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What if Poker Players Legally Changed Their Names?

16 September 2011 , By: compncards
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Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has legally changed his name to Metta World Peace. To quote WWE Superstar The Miz, really? At least his intentions are good. He is trying to inspire and bring youth together as a result of his name change. Naturally, this got me thinking about poker players that might consider legally changing their names.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Howard Lederer, Jason Mercier, Jean-Robert Bellande, Metta World Peace, Michael Divita, Prahlad Friedman, Ron Artest, Russ Hamilton, WWE

Don't Be Afraid of Change in Poker

25 August 2011 , By: compncards
Seidel Wins
Poker, as in life, is all about change. Trends come and go. Games get popular, die out, and sometimes even get revived. Strategies change and evolve, as does the game's players.
Categories: Change in Poker, Epic Poker League, EPL, Erik Seidel, Evolution of Poker

Erik Seidel - All He Does is Win Poker Tournaments

13 April 2011 , By: compncards
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The WPT Hollywood Poker Open was destined to be a nearly forgotten stop on the WPT this year. The event only drew 97 players and early on the talk was about how poorly this event drew. That's all changed now that Erik Seidel has made the final table. As anyone not living under that rock in the Geico commercial knows, Seidel has won over $4 million this year including the NBC National Heads-Up Championship.
Categories: Erik Seidel, Hollywood Poker Open, World Poker Tour, WPT

WSOP Main Event Rematches - Who's In, Who I Want In, and Ratings

6 April 2011 , By: compncards
Money Farha
The WSOP announced today that they're creating a "made for TV" event for the 2011 WSOP featuring heads-up rematches from previous Main Events. The main attraction is Sam Farha against Chris Moneymaker in a replay of the match that started the poker boom in 2003. Other matches on the schedule are a rematch between Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan from the 1989 WSOP and a match that is to be determined by the fans. You can choose Chan vs.
Categories: 2003 WSOP Main Event, 2011 World Series of Poker, 2011 WSOP, Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel, Heads-up poker, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Rounder 2, Rounders, Sam Farha, WSOP

Erik Seidel and Full Tilt Pros Accused of Collusion

1 1 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Erik Seidel has had an epic 2011. Since the beginning of the year, he has taken down two major high-roller events and the NBC National Heads-Up Championship to take over the all-time money list lead. However, there are now allegations arising that are beginning to cast doubt as to whether these wins were indeed legitimate. It all started with a post on the TwoPlusTwo forums a couple of weeks ago when poster "CrownWatchdog186" posted that the fix was in for both the $100,000 Challenge match and the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller event.
Categories: Annie Duke, Aussie Millions, Crown Casino, Erik Seidel, Full Tilt Poker, Jennifer Harman, NBC National Heads-Up Championship

The All-Time Money List - Sponsored by Full Tilt Poker

15 March 2011 , By: compncards
Onyx Cup
Yesterday Full Tilt Poker announced the creation of the Onyx Cup. It is a series of live high. stakes tournaments with buy-ins from $100,000 to $300,000. In a nutshell, the top 3 players in each event get points toward the Onyx Cup.
Categories: All-Time Money List, Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Full Tilt, Full Tilt Poker, Onyx Cup, Onyx Cup Poker Series, Phil Ivey

Who Had Easiest Path to Finals in NBC Heads-Up Championship?

10 March 2011 , By: compncards
NBC Finals
The folks on another "poker news" website posted an article debating who had the tougher road to the NBC National Heads-Up Final. For those of you that don't know or don't care, Erik Seidel faced Chris Moneymaker in the finals. I figured I would give my opinions on who had the tougher route to the finals. These were Moneymaker's opponents: Round 1 - John Racener Round 2 - Daniel Cates Round 3 - Doyle Brunson Quarters - David Oppenheim Semis -  Jonathan Duhamel   These were Seidel's opponents: Round 1 - Allen Cunningham Round 2 - Jen Harman Round 3 - Phil Gordon Quarters - Vanessa Selbst Semis - Andrew Robl Let's look at Seidel's opponents first.
Categories: Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel Wins Me $100 - And He Also Won the NBC National Heads-Up Title

7 March 2011 , By: compncards
Moneymaker Seidel
The 2011 NBC National Heads-Up Championship has now concluded and I figured I would take a few moments to comment on the weekend. First, I realize that I got my initial overall pick wrong. Ivey disappointed me with an early first round exit, but my back-up pick of Erik Seidel came through. So apparently this wasn't the year Mizrachi had a deep run in the bracket.
Categories: Andrew Robl, Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel, Jonathan Duhamel, NBC National Heads-Up Championship

Phil Ivey Sucks - Erik Seidel to Win NBC National Heads-Up Title

5 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Things were going pretty well for me until the last bracket last night. The first three brackets saw 5 out of 6 of my picks for the elite 8 advance. Then disaster struck during the spades bracket. Phil Ivey fell to Dan Cates.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Cates, Doyle Brunson, Erik Seidel, Heads-up poker, Jason Mercier, NBC National Heads-Up Championship, Phil Ivey

Hendon Mob Steals My Fire by Changing All-Time Money Lists

1 February 2011 , By: compncards
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On Saturday, I wrote a blog on the five reasons that the Poker All-Time Money List is outdated[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/poker-blog/las-vegas/five-reasons-the-all-time-money-list-is-outdated]. I was going to follow-up with a blog that would spell out some changes.
Categories: All-Time Money List, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Jamie Gold, Poker Money List
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