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Grant Hinkle Enters Douchebag Hall of Fame

30 September 2014 , By: compncards
A few years ago, I remember sitting on media row at the World Series of Poker playing "douchebag, not a douchebag with other colleagues. " For those not familiar with the game, we would make completely stereotypical decisions on a player's "douchiness" based on how they were dressed. In some cases, it was based on their behavior, but usually on their outfit. On Monday night, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Grant Hinkle entered the douchebag Hall of Fame during the Kansas City - New England game.
Categories: Douchebag, Douchebag Hall of Fame, Grant Hinkle

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

Shuffle Master Failed to Look at the Long Term in Failed Ongame Deal

29 June 2012 , By: compncards
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Yesterday, the announcement was made that Shuffle Master was backing out of their deal to purchase the Ongame Network. I wish I could say that this surprised me, but when I read the news, it did not. If you would have polled Shuffle Master, or any company related to online poker in December or January about what the state of online poker in the US would be by now, and I think you would have gotten responses ranging from "full legalization" to "numerous states" either having legalized or close to legalizing online poker. It is now the end of June and there are exactly 2 states that have legalized online poker and only one on the horizon with a legitimate shot of doing so by year's end.
Categories: Ongame Network, online poker legalization, Shuffle Master

Washington DC Repeals Online Gaming Law - I Told You So

8 February 2012 , By: compncards
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I told you so. On April 14th, 2011, I posted a blog regarding the Lottery Modernization Act of 2010 becoming law in Washington D. C. Shari Gellar of Poker Player Newspaper pointed out that there were still several legal hurdles to clear, but she felt that games would be available in 2012.
Categories: I Told You So, Washington DC Online Gambling Bill, Washington DC Online Gambling Bill Repeal, Washington DC Online Poker
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