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Five Months

18 June 2009 , By: compncards
I’ve done a few things this trip to Vegas that I normally do not do. First, I normally do not play any type of table games or any of the games that the house has a huge advantage. However, this trip I decided I would try my hand at some Roulette and I have played a bit of the Big Six wheel spin game. I haven’t bellied up to the blackjack tables yet because I frankly get bored with the game easily.
Categories: Las Vegas

I'm Phil Ivey, Bitch

14 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Another day, another bracelet. Such is the life of “The Man” Phil Ivey. Phil Ivey took down his 7th bracelet tonight when he won the $2,500 ½ Omaha Hi-Lo ½ Stud Hi-Lo event. He added another in a long line of mixed bracelets to his resume.
Categories: Phil Ivey, World Series of Poker, WSOP

My Event 26 at the WSOP

13 June 2009 , By: compncards
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I played in Event #26 on Saturday, which was the $1,500 Limit Holdem event. To sum up my day in one word…ugh. I have not seen such a weird bunch of suckouts and outdraws in a row in my life. Limit Holdem is famous for its bad beats and people sucking out, but I have never in my life seen 10 sets outdraw in the court of 2 hours at one table.
Categories: World Series of Poker, WSOP

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
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