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Ivey's WSOP Prop Bets - May Own Phil Gordon After the WSOP

7 August 2009 , By: compncards
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About the only way you are probably going to win any money off of Phil Ivey at the present is via prop bets, and that isn’t looking too good. According to an article from PokerNews. com, Ivey is in line to win Millions if he is able to take down the Main Event. Tom Dwan will lose $1 Million if Ivey wins the Main Event.
Categories: Phil Gordon, Phil Ivey, Prop Bets, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Leaving Atlantic City

6 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Tuesday, I wrapped up what turned out to be close to two weeks in Atlantic City. Most of my time up there was playing in low stakes poker games. I turned a profit for the total trip combined, which was a nice change from the last couple of visits to Atlantic City. Granted, my other trips were not huge losses, but I still prefer to turn a profit.
Categories: Atlantic City

Another Superuser Scandal?

5 August 2009 , By: compncards
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According to an article on PokerNewsDaily. com, Pitbull Poker is facing allegations of both chip shaving and superuser accounts. Pitbull Poker is a totally flash driven site that is currently ranked 21st in the world. The first complaint seems to have been acknowledged as legitimate by Pitbull Poker.
Categories: Pitbull Poker, Russ Hamilton, Superuser accounts, Ultimate Bet

Prop Betting Hands

4 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Ultimate Bet recently started up their 7-2 tables where players put up money into a side pot and if someone at the table wins a hand with 7-2, they win this bonus pot. Many of you have probably seen side bets on television on High Stakes Poker involving 7-2 and now players have the chance to test their poker skills with this new format. That got me to thinking about some potentially interesting side bets: Queen-3. There should a side pot for the queen trey.
Categories: Prop Betting, Ultimate Bet

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
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