Get Your WSOP Bracelet Off Ebay
For those of you wanting your own WSOP bracelet, you now
have a new venue to capture your bracelet - Ebay. T. J. Cloutier has apparently sold his 2005 $5,000 NL Holdem
bracelet to Plano Pawn Shop in Plano, TX.
The WSOP Circuit event kicked off this week in Tunica, MS
and it looks like I will not be making a trip down there
this year. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be asked to
cover the Main Event of the Circuit, but in all honesty,
that is the only reason that I went. I used to enjoy going to Tunica. In fact, it was the first
place I ever played live poker.
Microgaming Network to Block Data Mining
The Microgaming Network announced this past Thursday that it
is taking step to curb data mining of hand histories such as
those that led to the Isildur1 controversy. From this point
on, any sites on the network will no longer save hand
histories on players computers and users will no longer be
able to download hand histories in bulk. There are many players that are heralding this decision and
thinks that sites such as Full Tilt and PokerStars should
follow suit. However, has anyone stopped to think about a
few things that this type of policy could bring about?
Remember the Pitbull Poker scandal? What was one of the
things that tipped players off that something was amiss? The
fact that the site would not give out hand histories.
Body Odor Now Banned From the WSOP
Forgive Mark McGwire - Forget Russ Hamilton
In many sports, when a player makes a big mistake, many of
us will forgive that player if they come clean and
apologize. Earlier in the week, former St. Louis Cardinals
superstar Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids during his
career. While this was not a surprise to anyone, McGwire has
dodged the question for a long time.
Look out! Google Knows What You Are Doing
*Nothing gets past Google. If youâre a big name, and do
something out of the ordinary, the biggest search engine
will pick up on it. This is also true in the world of
Did You Hear? Norman Chad Cashed at the WSOP
For those of you that didnât watch ESPNâs WSOP
Main Event coverage, Norman Chad cashed at the WSOP this
year. Sunday night, I actually sat and watched about 3 hours
worth of the Main Event for the first time in a long time. I
must admit that part of it was due to the fact it was the
only thing on among the paltry few channels my hotel room
had. The other reason was the fact that Ivey was getting a
lot of face time.
Daniel Negreanu the Angle Shooter?
Apparently people are calling Daniel Negreanu an angle
shooter for some actions that he took at the PCA. At the
river, Negreanu raised a bet from his opponent. The opponent
thought Negreanu called and then after being told that
Daniel raised, the player attempted to reraise. Daniel then called for a ruling.
The True Odds in Death & Poker
RIP Amir Vahedi
I found out tonight that the poker world has lost one of its
great characters. Â Amir Vahedi has passed away from
complications from diabetes. Â For those that are not
quite sure where to place that name, Vahedi finished 6th in
the 2003 WSOP Main Event. Â Vahedi was also known for his
trademark cigar and his fondness of check-raising.