2009 , By: compncards
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The Bicycle Casino has recently opened their new Event Center where they will host their various tournament series that they run through the year. I don't know how many of you play at the Bike in Los Angeles, but I have mixed feelings about this upgrade. On the one hand, the new center will allow for larger tournaments to be played without having to spread the players throughout the casino. I like this.
Categories: Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, The Bike

Ivey Vs. Ungar

1 13 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Nolan Dalla was recently asked to give his thoughts about who was the better player between Stu Ungar and Phil Ivey. Ultimately, Dalla stated that over the long haul, Ivey would have the advantage due to his ability to stay focused. However, if it was a one shot deal, such as the WSOP Main Event, he hinted that he thought Ungar would have the advantage. Dalla brought up a great point regarding the final table.
Categories: Nolan Dalla, Phil Ivey, Stu Ungar

News Flash - Chris Moneymaker Can Play Poker

12 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Chris Moneymaker has had a good couple of weeks. First, he took down a PLO tournament during the preliminaries of the World Poker Open in Tunica, MS. He then turned around and made the final table of the Main Event of the WPO, ultimately finishing 3rd. Moneymaker earlier in the year finished 2nd in a preliminary event during the WSOP Circuit Event in Tunica.
Categories: Chris Moneymaker, Moneymaker, Phil Gordon, PLO, WPT, WSOP
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