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Phil Ivey Cigar Aficionado

1 25 March 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/2010-wsop-main-event-winner-lives-in-quincy-illinois] 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.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Arachnids, Ron Amos

Chip for a Chair Update

3 21 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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.

If I could....

1 19 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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In contests throughout the country, whether they are beauty, scholarship, or any other contest, contestants are often asked the same question.   "If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"  Usually the contestant gets all mushy and names either mom, dad, grandparent, Jesus, or Gandhi.   Once again on the open road of the Texas Panhandle my mind wandered.   If I could sit down with anyone for poker who would it be?       If I took poker players the list is easy.

Are You a Successful Poker Player?

19 March 2010 , By: compncards
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What is a successful poker player? A couple of months back, I was talking with someone who was trying to figure out whether they were a winning player. They went into how many big blinds they had won per hour and how much money they had won and lost in different sessions. They were worried that they were wasting their time with playing poker. My first question is one that I ask anyone that is worried about bankrolls, turning pro, etc.
Categories: Chris Moneymaker, Eskimo Clark, Poker

Poker Bots: Giving Them a Taste of Their Own Medicine

2 18 March 2010 , By: foldsworth
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At first they were only spotted sporadically in the shadier corners of Macau, but lately they have become common even in Las Vegas. I’m talking, of course, about poker bots – mechanical monsters who roam casinos around the world disguised as ordinary poker players. They can read minds, calculate exact odds and thrive on pain and bad beats. Early poker bots were fairly easy to spot – you could identify them by looking for extra legs and antennas protruding from their armpits.
Categories: Gus Hansen

Kasparov Mistaken about Poker

2 18 March 2010 , By: Charlie River
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In an article on chess and computers for the New York Review of Books[http://www. nybooks. com/articles/23592], chess super ultra grandmaster Garry Kasparov briefly mentions poker, and shows that he hasn’t understood it. The article is a well written and insightful treatment of man’s old dream of building machines that can think like humans.

Isildur1 Has his own Logic

18 March 2010 , By: Charlie River
*Has Isildur1 been staked or not? He seems to give contradicting answers to this question. * [/assets/Uploads/Blog/diagram. jpg]Plain as your nose *PN: * *Isildur1:* *PN: * *Isildur1:* *$50K is not money to Isildur1. *.

Judas Iscariot the Original Poker Brat?

1 17 March 2010 , By: compncards
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*Christ:* *Iscariot: * *Peter (from the rail):* *Iscariot:* *Christ:* *Iscariot: * *Doyle Brunson (from the rail): * *Iscariot:* Iscariot then storms off to talk to one of his buddies: *Iscariot: * *Buddy: * *Iscariot: * *Buddy: * *Iscariot: * *Buddy: * *Iscariot:*.
Categories: Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot
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