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Trump Taj Closure Means So Long to My Home Poker Room

9 September 2014 , By: compncards
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If you've been following the news wires over the last few days, then you know that Trump Entertainment is filing bankruptcy and the Trump Taj Mahal could be closing in November. With that closure comes the shutdown of Trump Taj's Poker Room, a room that I personally consider my home poker room. Up until a couple years ago, Atlantic City was the closest place I could travel to and play live poker. From 2006 to 2008, I was up there almost every month and every few months from 2009 to around 2011.
Categories: Atlantic City, Taj Poker Room, Trump Taj Mahal

AC Golden Nugget Opens Poker Room - Do You Care?

5 January 2012 , By: compncards
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Unless you were in Atlantic City or paying VERY close attention to the AC poker scene, you probably didn't know that the Golden Nugget opened a poker room on Christmas Eve. For those of you looking confused about there being a Golden Nugget in AC, it's where the Trump Marina used to be. So, I went to the Golden Nugget's website to check out the room, the games and the tournaments and.
Categories: Atlantic City, Golden Nugget, Golden Nugget AC, Live Poker

Online Poker Regulation Passes - In New Jersey

11 January 2011 , By: compncards
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The New Jersey State Legislature passed an online poker bill today that will make online poker legal in New Jersey casinos.   The vote was 63 to 11 and the bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Chris Christie to become law. What this means is the following: 1.
Categories: Atlantic City, Atlantic City Poker, Online poker, online poker legalization, online poker regulation

Hammer Time

2 30 July 2010 , By: compncards
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I’m currently in Atlantic City, NJ for a couple of days for a friend’s birthday and decided to spend today over at the casino.  At least such was the plan.   I wound up staying over there for only a couple of hours because the floor staff pissed me off, but in the meantime, I actually did quite well. One hand in particular was a prime example of why many people do not like lower limit Holdem.
Categories: Atlantic City, poker Hammer

United States Poker Championships Underway

3 November 2009 , By: compncards
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The United States Poker Championships kicked off today with a NL Holdem event. It drew 164 players, which is a decent sized field compared to last year, but still a relatively small field. The cash games were fairly hopping but the waits were a bit much. 16 tables in the room were tied up with the tournaments and others blocked off for satellites and as a result, new games started at somewhat of a slow rate.
Categories: Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championships, USPC

United States Poker Championships Kick Off Next Week

30 October 2009 , By: compncards
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One of the largests events outside of the WSOP and the WPT will kick off Monday at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. The United States Poker Championships kick off Monday with a series of 24 tournaments that culminate in a NL Holdem Championship that will be televised on Spike TV. Up until last year, the USPC was televised by ESPN, but last year, they dropped the contract. Last years event was non-televised and attendance dropped by 66% for the Main Event.
Categories: Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championships, USPC

Leaving Atlantic City

6 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Tuesday, I wrapped up what turned out to be close to two weeks in Atlantic City. Most of my time up there was playing in low stakes poker games. I turned a profit for the total trip combined, which was a nice change from the last couple of visits to Atlantic City. Granted, my other trips were not huge losses, but I still prefer to turn a profit.
Categories: Atlantic City

Patience Is a Virtue I Have Apparently Lost

26 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most poker players are afraid to tell you about their bad session or some of their bad decisions due to the fact that they feel that they will be looked down upon. Well, poker is a game where you will make bad decision and I will tell you that lately, one problem that I have been lately is being too aggressive in spots late in tournaments or sit-n-go's. Tonight I had two prime examples. One was in seven card stud and the other was in stud 8.
Categories: Atlantic City, Seven Card Stud, Stud Poker