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Papa Plays Some Poker

28 April 2010 , By: compncards
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I have always said that if you want to feel like a young man at almost any age, go play in a stud game. I was playing in a $3 - $6 Stud 8 or Better game in Los Angeles in December 2008 when this older Asian gentleman sat down with his wife kind of hovering around behind him. He very slowly took out his money and bought into the game. Most of the people at the table knew who he was and called him "papa.
Categories: Old people playing poker, Poker, stud 8 or better

Just 30 Days Until the 2010 WSOP

27 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Just 30 days until the World Series of Poker kicks off. The 2010 WSOP officially kicks off on May 27th with satellites and the first bracelet events are going to start on May 28th. I will actually start my yearly trek out to Vegas this coming Monday. I will be out there for the duration of the Series covering the event for Poker Junkie as well as playing some at the WSOP and around Vegas.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, WSOP

A WSOP Dream Realized

5 26 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Imagine that you are a small town poker player. You aren't a pro player. You aren't even a part time wannabe pro. You work in a small town as a foreman for a general contractor.
Categories: World Series of Poker, WSOP

Card Memory and Trends

2 24 April 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
bad poker
Everyone know that cards have no memory.   Players do.   This why players will continue to play cards they know have no +EV.   For example Johnny Nocards looks down at his hand and sees 8-3 offsuit UTG.

ESPN Cuts Back on Number of Televised Events Yet Again

24 April 2010 , By: compncards
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ESPN has announced the three events that they will televise from the 2010 WSOP.   The first they will televise is the $50,000 Player's Championship.   One week later, they will televise the Tournament of Champions.   Then from August 10th to November 9th, ESPN  will broadcast the Main Event.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, ESPN, ESPN World Series of Poker, World Series of Holdem, WSOP

Get Hazed Into Team Victory!

23 April 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
At what length would you go to become a sponsored pro?  (I did not mean to rhyme there!) Seriously though what would you do if you knew you could get a sponsorship without having to actually play poker? Keep in mind you are not a Playboy model or C-list celeb who automatically gets a sponsorship and training. You're just an average Joe with a liking for the game and maybe an interest in living the poker dream. Victory Poker is hosting a contest looking  for the next addition to their growing team. A promo video was released on YouTube highlighting the lifestyle Victory Poker Pros live and giving a few details about the contest.
Categories: Antonio Esfandiari, contest, Dan Blitz, Joe Navarro, Lee Markholt, Victory Poker

D Negs Gives Strange Advice Via Twitter

23 April 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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D Negs has crossed the line with this Tweet!!!! N A S T Y ! ! ! ! RT @RealKidPoker If you are Jewish circumcision makes sense. If not, what the heck are you doing to your little boy! Leave his pecker alone! Oh my D Negs what are you saying here????!!! Your Tweets are entertaining but this is TMI!!! My vote - Chop it!.

Isildur1 Fears Me

22 April 2010 , By: compncards
Isildur1
So Pokerati is going around saying that they have a source confirming that Isildur1 is indeed Victor Blom. They also said that the has a listing on Hendon Mob. I saw this and thought, "Ok, I'll go check him out. " I pulled up his profile and.
Categories: compncards, Isildur1, Limit Poker, min-raise, NL Holdem, WSOP

My Votes for the Women's Hall of Fame

22 April 2010 , By: compncards
2008 Womens HOF Class
As Melissa Castello wrote about earlier in the week, the Women's Poker Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for membership. Fans get to vote this year on who they think should be in. The criteria for voting are below: Eligible Candidates for Induction — Candidates to be eligible must meet the following requirements: A. A candidate must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 15 years prior to election.
Categories: Kathy Liebert, Maria Stern, Nani Dollison, Women's Hall of Fame, Women's Poker Hall of Fame
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