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WSOP Predictions Revisited

15 July 2009 , By: compncards
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With the Main Event winding down, I though it would be a good time to go back and look at my predictions that I made prior to the WSOP and see how they went: Prediction 1: Phil Hellmuth will get his 12th bracelet. To quote on of my friend’s younger sister, “Epic Fail!” Hellmuth did not even make a final table. While he did cash five times, including the Main Event, he just could not put it together late to make the final table. Prediction 2: Scotty Nguyen will not win $4 Million but he will win another bracelet.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Vanessa Rousso, WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Ivey Has Chips - Look Out

1 14 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Day 6 of the Main Event has concluded and 64 players are left. Guess who is in third place. That’s right, Phil f’n Ivey. With over 6.
Categories: Phil Ivey, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Finalist for Poker Hall of Fame Announced

11 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame are in. Harrah’s allowed players to vote online from May 26th to July 2nd for whom they wanted to see in the Hall of Fame. The top 10 names will then be sent on to the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, who will then decide who gets enshrined. Here are the names of the players: • Tom Dwan • Barry Greenstein • Dan Harrington • Phil Ivey • Tom McEvoy • Men Nguyen • Scotty Nguyen • Daniel Negreanu • Erik Seidel • Mike Sexton The criteria for selection is as follows: • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition; • Played for high stakes; • Played well, gaining the respect of players; • Stood the test of time; • Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Categories: Poker Hall of Fame


8 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The final count for the Main Event was 6,494. Day 1d of the Main Event drew a staggering 2,809 players and a ton of controversy. If you haven’t already heard, Day 1d of the Main Event was sold out. In addition over 500 players were turned away due to lack of space.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Matt Damon Discussing Rounders 2

2 7 July 2009 , By: Charlie River
Rounders ended on a positive note - Mike McD leaving NY and his law studies for Las Vegas and a shot at the ultimate poker glory. What happened next? Maybe we'll know one day soon, if Rounders gets a sequel. In this video interview from the WSOP Ante Up for Africa tournament, Matt Damon mentions the word *sequel* in connection with Rounders (one minute into the clip). "I told (Brian) Koppelman and (David) Levien, the writers of Rounders, that we should be in Costa Rica making Rounders 2.

The Main Event is Here

4 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Day 1a is history at the World Series of Poker Main Event. A number that seemed to surprise many was the drop in attendance from Day 1a last year. Last year, Day 1a drew 1,297 players. This year, just 1,116 players entered the event.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, World Series of Poker Main Event, WSOP
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