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Poker Junkie Podcast Episode 2 - Compncards Reviews 2010 WSOP Highlights and Phil Ivey's 8th Bracelet

23 June 2010 , By: compncards
In this edition of the Poker Junkie Podcast, I will review some of highlights of the 2010 WSOP thus far as well as brag a bit about Phil Ivey’s record eigth bracelet. In addition, in honor of Wicked Chop Poker’s dubbing of this WSOP as “The Year of the Comeback,” I bring up some players that have seemingly dropped off the poker radar lately. Last, I give an idea of what’s still to come in the 2010 WSOP. Check out the podcast below for more: [youtube]http://www.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, Men Nguyen, Phil Ivey, Sammy Farha, WSOP 2010

ESPN Missing Great Stories With Current WSOP Coverage Schedule

21 June 2010 , By: compncards
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As with many players, 2003 was the first time I started seriously watching televised poker. I had watched a couple of Main Event finals in previous years, but the coverage of the game was expanded and enhanced with the addition of hole cards. From that point until 2009, the WSOP coverage on ESPN at least attempted to mix things up and show more than just NL Holdem. However, last year, they decided that they would greatly reduce the number of events covered and focus primarily on the Main Event.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, ESPN, Men Nguyen, Sammy Farha, WSOP 2010

Big Names Showing Up at the World Series of Poker Europe

23 September 2009 , By: compncards
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

Poker Hall of Fame Thoughts

16 September 2009 , By: compncards
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