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More Variety is Needed in ESPN's World Series of Poker Coverage

31 July 2014 , By: compncards
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ESPN began airing their annual coverage of the World Series of Poker on Tuesday. This year, fans will only be treated to two tournaments, the $1 Million Big One for ONE DROP and the 2014 WSOP Main Event. And yet again I will probably not watch unless it has something to do with my job. (Which probably means I will watch in November.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, ESPN

2014 WSOP Predictions Revisited

16 July 2014 , By: compncards
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The 2014 World Series of Poker is now concluded until November and this year's series has proven the most successful in history. Back in mid-May, I made my annual WSOP prediction and once again, I cranked out more wins than losses, but just barely. Ivey and Hellmuth Win Bracelets - Daniel Blanks -- Result: 2/3 Credit Selbst Wins Women Make an Impact - Result: Half Credit At Least Two Qualifiers from WSOP. com Make the November Nine --Result: Fail Mixed Game Tournament Set Records - Result: Epic Win Main Event Field = 7,063 - Result - Half Credit.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, 2014 WSOP Main Event, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Phil Ivey Wins Bracelet #10 - I Told You So

28 June 2014 , By: compncards
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Prior to the beginning of the 2014 World Seires of Poker, one of my predictions was that Phil Ivey would win his 10th career bracelet this summer and Daniel would not win a bracelet. Phil Ivey won his 10th career bracelet late last night in the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix. Here's a little tribute video I found on the internet to mark the occasion.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Phil Ivey

WSOP Banner Snafu and Doyle's Still Dead

12 June 2014 , By: compncards
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Oh, WSOP banner staff. How we love to make fun of you. In case you haven't heard, there was a small problem with Ryan Riess' WSOP Champion's banner. Can you spot it? That's right folks.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Doyle's Still Dead, Ryan Riess, WSOP

Player Security Remains an Issue at the 2014 World Series of Poker

7 June 2014 , By: compncards
Shortly after the start of the 2014 World Series of Poker, I commented on some alleged robberies that had occurred at the Rio. Sadly, it appears that security has become a big issue this year as several players have spoken out to complain about the inadequate security measures being taken. WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah issued this general warning to fellow players: I heard people continue to get stuck up in the Rio parking lot!Walk in groups,keep your eyes open and be safe out there. — Ronnie Bardah (@RonnieBardah) June 7, 2014[https://twitter.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Poker PLayer security

Daniel Negreanu - The Sparkly Vampire of Razz

7 June 2014 , By: compncards
The $10,000 Razz World Championship is underway at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Many like to call the game "Razzle Dazzle" because that is kinda the way you feel after playing a long session of this simple but incredibly frustrating game. Daniel Negreanu has decided to take the razzle dazzle to another level. His attire this evening has been the talk of the poker world.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Daniel Negreanu, Razz, Razz Poker, Sparkly Vampire, Sparkly Vampire of Razz, Twilight Saga

Vanessa Selbst - From "Blowup" to Blowing Up the Poker World

31 May 2014 , By: compncards
Vanessa Selbst has just won her third career WSOP bracelet. It also makes her the only woman in history with three open-field bracelets. It is hard to believe that Vanessa's first WSOP final table was in 2006. Here is a video of her talking about that final table and what ended up being her bustout hand.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Vanessa Selbst, World Series of Poker

It's Bracelet Time!!!

27 May 2014 , By: compncards
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It's bracelet time!! The 2014 World Series of Poker is officially underway at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. If you have been following along, this is the 10th anniversary of the WSOP being held at the Rio. To celebrate, the Main Event has a guarantee of $10 Million. Action is underway in the $500 Casino Employee's Event.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, bracelet, World Series of Poker, WSOP Bracelet

2014 World Series of Poker Predictions

18 May 2014 , By: compncards
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The 2014 World Series of Poker is just over a week away and as I do every year, I'm going to shell out some predictions. Ivey and Hellmuth Win Bracelets - Daniel Blanks vanessa selbst Women Make an Impact At Least Two Qualifiers From WSOP. com Make the November Nine crowdevent55 Mixed Game Tournaments Set Records Main Event Field = 7,063.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, 2014 WSOP Predictions

Could an Earlier Launch of WSOP.com Have Impacted Main Event Numbers?

10 July 2013 , By: compncards
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With online poker now legal in the state of Nevada and Ultimate Poker becoming the first site to go online, it seemed that another casino would get their site online in short order. The seemingly obvious choice for this seemed to be Caesars as many figured that WSOP. com would come online just prior to or during 2013 World Series of Poker. The WSOP is now well into the Main Event and real money gaming is still not being offered on the website.
Categories: 2013 World Series of Poker, 2013 WSOP Main Event, 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP Main Event, World Series of Poker, WSOP.com