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You Might Be a Poker Junkie

22 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most of us know Jeff Foxworthy's classic one liners of "You might be a redneck. " Today, I would like to take a minute and share some observations that I have come up with or have heard in my travels that can confirm whether or not you are a poker junkie. If someone mentions The Bible, and you think of Super System, you might be a poker junkie. If the decision between playing poker or having sex has ever taken you more than 3 seconds, you might be a poker junkie.
Categories: Jeff Foxworthy, Poker Junkie, Super System

Jeff Shulman Thinks the Main Event Bracelet is Garbage

21 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Jeff Shulman was among the nine players that made the final table of the World Series of Poker. After making the final table, Shulman made the statement that if he were to win the WSOP Main Event, he would throw the Main Event bracelet in the trash. At first, many people thought that his comment was a case of sour grapes. Shulman run Cardplayer.
Categories: Jeff Shulman, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

The WPT For Sale?

17 July 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks as if the WPT may be for sale. On Monday, an article was published by the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Deal Someone In” in which a potential sale of the WPT was discussed. When asked about a potential sale, Lipscomb stated, "We've had discussions with, and exchanged documents with, some companies that have expressed an interest. ” The article went on to state that the WPT is worth only about $25 Million.
Categories: World Poker Tour, WPT

Ivey Makes the November Nine

16 July 2009 , By: compncards
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You know Jeffrey Pollack and the WSOP officials are doing the snoopy dance right now as Phil Ivey has made the November Nine. In addition, the final table boasts a couple of other pros that give this final table some credibility for once. Of course, anyone that followed Day 8 action knows that Ivey has dropped down to the 3rd shortest stack by the time that play reached the final table. However, Ivey is perfectly capable of rebounding from a short stack.
Categories: Phil Ivey, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Predictions Revisited

15 July 2009 , By: compncards
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With the Main Event winding down, I though it would be a good time to go back and look at my predictions that I made prior to the WSOP and see how they went: Prediction 1: Phil Hellmuth will get his 12th bracelet. To quote on of my friend’s younger sister, “Epic Fail!” Hellmuth did not even make a final table. While he did cash five times, including the Main Event, he just could not put it together late to make the final table. Prediction 2: Scotty Nguyen will not win $4 Million but he will win another bracelet.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Vanessa Rousso, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Ivey Has Chips - Look Out

1 14 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Day 6 of the Main Event has concluded and 64 players are left. Guess who is in third place. That’s right, Phil f’n Ivey. With over 6.
Categories: Phil Ivey, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Finalist for Poker Hall of Fame Announced

11 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame are in. Harrah’s allowed players to vote online from May 26th to July 2nd for whom they wanted to see in the Hall of Fame. The top 10 names will then be sent on to the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, who will then decide who gets enshrined. Here are the names of the players: • Tom Dwan • Barry Greenstein • Dan Harrington • Phil Ivey • Tom McEvoy • Men Nguyen • Scotty Nguyen • Daniel Negreanu • Erik Seidel • Mike Sexton The criteria for selection is as follows: • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition; • Played for high stakes; • Played well, gaining the respect of players; • Stood the test of time; • Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Categories: Poker Hall of Fame

6,494

8 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The final count for the Main Event was 6,494. Day 1d of the Main Event drew a staggering 2,809 players and a ton of controversy. If you haven’t already heard, Day 1d of the Main Event was sold out. In addition over 500 players were turned away due to lack of space.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP Main Event
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