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Jonathan Duhamel's Bracelet Returned - Or Rather What's Left of It

17 February 2012 , By: compncards
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Well, there is good news and bad news in the Jonathan Duhamel home invasion case. The good news is that his 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet has been recovered. The bad news is that it looks like this: Here is the shot of the back: My first reaction at seeing this was "Oh, no.   That sucks dude.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet, Jonathan Duhamel, Jonathan Duhamel home invasion

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 2

28 December 2010 , By: compncards
Phil Ivey
In yesterday's blog, I started counting down my list of the Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010 by giving you #10 through #6.   Today, I will give you the my top five moments. *#5 - Phil Ivey Wins 8th Bracelet* * ** * Many of you would figure that Ivey's 8th bracelet win would be the #1 moment in poker for me this year, but I expect him to win every year, so this was not a surprise.   However, the way he came back against Bill Chen was definitely news worthy.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Gus Hansen, Michael Mizrachi, November Nine, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 1

27 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Since we are entering the final week of 2010, it is time for me to be a lemming and do my year in review posts like every other poker blogger and writer in the poker media.  However, you all know I love to put my own opinion on this, so over the next couple of days, I will give you MY Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010. *#10 - Annie Duke Wins NBC National Heads-Up Championship* * * **** * * Annie Duke does not play the same schedule as many other pros due to her family.   As such, she really has to try and take advantage of the live events she plays in.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Allen Kessler, Annie Duke, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, Kathy Liebert, Peter Eastgate, Poker Year in Review

My November Nine Predictions Revisited

4 11 November 2010 , By: compncards
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A couple of days prior to the Main Event, I made four predictions regarding the November Nine final table. I watched the event Saturday and Monday and even last night on ESPN. It was a very entertaining final table leading up to heads-up play. Heads-up, not so much.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, John Dolan, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Michael Mizrachi

2010 WSOP November Nine Heads-Up Update - Jonathan Duhamel Wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

1 9 November 2010 , By: compncards
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It all came down to this night. Jonathan Duhamel with a nearly 6 to 1 chip lead over John Racener. Personally, I predicted this heads-up battle before the November Nine and was looking forward to the event. Unfortunately, what we got was pretty much a one sided affair with Duhamel pretty much picking up pots at will.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, November Nine

Soi Nguyen Interview - November Nine Draws Near

6 November 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Soi Nguyen the admitted amateur at the table has not let the money or fame affect his life. He is still working his day job and even though he is the amateur he’s decided to not pursue coaching and has been talking scenarios with poker playing friends Nam Le and Tommy Le. *“The only time I’ve taken off of work was to play in a couple of local tournaments, Legends at the Bicycle Casino which I finished in 34th place and I played at a Bellagio event where I busted out the last level of the first day. ”* He know that he’s been shown on ESPN as the amateur as well and finds it flattering that they pitch him in that light and hope to influence and inspire others like Soi to play the WSOP.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, soi Nguyen

John Racener Interview - November Nine Draws Near

6 November 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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The new face of Fein energy drink, John Racener, hasn’t been getting much sleep these days, but is it energy drink overload? I would probably guess the answer would be all the nerves, excitement, and build up surrounding the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event final table happening in less than 24 hours. *“I’m extremely excited, I don’t really feel nervous or anything because this is what I do. It’s just something that I’m used to doing, playing poker; obviously it’s the biggest stage I’ll ever be on. I’ve had visions and dreams about hands at the final table, I’m thinking about it 24/7.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Full Tilt, Full Tilt Poker, John Racener

Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Interview - November Nine Draws Near

6 November 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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The most recognizable face at the table without a doubt is Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi. We’ve known the Grinder for quite some time in the poker world but he’s had an exceptional 2010 World Series of Poker and is still in the running for WSOP Player of the Year. The Mizrachi brothers all cashed the Main Event and were a focus of the ESPN broadcast until one of the four brothers and the biggest name remaining actually had a chance to make the November Nine.   *“It was the Main Event so a lot of the coverage was on me and I just watched myself to see what I did right and wrong.
Categories: "The Grinder", 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Michael Mizrachi

November Nine Kicks Off Today!

6 November 2010 , By: compncards
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The 2010 November Nine kicks off in just about 12 hours from now.   The hype has been building for months, but more so the past few days.   Twitter is abuzz with players telling people where friends can pickup tickets in the morning and they are taking in all the well wishers, and maybe even some haters. This is how the WSOP Main Event final table will start tomorrow: Seat 1.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Final Table, November Nine

Michael Mizrachi's Been a Bad Boy - Sued By Deliverance Poker

10 September 2010 , By: compncards
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During the 2010 WSOP, Michael Mizrachi was sporting a patch from Deliverance Poker. Nobody really knew much about the site, other than the fact that Mizrachi was a sponsored pro by the site. However, once he went deep into the Main Event, Mizrachi started sporting a Full Tilt Poker logo. Now, Mizrachi is being sued by Deliverance Poker.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Deliverance Poker, Full Tilt Poker, Michael Mizrachi, Tiltware
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