PokerPages.com Has Left the Tournament Area
In just over a week, Pokerpages. com will officially close
its doors. The announcement was made earlier in the month,
although it did not come as a big surprise. The economy has
hit many online poker sites hard, and it is not surprising
that one of the big news sites would eventually fail.
“Lock women in a house for 30 days”
A few comments on a blog by The Razz Challenge about women
and poker. The blog tries to answer the following question: âWhy
Aren't There More Women Poker Stars?â Itâs a
pretty interesting question to be sure, but I must refute
some statements in the blog. *âA woman hasn't been at a main event final table since
Barbara Enright in 2005â*
Maybe you forgot about Annette Obrestad who won the WSOP-E
*âWhen I play against a good woman poker player â¦
I don't pay much attention to their gameâ*
Yeah, see thatâs a guysâ problem. *âI believe with just a little coaching I could even
turn a woman poker player into a great playerâ*
Sure, with you as a coach even a woman could learn poker.
Twitter Fail – Smiling Snutizzle on Train Collision
My very active tweet sister
*SNutizzle[http://twitter. com/SNutizzle]* should really
change her avatar to keep reporting such sad news. Anyways, you go sister!.
Doyle Wants Eye Candy on High Stakes Poker
I woke up today to discover the following tweet from Doyle
âTexDolly: ok, no Vanessa on High Stakes Poker as a
commentator. My votes are Lacey, Shana, or Amanda. Eye candy
is always nice :-)â
Now before Lady Junkie gets on here writing up a blog about
Doyle being a sexist bastard, I wanted to comment on
Doyleâs choices. Lacey Jones: I know that I am wired weird, but I do not find
Lacey all that uber-hot.
High Stakes Poker
Negreanu Doesn't Fit in Poker Babe Puzzle
The guys at babesinpoker. com elected Negreanu their Poker
Babe for September 2009:
A bit surprising of course. Also, you may think, a welcome
contribution to gender equality, seeing that all previous
babes are ladies (less surprisingly. )
But equality goes only skin-deep in this case.
That Room is Dirty!
Whatever happened to poker players going to a casino and
playing poker. When did players get to the point where they
expect their poker experience to be like that from
Television. I have played poker all around the country and
there are a lot of players that act like they are beneath
many poker rooms. Heaven forbid if the tables are a little
worn or if the chips are dirty.
Atlantic City Poker,
Las Vegas Poker,
The World Poker Tour - Hosted By Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton has been officially announced as the next
inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame. Sexton was the only
man to receive the needed number of votes necessary to
guarantee enshrinement. I could go on about what Mike has done for the game of poker
and how deserving he was, but instead, I thought I would
share my own Mike Sexton story and some observations that I
have picked over the last few years. I first met Mike Sexton at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
Poker Hall of Fame,
World Poker Tour,
World Series of Poker,
Michele Lewis: Poker is Good for Women
*Why is poker so much fun?
*Who is the best poker pro according to you?
*Phil Hellmuth handles large Hold'em fields better than a
*Between you and Phil Hellmuth, heads-up, seriously who
*Is poker a good endeavor for women to go into? If so, in
*Why are there so few women in pro poker?
*As a mother, would you encourage your children to play
*Do you think a man would get that question?
*Do you have any tips to all our aspiring poker sisters out
Dan Harrington's books are an excellent start for learning
the math but read as many books as possible. Don't focus on
one book's style of play, take in everything and then
develop a style that works for you. Don't believe everything you see on television.
Immigration Explains US Poker Dominance
Poker writer James McManus mentions an interesting theory on
the connection between immigration and poker skills. It
could explain the US dominance in poker. *In short, the theory goes like this:*
People who decide to leave their homeland to go after a
better life in unknown territory carry a gene that promotes
risk taking, intelligence and decision making. This âmigration geneâ is what makes these people
break up, and it also gives them the upper hand at the poker
Vanessa Rousso's Next TV Project NOT High Stakes Poker
Vanessa Rousso has squashed the rumors that she will be the
female co-host for the next season of High Stakes Poker. That's too bad for several reason. Yes, I am like many men
that find her hot. (However, I am not like my blogger friend
TassieDevil who would sit with mouth slightly agape while
covering her at the WSOP.