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Bracelet or Millions? Dwan is Taking the Money

31 May 2012 , By: compncards
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Every year at the WSOP Main Event, the question is always asked whether you would rather have the money or the WSOP bracelet. Until recent years, the answer was largely "I want the bracelet. " Now it is shifting more to the "give me the $8 Million. " So far at this year's WSOP, two faces that have not been seen at the tables are Tom Dwan and Doyle Brunson.
Categories: 2012 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan

Duhamel Gets Sucker Punched and Nobody Cares

4 17 January 2012 , By: compncards
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Just read today's T[http://www. pokerlistings. com/daily-3-bet-duhamel-clocked-weisner-locked-poker-for-glory-82305]hree Bet on Pokerlistings on how German player Martin Finger decided that it was a good idea to sucker punch Jonathan Duhamel in the face. The post goes on to state that Duhamel "likely deserved" a bit of what he got.
Categories: Drunk Driving, Fighting While Drunk, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Martin Finger, Responsibility in Poker, Tom Dwan

Full Tilt "Ponzi Scheme" Rantings

23 September 2011 , By: compncards
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Since the US DOJ released their amended complaint on Tuesday and called Full Tilt a "Ponzi scheme" there has been a ton of outcry, speculation, rumors, interview, etc from all over the poker world. Here are a few tidbits that I have been personally contemplating.   A few I have expressed, and some I have not. First, am I really one of the only people that finds it both ironic and almost hypocritical that the Poker Player's Alliance is being so vocal during all of this.
Categories: Durrrr, Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt Ponzi Scheme, Poker Players Alliance, Poker Players Ponzi Scheme, PPA, Tom Dwan

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #10 - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

5 May 2011 , By: compncards
Viktor Blom
Due to the April 15th indictments, I was forced to rethink the rest of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Poker list. In fact, the next player on the list fell about three spots as a result. Back in late 2009, a new player exploded on the scene. In a short amount of time, this player took a staggering $5 million from internet superstar Tom Dwan and instantly made himself a high-stakes legend.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Isildur1, PokerStars, SuperStar Showdown Challenge, Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #12 - Tom Dwan

5 April 2011 , By: compncards
Tom Dwan
Coming in at #12 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is a pro that needs next to no introduction. This high-stakes pro is both the envy and the target of amateurs and pros around the world. He is the first of the poker "new guard" to rise to superstardom and remains the most sought after cash-game player in all the world. Yes, #12 is durrrr - or Tom Dwan for the non-online types.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Full Tilt Poker, High Stake Poker, Tom durrrr Dwan, Tom Dwan

WSOP Day 37 Update - Dan Kelly Wins $25k, Hellmuth Controling Poker's Destiny, and Phil Gordon Wins Ante-Up for Africa

4 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Contrary to popular belief, there is more going on this weekend than just parties.   Several events are still underway at the 2010 WSOP including the $25,000 NL, the $10,000 PL Omaha World Championship, and yes, event the Tournament of Champions.  Well, sort of. *Dan Kelly Wins $25,000 Six-Handed NL Event* Dan Kelly survived a strong final table to take down the $25,000 Six-Handed NL Event and over $1.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Tournament of Champions, Dan Kelly, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, WSOP 2010

WSOP Day 36 Second Update - Frank Kassela Virtually Player of the Year, Pros Sweating Tom Dwan, and Day 1D of Main Event Closed

3 July 2010 , By: compncards
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While Melissa and many others are out getting plastered tonight, there are still several events going on at Day 36 of the 2010 World Series of Poker.   The $25,000 NL Event has a final table set and the Limit Holdem Shootout is down to just four players.   Tom Dwan leads the $10,000 PL Omaha Championship with 66 players left and Day 1b of the last $1,000 NL Event is winding down. *Frank Kassela a Formality Away from 2010 WSOP Player of the Year* Frank Kassela has made the final table of the $25,000 Six-Handed NL Holdem Event.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Frank Kassela, Tom Dwan, WSOP 2010, WSOP Player of the Year

WSOP Commentary: Year of the Woman and Other WSOP Myths

27 June 2010 , By: compncards
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This year at the 2010 World Series of Poker has been dubbed with different “Year Of’s. ” I thought it was interesting to see how some of the “big stories” coming into the 2010 WSOP have been developing. *Year of the Woman* Coming into the WSOP, Ty Stewart made the prediction that 2 or 3 women would win open field WSOP events. Mike Matusow stated that if this happened, he would run naked down the strip.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Annette Obrestad, Jennifer Harman, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan, WSOP 2010

WSOP Day 18 - Compncards Plays the $1,500 Stud 8 or Better Event

15 June 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 18 of the 2010 WSOP kicked off with the $2,500 NL Holdem Six-Max Event. Later in the day, Day 2 of the $1,000 NL and Day 3 of the $10,000 Omaha 8 or Better World Championship resumed with the Omaha 8 or Better World Championship playing out to the bracelet. However, this day for me was all about the 5 P. M.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, compncards, James Guill, Tom Dwan
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