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Jason Mercier Pwns Again - Trend Noticed

14 April 2010 , By: compncards
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Just how sick is Jason Mercier.   Last night, Mercier took down the high rollers event at the NAPT at Mohegan Sun.   This added $445,000 to what has turned out to be an insane three year run by Mercier.   Let’s take a look at what Mr.
Categories: Jason Mercier, Jason Mercier Pwns, Jason Mercier runs like God

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

3 13 April 2010 , By: foldsworth
Today most scholars I know agree that the game of Poker (as we know it today) was a gift from Squanto to the pilgrims of the Mayflower, but who gave poker to Squanto? You may be surprised to learn that the answer involves Möngke Kahn, Nostradamus and yes, Ma Gu, the Taoist Goddess of Hemp. In this multi-part, exceedingly long essay I intend to dispel some of the common myths regarding the much-disputed origins of poker and focus on hard facts. It will take you on a long and tedious (but no doubt important) journey through a timeline spanning thousands of years of poker history minutiae. But let’s start from the very beginning.

New Online Poker Slogans

1 13 April 2010 , By: compncards
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It's time for some new online poker slogans. Here are a few: Play Poker Like a Lesbian - Join Vanessa Selbst at FullTiltPoker. com Who needs Santa when we have Isildur1 - We play at FullTiltPoker. com All sites have pros.
Categories: Cake Poker, Everest Poker, Full Tilt, Online poker, Poker Stars

Vanessa Selbst Licks the Competition

3 12 April 2010 , By: compncards
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In case any of you happen to miss it, Vanessa Selbst won the NAPT Main Event at the Mohegan Sun over the weekend. Yes, you read that correct. A woman won a major open tournament. She took down the event and $750,000.
Categories: NAPT, Vanessa Selbst

Tony G Bluffed by Isildur1

11 April 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!  Tony G is claiming to have been bluffed by Isildur1, if this is true it's one of the best bluffs ever!  Tony G says he was set to stake Isildur1 50/50 in the Party Poker Big Game,  pay for flight and accommodations for him and 3 of his friends, and even arranged for him to play in a mask as to not reveal his identity. After all this Tony is now saying Isildur1 is bailing out on the event, via text message, 1 day before the event is set to begin.   Tonys text from Isildur1: “Sry for not coming, take care bud. ” blog.

I Play Heads-Up for Rolls

1 11 April 2010 , By: compncards
Isildur1 has now officially become a pop icon. Fredrik Thomson, Sohello Shah, and Joacim Gustavsson have collaborated together to create a song for the mad Swede. Yes, you heard that right, a song. While the song isn't as catchy as "Playing Poker for a Living" or "All-in", it is still funny as hell.
Categories: Brian Hastings, Fredrik Thomson, Isildur1, Joacim Gustavsson, Sohello Shah

Poker bootcamp

10 April 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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It has been a very busy week and is promising to be a busy weekend.    My wife and two wonderful sons will be leaving me to visit her family in Australia on Tuesday morning, so I have been spending all the time I can with them and getting very little else done (hence no posts this week).    But with them gone for 7 weeks I will have a plethora of time on my hands.   What ever shall I do? Well first off I will be able to work alot.

Stick With What Works

10 April 2010 , By: compncards
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The last week or so, I have been having a really up and down week. I decided to start playing more PLO cash games as it is one game that I have very little cash game experience. I have been told from my play in tournaments that my style is "too tight and predictable. " At the same time, the only two PLO tourneys I have ever played in have resulted in a 8th place finish and a win.
Categories: PLO, swings in poker

Chat, Play, and Sue the Pros at Full Tilt Poker

2 7 April 2010 , By: compncards
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As many of you have already heard, Full Tilt Poker has become the online poker whipping boy lately. First, a federal grand jury is set to prosecute Full Tilt on money laundering charges. They are also going after Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, and several others. Kentucky has also filed their own complaint, but they have specifically stated that they are going to sue and attempt to recover the money lost by players from March 25, 2005 and September 25, 2009.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker
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