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Big Names Showing Up at the World Series of Poker Europe

23 September 2009 , By: compncards
mennguyen
So we are down to the final table of Event #2 of the World Series of Poker Europe and it looks like the pros are continuing their dominance at the table. JP Kelly took down the Event #1 bracelet to technically make him yet another multi-bracelet winner for 2009. Kelly took the $1,500 PL Holdem event in Vegas this summer. Chris Ferguson finished in 15th.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Erik Cajelais, Howard Lederer, Hoyt Corkins, JP Kelly, Mats Gavatin, Men Nguyen

A Man Wins a Women's Poker Event - Cue Up the Firing Squad

1 19 September 2009 , By: compncards
korotki
A man had won a women's poker tournament! The end of the world is nigh! I swear, if you were to read some of the news stories about this, you would think that the crime of the century had occurred. Starting with PokerNews. com that said that Abraham Korotki has lost his self respect after winning to the dozens of other media outlets that are making this out to be something larger than life, it seems that people want to really make an example out of this guy. Why? Let me ask something of all the women out there? How many of you would be offended if we started holding a "men only" poker tournament? I bet a good portion would start screaming sexism.
Categories: Add new tag, Borgata, Women In Poker, Women's Poker, Womens Poker Tournaments

Traffic Plummets at Pitbull Poker Over Superuser Allegations

2 17 September 2009 , By: compncards
pitbull
The allegations of cheating over at Pitbull Poker are flying high and it looks like the site has done very little to address concerns. For those unfamiliar with the situation, user "Chesterboy" and others have alleged that there are superusers at the site. Owners of the site will not talk to the media but have been answering complaints via poker forums such as TwoPlusTwo. When requested that hand histories be released, the site only released the last 1,000 hands by Chesterboy, but by that point, he had quit playing in the games he felt rigged.
Categories: Online poker, Pitbull Poker, Superuser accounts

Poker Hall of Fame Thoughts

16 September 2009 , By: compncards
pokerhalloffame
I listened to an interview earlier this evening where Barry Greenstein discussed the Poker Hall of Fame and who deserved to make it in. He stated that he would vote Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton into the Hall of Fame. Greenstein also stated his case for Sexton's induction. His case was great, but I thought I would give some of my thoughts on the nine candidates up for election: Barry Greenstein - Barry is a phenomenal player both in cash games and in tournaments.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Men Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

They Had to Get Lucky to Beat Me

15 September 2009 , By: compncards
moneymaker
"I keep losing via suckouts. " How many times have you been at a table, played your heart out and then either lose a huge hand or are all-in and ahead only to have the player suck out on you? For many of us, more times than we can count or remember. Do you ever consider that this is a good thing? If you are in a game and the only way that you are losing or being beat is via someone getting lucky, then you are playing very well. Let me give you an example from the 2009 WSOP.
Categories: Poker, Suckouts, WSOP

An Epic Slowroll

1 13 September 2009 , By: compncards
The following video is about the only way you could, or even should get away with a slowroll. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=9WHUcmPtw2A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I've never played with Jack, but I did get to watch him live at the 2008 WSOP.
Categories: Jack Ury, WSOP

GoodBye to You, Russell Hamilton

1 12 September 2009 , By: compncards
russ hamilton
So long to you Russell Hamilton, poker hates you more than you can know. Wo, wo, wo. God bless you please Russell Hamilton, now its time for your cheating ass to pay. Hey, hey, hey.
Categories: Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Russ Hamilton, Russell Hamilton, UB

Is Your Career Worth $550?

11 September 2009 , By: compncards
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A couple of months ago, there was a story circulating of a dealer being canned from the Bellagio in Las Vegas after said dealer stole a $1,000 ante chip out of Bobby's Room. Now, there is a new story where four floor supervisors tried to defraud Planet Hollywood out of money after falsifying records regarding "phony jackpot reports. " From reports, it looks like these four supervisors were piece mealing out jackpot claims from poker players and then pocketing the money. There are 26 different special or high hands that will win players money in varying amounts.
Categories: Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood

Poker Revenues Epic Fail and a Poker Reality Show? WTF!

10 September 2009 , By: compncards
joeschmo
Poker is not feeling the effects of the recession like other industries. To this PartyPoker and 888 Holdings have this to say, "Epic Fail!" Earning for both companies are off huge so far this year. PartyPoker is down 29% over earnings from last year and 888 Pacific Poker is down 35% compared to last year. Granted, both sites do not allow U.
Categories: 888, Joe Schmo, PartyPoker, Phil Ivey

Durrrr Not Going to the Hall of Fame but May Get Nice Consolation Prize

9 September 2009 , By: compncards
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The ballot for the Poker Hall of Fame is shorter by one name and that is Tom "durrrr" Dwan. According to Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council: "With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the games most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for Hall of Fame selection. We wish him well and expect he will again be considered once he has ‘stood the test of time.
Categories: Durrrr, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame, Tom Dwan
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