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Michele Lewis: Poker is Good for Women

16 October 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
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Michele Lewis *Why is poker so much fun? ** * *Who is the best poker pro according to you? * *Phil Hellmuth handles large Hold'em fields better than a car** * *Between you and Phil Hellmuth, heads-up, seriously who would win? * Michele-Lewis-Phil-Hellmuth. 450 *Is poker a good endeavor for women to go into? If so, in what ways? * *Why are there so few women in pro poker? * *As a mother, would you encourage your children to play poker? * *Do you think a man would get that question? * *Do you have any tips to all our aspiring poker sisters out there?* Dan Harrington's books are an excellent start for learning the math but read as many books as possible. Don't focus on one book's style of play, take in everything and then develop a style that works for you. Don't believe everything you see on television.

Immigration Explains US Poker Dominance

1 15 October 2009 , By: Charlie River
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Poker writer James McManus mentions an interesting theory on the connection between immigration and poker skills. It could explain the US dominance in poker. *In short, the theory goes like this:* People who decide to leave their homeland to go after a better life in unknown territory carry a gene that promotes risk taking, intelligence and decision making. This “migration gene” is what makes these people break up, and it also gives them the upper hand at the poker table.

Vanessa Rousso's Next TV Project NOT High Stakes Poker

15 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Vanessa Rousso has squashed the rumors that she will be the female co-host for the next season of High Stakes Poker. That's too bad for several reason. Yes, I am like many men that find her hot. (However, I am not like my blogger friend TassieDevil who would sit with mouth slightly agape while covering her at the WSOP.

The Poker Player's Prayer

14 October 2009 , By: compncards
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For those of you that watched PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge on Fox, you are aware of Father Andrew Trapp, also known as the "Poker Playing Priest. " In honor of his performance on the show, I offer the following, "Poker Player's Prayer. " Our father who art in Vegas, Doyle be thy name. The flop has come, We'll bet the come, With 9 outs just as well as 4.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Father Andrew Trapp, Poker Playing Priest

Phil Hellmuth Naked - Not Offered Porn Role

14 October 2009 , By: compncards
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This past Friday, ESPN the Magazine put out a "Body Issue" that featured athletes from all sports playing their sport in the nude. Poker was included in this. Whether or not poker is a sport is a debatable topic, but some of their choices are scary. The four that were chosen were Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Harman, Daniel Negreanu, and.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, ESPN the Magazine, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen

It's Benza Good Knowing Ya

13 October 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks like AJ Benza has been replaced for the next season of High Stakes Poker. According to Benza's blog, he has been replaced with a currently unnamed female host. I am not sure exactly what I think about this move by GSN. I will admit that I have never been a big fan of Benza, but at the same time, I think that he and Kaplan work well together.
Categories: AJ Benza, Gabe Kaplan, High Stakes Poker

Almira Skripchenko - Go Sister Go!

3 9 October 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
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Each time a respected chess player makes a run in poker, it's good for poker. Some of chess' reputation spills over to the less respected game of poker. Each time a woman makes a run in poker, it's good for her fellow sisters. A little of the winners' reputation spills over to the less respected gender.

Who Will Be Poker's Cal Ripken?

8 October 2009 , By: compncards
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In sports, there are records that seem unbreakable. Lou Gehrig's streak of consecutive games played was a record that was supposed to stand for all time until Cal Ripken, Jr broke it. Roger Maris' 61 homers was another that was supposed to be next to unbreakable. However, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds have all hit more in a single season than Maris.
Categories: Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken Jr, Doyle Brunson, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, WSOP, WSOP-E
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