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Zombie Jesus Loves You

20 August 2009 , By: compncards
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There isn't a lot going on regarding news in the poker world right now unless you actually give a damn that Billy Kopp got signed by UB. Instead, I thought I would comment on some really near inexplicable things I have seen lately playing live and online. I was playing heads-up in a 5 Card Draw SnG just last night and pre-draw I raised the pot, which made it around 3,000 to go. My opponent called.
Categories: Billy Kopp, Poker, UB, Zombie Jesus

Poker is Not a Game of Skill

2 19 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Recently an appeals court in Colorado overturned a decision by a jury that poker is a game of skill. Back in January, Kevin Raley was found not guilty of illegal gambling after his bar league was raided in August 2008. The trial allowed expert testimony from Dr. Robbert Hannum, a professor from the University of Denver, to support that poker was a game of skill.
Categories: luck vs skill, Poker, skill vs luck

The Bike Event Center Receives an Upgrade

1 18 August 2009 , By: compncards
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The Bicycle Casino has recently opened their new Event Center where they will host their various tournament series that they run through the year. I don't know how many of you play at the Bike in Los Angeles, but I have mixed feelings about this upgrade. On the one hand, the new center will allow for larger tournaments to be played without having to spread the players throughout the casino. I like this.
Categories: Bicycle Casino, Los Angeles, The Bike

Ivey Vs. Ungar

1 13 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Nolan Dalla was recently asked to give his thoughts about who was the better player between Stu Ungar and Phil Ivey. Ultimately, Dalla stated that over the long haul, Ivey would have the advantage due to his ability to stay focused. However, if it was a one shot deal, such as the WSOP Main Event, he hinted that he thought Ungar would have the advantage. Dalla brought up a great point regarding the final table.
Categories: Nolan Dalla, Phil Ivey, Stu Ungar

News Flash - Chris Moneymaker Can Play Poker

12 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Chris Moneymaker has had a good couple of weeks. First, he took down a PLO tournament during the preliminaries of the World Poker Open in Tunica, MS. He then turned around and made the final table of the Main Event of the WPO, ultimately finishing 3rd. Moneymaker earlier in the year finished 2nd in a preliminary event during the WSOP Circuit Event in Tunica.
Categories: Chris Moneymaker, Moneymaker, Phil Gordon, PLO, WPT, WSOP

Poker or Sex?

11 August 2009 , By: compncards
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If you had the choice to make, would you rather play poker or have sex? Don't just give a knee jerk reaction, actually sit and think about it for a moment. Men, quit looking at the screen like I've fell and hit my head. Back in 2006, I was at the Orleans for the Orleans Open in a NL satellite with a couple of guys that had worked in Vegas since the "old days. " One of the guys was sharing with me that a certain "Young, attractive, skilled female poker pro" would rather play poker than have sex.
Categories: Orleans, Orleans Open, Poker, Sex, Vegas

Ivey's WSOP Prop Bets - May Own Phil Gordon After the WSOP

7 August 2009 , By: compncards
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About the only way you are probably going to win any money off of Phil Ivey at the present is via prop bets, and that isn’t looking too good. According to an article from PokerNews. com, Ivey is in line to win Millions if he is able to take down the Main Event. Tom Dwan will lose $1 Million if Ivey wins the Main Event.
Categories: Phil Gordon, Phil Ivey, Prop Bets, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Leaving Atlantic City

6 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Tuesday, I wrapped up what turned out to be close to two weeks in Atlantic City. Most of my time up there was playing in low stakes poker games. I turned a profit for the total trip combined, which was a nice change from the last couple of visits to Atlantic City. Granted, my other trips were not huge losses, but I still prefer to turn a profit.
Categories: Atlantic City

Another Superuser Scandal?

5 August 2009 , By: compncards
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According to an article on PokerNewsDaily. com, Pitbull Poker is facing allegations of both chip shaving and superuser accounts. Pitbull Poker is a totally flash driven site that is currently ranked 21st in the world. The first complaint seems to have been acknowledged as legitimate by Pitbull Poker.
Categories: Pitbull Poker, Russ Hamilton, Superuser accounts, Ultimate Bet

Prop Betting Hands

4 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Ultimate Bet recently started up their 7-2 tables where players put up money into a side pot and if someone at the table wins a hand with 7-2, they win this bonus pot. Many of you have probably seen side bets on television on High Stakes Poker involving 7-2 and now players have the chance to test their poker skills with this new format. That got me to thinking about some potentially interesting side bets: Queen-3. There should a side pot for the queen trey.
Categories: Prop Betting, Ultimate Bet
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