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Flashback Friday - Doyle Brunson Wins His 10th Career WSOP Bracelet

6 March 2015 , By: compncards
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 Minh Ly.
Categories: 2005 World Series of Poker, 2005 WSOP, Doyle Brunson, Minh Ly

Early WrestleMania 31 Thoughts

27 February 2015 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: Andre the Giant Battle Royal, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, HHH, John Cena, Nikki Bella, Paige, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Sting, Undertaker, WrestleMania 31

Doyle Brunson to Have Cancer Surgery March 2nd

23 February 2015 , By: compncards
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.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Doyle Brunson Cancer, Doyle Brunson Cancer Surgery

Nolan Dalla's Warning About an Online Poker Ban Should Not Be Ignored

22 February 2015 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: Nolan Dalla, Online poker, RAWA, Sheldon Adelson

Flashback Friday - "Danny" Negreanu Defeats John Bonetti at the 1999 United States Poker Championship

20 February 2015 , By: compncards
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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 USPC.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Danny Negreanu, John Bonetti, Taj Poker Room, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championship, USPC

PokerStars and Caesars Become the New Super Powers of Poker

18 February 2015 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: Caesars, Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, online poker legislation, PokerStars, Super Powers, WWE, WWF

Welcome to the 2015 World Series of Gimmick Poker Tournaments

4 February 2015 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: 2015 World Series of Poker, 2015 WSOP, Hi-Lo Stud

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
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