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The Doctor is In

1 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Unless you are an older poker player, odds are you have never heard of Dr. Max Stern. Dr. Stern is an old school poker player with three WSOP bracelets.
Categories: Dr. Max Stern, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Fedora + Final Table = Bracelet!

26 June 2009 , By: compncards
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We knew that Jeff Lisandro was sick, but c’mon. Three bracelets and each in a different discipline of stud is just insane. Three bracelets in a year is an amazing feat but to achieve the “Triple Crown of Stud” in addition to the bracelets is just short of amazing. Do you know how many players have achieved the triple crown of stud? Including Lisandro, there are four players total that have done this in the history of the WSOP.

Great Chip Tricks with Antonio Esfandiari

25 June 2009 , By: Charlie River
In these days of Iranian elections and protests, your thoughts go naturally to Antonio Esfandiari, the popular high stakes poker pro. He was born in Iran and moved to the US at the age of nine. Before starting his poker career, Esfandiari was a renowned card magician in Los Angeles, something that becomes very obvious when you see him at the poker table. In these videos he shows us some of great chip tricks - and explains how to learn them and perform them.

Matt Graham - Lucky or Comeback King?

25 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Matt Graham won his second WSOP bracelet the other night, winning the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship. His bracelet win paralleled his first bracelet win in so many ways. I was on hand covering Graham’s first bracelet win last year in the $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout. The final table drug on well into the morning hours and at one point, Graham had a crippled stack.
Categories: Jean-Robert Bellande, Matt Graham, World Series of Poker, WSOP

PPA Stupidly Restricted

4 22 June 2009 , By: Charlie River
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The Poker Players' Alliance makes a strong effort to make poker accepted by society. But they narrow their case unnecessarily. They play holdem with one card. The single-argument line of the PPA is that poker is a skill game.

Jeff Lisandro Is a Stud

22 June 2009 , By: compncards
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Jeff Lisandro is a stud…. player. 3 bracelets in stud variants? What the hell? I was happy to see Jeff win his first bracelet in 2007 in 7 Card Stud and I thought it was a nice anomaly that he won his 2nd in the same event. Now, he has won the Stud 8 or Better World Championship.
Categories: Jeff Lisandro, WSOP

Five Months

18 June 2009 , By: compncards
I’ve done a few things this trip to Vegas that I normally do not do. First, I normally do not play any type of table games or any of the games that the house has a huge advantage. However, this trip I decided I would try my hand at some Roulette and I have played a bit of the Big Six wheel spin game. I haven’t bellied up to the blackjack tables yet because I frankly get bored with the game easily.
Categories: Las Vegas
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