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Do You Still Watch Televised Poker

4 3 August 2009 , By: compncards
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How much televised poker do you still watch? Today, another website reported that NBC’s new Face the Ace program debuted in last place with 1. 59 Million viewers in the first half hour and 1. 54 Million in the 2nd hour. For most cable networks, this would be great, but for a major network, this is disastrous.
Categories: Face the Ace, Phil Ivey, Televised Poker, WSOP

Thang Luu is a Jackass

2 28 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Thang Luu went from being a two time bracelet winner to an utter idiot. In a story that I just heard about thanks to another website, apparently Thang Luu got himself banned from Harrah's for breaking a dealer's hand. From the reports I have read, Luu and another player were in a pot until showdown. The other player stated that he could not see Luu's cards.
Categories: Harrahs, Thang Luu

Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle to Appear on Amazing Race - Do You Care?

27 July 2009 , By: compncards
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According to reports, it looks like that Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle are going to be contestants in the Amazing Race on CBS. Although word is not official, there are rumors and a pic that shows Ho waiting for filming to begin for the Amazing Race at LAX. If true, Ho and Michelle will be the latest poker players that have turned into reality TV stars. Jean Robert Bellande was famous for his appearance on Survivor and Annie Duke finished runner-up in the previous season of Celebrity Apprentice.
Categories: Amazing Race, Maria Ho, Tiffany Michelle

Patience Is a Virtue I Have Apparently Lost

26 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most poker players are afraid to tell you about their bad session or some of their bad decisions due to the fact that they feel that they will be looked down upon. Well, poker is a game where you will make bad decision and I will tell you that lately, one problem that I have been lately is being too aggressive in spots late in tournaments or sit-n-go's. Tonight I had two prime examples. One was in seven card stud and the other was in stud 8.
Categories: Atlantic City, Seven Card Stud, Stud Poker

The Last Woman Standing

25 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Am I the only person that is getting tired of the whole "last woman standing" bit at major poker tournaments and at the World Series of Poker? Leo Margets is the latest in a long line of "last women standing" from the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. If this was the 1970's and 1980's when the number of women players was miniscule compared to the number of men playing, then maybe I could see doing this. Now, I am not so sure that this is helpful to poker. Granted, I know WHY that it is done.
Categories: Leo Margets, World Series of Poker, WSOP

You Might Be a Poker Junkie

22 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most of us know Jeff Foxworthy's classic one liners of "You might be a redneck. " Today, I would like to take a minute and share some observations that I have come up with or have heard in my travels that can confirm whether or not you are a poker junkie. If someone mentions The Bible, and you think of Super System, you might be a poker junkie. If the decision between playing poker or having sex has ever taken you more than 3 seconds, you might be a poker junkie.
Categories: Jeff Foxworthy, Poker Junkie, Super System

Jeff Shulman Thinks the Main Event Bracelet is Garbage

21 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Jeff Shulman was among the nine players that made the final table of the World Series of Poker. After making the final table, Shulman made the statement that if he were to win the WSOP Main Event, he would throw the Main Event bracelet in the trash. At first, many people thought that his comment was a case of sour grapes. Shulman run Cardplayer.
Categories: Jeff Shulman, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

The WPT For Sale?

17 July 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks as if the WPT may be for sale. On Monday, an article was published by the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Deal Someone In” in which a potential sale of the WPT was discussed. When asked about a potential sale, Lipscomb stated, "We've had discussions with, and exchanged documents with, some companies that have expressed an interest. ” The article went on to state that the WPT is worth only about $25 Million.
Categories: World Poker Tour, WPT

Ivey Makes the November Nine

16 July 2009 , By: compncards
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You know Jeffrey Pollack and the WSOP officials are doing the snoopy dance right now as Phil Ivey has made the November Nine. In addition, the final table boasts a couple of other pros that give this final table some credibility for once. Of course, anyone that followed Day 8 action knows that Ivey has dropped down to the 3rd shortest stack by the time that play reached the final table. However, Ivey is perfectly capable of rebounding from a short stack.
Categories: Phil Ivey, WSOP, WSOP Main Event
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