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Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?

23 January 2015 , By: compncards
Rounders
Why does every poker movie that comes out have to be compared to Rounders? I get the fact that Rounders is considered by many to be "The Movie" when it comes to poker because of the realistic portrayal. But this notion that every movie that fails to live up to the "Rounders Standard" is bad eludes me. The problem with many of the movies that have been made in recent years is that they try and cash in on poker's popularity without showing how the game is really played. The two movies, in my opinion, that came the closest to showing realistic poker portrayals were both mockumentaries.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker, Rounders

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