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Barry Greenstein @ 2010 LAPC

2 March 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
[youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=CQDhDmP_aMo[/youtube] Barry Greenstein has a long night at the 2010 LAPC, shares a hotel room with a man for the first time, gets little sleep, and shops for a new pair of manties.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, LAPC, Poker Stars, WPT

Reality TV Star Gets 15 More Minutes

1 23 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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The WPT Celebrity Invitational is a charity re-buy tournament held during the LAPC at the Commerce Casino. The charity that benefits from the event is Chrysalis, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless population become self-sufficient through job training and employment opportunities. This year the WPT event went heads up with the NAPT inaugural event happening at the Venetian. I can'€™t imagine why any respectable poker player would want to pass up a $5k buy-in with a field 872 players and a $4 million prize pool to play in a $200k crap-shoot freeroll.
Categories: LAPC, Trishelle Cannatella, WPT

What Did You Give Up for Lent???

3 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. The start of which is celebrated by Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, giving everyone the opportunity to over indulge in whatever it is they may be giving up for the next 40 days and 40 nights. Poker players tend to overindulge in a lot of things, given the fact that they live on a different schedule than most people and are used to having anything they want at any given time. I asked a few poker players what it was they would give up for 40 days if they had to choose.
Categories: Adam Levy, David Chicotsky, Hollywood Dave, Jeff Madsen, Lent, Liv Boeree, Maria Ho, Melissa Castello, Poker, Poker Ho, Tiffany Michelle

A Big Warm Welcome For...Me!!!

2 18 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Hey all just want to introduce myself- My names Melissa Castello and I have been invited by Poker Junkie to keep you all informed on what’s happening in the poker world. I spent the last two years traveling to cover some of the biggest poker tournaments from around the world. I've devoted hours to watching some of the best players in the game work their magic, while at the same time watching some of the worst players botch the game of poker completely. My brain hurts from the countless bad beat stories I've sat through, all while auto-nodding my head followed by one of my standard replies - 'man I hate when that happens, yeah that sucks, that's the worst', or a simple 'brutal.
Categories: Melissa Castello, poker lifestyle