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Five November Nine Broadcast Observations

11 November 2014 , By: compncards
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The first day of the 2014 WSOP November Nine is in the books. A lot of poker was played over the course of 12 hours and tomorrow promises to be another long night. I'm going to reserve commentary on the gameplay and instead give five observations on the November Nine broadcast. Observation #1 - Rails subdued compared to past years Observation #2 - Daniel vs.
Categories: 2014 November Nine, 2014 WSOP, November Nine, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Winning the Main Event is No Big Deal

16 October 2014 , By: compncards
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For the first time all season, I turned on the 2014 World Series of Poker broadcasts on ESPN. I probably wouldn't have watched long except for the fact that both Griffin Benger and Dan Smith were at the featured table. I covered them extensively during my time at Ivey Poker, so I watched them a bit. Just before turning the channel, ESPN showed a video done with Tony Roberto.
Categories: Tony Roberto, WSOP Main Event

Hey Poker "Pro" - Go Get a Job

13 October 2014 , By: compncards
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"Go get a job. " For some poker players, this phrase is a complete insult. You insulted their ability as a player and you must pay dearly with your chips. Those same players are also the ones who wind up having their chips taken.
Categories: Poker Pros, Poker Staking

Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?

18 August 2014 , By: compncards
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The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. " This piece has been called everything from politically motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
Categories: NewsWeek, online gambling, Online poker, Poker Face, Sheldon Adelson

More Variety is Needed in ESPN's World Series of Poker Coverage

31 July 2014 , By: compncards
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ESPN began airing their annual coverage of the World Series of Poker on Tuesday. This year, fans will only be treated to two tournaments, the $1 Million Big One for ONE DROP and the 2014 WSOP Main Event. And yet again I will probably not watch unless it has something to do with my job. (Which probably means I will watch in November.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, ESPN
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