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Speak Out Against SB40

26 January 2015 , By: compncards
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In case you missed it, the Nevada Senate is considering a measure that could potentially make staking poker player illegal. The bill is SB40 and is intended to curtail money laundering through sports betting proxy services. However, part of the bill could be used against poker staking because the bill would make facilitating bets on "future contingent events" illegal. Even casual fans of poker know that backing is big business in poker.
Categories: Las Vegas, Live Poker, Poker Backing, SB40, Senate Bill 40

Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?

23 January 2015 , By: compncards
Why does every poker movie that comes out have to be compared to Rounders? I get the fact that Rounders is considered by many to be "The Movie" when it comes to poker because of the realistic portrayal. But this notion that every movie that fails to live up to the "Rounders Standard" is bad eludes me. The problem with many of the movies that have been made in recent years is that they try and cash in on poker's popularity without showing how the game is really played. The two movies, in my opinion, that came the closest to showing realistic poker portrayals were both mockumentaries.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker, Rounders

Base Dealing in Casino Poker? Smells Like College

4 July 2014 , By: compncards
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Just watched a video of an interview with Matt Salsberg regarding an incident that went down at the Golden Nugget Summer Series Main Event. According to Salsberg, one of the dealers started base dealing and he claimed that he saw this happen in a couple of spots. He called the floor and the dealer was subsequently taken out of the event. Base dealing.
Categories: base dealing, Cheating in Poker, Golden Nuggett, Live Poker

Ryan Eriquezzo DQ Exposes Need for Uniform Penalty System

20 May 2014 , By: compncards
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Cue the latest poker "controversy. " F5 Poker earlier today reported that 2012 WSOP National Champion Ryan Eriquezzo was disqualified from the PARX Poker Big Stax $1,500 event last night. He suffered a bad beat, crumbled his cards and supposedly berated the floor staff. There has been some debate over what actually happened.
Categories: Live Poker, poker penalty systems, Ryan Eriquezzo

Five Things that Annoy Me About Modern Day Poker Tournaments

25 April 2014 , By: compncards
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The tournament circuit nowadays is very different of that just 10 years ago. I started playing live tournaments in 2006 and in just a brief eight years there have been so many changes that the it has become a different animal. Below are some of the things that annoy me about modern tournaments. Re-Entry Tournaments Enter Whenever You Like Every Tournament Doesn't Need a World Class Structure Deep Stack Events You Want Something Other Than NL? Too Bad.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker Tournaments

Bring On The Tunica WSOP Circuit Event!

21 January 2012 , By: compncards
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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my blog about Jimmy Sommerfeld's retirement[. /poker-news/jimmy-sommerfel-announces-his-retirement] that I may go down to Tunica to play in the Circuit Event at the end of the month. Well, plans are now finalized and I will be heading down next Saturday and will arrive on Sunday to take part in my first poker tournament series in almost 2 years.
Categories: Grand Casino Tunica, Harrahs Tunica, Live Poker, Tunica Circuit Event, Tunica MS, WSOP Circuit Event

AC Golden Nugget Opens Poker Room - Do You Care?

5 January 2012 , By: compncards
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Unless you were in Atlantic City or paying VERY close attention to the AC poker scene, you probably didn't know that the Golden Nugget opened a poker room on Christmas Eve. For those of you looking confused about there being a Golden Nugget in AC, it's where the Trump Marina used to be. So, I went to the Golden Nugget's website to check out the room, the games and the tournaments and.
Categories: Atlantic City, Golden Nugget, Golden Nugget AC, Live Poker

Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP

8 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu posted a blog on Saturday where he essentially called out the poker community as a whole for not blackballing UltimateBet (now UB and Absolute Poker) over the whole cheating scandal. Now it appears the companies are going to cut and run and he says that the community as a whole is at fault. I'm not going to disagree with Daniel's take on this as it always seemed odd to me how the company stayed in business. And it wasn't like there were other issues outside of the cheating scandal.
Categories: Absolute Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Live Poker, Online poker, UB, UB/AP

What is Your Motivation

22 May 2009 , By: compncards
What’s your motivation to play poker? At this time, more so than any other, the question of motivation is put to many players, whether it is by themselves or others. Do you play for the challenge? Do you play for the thrill? Or is it just the basic desire to accumulate wealth? Personally, I am one of those that likes the challenge of the game. I like some type of goal to achieve. When I go out to play poker, I set various goals to achieve during my play.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker, World Series of Poker, WSOP