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Why Does Harrah's Rincon Still Get a WSOP-C Event?

29 March 2011 , By: compncards
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There are a few people that seem to be surprised by the fact that the WSOP Circuit Regional Championship in Rincon this week only drew 98 players. Some figured that the added TV time and potential guaranteed seats for the National Championship would be enough to bolster this struggling stop. I'm surprised they hit 98. The WSOP-C stop at Rincon has been among the worst stops on the WSOP-C the last couple of years.
Categories: Harrahs Rincon, WSOP Circuit, WSOP-C, WSOP-C Regional Championship

Negreanu - Isildur1 II Highlights Poker's Short-Term Memory Problem

3 28 March 2011 , By: compncards
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If you want a look into the mentality of many poker fans, take a look at the results from today's Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge. Daniel Negreanu took on Isildur1 for 2,500 hands and emerged a $26k winner. Everyone is congratulating him like he just accomplished one of the biggest feats in poker. At the same time, they are seeming to totally overlook the fact that he dropped $150,000 to Blom just a week ago.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Isildur1, Pokerstars Superstar Challenge Showdown, Viktor Blom

Gus Hansen - The Comeback?

2 26 March 2011 , By: compncards
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What a difference six months make. On September 1st of last year, I wrote the blog Gus Hansen - Maybe It's Time to Retire. That blog was written after it was revealed that since 2007, Hansen had lost over $9. 23 million on Full Tilt Poker[http://www.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Gus Hansen, Online poker

Victory Poker Leaving Cake Poker Network for Cereus?

25 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Cake Poker announced on Thursday that they had entered a "strategic partnership" with PokerListings. com. The translation for those of you that don't speak poker business speak is that the Cake Poker Network was sold to PokerListings. VictoryPoker.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Andrew Robl, Antonio Esfandiari, AP, Cake Poker, Cake Poker Network, Cereus Poker Network, Joe Sebok, UB, Victory Poker

Could Poker Tournament Screening Change Due to Online Poker Turf Wars?

25 March 2011 , By: compncards
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On Thursday, PokerStars announced the EPT Tournament of Champions, and that will run up against the first ever Onyx Cup event in May. This is just another example of the online turf wars that have spilled out into the live arena. Can you imagine what would happen if more online sites started to participate in the turf wars? Just imagine the screener questionnaires that would accompany tournament registration. Of course, I have put some thought into it and here is what you may encounter.
Categories: Full Tilt, Live Poker Tournaments, Online Poker turf wars, PokerStars

Train With Phil Ivey and Rule the Land of Pokerz

24 March 2011 , By: compncards
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If there is one person in the poker world whom you would want to learn poker from who would it be? We all know who my choice is in the matter. Today, I almost wet myself when I saw the following site: www. philivey. com[http://www.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Online poker, Phil Ivey, Super System

Isildur1 Gives RealKidPoker a Spanking

22 March 2011 , By: compncards
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In case you missed it this past Sunday, Daniel Negreanu took on Viktor Blom aka Isildur1 in the latest Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge. More accurately, Daniel tried to take him on. For the first time since this challenge had been instituted, Isildur1 actually busted his opponent. It only took 1,439 out of the 2,500 hands for Isildur1 to defeat Negreanu.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Isildur1, PokerStars, Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge, Realkidpoker, Viktor Blom

Season 7 High Stakes Poker Thoughts

20 March 2011 , By: compncards
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While I didn't think I would do so, I have watched every episode this season of High Stakes Poker on GSN.   Here are a few of my thoughts on the season so far. 1.   Is it me or does Doyle look like he isn't having any fun in this game?  He seems like he would rather be anywhere than on the show.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Bruce Ruffin, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, High Stakes Poker, High Stakes Poker Season 7, Norm MacDonald

Mike Sexton Replaced as WPT Host

20 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Mike Sexton had to give up his final table announcing duties at the Bay 101 World Poker Tour event on Friday. The reason was that he actually made the final table. He wound up finishing in 6th place. Mike Matusow also made the final table and ultimately finished in 3rd place.
Categories: Bay 101, Mike Matusow, Mike Sexton, World Poker Tour, WPT

Poker Sites Exist to Make Money - Not Perform Community Service

1 18 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Often we see poker media or poker pros talk about doing things that are in the "best interest of the game" or in the "best interest of the poker community. "I was just reading a blog talking about the Onyx Series that Full Tilt is going to put on this year. They were talking about how that poker site rivalries are spilling over into the live arena due to the fact that poker sites are telling their pros not to play at other sites' live events. The comment was made that the people in charge of the sites should do what is in the best interest of the poker community.
Categories: best interest of poker, Full Tilt Poker, Money and Poker, Online poker
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