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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

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

Prahlad Friedman Beatdown Video = Epic Win

2 17 February 2011 , By: compncards
As most of you know, Prahlad Friedman (aka #AssClown to @AsianSpa) recently signed with UB amid a flurry of controversy.   Now, someone has taken to the Youtube airways with their own Prahlad Friedman "beatdown video" entitled "Black and Yellow. " All I am going to say is that this is an EPIC WIN of a video: [youtube]http://www. youtube.
Categories: AsianSpa, Prahlad Friedman, UB

Prahlad Friedman a UB Pro - Sellout, Hypocrite, or Shrewd Businessman?

6 January 2011 , By: compncards
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Prahlad Friedman has officially signed as a UB sponsored pro. The announcement was made on UB's blog earlier today with a video of Friedman pointing out that he is joining the "new UB. "[assets/Uploads/Blog/Ted-Dibiase. jpg]Among the initial reaction were cries of "sellout" from both fans and pros.
Categories: Prahlad Friedman, Russ Hamilton, Ted Dibiase, UB, Ultimatebet, WWE, WWF

Friedman a UB Pro? Maybe He Should Reconsider

3 January 2011 , By: compncards
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Unless you have been living under a rock, or trapped in an airport over the holidays, you know that Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth have both left UB.   When Hellmuth's departure was announced on December 30th, UB also hinted that new pros would be added to the roster.   Later that night, Allen Kessler pointed out on twitter that Annie Duke's bio page now had Prahlad's Friedman's name on it.   Here is a shot of the page: With that, everyone has assumed that Friedman has indeed signed a deal with UB.
Categories: Bryan Micon, Daniel Negreanu, Prahlad Friedman, UB, Ultimatebet Cheating Scandal

Prahlad Friedman is no Longer Karma's Bitch

27 August 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks like karma has finally decided to get off Prahlad Friedman's back. After going 0 for everything since the 2006 WSOP Main Event, Friedman made his first cash in over 2 1/2 years at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. He has now won the Legends of Poker Main Event for $1 Million. Don't get me wrong, Friedman is a great player, but I never have had any respect for him since what he pulled with Jeff Lisandro.
Categories: Kevin Schaffel, Legends of Poker, Prahlad Friedman, Thang Luu

Karma Favors Jeff Lisandro

10 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Jeff Lisandro won his second WSOP bracelet on Monday. For many of you that watch poker on TV, you may remember Lisandro from the 2006 World Series of Poker. Prahlad Friedman accused Lisandro of stealing another player’s ante before a hand and eventually the argument got very heated and almost came to blows. ESPN heavily edits many poker tournaments and I had a chance to talk to Jeff in 2007 during a Stud 8 tournament at the WSOP.
Categories: Jeff Lisandro, Prahlad Friedman, Seven Card Stud, World Series of Poker, WSOP