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Full Tilt Playing With Pandora's Box?

19 February 2010 , By: compncards
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The big story over the last few days is the fact that it appears that Full Tilt Poker has decided to enact a ban of any events that are being held by PokerStars, more specifically the NAPT (North American Poker Tour). A recent charity event in Vegas was also snubbed by Full Tilt and their red pros. The fact that Full Tilt is telling their players not to play a PokerStars event does not concern me as much as it does other. If Full Tilt does not want it’s players playing on the NAPT, that hurt them and potentially their pros.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, NAPT, PokerStars

The Value of a Comfortable Chair

2 18 February 2010 , By: foldsworth
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You can’t overstress the link between a comfortable chair and a successful poker session. On this most experts agree – the evidence for the correlation between chair comfortableness and bankroll fluctuation is indeed overwhelming. Just look at the following graph: Based on my measurements of over 300 players of varying skill levels and different chair qualities, this clearly shows that it’s not worth skimping on your sitting area. Personally, I’ve invested in an exceptionally pleasant powered massage chair with a hand-held wand for easy operation.

What Did You Give Up for Lent???

3 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The start of which is celebrated by Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, giving everyone the opportunity to over indulge in whatever it is they may be giving up for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Poker players tend to overindulge in a lot of things, given the fact that they live on a different schedule than most people and are used to having anything they want at any given time. I asked a few poker players what it was they would give up for 40 days if they had to choose.
Categories: Adam Levy, David Chicotsky, Hollywood Dave, Jeff Madsen, Lent, Liv Boeree, Maria Ho, Melissa Castello, Poker, Poker Ho, Tiffany Michelle

A Big Warm Welcome For...Me!!!

2 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Hey all just want to introduce myself- My names Melissa Castello and I have been invited by Poker Junkie to keep you all informed on what’s happening in the poker world. I spent the last two years traveling to cover some of the biggest poker tournaments from around the world. I've devoted hours to watching some of the best players in the game work their magic, while at the same time watching some of the worst players botch the game of poker completely. My brain hurts from the countless bad beat stories I've sat through, all while auto-nodding my head followed by one of my standard replies - 'man I hate when that happens, yeah that sucks, that's the worst', or a simple 'brutal.
Categories: Melissa Castello, poker lifestyle

Worst Poker Related Jobs

17 February 2010 , By: compncards
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What is the worst job one could have in poker? Many would think that a dealer job would be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but there may be some people at work with worse jobs. #5. Jerry Yang's Agent I am not certain, but I don't think this position was ever actually filled. His lack of doing.
Categories: Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Russ Hamilton

HSP6: Tight-Weak Hellmuth Loses and Quits

16 February 2010 , By: Charlie River
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When the sixth season of High Stakes Poker sets off, Phil Hellmuth quickly busts out and chooses not to rebuy. During the first few hands, Hellmuth collects a bunch of really nice starting hands. Which he folds, either pre-flop or after limping and missing the flop. He folds AQo preflop.

Tournament Strategy Misunderstood

15 February 2010 , By: Charlie River
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It's one of the most widespread misunderstandings in poker: In a poker tournament[[sitetree_link,id=12]] you must avoid losing all your chips at any price since you cannot reach into your pocket and buy more chips. ” You hear this all the time, but I have a feeling it’s based on a big misunderstanding. In *Tournament Poker for Advanced Players*, David Sklansky tells us exactly when we should pass up a +EV situation in order to avoid busting out of the tournament. According to Sklansky, you should *(1)* avoid CLOSE GAMBLES if *(2)* you’re CLEARLY ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE TOURNAMENT.

Poker Maven Awards to Women in Poker

15 February 2010 , By: Lady Junkie
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*Woman Poker Player Magazine announces the Poker Maven Awards. The purpose is to recognize women who have made contributions to women in poker. * Fifteen categories of poker women What female player is the best role model for women in poker? Name the poker room or casino employee that has excelled in encouraging women or promoting the growth of women in encouraging women or promoting the growth of women in poker. Most female friendly online poker room? Most female friendly live poker room? Tournament series that has the best structure for women? Best ladies only poker tournament? Most appealing poker marketing campaign for women put on by a poker venue, casino, or poker room? Most encouraging mixed gender poker forum or portal? Best poker blogger or author? Top story, article or column about women and poker? Most humanitarian woman in the poker industry? Most notable performance by a female poker player? Top female media personality for poker related news, radio or television? Most notable up and coming female player of 2009? Name the outstanding female professional poker player of 2009.

Clonie Gowen Lawsuit Dismissed and Full Flush Acting the Fool

3 13 February 2010 , By: compncards
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It looks like the lawsuit filed by Clonie Gowen against Full Tilt Poker has been dismissed. A couple of different sites are reporting that a motion to dismiss was filed by the group of defendants on February 10th and that motion has been granted. Gowen had been seeking $40 Million in damages after claiming that she was promised 1% of the company as part of a sponsorship deal. What can we take away from this folks? Get everything in writing.
Categories: Clonie Gowen, Full Flush, Luke Schwartz
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