Flashback Friday - Doyle Brunson Wins His 10th Career WSOP Bracelet
Ten-time WSOP bracelet winner and two-time Main Event
Champion Doyle Brunson had successful cancer surgery earlier
this week. To celebrate this great news, we take a look back at his
tenth bracelet victory in this edition of Flashback Friday. At the 2005 World Series of Poker, Doyle made the final
table of the $5,000 Short-Handed NL Hold'em Event, now
referred to as Six-Max. It was a stacked final consisting of
Jason Lester, Ayaz Mahmood, Layne Flack, Scotty Nguyen and
2005 World Series of Poker,
Flashback Friday - Phil Ivey Loses Record $1.1 Million Pot to Tom Dwan
In this week's version of Flashback Friday, we go back to
2010 and the Full Tilt Million Dollar Cash Game. Sparks fly in this $1. 1 million dollar hand with Tom Dwan
and Phil Ivey. Tom Dwan has a suited seven and a six and
Phil Ivey has an ace and a two off suit.
Full Tilt Million Dollar Cash Game,
Early WrestleMania 31 Thoughts
WWE Fastlane is in the books as is the first Monday Night
Raw heading into WrestleMania 31. Oh look, Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World
Heavyweight Championship. Color me shocked.
Andre the Giant Battle Royal,
Doyle Brunson to Have Cancer Surgery March 2nd
As some of you already know, Doyle Brunson is once again
facing cancer surgery. This time it is for a melanoma
discovered on his head a few weeks ago. Now it appears that there may be three other areas on his
head that could be cancerous. They are currently being
tested to see if they are indeed cancerous.
Doyle Brunson Cancer,
Doyle Brunson Cancer Surgery
Nolan Dalla's Warning About an Online Poker Ban Should Not Be Ignored
Rewind to late 2013 when Sheldon Adelson announced that he
was going to form a Coalition to Stop Intenet Gambling. Many in the poker community scoffed at the audacity of the
man and many felt that he had little to no chance of
winning. Then RAWA appeared and again people scoffed at Adelson. RAWA didn't go away and by the time the Lame Duck rolled
around, and all of a sudden, he was a credible threat.
Flashback Friday - "Danny" Negreanu Defeats John Bonetti at the 1999 United States Poker Championship
Starting today, we will host a feature here at Poker Junkie
that I'm dubbing "Flashback Friday. "
Each week we will take a look back at a major poker
confrontation, hopefully with a tie in to recent poker news. In this inaugural installment we take a look back at the
1999 United States Poker Championship Main Event. The Trump Taj Mahal poker room shut down this past Sunday
for renovations but for many years the room was host to the
Taj Poker Room,
Trump Taj Mahal,
United States Poker Championship,
PokerStars and Caesars Become the New Super Powers of Poker
If you can't beat them, join into a partnership to take on
your biggest enemy. At least that is what has happened between Caesars and
PokerStars. In case you missed it, Caesars Entertainment has reversed
their opinion regarding PokerStars operating in the United
States. Caesars now supports an Amaya-run PokerStars and thinks that
the door should be open to them to operate.
Macho Man Randy Savage,
online poker legislation,
Welcome to the 2015 World Series of Gimmick Poker Tournaments
The 2015 World Series of Poker schedule is out. After the
major success of a couple gimmick events from last year, we
knew things would be different in 2015. At first glance, one would probably ask if there are
possibly "too many" gimmick events on this year's schedule. My initial knee-jerk reaction was yes but after looking
closely at the schedule, I must admit that I like it.
2015 World Series of Poker,
Speak Out Against SB40
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
Senate Bill 40
Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?
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.