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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

Thanksgiving Day Thoughts

27 November 2014 , By: compncards
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and millions of Americans will gather to eat turkey, watch football and spend time with friends and family. Most sites at this point would give quotes or clips from poker pros and what they are thankful for this season but instead I will give you a thought to take throughout the year. Thanksgiving should not something confined to a single holiday. It is something that should be practiced throughout the year.
Categories: Online poker, Poker, Thanksgiving

Random Funny Moments from the Tables

24 October 2014 , By: compncards
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Not really feeling up to commenting on the latest poker gossip. Instead, I'll share some random funny tidbit from my live poker experiences. Yes, every one of these happened. Obnoxious player: "Do you know how much money I have won in poker?" Middle-aged guy: "Not enough if you're still playing with us.
Categories: funny, Poker

Mike Leah is Having a Better Year Than Daniel Colman

1 4 September 2014 , By: compncards
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One of the good guys of poker got his first Million dollar score of his career last night. Mike Leah (known as GoLeafsGoEh online) finished second yesterday in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event to earn $1. 04 million. The poker world is clamoring on the run that Dan Colman (the event's winner) has been on but overlooked the fact that Mike is also having his best year ever in poker.
Categories: Mike Leah, Poker

Picking Concepts that Apply to Poker

12 August 2014 , By: compncards
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As some of you may know, I have a side gig where I buy and resell items. While the majority of them are vintage items, I will resell anything that is profitable. Poker is many ways is like picking and many tips from picking can apply to poker. Here are a few.
Categories: American Pickers, Antiques, Picking, Poker

Amaya Buys PokerStars But Slow Your Roll on US Legalization

16 June 2014 , By: compncards
Amaya purchased PokerStars this week for over $4 billion. I didn't see that one coming. Amaya has made themselves the most powerful online gambling company in the world with the move. Some would make you think that the deal will result in nationwide online poker legalization in short order.
Categories: Amaya Gaming Group, Online poker, online poker legalization, Poker, PokerStars

I Voted Against Poker

2 3 November 2010 , By: compncards
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Tuesday was election day in the United States. If you were following twitter or listening to different poker personalities, they would have told you to vote for candidates that support poker. I am one of the few players that did not got with that form of thinking and actually voted for the Republican candidate in my district. The Poker Players Alliance actually supported the incumbent, but this is one time I could not vote for poker.
Categories: Poker, Poker and Politics, US Election

Should Poker Be Policed Like Other Sports?

4 25 August 2010 , By: compncards
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Annie Duke has taken the offensive in her feud with Daniel Negreanu. On her blog, she has written an open letter to PokerStars about their apparent refusal to separate themselves from Daniel's comments. Before you read any further, go read Annie's blog on the matter. I do like how she states the blatantly obvious early on: " It is no secret that Daniel and I don’t like each other.
Categories: Annie Duke, Daniel Negreanu, Poker, Poker Commissioner

Online Poker is Like Picking Up Hookers

24 August 2010 , By: compncards
I have a certain hooker friend that I talk to infrequently. Hookers and poker for some go hand in hand. As such, here are some reasons that picking up hookers is like playing online poker: 1. You never really know what to expect going in.
Categories: Git Er Done, Hookers, Poker, Poker and Hookers
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