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Why I Believe Russ Hamilton's WSOP Banner Should Be Displayed

1 5 June 2012 , By: compncards
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This past Thursday, Allen Kessler tweeted the following: ‏@*AllenKessler*[https://twitter. com/#%21/AllenKessler]Guess whose *banner* magically reappeared at the *wsop*? http://pic. twitter. com/vlxWzZFU The picture tweeted was of the banner of 1994 WSOP Main Event Champion Russ Hamilton.
Categories: 1997 WSOP Main Event, Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, Jamie Gold, Puggy Pearson, Russ Hamilton

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

Russ Hamilton Gets Pwned - Blows Gasket - Still an Asshole

2 21 January 2011 , By: compncards
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There is currently an epic thread over at TwoPlusTwo forums regarding a trip that users "Slifdog" and "billysharkey" made to a Florida poker room. In the 5/10/20 NL game they were playing in was none other than UltimateBet Cheating mastermind Russ Hamilton. Below is an except from the post "Billy proceeds to engage Russ in conversation. Russ is clueless for the first few pleasantries, but then Billy starts to get under Russ's skin with an array of subtle verbal abuses that imply that Russ is karmic-ally screwed unlovable rat with no chance of having real friends and that Russ will have to always look over his shoulder and fear for his safety.
Categories: Russ Hamilton, TwoPlusTwo, Ultimatebet Cheating Scandal

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

Cheating in Online Poker Happens Every Day - Get Used to It

5 20 August 2010 , By: compncards
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Recently, WickedChopsPoker published an article going into detail about the UB super user scandal and many of the names involved with assisting Russ Hamilton in moving around money. Also, a Chinese collusion ring was revealed on PokerStars where several players would join and play numerous double or nothing sit n go tournaments. These stories just go to reinforce one important truth that one must realize when playing online poker and that you must ALWAYS look out for cheaters. People cheat at online poker.
Categories: Cheating in Poker, online poker super user, Russ Hamilton, ub scandal, ultimatebet scandal

WSOP Commentary: Poker and Morality

7 July 2010 , By: compncards
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For a few weeks now, I have been pondering poker and morality. While some believe that the two are mutually exclusive of each other, it has become quite evident what crimes are unforgivable. *Abuse Can Be Overlooked* Some of you may remember my memories of John Bonetti and how I have said in the past he has reminded me of my grandfather. Well, one thing that John and my grandfather shared was a fiery temper.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Cheating in Poker, John Bonetti, Russ Hamilton, Thang Luu, WSOP

WSOP Main Event Day 1b Update - Joe Sebok Wearing Women's Clothing and Russ Hamilton "Cover-up"

7 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Well we are back in the Amazon room today for another day 1 of the main event. This time we are on the 2nd, or rather b, day of day 1. Confused yet? Join the crowd, we had to stop counting how many days the series has been going cause we ran out of fingers and toes, maybe we can just start counting how many days are left. *Another day.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Daniel Negreanu, Jack Straus, Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Joe Sebock, Russ Hamilton, Stu Ungar

Worst Poker Related Jobs

17 February 2010 , By: compncards
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What is the worst job one could have in poker? Many would think that a dealer job would be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but there may be some people at work with worse jobs. #5. Jerry Yang's Agent I am not certain, but I don't think this position was ever actually filled. His lack of doing.
Categories: Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Russ Hamilton

Microgaming Network to Block Data Mining

4 19 January 2010 , By: compncards
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The Microgaming Network announced this past Thursday that it is taking step to curb data mining of hand histories such as those that led to the Isildur1 controversy. From this point on, any sites on the network will no longer save hand histories on players computers and users will no longer be able to download hand histories in bulk. There are many players that are heralding this decision and thinks that sites such as Full Tilt and PokerStars should follow suit. However, has anyone stopped to think about a few things that this type of policy could bring about? Remember the Pitbull Poker scandal? What was one of the things that tipped players off that something was amiss? The fact that the site would not give out hand histories.
Categories: Isildur1, Microgaming Network, Russ Hamilton

Forgive Mark McGwire - Forget Russ Hamilton

13 January 2010 , By: compncards
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In many sports, when a player makes a big mistake, many of us will forgive that player if they come clean and apologize. Earlier in the week, former St. Louis Cardinals superstar Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids during his career. While this was not a surprise to anyone, McGwire has dodged the question for a long time.
Categories: Mark McGwire, Russ Hamilton
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