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New York School of Cards – I’m Liking It!

10 September 2010 , By: Charlie River
school of cards
*I didn’t know there’s a brick and mortar poker school out there, but there’s the New York School of Cards. You’ve got to love it!* *Genuine commitment to the game* Poker truly is a game of strategy. Poker is a game that requires a significant amount of thinking. If you’re not thinking, you’re gambling.

Poker Hall of Fame - Top 10 Finalists Announced

1 September 2010 , By: compncards
Phil Ivey
The Poker Hall of Fame has just released the names of the Top 10 finalists that will be voted on by the Hall of Fame committee. I thought I would take a few minutes and go over my thoughts on the 10 finalists. The 10 nominees are: Chris "Jesus" Ferguson Barry Greenstein Dan Harrington Phil Ivey Linda Johnson Tom McEvoy Jennifer Harman-Traniello Daniel Negreanu Scotty Nguyen Erik Seidel The criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame is as follows: A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition Played for high stakes Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers Stood the test of time Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results *Chris "Jesus" Ferguson* *Prediction:* *Barry Greenstein* * * *Prediction:* *Dan Harrington* Harrington on Hold'em* * *Prediction:* *Phil Ivey* *Prediction:* *Linda Johnson* * * *Prediction:* *Tom McEvoy* *Prediction:* *Jennifer Harman-Traniello* *Prediction:* *Daniel Negreanu* *Prediction:* *Scotty Nguyen* *Prediction:* Only a Barry Greenstein induction stops Seidel from going into the Hall of Fame this year. [/assets/Uploads/Blog/Erik-Seidel.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

Should Poker Be Policed Like Other Sports?

4 25 August 2010 , By: compncards
Roger Goodell
Annie Duke has taken the offensive in her feud with Daniel Negreanu. On her blog, she has written an open letter to PokerStars about their apparent refusal to separate themselves from Daniel's comments. Before you read any further, go read Annie's blog on the matter. I do like how she states the blatantly obvious early on: " It is no secret that Daniel and I don’t like each other.
Categories: Annie Duke, Daniel Negreanu, Poker, Poker Commissioner

Rio Sale Rumored Complete - WSOP to Move to the Strip

5 August 2010 , By: compncards
Rio1
Although the official announcement has not been made, it appears that the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino has been sold to Boyd Gaming.  Harrah's has been looking to sell the property for months and it appears that they have finally unloaded the off-strip casino. For those of you that don't know, the Rio is the current home of the World Series of  Poker.  The WSOP moved there in 2004 after Binion's Horseshoe was purchased by Harrah's Entertainment.
Categories: Boyd Gaming, Harrahs Entertainment, Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Women Suck at Poker and So Does Doyle

2 30 July 2010 , By: compncards
Doyle Annette
Annette Obrestad apparently forgot to read the book How to Win Friends and Influence People. I ran across some articles regarding an interview that Annette Obrestad did with ESPN where she claimed that when playing women: "It's easy money.
Categories: Annette Obrestad, Doyle Brunson
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