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Karma Favors Jeff Lisandro

10 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Jeff Lisandro won his second WSOP bracelet on Monday. For many of you that watch poker on TV, you may remember Lisandro from the 2006 World Series of Poker. Prahlad Friedman accused Lisandro of stealing another player’s ante before a hand and eventually the argument got very heated and almost came to blows. ESPN heavily edits many poker tournaments and I had a chance to talk to Jeff in 2007 during a Stud 8 tournament at the WSOP.
Categories: Jeff Lisandro, Prahlad Friedman, Seven Card Stud, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Amarillo Slim Schools Doyle Brunson for $20K

4 4 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Amarillo Slim is the king of prop betting and of gambling in general. He has taken Millions from people from prop bets that have ranged from playing pool with a broom to launching a golf ball 1000 yards. The latest in Slim’s prop betting lore involved a scooter race with Doyle Brunson. During the Champions Event, Slim and Brunson were talking about which of their motorized scooters was faster.
Categories: Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Thang Who? That's Thang Luu To You Son.

3 June 2009 , By: compncards
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The $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event just recently completed. Normally, this would be just a nice footnote in history. The winner of the bracelet in most cases would fade off into relative obscurity unless they were one of the big name pros like Annie Duke. That is not the case this year.
Categories: Thang Luu, World Series of Poker, WSOP

My Stimulus Event

3 2 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Saturday, I took part in the $1,000 buy-in “Stimulus Event” at the WSOP. As expected, the place was a zoo of people and just got worse the closer that we got to the start of the event. Around 3,000 players started Day 1a of the event, and I was one of those located in the Brasilia Room. My table was the pretty standard mix of players.
Categories: Brasilia Room, Stimulus Event, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Avoiding a "Holdem Mentality" in Other Poker Games

4 30 May 2009 , By: compncards
Poker is more than Holdem folks. Texas Holdem is where the majority of the money is made for many players, but there are still many other areas of the game where players can make a killing if they know what they are doing. Some mistakes I see come from what I call the “Holdem mentality. ” When someone has the Holdem mentality, they typically are overvaluing a hand or they are trying to use sheer aggression to win hands when they should be using more finesse.
Categories: HORSE, Poker, Texas Holdem

WSOP 40K Event Kicks Off

1 29 May 2009 , By: compncards
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Today is the day when most people consider that the WSOP truly begins. The $40,000 NL Holdem Event kicked off today to celebrate 40 years of the World Series of Poker. Two highly noticeable players that did not play in today’s event were Gus Hansen and Allen Cunningham. A lot of players are surprised at the fact that neither player showed up to play in the event.
Categories: Allen Cunningham, Chris Moneymaker, Doyle Brunson, Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Checking Out the WSOP

7 27 May 2009 , By: compncards
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Yesterday, I took a trip over to check out the setup for the WSOP, try my hand at some satellites, and register for the Stimulus Event. The crowd at the Rio was right small due to only cash games and satellites running. The Scene at the Rio When you first arrive to the convention center, the first thing you will notice upon walking in is the typical covered red carpet entry. This has a mist blower operating that tries to help cool you off a bit.
Categories: Stimulus Event, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Viva Las Vegas

26 May 2009 , By: compncards
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I am now officially blogging to all you poker junkies from fabulous Las Vegas, NV. I left on Thursday and drove like a madman to get out here by late Saturday night. In all fairness, the weather in Texas and New Mexico was poor and as a result, I didn’t stop as much as I had planned. My cross country journey was pretty uneventful except for two things.
Categories: Las Vegas, World Series of Poker, WSOP
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