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Fox to Put on Big Game Wannabe Program

3 29 March 2010 , By: compncards
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I logged on this morning and saw an ad stating that the "Big Game" was coming to TV.   When I first saw it, I thought "Nice!  That ought to be a good show. "  Then, I noticed a picture of Daniel Negreanu.   My next thought was "Crap.
Categories: Big Game, Daniel Negreanu, Fox

Sending up the Bat-Signal

1 29 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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Well here it is Sunday again, isn't it funny how it always seem to come at the same time every week?  It has been a very tough week for Chip for a Chair.   I have been holding onto these three books for a little over a week.   It hasn't gotten so bad, I am checking my email 5-6 times a day just to see if I get a hit.   I also posted the books on a few different trade/barter websites.

Five Reasons Limit Players Make Better Lovers

1 28 March 2010 , By: compncards
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While NL Holdem might have a lot of excitement, Limit poker offers more stability and less variance. In some cases, it offers a better long term profit potential depending on the game. Giving it further thought, Limit players also tend to be better lovers. Here is why: 1.
Categories: Better Lovers, Limit Poker, Phil Ivey

I Am a Poker Dinosaur

27 March 2010 , By: compncards
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When most people meet me in person, most cannot believe that I am 34. Most think that at worst I am in my mid 20's. I don't "act 34" according to most. This was once again pointed out last weekend at a camp that I help out with each summer.
Categories: Dinosaur, Poker Dinosaur, Rawr

Is it or is it not?

27 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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           It is the age old question, is poker a sport?  There are many arguments against it being so.   First, there is no activity.   Players sit around a table and only make minimal movements. (Usually the least amount of movement the better as not to give any tells)  Some also contend you have to have a ball or some other object to be considered a sport.

Daniel Negreanu Second Best Once Again

25 March 2010 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu can't seem to hold onto the top spot on money lists lately. Carlos Mortensen is the new all-time money winner for the World Poker tour after taking down the Hollywood Poker Open in Lawrenceburg, IN. Where? What's next, a NAPT event in Shakopee, MN? How about moving the WSOP to Pamplin, Va. Actually, it would be funny as hell to see the WSOP in Pamplin.
Categories: Carlos Mortensen, Daniel Negreanu, World Poker Tour, WPT

Phil Ivey Cigar Aficionado

1 25 March 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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I recently completed an exciting trip to Chicago and while there my dad handed me a magazine to read on my plane ride back to LA. It was Cigar Aficionado and on the cover, Phil Ivey. I was surprised that 1. my dad reads Cigar Aficionado and 2.
Categories: cigar aficionado, Phil Ivey

What is in a name?

25 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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"That which we call a rose   By any other name would smell as sweet"                                      Romeo & Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)      The Mouth, Kid Poker, Poker Brat, and Texas Dolly.   Mention these monikers and almost anyone can tell you who they really are.   It seems that it is almost a necessity to have a nickname.   If a player doesn't have one when they start playing, if they stick around long enough and have enough success they will get stuck with one.

Least Likely 2010 WSOP Main Event Winner

1 24 March 2010 , By: foldsworth
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As you may already know, PJ's science team has figured out who the next WSOP Main Event winner is going to be. Our crack team has used a cutting-edge poker seismograph along with previously unheard-of statistical methods to calculate where the next winner is located and even come up with a name€“ Ron Amos. It's amazing what modern science is capable of! Based on the geographical location of previous Main Event winners, our crack team deduced that the most likely winner currently resides in a garage in the small town of Quincy. Since Amos apparently doesn'€™t live in a garage, some supplementary calibration of the poker seismograph was needed, but now it appears to work perfectly.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Arachnids, Ron Amos

Chip for a Chair Update

3 21 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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As of today it has been two weeks since I started my adventure.   When I began I was hoping that it would take off like wildfire.    Seeing myself at the WSOP seemed like a sure thing.   Just as when you have any new idea it burns in your mind like red hot embers.
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