What if Poker Players Legally Changed Their Names?
Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has legally changed his
name to Metta World Peace. To quote WWE Superstar The Miz, really?
At least his intentions are good. He is trying to inspire
and bring youth together as a result of his name change. Naturally, this got me thinking about poker players that
might consider legally changing their names.
Metta World Peace,
Subject:Poker Owner Claims He Does Not Like Poker
Subject:Poker has come under a lot of fire lately as the
result of an article claiming the US Department of Justice
was going to bring charges against the Merge Gaming Network. One of their harshest critics has been Gerry Poltorak. He
published an article basically trashing the article's
content and even went so far as to call the writer of the
article a coward. A follow-up article was published that exposed a Skype
conversation between Poltorak and a man claiming to be
Merge Gaming Network,
Divita Winning Friends With QuadJacks Appearance - Not Really
This evening, I learned that Michael Divita was going to be
a guest on QuadJacks Radio. In all honesty, I haven't listened to QuadJacks for a
while. Â The show went downhill and after an incident a
while back where they used some information I provided them
to ambush a friend, I quit listening. However, Marco can sometimes perform some brilliant
interviews and I was mildly curious to hear what Divita had
Epic Poker League,
Pot Dispensing "Poker Player" on This Season of Survivor
In the "how is this poker news" category we have a supposed
"poker player" by the name of Jim Rice that will appear on
the current season of Survivor. Not to be confused with baseball great Jim Rice of the
Boston Red Sox, this guy has supposedly won 40 poker
tournaments according to his CBS bio. I guess 39 of those are online cause he only has one win
listed on Hendon
Boston Red Sox,
Survivor: South Pacific
Annie Duke Delivers Powerful Message on Mentorship to Women's Poker Hall of Fame
I just spent the last few minutes reading Annie Duke's
speech that she gave at the 2011 Women In Poker Hall of Fame
induction ceremony. I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by her words. Annie addressed a topic that some of us touched on a few
weeks ago and that is the lack of female participation at
the WSOP this year. Only 3% of the field was comprised of women.
Women in Poker Hall of Fame
Are We Telling the DOJ Which Online Poker Sites to Target?
Sometimes I wonder how much poker news sites are helping to
contribute to the visibility of certain online poker sites
in the USA[[sitetree_link,id=596]] to the US government. Granted, the DOJ knows what sites are out there, but in all
truthfulness, they don't even have to do that much research
about which sites are doing well. Hell, we tell them. For example, Pokerscout releases a weekly report about
online poker traffic.
Merge Gaming Network,
online poker indictments
Carlos Mortensen Jumped Ship - So Why Not Others?
Carlos Mortensen is no longer a Full Tilt Pro per a tweet
from his agent. Excuse me while I fake being shocked. Does it really make any sense at all for any of the Full
Tilt Pros, other than those with an actual stake in the
company, to hold onto their "sponsorship?"
As the clock tick, tick, ticks away, it looks less and less
likely that they or any of us are going to be paid. At some point, loyalty must be thrown out of the window.
Full Tilt Poker,
Royal Flush Girls Leave and WPT Live Streaming Sucks
I wrote an editorial for the
site[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/pokerjunkie-editorial-more-girls-more-dunst-worst-of-wpt-changes]
earlier in the week about the changes for upcoming season of
the World Poker Tour. Â In it, I wrote how I wasn't a fan
of Tony Dunst and that the Royal Flush Girls was another
concept I wasn't that fond of.
Royal Flush Girls,
World Poker Tour,
No Longer Enjoy Poker? Maybe It's Time to Quit.
Doyle Brunson made a comment earlier today that he was
playing with a couple of professional poker players who say
they no longer enjoy the game and that it's all about the
money for them. He then proceeded to tell them to seek another profession. Sadly, this seems to be a growing trend among many
professionals and wannabe poker professionals. Somewhere along the line in the quest for trying to become
rich and famous, they have stopped enjoying the game of
Don't Be Afraid of Change in Poker
Poker, as in life, is all about change. Trends come and go. Games get popular, die out, and sometimes even get revived. Strategies change and evolve, as does the game's players.
Change in Poker,
Epic Poker League,
Evolution of Poker