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Erick Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg Get Hitched

30 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Twitter was ablaze on Sunday with the announcement and subsequent wedding between Erick "E-dog" Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg. In honor of their big day, I present to you the Lindgren-Schoenberg wedding photo album (Pictures courtesy of Twitter). Erica tweeted[http://twitter. com/#!/thehitwoman] the following picture during her last moments as a free woman: Brian Balsbaugh[http://twitter.
Categories: Erica Schoenberg, Erik Lindgren, Wedding

My Top Five Most Anticipated Events of the 2011 WSOP

1 28 May 2011 , By: compncards
2011 WSOP Rio
The 2011 World Series of Poker will kick off on Tuesday from Las Vegas and by the end of it 58 bracelets will be awarded across all poker disciplines. While I will naturally follow every event to some degree, there are some that I will keep a closer eye on over others. Below are the five events I most look forward to following at the 2011 WSOP: *#5 -  Event #29 - $2,500 10-Game Mix* *#4 - WSOP Rematches (Main Event Grudge Matches)* *#3 - Event #37 - $10,000 HORSE Championship* *#2 - Event #33 - Stud 8-or-Better World Championship* *#1 - Event #55 - $50,000 Poker Players Championship*.
Categories: 2011 World Series of Poker, 2011 WSOP, WSOP 2011

Did Doyle Brunson Know DoylesRoom Indictment Was Coming?

24 May 2011 , By: compncards
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It is a common and popular fact that if things look too good to be true, they usually are. For example, in the poker world, Phil Hellmuth always assumed that he was the most intelligent player in the game instead of the THIRD most intelligent. The second most intelligent player is of course Doyle Brunson who, oddly enough, seemed to know the impending online poker doomsday. He made many attempts to alert the poker populace of the danger, but most of his communications were mistaken as amusing poker anecdotes such as "You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, DoylesRoom, MD Online Poker Indictments

Known Cheater Leads WPT 100K - And Nobody Cares

19 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Justin "zeejustin" Bonomo is the current chip leader in the World Poker Tour's $100,000 buy-in event. Yes, the same Justin Bonomo who got busted for cheating at online poker years ago. Where is the outrage? Where are the Daniel Negreanu tweets[http://twitter. com/#!/REALKIDPOKER] talking about how he's a disgrace? Where are the CardPlayer Magazine articles talking about a known cheater being in the event? You see Mr.
Categories: Ali Tekintamgac, Cheating in Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, World Poker Tour, WPT 100k

Full Tilt Poker and I Seem to Face the Same Problems

16 May 2011 , By: compncards
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My editor here at PokerJunkie told me to do a blog, and I told him that I would have an announcement about the blog on Sunday. Well, late Sunday, I sent my boss the following email. "Since you sent me the email to write a blog for Poker Junkie, I have faced some issues in writing the blog. I worked tirelessly to address these problems and have made significant progress.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Online poker, online poker indictments

Chip Reese Rule Shuts Out One of Poker's Greats - For Now

12 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, the Poker Hall of Fame announced that the "Chip Reese rule" is now in place. This means that a player must be at least 40 years old to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. What this also means is that the debate around Phil Ivey's induction will be effectively shelved for the next five years. To me, this is one of the biggest travesties in the history of the PHOF's existence.
Categories: Chip Reese, Chip Reese Rule, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

UB Cuts Full Roster of Pros as a Result of Black Friday

9 May 2011 , By: compncards
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The hammer has fallen on UB's roster of sponsored pros. Blanca Gaming released a statement saying that "Blanca’s executive management team today informed its roster of sponsored pros that, in accordance with the provisions of their agreements, their contracts have been terminated. " According to the press release: "The full list of affected pros is as follows: Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, “Hollywood” Dave Stann, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella. " I seriously doubt anyone is surprised at this.
Categories: Black Friday, Joe Sebok, UB

Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP

8 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu posted a blog on Saturday where he essentially called out the poker community as a whole for not blackballing UltimateBet (now UB and Absolute Poker) over the whole cheating scandal. Now it appears the companies are going to cut and run and he says that the community as a whole is at fault. I'm not going to disagree with Daniel's take on this as it always seemed odd to me how the company stayed in business. And it wasn't like there were other issues outside of the cheating scandal.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Live Poker, Online poker, UB, UB/AP

Redhead of the Month - May - Melanie Weisner

6 May 2011 , By: compncards
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This month's Redhead of the Month comes to you via Kevmath[http://twitter. com/#!/Kevmath]. I was having trouble finding redheads that were Jen Tilly in poker, and so I asked the all-knowing master of the poker knowledge for some help. Without blinking he said "Melanie Weisner?" So, this month's Redhead of the Month is Full Tilt Red Pro Melanie Weisner.
Categories: Black Friday, Kevmath, Melanie Weisner, Redhead of the Month
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