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Friedman a UB Pro? Maybe He Should Reconsider

3 January 2011 , By: compncards
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Unless you have been living under a rock, or trapped in an airport over the holidays, you know that Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth have both left UB.   When Hellmuth's departure was announced on December 30th, UB also hinted that new pros would be added to the roster.   Later that night, Allen Kessler pointed out on twitter that Annie Duke's bio page now had Prahlad's Friedman's name on it.   Here is a shot of the page: With that, everyone has assumed that Friedman has indeed signed a deal with UB.
Categories: Bryan Micon, Daniel Negreanu, Prahlad Friedman, UB, Ultimatebet Cheating Scandal

Happy New Years - Here's A Redhead

1 January 2011 , By: compncards
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From all of us at Poker Junkie to all of you out there in the poker world, Happy New Years. I would like to give special props to Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi[http://www. facebook. com/TheGrinder44FanPage?]who posted on his Facebook page that he will give $20 to the first five people that show proof after Midnight tonight that they took a cab home.
Categories: Happy New Year, Hot redheads, Poker Redheads, WSOP 2011

Phil Hellmuth Officially Leaves UB

2 31 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Holy crap, that didn't take long.   The following came in from UB. com: "The poker pro who is famous for his grand WSOP entrances is making one final exit.   Today we are announcing that UB.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, UB, WSOP

Annie Duke Leaves UB

30 December 2010 , By: compncards
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I was awakened earlier today by a text message from @merchdawg stating the following: "Annie leaving UB. " I then logged onto twitter and saw the tweet from Annie herself saying that she was leaving UB and that she had posted a new blog.   I logged on and the first line said it all: "It’s bittersweet, but I’ve decided to leave UB. " Annie Duke leaves UB to "explore and pursue other business opportunities on a full-time basis.
Categories: Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, UB, Ultimatebet Cheating Scandal

The 2011 WSOP Main Event Will Be Won by a PokerStars Player

29 December 2010 , By: compncards
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I have noticed an interesting, but odd trend at the WSOP Main Event Final Table.  Since 2003, 6 of the 8 Main Event Champions were PokerStars players / patched by PokerStars.   While it is true that PokerStars sends more Main Event players than any other site, you would think that there would have been more than 1 Main Event Champ from Full Tilt in the last 8 years. The only two Main Event winners since 2003 that were not with PokerStars were Jerry Yang and Jamie Gold.
Categories: 2011 WSOP Main Event, PokerStars

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 2

28 December 2010 , By: compncards
Phil Ivey
In yesterday's blog, I started counting down my list of the Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010 by giving you #10 through #6.   Today, I will give you the my top five moments. *#5 - Phil Ivey Wins 8th Bracelet* * ** * Many of you would figure that Ivey's 8th bracelet win would be the #1 moment in poker for me this year, but I expect him to win every year, so this was not a surprise.   However, the way he came back against Bill Chen was definitely news worthy.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Gus Hansen, Michael Mizrachi, November Nine, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 1

27 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Since we are entering the final week of 2010, it is time for me to be a lemming and do my year in review posts like every other poker blogger and writer in the poker media.  However, you all know I love to put my own opinion on this, so over the next couple of days, I will give you MY Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010. *#10 - Annie Duke Wins NBC National Heads-Up Championship* * * **** * * Annie Duke does not play the same schedule as many other pros due to her family.   As such, she really has to try and take advantage of the live events she plays in.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Allen Kessler, Annie Duke, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, Kathy Liebert, Peter Eastgate, Poker Year in Review

Annie Duke Gets Engaged on Christmas Day

26 December 2010 , By: compncards
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Among all of the Christmas tweets yesterday on Twitter, the following came across: @AnnieDuke[http://twitter. com/#%21/AnnieDuke] I said yes! http://yfrog. com/h6nplnj The happy couple It appears that poker's "favorite" single mom is now engaged to boyfriend Joseph Reitman, also known as "Joe Ugly".  Many players and fans from around the world dropped her congratulations.
Categories: Annie Duke, Joseph Reitman

Merry Christmas from

25 December 2010 , By: compncards
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From all of us here at PokerJunkie. com, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas.   This year, I asked Santa for a redhead wrapped in nothing but a pillow.   As  you can see below, me and Santa are tight.
Categories: Hot redheads, Merry Christmas, Santa

The First Annual PokerJunkie Poker Awards

1 23 December 2010 , By: compncards
Several poker sites have been having fans vote on which players they think are award worthy in several categories.    Personally, I don't like contests, and since my opinion is the only one that matters, I am going to present the first annual PokerJunkie Poker Awards. The winners receive the following: We here at PokerJunkie. com only give out the finest in pictures of poker trophies.
Categories: Poker Awards, Pokerjunkie Poker Awards
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