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Five November Nine Broadcast Observations

11 November 2014 , By: compncards
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The first day of the 2014 WSOP November Nine is in the books. A lot of poker was played over the course of 12 hours and tomorrow promises to be another long night. I'm going to reserve commentary on the gameplay and instead give five observations on the November Nine broadcast. Observation #1 - Rails subdued compared to past years Observation #2 - Daniel vs.
Categories: 2014 November Nine, 2014 WSOP, November Nine, World Series of Poker, WSOP

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

ONE DROP Champion to Win $20 Million - Not So Fast

23 June 2014 , By: compncards
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Congratulations to future the 2014 Big One for ONE DROP champion. On paper, you will take home $20 million in prize. How much will that champion take home in reality? Good question. Greg Merson recently spoke on the realities of many pros playing in the ONE DROP event.
Categories: 2014 WSOP, Big One for ONE DROP, Greg Merson, Phil Hellmuth

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

Jeff Lisandro Makes Valid Points on Gambling Culture and Poker

3 June 2014 , By: compncards
Some of you may have heard about a "fight" over the weekend between Jeffrey Lisandro and Brandon Cantu. At the time that the incident went down, we didn't know many details but Bluff Magazine's Thomas Keeling was able to get Jeff on camera and he told his side of what happened.
Categories: 2006 WSOP, 2014 WSOP, Jeff Lisandro, Prahlad Friedman
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