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Many-Worlds Theory and Poker

22 February 2010 , By: foldsworth
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Out of all the possible worlds out there in the multiverse, is it possible that somewhere, Stu Ungar is still alive and not playing poker but water polo? It is definitely worth contemplating. However, I must admit that after thinking about this conundrum for a few hours more questions have been raised than I initially started out with. Ungar was originally a gin rummy player, which has to be taken into the equation. If (and this is really a big if!) Stu were to play water polo instead of poker, what type of game would substitute for gin rummy? Some differential equations that I hastily put together point to nude mountain biking, but the uncertainties are substantial.
Categories: Stu Ungar

Ten Things that Interest Me More Than Tiger Woods' Infidelity

1 20 February 2010 , By: compncards
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Tiger Wood held a press conference Friday to apologize for his infidelity with his wife. So what. Here are some things more interesting to me than Tiger Woods' ability to get laid. Luke Schwartz Body Double for the Party Poker Premier League - Photo Courtesy of PokerNews.
Categories: Luke Schwartz, Stargate Universe, Tiger Woods, TJ Cloutier

Full Tilt Playing With Pandora's Box?

19 February 2010 , By: compncards
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The big story over the last few days is the fact that it appears that Full Tilt Poker has decided to enact a ban of any events that are being held by PokerStars, more specifically the NAPT (North American Poker Tour). A recent charity event in Vegas was also snubbed by Full Tilt and their red pros. The fact that Full Tilt is telling their players not to play a PokerStars event does not concern me as much as it does other. If Full Tilt does not want it’s players playing on the NAPT, that hurt them and potentially their pros.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, NAPT, PokerStars

The Value of a Comfortable Chair

2 18 February 2010 , By: foldsworth
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You can’t overstress the link between a comfortable chair and a successful poker session. On this most experts agree – the evidence for the correlation between chair comfortableness and bankroll fluctuation is indeed overwhelming. Just look at the following graph: Based on my measurements of over 300 players of varying skill levels and different chair qualities, this clearly shows that it’s not worth skimping on your sitting area. Personally, I’ve invested in an exceptionally pleasant powered massage chair with a hand-held wand for easy operation.

What Did You Give Up for Lent???

3 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The start of which is celebrated by Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, giving everyone the opportunity to over indulge in whatever it is they may be giving up for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Poker players tend to overindulge in a lot of things, given the fact that they live on a different schedule than most people and are used to having anything they want at any given time. I asked a few poker players what it was they would give up for 40 days if they had to choose.
Categories: Adam Levy, David Chicotsky, Hollywood Dave, Jeff Madsen, Lent, Liv Boeree, Maria Ho, Melissa Castello, Poker, Poker Ho, Tiffany Michelle

A Big Warm Welcome For...Me!!!

2 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Hey all just want to introduce myself- My names Melissa Castello and I have been invited by Poker Junkie to keep you all informed on what’s happening in the poker world. I spent the last two years traveling to cover some of the biggest poker tournaments from around the world. I've devoted hours to watching some of the best players in the game work their magic, while at the same time watching some of the worst players botch the game of poker completely. My brain hurts from the countless bad beat stories I've sat through, all while auto-nodding my head followed by one of my standard replies - 'man I hate when that happens, yeah that sucks, that's the worst', or a simple 'brutal.
Categories: Melissa Castello, poker lifestyle

Worst Poker Related Jobs

17 February 2010 , By: compncards
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What is the worst job one could have in poker? Many would think that a dealer job would be scraping the bottom of the barrel, but there may be some people at work with worse jobs. #5. Jerry Yang's Agent I am not certain, but I don't think this position was ever actually filled. His lack of doing.
Categories: Jamie Gold, Jerry Yang, Russ Hamilton

HSP6: Tight-Weak Hellmuth Loses and Quits

16 February 2010 , By: Charlie River
When the sixth season of High Stakes Poker sets off, Phil Hellmuth quickly busts out and chooses not to rebuy. During the first few hands, Hellmuth collects a bunch of really nice starting hands. Which he folds, either pre-flop or after limping and missing the flop. He folds AQo preflop.

Top 10 Women in Poker

16 February 2010 , By: compncards
I figured that I would make a top 10 female list as well, but containing the top 10 women that can actually play poker as opposed to the top 10 that guys wish they could play with. (Stats pulled from Hendon Mob. ) #10 - Barbara Enright - $1. 344 Million I personally know Barbara and can tell you she is one of the classiest ladies you will ever play with at the tables.
Categories: Kathy Liebert, Women In Poker
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