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Five Old School Players Deserving of Hall of Fame Consideration

29 April 2014 , By: compncards
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I just glanced over an article written by Steve Ruddock on 33 candidates that he believes that deserve consideration for the Poker Hall of Fame. While I don't agree with some of his choices, he does give a solid selection of players and contributors who should at least come up for a final vote amongst their peers. Below are my selections from Ruddock's list who should receive consideration for the Poker Hall of Fame. Mike Caro and David Sklansky Men Nguyen1 Men "The Master Nguyen Cyndy Violette Cyndy_Violette2 Doc Holliday.
Categories: Poker Hall of Fame

Reasons the WPT500 Will Be a Success

27 April 2014 , By: compncards
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This past week the WPT announced their WPT500 event from July 1-6. A player can potentially turn $565 into $200,000 and not have to really worry about missing out on anything at the WSOP. Here are my reasons why the WPT500 will be a success. Well Timed For Maximum Exposure Favorable WSOP Schedule Online Qualifiers Players Go Where the Money's At.
Categories: World Poker Tour, WPT500

Five Things that Annoy Me About Modern Day Poker Tournaments

25 April 2014 , By: compncards
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The tournament circuit nowadays is very different of that just 10 years ago. I started playing live tournaments in 2006 and in just a brief eight years there have been so many changes that the it has become a different animal. Below are some of the things that annoy me about modern tournaments. Re-Entry Tournaments Enter Whenever You Like Every Tournament Doesn't Need a World Class Structure Deep Stack Events You Want Something Other Than NL? Too Bad.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker Tournaments

Looking Back on My 2011 Online Poker Predictions

14 April 2014 , By: compncards
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Back in August of 2011, I wrote an article entitled "Five Things You Will See Before Online Poker is Legalized in the US. " This article was part prediction and part a call for people to stop the insane talk that "legal online poker was around the corner. " I ran across this article today and decided to revisit my predictions more than 2 and 1/2 years after making them. #5.
Categories: Igaming legalization, online poker legalization, online poker legislation

Five Reasons Pro Players Leave the Game

11 April 2014 , By: compncards
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As many of you already know, former WSOP November Niner Sam Holden has decided to step away from poker for a while to pursue a degree in Philosophy. I have been thinking back on several players who have left the game either by choice or by necessity and the following seems to be the reasons behind "pros" leaving the game. 1. Poker Becomes too Much of a Grind 2.
Categories: Poker Retirement, Sam Holden

21-1 And My Other Failed WrestleMania XXX Picks

1 7 April 2014 , By: compncards
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WrestleMania XXX is in the history books and despite everything that happened on Sunday, the only thing wrestling fans will ever remember is the following graphic: Something that I never thought would happen has happened. The UnderTaker lost at WrestleMania. His loss capped what was a great night of action and was just one of many predictions I missed for the events. Let's look back at my picks and how I fared.
Categories: AJ Lee, Andre the Giant, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, HHH, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, the Usos, WrestleMania, WrestleMania XXX, WWE

My WrestleMania XXX Predictions

2 April 2014 , By: compncards
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WrestleMania XXX is just four days away and enthusiasm is finally beginning to build for the biggest wrestling event of the year. A lot went down this past Monday night on Raw and now we have a better picture of what's to come. Today, I give you my WrestleMania XXX picks. *Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match - Winners: The Real Americans* Divas *Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational - Winner: Summer Rae (or Brie Bella)* Andre Battle Royal *Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal - Winner: Rob Van Dam* The Shield vs Kane and The New Age Outlaws - Winner: The Shield Cena vs Wyatt *John Cena vs.
Categories: AJ Lee, Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan, HHH, John Cena, Kane, New Age Outlaws, Rob Van Dam, The Real Americans, The Shield, The Streak, the Usos, Undertaker, Vickie Guerrero, WrestleMania XXX, WWE, WWE World Heavyweight Title, Yes Movement

Positive Experiences With Pros Influenced Me To Continue With Poker

30 March 2014 , By: compncards
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Gillian Epp wrote an editorial piece the other day over on Ivey Poker that urged today's poker pro to be more social friendly. If you haven't already read it, click here to read her thoughts. Her piece, and the recent announcement that Harrah's Tunica was closing, had me thinking about my first time playing live poker down in Tunica, MS. The very first circuit event that I played, I was seated with two well-known players on the live poke circuit.
Categories: Pro Poker Players

Three Things We Will Learn From the Anti-Gambling Bill

28 March 2014 , By: compncards
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The bill that would effectively ban online poker nationwide is finally in the halls of Congress. The Restore America's Wire Act looks to essentially make it illegal for online poker and online casinos to operate in the US. It leaves carve outs for lotteries, horse racing and already existing exclusions. I'm not here to debate whether or not the bill will pass.
Categories: Anti-Gambling Bill, RAWA, Restore Americas Wire Act, Sheldon Adelson
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