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Poker Players: Put Down the Damn Weed

22 April 2011 , By: compncards
Degen Gamblers
Since Black Friday hit last week, Marco Valerio and QuadJacks. com have been running a non-stop pokercast talking about issues surrounding the indictments. One of the topics getting a lot of play is cleaning up the image of poker players and so called "degenerate gamblers. " To quote what one of his guests said during the pokercast, "Put down the damn weed.
Categories: Black Friday, Degenerate gamblers, Poker Players

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #11 - Daniel Negreanu

16 April 2011 , By: compncards
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The #11 spot on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is one of the more popular poker pros on the circuit. He is known for both his friendly demeanor at the table as well as his ability to soul read better than possibly anyone in the history in poker. Number 11 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is Daniel Negreanu. Many casual fans may not know that Negreanu originally had dreams of becoming a pro snooker player.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, KidPoker, The 20 Most Influential People in Poker

WSOP Main Event Rematches - Who's In, Who I Want In, and Ratings

6 April 2011 , By: compncards
Money Farha
The WSOP announced today that they're creating a "made for TV" event for the 2011 WSOP featuring heads-up rematches from previous Main Events. The main attraction is Sam Farha against Chris Moneymaker in a replay of the match that started the poker boom in 2003. Other matches on the schedule are a rematch between Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan from the 1989 WSOP and a match that is to be determined by the fans. You can choose Chan vs.
Categories: 2003 WSOP Main Event, 2011 World Series of Poker, 2011 WSOP, Chris Moneymaker, Erik Seidel, Heads-up poker, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, Rounder 2, Rounders, Sam Farha, WSOP

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #12 - Tom Dwan

5 April 2011 , By: compncards
Tom Dwan
Coming in at #12 on the 20 Most Influential People in Poker list is a pro that needs next to no introduction. This high-stakes pro is both the envy and the target of amateurs and pros around the world. He is the first of the poker "new guard" to rise to superstardom and remains the most sought after cash-game player in all the world. Yes, #12 is durrrr - or Tom Dwan for the non-online types.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Full Tilt Poker, High Stake Poker, Tom durrrr Dwan, Tom Dwan

Erik Seidel and Full Tilt Pros Accused of Collusion

1 1 April 2011 , By: compncards
Moneymaker Seidel 206x300
Erik Seidel has had an epic 2011. Since the beginning of the year, he has taken down two major high-roller events and the NBC National Heads-Up Championship to take over the all-time money list lead. However, there are now allegations arising that are beginning to cast doubt as to whether these wins were indeed legitimate. It all started with a post on the TwoPlusTwo forums a couple of weeks ago when poster "CrownWatchdog186" posted that the fix was in for both the $100,000 Challenge match and the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller event.
Categories: Annie Duke, Aussie Millions, Crown Casino, Erik Seidel, Full Tilt Poker, Jennifer Harman, NBC National Heads-Up Championship
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