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Do Weed and Booze Help Poker Players Play Better?

3 18 June 2012 , By: compncards
I just finished watching Allen Kessler's interview with QuadJacks at the 2012 World Series of Poker about poker players who smoke weed during the breaks of poker tournaments. The video is at the bottom of this post for those that haven't seen it yet. I must admit that I totally side with Allen on this matter and it does indeed boggle my mind that many young poker players go out of their way to smoke weed on breaks. I know some of you think that it helps you play better, but as Allen says, it does not.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP, Allen Kessler

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 1

27 December 2010 , By: compncards
annie duke NBC head up 2010
Since we are entering the final week of 2010, it is time for me to be a lemming and do my year in review posts like every other poker blogger and writer in the poker media.  However, you all know I love to put my own opinion on this, so over the next couple of days, I will give you MY Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010. *#10 - Annie Duke Wins NBC National Heads-Up Championship* * * **** * * Annie Duke does not play the same schedule as many other pros due to her family.   As such, she really has to try and take advantage of the live events she plays in.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Allen Kessler, Annie Duke, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, Kathy Liebert, Peter Eastgate, Poker Year in Review

Allen Kessler on Another Run

25 June 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
Today is a slow one at the World Series of Poker.   Theres not too many people around and history could be made!  Phil Hellmuth is sitting at the final table of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo hoping to win his 12th bracelet.   Someone who is hoping to win thier 1st bracelet and has had a great 2010 WSOP is Allen Kessler.  He has 5 cashes in 5 different events and is sitting with chips in the 10k H.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, Allen Kessler, H.O.R.S.E.

WSOP Day 22 - Seniors Event Shatters Record and The Apocalypse Approaches

19 June 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 22 of the 2010 World Series of Poker is underway and both the Pavilion and the Amazon Room are hopping today. The Seniors Event kicked off at noon and has pretty much overpowered both rooms. In addition, we had Day 2 of both the $5,000 NL Six-Handed and ½ PL Holdem ½ PL Omaha Event grinding away. The final two tables are working towards a bracelet and the $1,500 H.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Al Barbieri, Allen Kessler, Oklahoma Johnny Hale, WSOP 2010

WSOP Day 11 Second Update - Yan Chen Wins NL 2-7 Bracelet

1 8 June 2010 , By: compncards
Yan Chen Wins Event 14 200x300
It is yet another late night here at the Rio. The Six-handed NL Holdem event is plugging right along and Day 2 of the $1,000 NL is down to about 13 tables at the time of this writing. Andy Black, Will Failla, and Victor Ramdin are all deep in that one. The NL 2-7 Event just finished with Yan Chen taking the bracelet.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Allen Kessler, WSOP, Yan Chen

Phil Hellmuth Wins Non-Holdem Bracelet

15 December 2009 , By: compncards
Hellmuth Wins
Another in a series of "Unlikely Poker Headlines". Phil Hellmuth wins non-Holdem bracelet In a stunning upset, Phil Hellmuth defeated Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler heads-up in the $1,500 Stud 8 or Better event to win his first bracelet outside of Holdem.  Of his accomplishment he said, "I knew that this day would come.   I put so much of myself into every game I play and I know that I can compete in any game out there.
Categories: Allen Kessler, Phil Hellmuth