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Hellmuth's Thinking Flawed Regarding D.C. iGaming

24 August 2011 , By: compncards
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Phil Hellmuth recently told the Washington Post that he didn't feel Washington D. C. 's upcoming iGaming site will be successful. His primary reasoning was that the site will be unattractive to the typical online pro because the games will likely be all "low-stakes.
Categories: Online poker, Phil Hellmuth, Washington D.C.

Same Old Stories With Jean-Robert Bellande and Isildur1

19 August 2011 , By: compncards
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Is anyone else besides myself getting tired of hearing about Isildur1 and Jean-Robert Bellande? Seriously. I read in my Twitter timeline today that Bellande has a bankroll of $400. A little while later I read how Isildur1 took another big loss at the tables after booking a big win at the tables. Once and for all, here is the basic storyline for both players: ******* *Jean-Robert Bellande:* I am broke.
Categories: Isildur1, Jean-Robert Bellande

Trust No One - And Do Your Own Data Mining

14 August 2011 , By: compncards
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"Trust Everyone, but always cut the cards" is a well known saying by Benny Binion. With online poker, we should probably change that to "Trust no one and do your own data mining. " When the first reports came out regarding Jose Macedo, the "Portuguese Poker Prodigy," I was among the players that called bullshit. A lot about the story seemed fabricated and read like the poker equivalent of the "Movie of the Week.
Categories: Benny Binion, Jose Macedo, Online Poker Players

Redhead of the Month - August - The Russian Spy

1 13 August 2011 , By: compncards
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After a brief absence due to the WSOP, my Redhead of the Month column has returned. This month, I bring you a figure that is loosely known in poker but is much more of a celebrity worldwide - just maybe not in the best of circumstances. The August Redhead of the Month is Russian Spy Anna Chapman. Why would a Russian spy make a Redhead of the Month list on a poker site? Well, she does have the Iphone app "Poker with Anna Chapman.
Categories: Anna Chapman, Redhead of the Month, Russian Spy

Qureshi Admits to Chip Dumping and Cover-up for Prodigy Scam

1 12 August 2011 , By: compncards
A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog about the Portuguese Scamming Prodigy, aka Jose "Girah" Macedo. In that blog, I talked about Girah's admissions of guilt in his blog, etc. Now, even more evidence has come out regarding the case, including an admission by Haseeb Qureshi that makes things look even worse. On Wednesday, Bluff Magazine posted a interview with Qureshi where he admitted to chip dumping to Macedo, multi-accounting on numerous occasions on both Lock Poker and on TwoPlusTwo, helping to cover up the scandal, and even admitted that he didn't verify that Girah's stats were real.
Categories: Girah, Haseeb Qureshi, Jose Macedo, Portuguese Scamming Prodigy

Negreanu Blog Against Epic Poker League - Concern or Hatred?

2 11 August 2011 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu has been very vocal about not playing in the first Epic Poker League Main Event. He took to his blog earlier today and outlined his reasons why he did not play in the EPL. After his blog was posted, Mike Matusow made the following statement on Twitter: themouthmatusow[http://twitter. com/#%21/themouthmatusow] Real reason @RealKidPoker[http://twitter.
Categories: Annie Duke, Daniel Negreanu, Epic Poker League

Full Tilt Finally Pays Out - Just Not to You

6 August 2011 , By: compncards
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The Alderney Gambling Control Commission announced today that Full Tilt has paid the license fees that were due. According to reports, this amount was reported to be around $410,000. In its statement regarding the matter, the AGCC claimed that "The recent payment of overdue license fees by FTP is also in players’ best interests since it allows commercial negotiations to take place that might result in a successful refinancing deal. " If you read between the lines, that basically equates to "We will give them their license back should Full Tilt secure a deal.
Categories: AGCC, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Full Tilt

Fluffy Bunnies Make Windex Shine While Playing Poker

5 August 2011 , By: compncards
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We are officially in the post-WSOP doldrums. I've been perusing the various sites for news and, as expected, there is your typical mix of relevant poker news and filler. The problem is that there seems to be a lot of filler. The fluffy bunnies are now playing poker it seems.
Categories: Fluffy Bunnies, Poker News, Post-WSOP, Windex, WSOP
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