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Harrah's Tunica Closing - Gone But Not Surpising

27 March 2014 , By: compncards
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Received a bit of sad news this evening. Harrah's Tunica is shutting down as of June 2, 2014. This is somewhat disheartening due to the fact that Harrah's Tunica was the first place that I ever played live tournament poker. January of 2006 was the first year I ventured down to the "Grand Casino Tunica" as it was known then.
Categories: Grand Casino Tunica, Harrahs Tunica, Harrahs Tunica Closing

It is Time to Turn John Cena Heel

26 March 2014 , By: compncards
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I was going to continue my breakdown of WrestleMania XXX this week but there are only three matches (besides the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal) that we know for certain are happening. Instead, I want to talk a bit about the state of the man that is currently the WWE's greatest Superstar, John Cena. John Cena is easily the top dog in the WWE, and whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire his work ethic and commitment to the company. He does everything that the company asks of him and more, and is the hero of kids all over the world.
Categories: Andre the Giant, Bray Wyatt, Damion Sandow, Hulk Hogan, Hulkamania, John Cena, John Cena Heel Turn, The Wyatt Family, WrestleMania XXX, WWE

Schwartz Antics Pale Compared to the Late John Bonetti

23 March 2014 , By: compncards
John Bonetti
I just got done reading about the controversy last week during the final table of a $1,100 event at the Foxwoods Poker Classic. Justin "Stealthmunk" Schwartz was disqualified after various antics at the final table that included "verbal abuse" of players and a questionable "all-in" situation. You can read more about it at 2+2 forums. Reading over this blog, it reminded me of the last tournament that I played with the late, great John Bonetti.
Categories: John Bonetti, Justin Schwartz, stealthmunk

Flipout Tournaments - Luckbox Poker Variant is Bad Timing

22 March 2014 , By: compncards
Full Tilt
Full Tilt Poker is released a new tournament variant on Wednesday called a Flipout tournament. The way these tournament works is that the entire field goes all-in on the very first hand and the winner are then in the money. For example, in an 81 players SNG, the final table would be reached after the first hand. It is part Kamikaze and part single-table SNG all in one.
Categories: Flipout Tournaments, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars

It Is NOT Time to Ban Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson From the WSOP

21 March 2014 , By: compncards
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I was listening to Bluff Magazine's "The Rundown" yesterday and they mentioned an article on PokerListings. com written by Lee Davy that asked whether Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson should be banned from the World Series of Poker. *The WSOP nor Caesars Have Been Harmed* The first, and most relevant point against the banning of Ferguson and Lederer is the fact that both are in good standing with both Caesars and the World Series of Poker. As players, neither have cheated the company nor behaved inappropriately during their play at the WSOP, or at least not at any level that would warrant a ban.
Categories: Chris Ferguson, Full Tilt Poker, Howard Lederer, WSOP

WrestleMania XXX Breakdown - Daniel Bryan vs. HHH

1 17 March 2014 , By: compncards
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Some of you already know that I am a fan of professional wrestling, or rather "sports entertainment" as it is known today. Starting today, I will begin a regular column where I comment on some of the major storylines / events in the professional wrestling world. Currently the WWE is on the road to WresleMania XXX and the biggest storyline, or at least the one that most fans care the most about is Daniel Brian vs. "The Authority.
Categories: Batista, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan, HHH, Randy Orton, The Streak, Undertaker, WrestleMania XXX, WWE

Opting Out is Not a Bad Thing

15 March 2014 , By: compncards
It appears that Ben "bttech86" Tollerene has decided to opt out from having his stats tracked by HighStakedb. I discovered this earlier today when putting together a "high stakes report" for another website. Chad Holloway has advocated against online poker players opting out in the past and this appears as good a time as any to readdress the issue. First, I don't really have an issue with players choosing to opt out from HighStakesDB or any other online tracking database.
Categories: Ben Tollerene, Bttech86, High Stakes Onlne Poker, opting out

Finding Hitler

13 March 2014 , By: compncards
I was about to pack it up for the night, but the following tweet was too good to pass on: found this guy @Bay101Casino[https://twitter. com/Bay101Casino] today pic. twitter. com/cl8cdCRKc9[http://t.
Categories: Hitler, Strong Wang, Zelong Dong

Good For Poker, Bad For Poker - Cheating Scandals, WSOP Guarantee, and More

10 March 2014 , By: compncards
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Believe it or not, I think the recent cheating scandals have been a good thing for poker. Below are a few other quick takes in my first installment of "Good for Poker, Bad for Poker. " *Recent Cheating Scandals - Good* I'm sure I just raised a few eyebrows there, but I truly believe that the recent cheating scandals are good for the game. First, it gives concrete evidence that tournament officials are keeping a close eye on events and ensuring a certain level of integrity in the game.
Categories: Bad for Poker, Good For Poker
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