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It Is NOT Time to Ban Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson From the WSOP

21 March 2014 , By: compncards
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I was listening to Bluff Magazine's "The Rundown" yesterday and they mentioned an article on PokerListings. com written by Lee Davy that asked whether Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson should be banned from the World Series of Poker. *The WSOP nor Caesars Have Been Harmed* The first, and most relevant point against the banning of Ferguson and Lederer is the fact that both are in good standing with both Caesars and the World Series of Poker. As players, neither have cheated the company nor behaved inappropriately during their play at the WSOP, or at least not at any level that would warrant a ban.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, WSOP

What Was Doyle Thinking?

1 22 February 2012 , By: compncards
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I'd really like to know what Doyle Brunson is thinking. I'm sure that many of you by now have read Doyle's recent Blog post but for those of you that haven't, he essentially says while Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson made "terrible mistakes," he doesn't hold any ill-will towards them and thinks they should be welcomed back into the poker community. The fact that Doyle comes out supporting his friends doesn't surprise me. The fact he's doing so now during a time where he should almost expect to take major heat for his words does.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Doyle Brunson, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey

Five Reasons Why the WWE is Better than Full Tilt Poker

12 October 2011 , By: compncards
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As many of you know, I am a fan of professional wrestling. While many of you diss sports entertainment, at least they don't pretend that the show is on the level. We can't same the same for Full Tilt Poker. Today, I give you five reasons the *WWE* is better than Full Tilt Poker.
Categories: CM Punk, Eve Torres, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Kelly Kelly, Mark Henry, Phil Ivey, Professional Wrestling, Santino Marella, WWE, WWE Ice Cream Bars

I Actually Agree With Daniel Negreanu

1 22 September 2011 , By: compncards
Last Friday, a video interview was posted of Daniel Negreanu and for the first time in a long time, I actually agree with him on many of the points in the video. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=lzzssr2qDdY[/youtube] If you claim I said that, I will deny it.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Ray Bitar

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

WSOP Day 38 Second Update - TOC Finally Over, Daniel Alaei Wins 3rd Bracelet, and the Circus is Coming!!

5 July 2010 , By: compncards
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It has been a very interesting, and late, night at the 2010 World Series of Poker. Four events were underway tonight, but only half of them completed. Huck Seed won the Tournament of Champions and Daniel Alaei won his 3rd career bracelet. *Tournament of Champions Grind Finally Over* While many pros did their typical "thank you for the opportunity" speech at the end of the event, the one word that stuck out before the final table began was #clusterfuck.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions, Annie Duke, Daniel Alaei, Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Johnny Chan, WSOP 2010

Phil Ivey Suspended for Multi-Accounting

1 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Full Tilt Poker announced today that Phil Ivey's red pro status has been suspended for six months following an investigation that revealed multi-accounting on his part. Full Tilt's media liaison April Lewbonky told media members in attendance "Mr. Ivey has been spotted playing under the account "Studdly" in lower stake games on the sites and in smaller tournaments. Upon further investigation, we discovered that the account originated from his IP address and further study of hand histories pointed that Mr.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey

Big Name Pro's Take Down Smaller Events

25 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Many times in the poker world, we get so caught up into who won a bracelet or who took down a WPT title that we forget the fact that there are many tournaments held across the world. In the past month, several big names have taken down tournaments to add to their impressive resumes. Howard Lederer won the $10,000 H. O.
Categories: Howard Lederer, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Matt Glantz

Big Names Showing Up at the World Series of Poker Europe

23 September 2009 , By: compncards
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So we are down to the final table of Event #2 of the World Series of Poker Europe and it looks like the pros are continuing their dominance at the table. JP Kelly took down the Event #1 bracelet to technically make him yet another multi-bracelet winner for 2009. Kelly took the $1,500 PL Holdem event in Vegas this summer. Chris Ferguson finished in 15th.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Erik Cajelais, Howard Lederer, Hoyt Corkins, JP Kelly, Mats Gavatin, Men Nguyen

Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Dismissed

5 7 May 2009 , By: compncards
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According to news reports, a US District Court judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Clonie Gowen against Full Tilt Poker and a bunch of pros. The lawsuit was filed against Full Tilt’s parent company Tiltware LLC, Ray Bitar, and 13 Full Tilt pros. The lawsuit alleged a breach of contract, unjust enrichment and fraud. For those of you that don’t know.
Categories: Clonie Gowen, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, Ray Bitar, Tiltware LLC