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Women Will Never Be Equal in Poker

25 September 2009 , By: compncards
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Lady Junkie said something in her blog that struck me as odd. She said that maybe her ranting would give readers a taste of what women had to put up with during the years of inequality. That assumes that women are considered equals at the poker table. I'm sorry to tell this to you ladies, but the years of inequality are still going on.

How can you even tell it’s a man?

24 September 2009 , By: Lady Junkie
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Allegedly a man took part in a women only poker tournament and won. The casino couldn’t prevent him and a few other men from playing, with reference to the casino law. Fine with me. But how can you tell this is really a man? Has he gone through some kind of chromosome tests before or during the tournament? As far as I know this person doesn’t even have a beard.

Jeff Shulman Actually Does Something Smart - Ivey Still Unphased

24 September 2009 , By: compncards
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The announcement was made this week that Jeff Shulman has hired Phil Hellmuth as his poker coach for the final table of the World Series of Poker in November. When, I first hear this, the first thing I thought was "I thought you wanted to throw the bracelet in the trash. " But it appears he has changed his mind and is touting this as a big deal. It makes sense that Shulman would pick Hellmuth to coach him.
Categories: Babe Ruth, Jeff Shulman, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Who Is Who in Poker?

24 September 2009 , By: I-PokerJunkie-I
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Test your poker-junkie skills with this poker quiz. If you can identify the ten world-class poker players below, well, I suppose you are a true poker junkie. To score the maximum ten points you have to recognize both the young guns of poker as well as the old timers. eastgate-small friedman-small huck seed-small negreanu-small obrestad-small sexton small 2 thegrinder-small TJ-small ungar-small *Now!* *1.

Big Names Showing Up at the World Series of Poker Europe

23 September 2009 , By: compncards
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So we are down to the final table of Event #2 of the World Series of Poker Europe and it looks like the pros are continuing their dominance at the table. JP Kelly took down the Event #1 bracelet to technically make him yet another multi-bracelet winner for 2009. Kelly took the $1,500 PL Holdem event in Vegas this summer. Chris Ferguson finished in 15th.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Erik Cajelais, Howard Lederer, Hoyt Corkins, JP Kelly, Mats Gavatin, Men Nguyen

A Man Wins a Women's Poker Event - Cue Up the Firing Squad

1 19 September 2009 , By: compncards
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A man had won a women's poker tournament! The end of the world is nigh! I swear, if you were to read some of the news stories about this, you would think that the crime of the century had occurred. Starting with PokerNews. com that said that Abraham Korotki has lost his self respect after winning to the dozens of other media outlets that are making this out to be something larger than life, it seems that people want to really make an example out of this guy. Why? Let me ask something of all the women out there? How many of you would be offended if we started holding a "men only" poker tournament? I bet a good portion would start screaming sexism.
Categories: Add new tag, Borgata, Women In Poker, Women's Poker, Womens Poker Tournaments

Traffic Plummets at Pitbull Poker Over Superuser Allegations

2 17 September 2009 , By: compncards
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The allegations of cheating over at Pitbull Poker are flying high and it looks like the site has done very little to address concerns. For those unfamiliar with the situation, user "Chesterboy" and others have alleged that there are superusers at the site. Owners of the site will not talk to the media but have been answering complaints via poker forums such as TwoPlusTwo. When requested that hand histories be released, the site only released the last 1,000 hands by Chesterboy, but by that point, he had quit playing in the games he felt rigged.
Categories: Online poker, Pitbull Poker, Superuser accounts

Poker Hall of Fame Thoughts

16 September 2009 , By: compncards
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I listened to an interview earlier this evening where Barry Greenstein discussed the Poker Hall of Fame and who deserved to make it in. He stated that he would vote Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton into the Hall of Fame. Greenstein also stated his case for Sexton's induction. His case was great, but I thought I would give some of my thoughts on the nine candidates up for election: Barry Greenstein - Barry is a phenomenal player both in cash games and in tournaments.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Men Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

They Had to Get Lucky to Beat Me

15 September 2009 , By: compncards
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"I keep losing via suckouts. " How many times have you been at a table, played your heart out and then either lose a huge hand or are all-in and ahead only to have the player suck out on you? For many of us, more times than we can count or remember. Do you ever consider that this is a good thing? If you are in a game and the only way that you are losing or being beat is via someone getting lucky, then you are playing very well. Let me give you an example from the 2009 WSOP.
Categories: Poker, Suckouts, WSOP

An Epic Slowroll

1 13 September 2009 , By: compncards
The following video is about the only way you could, or even should get away with a slowroll. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=9WHUcmPtw2A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I've never played with Jack, but I did get to watch him live at the 2008 WSOP.
Categories: Jack Ury, WSOP
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