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Flashback Friday - "Danny" Negreanu Defeats John Bonetti at the 1999 United States Poker Championship

20 February 2015 , By: compncards
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Starting today, we will host a feature here at Poker Junkie that I'm dubbing "Flashback Friday. " Each week we will take a look back at a major poker confrontation, hopefully with a tie in to recent poker news. In this inaugural installment we take a look back at the 1999 United States Poker Championship Main Event. The Trump Taj Mahal poker room shut down this past Sunday for renovations but for many years the room was host to the USPC.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Danny Negreanu, John Bonetti, Taj Poker Room, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship, USPC

Trump Taj Closure Means So Long to My Home Poker Room

9 September 2014 , By: compncards
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If you've been following the news wires over the last few days, then you know that Trump Entertainment is filing bankruptcy and the Trump Taj Mahal could be closing in November. With that closure comes the shutdown of Trump Taj's Poker Room, a room that I personally consider my home poker room. Up until a couple years ago, Atlantic City was the closest place I could travel to and play live poker. From 2006 to 2008, I was up there almost every month and every few months from 2009 to around 2011.
Categories: Atlantic City, Taj Poker Room, Trump Taj Mahal

Back at the Taj Again

1 18 November 2010 , By: compncards
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I am presently blogging to you from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. I decided to make my almost annual trip up here during the United States Poker Championship to check out the cash game and the tournament action. A lot of people complain about the Taj Mahal, but personally, I love the poker room here. While I do not long for the days when you had to carry a gun on you to a card room, I do not like what many poker rooms have become.
Categories: Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship

United States Poker Championships Underway

3 November 2009 , By: compncards
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The United States Poker Championships kicked off today with a NL Holdem event. It drew 164 players, which is a decent sized field compared to last year, but still a relatively small field. The cash games were fairly hopping but the waits were a bit much. 16 tables in the room were tied up with the tournaments and others blocked off for satellites and as a result, new games started at somewhat of a slow rate.
Categories: Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championships, USPC

United States Poker Championships Kick Off Next Week

30 October 2009 , By: compncards
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One of the largests events outside of the WSOP and the WPT will kick off Monday at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. The United States Poker Championships kick off Monday with a series of 24 tournaments that culminate in a NL Holdem Championship that will be televised on Spike TV. Up until last year, the USPC was televised by ESPN, but last year, they dropped the contract. Last years event was non-televised and attendance dropped by 66% for the Main Event.
Categories: Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championships, USPC