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Any Women in Obama’s Poker Games?

26 October 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
We read that President Obama has finally invited a woman to his golf round. That’s so nice of him. According to The Feminist Looking Glass, the lady who got the honor was Melody Barnes, Obama’s chief domestic policy adviser. Speaking of the White House Men’s Club – how many women have been invited to Obama’s famous poker games? The White House Men's Club.

Poker LOL's

1 26 October 2009 , By: compncards
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A few bits of poker humor to kick off your week from my past travels: A young kid sits down to a $65 satellite in Tunica, MS and proceeds to tell everyone at our end of the table how he grew up playing poker in cash games with Amarillo Slim. He then proceeds to bust out 2nd in the satellites and the people at the table say: "He sure was full of himself. Who is Amarillo Slim? Isn't that a brand of cigarette?" In a Omaha Hi-Lo tournament at the Bike in L. A.
Categories: Barbara Enright, John Bonetti, Max Shapiro

Big Name Pro's Take Down Smaller Events

25 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Many times in the poker world, we get so caught up into who won a bracelet or who took down a WPT title that we forget the fact that there are many tournaments held across the world. In the past month, several big names have taken down tournaments to add to their impressive resumes. Howard Lederer won the $10,000 H. O.
Categories: Howard Lederer, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Matt Glantz Has Left the Tournament Area

22 October 2009 , By: compncards
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In just over a week, Pokerpages. com will officially close its doors. The announcement was made earlier in the month, although it did not come as a big surprise. The economy has hit many online poker sites hard, and it is not surprising that one of the big news sites would eventually fail.
Categories: Poker, Pokerpages,

“Lock women in a house for 30 days”

3 21 October 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
A few comments on a blog by The Razz Challenge about women and poker. The blog tries to answer the following question: “Why Aren't There More Women Poker Stars?” It’s a pretty interesting question to be sure, but I must refute some statements in the blog. *“A woman hasn't been at a main event final table since Barbara Enright in 2005”* Maybe you forgot about Annette Obrestad who won the WSOP-E in 2007? *“When I play against a good woman poker player … I don't pay much attention to their game“* Yeah, see that’s a guys’ problem. *“I believe with just a little coaching I could even turn a woman poker player into a great player”* Sure, with you as a coach even a woman could learn poker.

Doyle Wants Eye Candy on High Stakes Poker

20 October 2009 , By: compncards
I woke up today to discover the following tweet from Doyle Brunson: “TexDolly: ok, no Vanessa on High Stakes Poker as a commentator. My votes are Lacey, Shana, or Amanda. Eye candy is always nice :-)” Now before Lady Junkie gets on here writing up a blog about Doyle being a sexist bastard, I wanted to comment on Doyle’s choices. Lacey Jones: I know that I am wired weird, but I do not find Lacey all that uber-hot.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, High Stakes Poker

Negreanu Doesn't Fit in Poker Babe Puzzle

1 19 October 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
The guys at babesinpoker. com elected Negreanu their Poker Babe for September 2009: A bit surprising of course. Also, you may think, a welcome contribution to gender equality, seeing that all previous babes are ladies (less surprisingly. ) But equality goes only skin-deep in this case.

That Room is Dirty!

17 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Whatever happened to poker players going to a casino and playing poker. When did players get to the point where they expect their poker experience to be like that from Television. I have played poker all around the country and there are a lot of players that act like they are beneath many poker rooms. Heaven forbid if the tables are a little worn or if the chips are dirty.
Categories: Atlantic City Poker, Las Vegas Poker, Poker

The World Poker Tour - Hosted By Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton

16 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Mike Sexton has been officially announced as the next inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame. Sexton was the only man to receive the needed number of votes necessary to guarantee enshrinement. I could go on about what Mike has done for the game of poker and how deserving he was, but instead, I thought I would share my own Mike Sexton story and some observations that I have picked over the last few years. I first met Mike Sexton at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
Categories: Mike Sexton, Poker Hall of Fame, World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, WPT
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