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United States Poker Championships Kick Off Next Week

30 October 2009 , By: compncards
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One of the largests events outside of the WSOP and the WPT will kick off Monday at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. The United States Poker Championships kick off Monday with a series of 24 tournaments that culminate in a NL Holdem Championship that will be televised on Spike TV. Up until last year, the USPC was televised by ESPN, but last year, they dropped the contract. Last years event was non-televised and attendance dropped by 66% for the Main Event.
Categories: Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, United States Poker Championships, USPC

One Hit Wonder Sues Harrah's For False Advertising

29 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Back in June 2007, Sally Anne Boyer, attended a WSOP academy event and afterwards proceeded to win Ladies NL Holdem World Championship at the World Series of Poker.   This win netted her $262,077 and made her the poster child of the WSOP academy with a quote of "The quickest way to your WSOP Bracelet!"  Since then, she has been plastered in magazines and ads worldwide as a successful academy graduate. There is just one problem with this.
Categories: Sally Anne Boyer, WSOP, WSOP Academy

Poker LOL's

1 26 October 2009 , By: compncards
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A few bits of poker humor to kick off your week from my past travels: A young kid sits down to a $65 satellite in Tunica, MS and proceeds to tell everyone at our end of the table how he grew up playing poker in cash games with Amarillo Slim. He then proceeds to bust out 2nd in the satellites and the people at the table say: "He sure was full of himself. Who is Amarillo Slim? Isn't that a brand of cigarette?" In a Omaha Hi-Lo tournament at the Bike in L. A.
Categories: Barbara Enright, John Bonetti, Max Shapiro

Big Name Pro's Take Down Smaller Events

25 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Many times in the poker world, we get so caught up into who won a bracelet or who took down a WPT title that we forget the fact that there are many tournaments held across the world. In the past month, several big names have taken down tournaments to add to their impressive resumes. Howard Lederer won the $10,000 H. O.
Categories: Howard Lederer, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Matt Glantz

That Room is Dirty!

17 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Whatever happened to poker players going to a casino and playing poker. When did players get to the point where they expect their poker experience to be like that from Television. I have played poker all around the country and there are a lot of players that act like they are beneath many poker rooms. Heaven forbid if the tables are a little worn or if the chips are dirty.
Categories: Atlantic City Poker, Las Vegas Poker, Poker
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