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The Origins of Poker: Myths and Facts (Part II)

18 May 2010 , By: foldsworth
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You have probably been waiting for the follow-up on my revolutionary study aimed at shedding light on the mysteries surrounding poker’s early days. Today I proudly present to you the second part in this very long, multi-part essay. Part I of The Origins of Poker[[sitetree_link,id=1645]] left off after the sacking of Babylon. A tribe of traveling hippies on a pilgrimage to central Asia in honor of Ma Gu, the goddess of Hemp, saved the knowledge of Poker from being lost forever.

Jean-Robert Bellande Busto and a Tale of Two Broke Blokes

18 May 2010 , By: compncards
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In 2008, I covered the $1,500 Limit Holdem shootout and was the blogger for the final table where Jean Robert Bellande finished runner-up to Matt Graham. At the time of the event, there were a few people actually wondering how Bellande made the final table as they didn’t feel that he was that great of a player. It now appears that they may actually have been right as it looks as if Bellande is broke. Ok, if you follow his twitter at @ BrokeLivingJRB, you will see that he has a bankroll of $3,300.
Categories: Bryan Devonshire, Jean-Robert Bellande, Partho Data

My 2010 WSOP Events

16 May 2010 , By: compncards
The 2010 WSOP kicks off in just 13 days. Yes, it is hard to believe that it is almost that time once again. It just seems like yesterday that I was coming back from the 2009 WSOP. I am looking forward to this year's WSOP for multiple reasons.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, World Series of Poker

M.I.A.

16 May 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Sorry that Ive been MIA lately folks.   Had a long two weeks of travel and poker. First it was my bday April 29th so I went out to Colorado to visit a friend and party it up for the weekend. It was a blast, went to the Coors brewery to see how my fav domestic is brewed, went to a sexy circus, and had a bday dinner at Casa Bonita.

It's all coming true

1 15 May 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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Well it has been a really good week for me here in the Texas panhandle.   Tuesday I played at a regular home game where we have been playing tournaments to start out the night.   We had two tables, and I won.   That's right I won a multi-table tournament.

Jennifer Harman 2010 TOC Vote Begging Video

14 May 2010 , By: compncards
Call me a purists, elitist, or just a plain stick in the mud, but I am not a big fan of all the vote begging that has been going on by several players regarding the WSOP Tournament of Champions. If you are popular enough or actually worthy of being included, then people will vote for you. Trying to improve your status by vote begging, offering to chop the prize money, or even donate money to charity I think is kinda pathetic really. With that being said, whomever came up with the following video about Jen Harman I think deserves cudos.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Jennifer Harman, TOC, WSOP Tournament of Champions

Bad week

13 May 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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Last Saturday I decided that I would go play a live tournament.   I jumped in my car and 4 short hours later I arrived at my destination.   I played my way through some mind numbing 2-4 (won 1 hand) and finally sat down to take my shot.   This was a $40 buy-in with 5000 in starting chips.

Cereus Security's Epic Fail

1 13 May 2010 , By: compncards
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Unless you have been under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have heard about the Cereus security flaw. For those that have been under a rock, there was a flaw with the encryption that Cereus used that would allow someone to view another player’s hole cards over an unsecured wireless network. No instances of cheating have been discovered to date as a result and Cereus quickly changed their encryption over to a SSL based encryption. They are currently investigating to see if anyone used this flaw to exploit other players.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Cereus, UB

Running Bad in Las Vegas

12 May 2010 , By: compncards
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To say that my first week in Vegas has been unforgettable is a bit of an understatement. I’ll start with the gaming aspect. My first full day, I decided to play in cash games for the better part of the evening downtown. The table I sat down to had a lot of money on the table for the limits and a lot of bad players.
Categories: Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas
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