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Back at the Taj Again

1 18 November 2010 , By: compncards
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I am presently blogging to you from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. I decided to make my almost annual trip up here during the United States Poker Championship to check out the cash game and the tournament action. A lot of people complain about the Taj Mahal, but personally, I love the poker room here. While I do not long for the days when you had to carry a gun on you to a card room, I do not like what many poker rooms have become.
Categories: Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship

Don’t Show Your Cards to the Press

17 November 2010
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*Ali Tekintamgac used false media representatives to cheat at live poker. He won big but now he’s been banned for life (I hope). * Player and blogger at final table *Cheating in poker* *Don’t show your cards!*.

UB Hops Aboard the Ho Train and Phil Hellmuth Jumping Ship?

16 November 2010 , By: compncards
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A couple of weeks ago, three pros left the UB roster. Having some space to fill they decided to fill that space by signing female pro Maria Ho to a sponsorship deal. Many people outside of poker will remember Ho for her stint on the Amazing Race with Tiffany Michelle. In poker circles, she is known for her great play and many think that she is one of the hotter female pros.
Categories: Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, UB

My November Nine Predictions Revisited

4 11 November 2010 , By: compncards
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A couple of days prior to the Main Event, I made four predictions regarding the November Nine final table. I watched the event Saturday and Monday and even last night on ESPN. It was a very entertaining final table leading up to heads-up play. Heads-up, not so much.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, John Dolan, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, Michael Mizrachi

GR88 Poker – Weird Messages LOL

9 November 2010 , By: Charlie River
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I signed up at GR88 Poker. It’s a skin on the Merge poker network. I’m sure everything’s nice and fine, and I’m looking forward to be playing there. But I had some totally weird messages that I must share with you.

2010 WSOP November Nine Heads-Up Update - Jonathan Duhamel Wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

1 9 November 2010 , By: compncards
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It all came down to this night. Jonathan Duhamel with a nearly 6 to 1 chip lead over John Racener. Personally, I predicted this heads-up battle before the November Nine and was looking forward to the event. Unfortunately, what we got was pretty much a one sided affair with Duhamel pretty much picking up pots at will.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, John Racener, Jonathan Duhamel, November Nine

2010 WSOP November Nine - Final Update - Racener and Duhamel to Square off for Bracelet

7 November 2010 , By: compncards
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Before I head into today's final recap, let me suggest that whatever you do, watch the broadcast of this on Tuesday.   This should be one of the best episodes of the WSOP on ESPN in poker history. *Senti Comes Up Short - Dolan Flames Out* Jason Senti made a helluva run to come back from being in last place, but his run finished in 7th place.   As was customary early on in this event, this was another sick beat.
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