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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

Indicted Online Poker Sites Returning Money Sooner Than Expected

1 May 2011 , By: compncards
Poker Jail
There is a really good chance that I am going to be wrong about the amount of time it will take players to get their money back from Full Tilt and PokerStars. As I discussed in my last blog, PokerStars is currently processing withdrawals from US players and there are reports from all over the US of players getting their funds back already. Now it appears that Full Tilt is ready to pay back funds. Earlier in the week, Full Tilt released an FAQ for US players saying that an announcement would be made regarding payouts later this week.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Karak, online poker indictments, PokerStars, Scott Tom, UB

Hitting the Nuts Deals a Winning Hand

1 25 April 2011 , By: compncards
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A little over a month ago, I received a tweet about a new "poker comedy" that was coming out on DVD called "Hitting the Nuts. " It had won Best Feature Film at the Derby City Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Choice Award at the Cincinnati Film Festival last year. It was $14. 98 on the site with a release date of April 15th.
Categories: Ezekiel Yoder, Hitting the Nuts, Joe Boyd

Happy Zombie Jesus Day!

24 April 2011 , By: compncards
Zombie Jesus Ferguson
Since everyone just "loved" my Easter greeting last year, I figured I would keep the tradition going.   Happy Zombie Jesus Day everyone! Or rather, Zombie Chris "Jesus" Ferguson Day! Keep the tradition alive.   Please spread the love of Zombie Jesus Ferguson around to everyone!  So say Jethrobidiah 19:42.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Zombie Jesus, Zombie Jesus Day, Zombie Jesus Ferguson

Poker Players: Put Down the Damn Weed

22 April 2011 , By: compncards
Degen Gamblers
Since Black Friday hit last week, Marco Valerio and QuadJacks. com have been running a non-stop pokercast talking about issues surrounding the indictments. One of the topics getting a lot of play is cleaning up the image of poker players and so called "degenerate gamblers. " To quote what one of his guests said during the pokercast, "Put down the damn weed.
Categories: Black Friday, Degenerate gamblers, Poker Players

They Took Our F'ing Jobs! Wombat Poker Rises From the Ashes of Black Friday

3 19 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Friday April 15th, 2011 - a day that will live in poker infamy. THEY TOOK OUR FUCKING JOBS!!!! Such is the claim for the newest online poker[[sitetree_link,id=2]] site. In the wake of the US Department of Justice indictment of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and UB, a new entity has risen to take on new players looking for a new poker home. This home is WOMBAT POKER! Wombat Poker is the hottest new site offering fantastic promotions and a rakeback deal you will find nowhere else.
Categories: Black Friday, Wombat Poker

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #11 - Daniel Negreanu

16 April 2011 , By: compncards
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The #11 spot on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is one of the more popular poker pros on the circuit. He is known for both his friendly demeanor at the table as well as his ability to soul read better than possibly anyone in the history in poker. Number 11 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is Daniel Negreanu. Many casual fans may not know that Negreanu originally had dreams of becoming a pro snooker player.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, KidPoker, The 20 Most Influential People in Poker

Redhead of the Month - April - Old School Redhead

16 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Your Redhead of the Month for the month of April is a bit of a throwback to the 80's and early 90's.   Back to a time when women had shape and didn't have to look anorexic in order to be considered beautiful.   Back when the term T&A stood for something other than Thompson and Associates.   This is the type of woman that you dreamed would fall on your plate but most of you were too chicken to go after.
Categories: Hot redheads, Poker Redheads, Redhead of the Month, Redheads and Poker, sexy redheads

US Government Drops the Bomb on Online Poker

15 April 2011 , By: compncards
Atomic Bomb
I am not a conspiracy theorist. However, I am a realist. For years now, online poker sites have been finding a way to circumvent the UIGEA and still provide payments to online poker players.   Anyone with any common sense knew that the sites were playing with fire.
Categories: Online poker, online poker armageddon, UIGEA, UIGEA Enforcement, US Department of Justice
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