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Tournament of Champions Returns to WSOP

15 March 2010 , By: compncards
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Last week, officials at the WSOP tweeted that a major announcement was going to be made on Monday.   Monday came and details have been released regarding the “All-Star Event” that was hinted about earlier in the month.   The WSOP has brought back the storied Tournament of Champions.   The event will be held June 27th and will be played to the final table.
Categories: WSOP TOC, WSOP Tournament of Champions

An Amateur's Dream

3 15 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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Driving between towns in the Texas Panhandle I had a lot of time to think.   Over the last few years my interest in poker has peaked and waned.   I have always been a fan of the game but it seems that I go in spurts where I play a whole lot, and then play very little.   A couple of years ago I was playing in the now defunct Texas Poker League, a free bar league, and made it to two State Finals.

Isildur1 Blog a Fake

15 March 2010 , By: Charlie River
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*It would have been fantastic if this was actually Isildur1 sharing his extreme existence with us mere mortals. Unfortunately it’s not. * The real Blom may not be Isildur1 after all The proof The affiliate banners. The true Isildur1 would never sink as low for a few dollars.

My Picks to Win Their First Bracelet at the 2010 WSOP

15 March 2010 , By: compncards
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The World Series of Poker 2010 is just over two months away and it is about time for the media to start their speculation into who will do well and who will have breakout performances. Of course, I could come on here and make my standard "€œIvey will win a bracelet and maybe more if he applies himself"€ prediction, but for this blog, I figured I would list the five players that I feel have a good shot at a bracelet this year. #1: Andy Bloch Every since I first met Andy in 2006, I have been pulling for him. Bloch has two runner-up finishes, with the most famous being his runner-up finish to Chip Reese in the 2006 $50k HORSE event.
Categories: Andy Bloch, Bill Gazes, Matt Stout, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan

Tonight They're Playing Poker Like it's 1989

12 March 2010 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu recently made a statement that PEMM wasn't going to help Phil Hellmuth play better but instead, Phil needed to employ LTPB or "Learn to Play Better. "  Well, whether it was PEMM, LTPB, or Diet Pepsi, Phil has made the final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Stars WPT Event.   He spent a good part of Thursday as the chip leader and will enter the final table 2nd in chips behind Andy Seth. Seat 1 - Hassan Habib - 455,000 Seat 2 - Phil Hellmuth - 1,433,000 Seat 3 - Andy Seth - 2,164,000 Seat 4 - Matt Keikoan - 371,000 Seat 5 - McLean Karr - 111,200 Seat 6 - Daniel O'Brien, 1,129,000 Personally, I am rooting for Phil.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, World Poker Tour, WPT

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!! UB Cancels Aruba Poker Classic : (

11 March 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Ultimate Bet announced in a press release yesterday that it will be cancelling its 2010 Aruba Poker Classic due to budget cuts in order to pay Joe Seboks salary.   No, not really, but they did cancel the event. After traveling to Asia, Europe, Australia and across the US for poker I have to say that Aruba is, errr, was my favorite tournament stop and I'm sad to see it go. Here is a blog I wrote after the 2009 Aruba Poker Classic: Yummm Aruba Aribe mmmmmm.
Categories: Aruba Poker Classic, Joe Sebok, UB, Ultimate Bet

The Hottest Woman in Poker According to Maxim is....Seriously?

5 11 March 2010 , By: compncards
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I used to have some respect for Maxim, but after the recent article, I have to wonder.   While it is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I just don't get how Maxim can claim that Tiffany Michelle is the hottest woman in poker.   Charlie River, did you get a gig moonlighting at Maxim? TwoPlusTwo forum posters are probably the harshest in the world, but they do prove a point.   She isn't all that terribly hot.
Categories: Maxim, Tiffany Michelle, Vanessa Rousso

Poker Legislation under the Table – Again?

10 March 2010 , By: Charlie River
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Stricter online poker legislation (UIGEA) was smuggled in under the radar, embedded in an unrelated terrorist legislation (Safe Port act). Now online poker could very well be smuggled out of its prison cell and regulated, again under the radar embedded in a tax legislation (Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act)! There’s a kind of logic in this. A certain consistency. Poker is something that you consistently avoid mentioning.

Welcome to Bizarro World

10 March 2010 , By: compncards
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Phil Hellmuth is a cash game genius, T. J. Clouiter wins consistently at craps, and Kathy Liebert is the top pro on Full Tilt Poker.   After my last few days of playing online, I am convinced that the prior statements are indeed true as I think I have officially moved into bizarro world.
Categories: Kathy Liebert, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Poker, Shannon Elizabeth, TJ Cloutier, Vanessa Rousso
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