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The Swedish Supreme Court Got it Right

3 10 April 2011 , By: compncards
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The Swedish Supreme Court recently ruled that poker is BOTH a game of skill and luck, basing its decision dependent on the type of poker being played. The court ruled that tournaments are skill games and that cash games are more random chance because players can come and go as they please and bet whatever they wish. Finally, someone gets it right. Let me clarify that I do not view cash games as random chance or poker tournaments[http://www.
Categories: Legalizing Online Poker, luck vs skill, Online poker, Poker Law, skill vs luck, UIGEA

WSOP Main Event Rematches - Who's In, Who I Want In, and Ratings

6 April 2011 , By: compncards
Money Farha
The WSOP announced today that they're creating a "made for TV" event for the 2011 WSOP[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/live-events/wsop. html] featuring heads-up rematches from previous Main Events.
Categories: 2003 WSOP Main Event, 2011 World Series of Poker, 2011 WSOP, Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel, Heads-up poker, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Rounder 2, Rounders, Sam Farha, WSOP

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #12 - Tom Dwan

5 April 2011 , By: compncards
Tom Dwan
Coming in at #12 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is a pro that needs next to no introduction. This high-stakes pro is both the envy and the target of amateurs and pros around the world. He is the first of the poker "new guard" to rise to superstardom and remains the most sought after cash-game player in all the world. Yes, #12 is durrrr - or Tom Dwan for the non-online types.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Full Tilt Poker, High Stake Poker, Tom durrrr Dwan, Tom Dwan

Erik Seidel and Full Tilt Pros Accused of Collusion

1 1 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Erik Seidel has had an epic 2011. Since the beginning of the year, he has taken down two major high-roller events and the NBC National Heads-Up Championship to take over the all-time money list lead. However, there are now allegations arising that are beginning to cast doubt as to whether these wins were indeed legitimate. It all started with a post on the TwoPlusTwo forums a couple of weeks ago when poster "CrownWatchdog186" posted that the fix was in for both the $100,000 Challenge match and the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller event.
Categories: Annie Duke, Aussie Millions, Crown Casino, Erik Seidel, Full Tilt Poker, Jennifer Harman, NBC National Heads-Up Championship

It's the Joe Sebok Show!!

1 April 2011 , By: compncards
It looks like SrslySirius has done it again. The man who brought you "Black and Yellow" a few weeks back has now brought you "The Joe Sebok Show!" First, start with this video of "Sunday - Ft. Joe Sebok. " I won't lie, the first minute isn't the greatest in the world, then BOOM, it delivers like a Mike Tyson uppercut.
Categories: Joe Sebok, SrslySirius, The Joe Sebok Show

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #13 - Doyle Brunson

31 March 2011 , By: compncards
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The lucky #13 spot on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list goes to the one player that truly transcends the game. Like Mohammad Ali in boxing, Jack Nicklaus in golf, Babe Ruth in baseball, Joe Namath in football or Michael Jordan in basketball, this player is probably one of the most recognizable poker players of all time. That's right, #13 is Doyle Brunson. Known as "The Godfather of Poker," Brunson is usually the first name that comes to mind when the term "poker greatness" is spoken.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Doyle Brunson, Godfather of Poker, Texas Dolly, WSOP

Would You Give These People Money?

30 March 2011 , By: compncards
Ninja Beggar
Kathy Liebert and I have been tweeting back and forth on twitter recently about something that is a part of life in many large cities, and has even spread to some smaller communities. You go into a gas station or are at a local shopping center and someone comes up to you telling you that they are having hard times and are wondering if you could spare them some spare change or a dollar. The question we discussed was whether you would actually give them money or not. Personally, it depends on the situation and how it goes down.
Categories: giving money to the homeless, Helping the homeless, Las Vegas

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

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[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/poker-blog/pro-players/gus-hansen-maybe-its-time-to-retire].
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Gus Hansen, Online poker
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