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Flashback Friday - Scotty Nguyen Wins 1998 WSOP Main Event

10 July 2015 , By: compncards
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The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event has just completed Day 2 and the remaining players are beginning to seriously contemplate whether they can become poker's next world champion. In this edition of Flashback Friday, we look back to the 1998 WSOP Main Event and the heads-up match between Scotty Nguyen and Kevin McBride. At the river, the board was 9h-9d-8c-8h-8s and Scotty Nguyen moved all-in. While McBride contemplates what to do, Scotty says the immortal words he's now known for: :You call, it gonna be all over baby.
Categories: 1998 WSOP Main Event, Friday Flashback, Kevin McBride, Scotty Nguyen, World Series of Poker, WSOP

The Cards Don't Change - Except When They Do

1 April 2015 , By: compncards
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My very first WSOP event ever was the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Event at the 2006 World Series of Poker. I will always remember this for several reasons, the biggest being that it was the largest live Limit Hold'em tournament of all-time. Anyone that has played a limit tournament knows that it is the ultimate grind. Being a newbie to the World Series, there were times I would "check out" when I wasn't in a hand.
Categories: 2006 WSOP, Hole cards changed, Limit Hold'em, World Series of Poker

Five November Nine Broadcast Observations

11 November 2014 , By: compncards
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The first day of the 2014 WSOP November Nine is in the books. A lot of poker was played over the course of 12 hours and tomorrow promises to be another long night. I'm going to reserve commentary on the gameplay and instead give five observations on the November Nine broadcast. Observation #1 - Rails subdued compared to past years Observation #2 - Daniel vs.
Categories: 2014 November Nine, 2014 WSOP, November Nine, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Vanessa Selbst - From "Blowup" to Blowing Up the Poker World

31 May 2014 , By: compncards
Vanessa Selbst has just won her third career WSOP bracelet. It also makes her the only woman in history with three open-field bracelets. It is hard to believe that Vanessa's first WSOP final table was in 2006. Here is a video of her talking about that final table and what ended up being her bustout hand.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Vanessa Selbst, World Series of Poker

It's Bracelet Time!!!

27 May 2014 , By: compncards
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It's bracelet time!! The 2014 World Series of Poker is officially underway at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. If you have been following along, this is the 10th anniversary of the WSOP being held at the Rio. To celebrate, the Main Event has a guarantee of $10 Million. Action is underway in the $500 Casino Employee's Event.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, bracelet, World Series of Poker, WSOP Bracelet

Could an Earlier Launch of WSOP.com Have Impacted Main Event Numbers?

10 July 2013 , By: compncards
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With online poker now legal in the state of Nevada and Ultimate Poker becoming the first site to go online, it seemed that another casino would get their site online in short order. The seemingly obvious choice for this seemed to be Caesars as many figured that WSOP. com would come online just prior to or during 2013 World Series of Poker. The WSOP is now well into the Main Event and real money gaming is still not being offered on the website.
Categories: 2013 World Series of Poker, 2013 WSOP Main Event, 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP Main Event, World Series of Poker, WSOP.com

WSOP Ends and Players Still Wait on Full Tilt Funds

18 July 2012 , By: compncards
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Back in early May, the following is what many were expecting to be the topics of discussion come July 17th: The Octo-Nine Full Tilt owned by PokerStars and players receiving their Full Tilt funds The latest "rumored national online poker bill".
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars-Full Tilt Deal, World Series of Poker

When Did the Word Rape Become Cool in Poker?

2 21 June 2012 , By: compncards
When did it become cool for poker players to use overly vulgar terms to describes things that they did to people or have had done to them? Here is my example for the evening. Apparently Corey Burbick is upset because he did not get a refund for not showing up for the $3k. I can understand that he is pissed. I get that and from what I read, I would be too.
Categories: Rape, Rape and Poker, World Series of Poker
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