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Patience Is a Virtue I Have Apparently Lost

26 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most poker players are afraid to tell you about their bad session or some of their bad decisions due to the fact that they feel that they will be looked down upon. Well, poker is a game where you will make bad decision and I will tell you that lately, one problem that I have been lately is being too aggressive in spots late in tournaments or sit-n-go's. Tonight I had two prime examples. One was in seven card stud and the other was in stud 8.
Categories: Atlantic City, Seven Card Stud, Stud Poker

You Might Be a Poker Junkie

22 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Most of us know Jeff Foxworthy's classic one liners of "You might be a redneck. " Today, I would like to take a minute and share some observations that I have come up with or have heard in my travels that can confirm whether or not you are a poker junkie. If someone mentions The Bible, and you think of Super System, you might be a poker junkie. If the decision between playing poker or having sex has ever taken you more than 3 seconds, you might be a poker junkie.
Categories: Jeff Foxworthy, Poker Junkie, Super System

The WPT For Sale?

17 July 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks as if the WPT may be for sale. On Monday, an article was published by the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Deal Someone In” in which a potential sale of the WPT was discussed. When asked about a potential sale, Lipscomb stated, "We've had discussions with, and exchanged documents with, some companies that have expressed an interest. ” The article went on to state that the WPT is worth only about $25 Million.
Categories: World Poker Tour, WPT

Finalist for Poker Hall of Fame Announced

11 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame are in. Harrah’s allowed players to vote online from May 26th to July 2nd for whom they wanted to see in the Hall of Fame. The top 10 names will then be sent on to the Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council, who will then decide who gets enshrined. Here are the names of the players: • Tom Dwan • Barry Greenstein • Dan Harrington • Phil Ivey • Tom McEvoy • Men Nguyen • Scotty Nguyen • Daniel Negreanu • Erik Seidel • Mike Sexton The criteria for selection is as follows: • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition; • Played for high stakes; • Played well, gaining the respect of players; • 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.
Categories: Poker Hall of Fame

Great Chip Tricks with Antonio Esfandiari

25 June 2009 , By: Charlie River
In these days of Iranian elections and protests, your thoughts go naturally to Antonio Esfandiari, the popular high stakes poker pro. He was born in Iran and moved to the US at the age of nine. Before starting his poker career, Esfandiari was a renowned card magician in Los Angeles, something that becomes very obvious when you see him at the poker table. In these videos he shows us some of great chip tricks - and explains how to learn them and perform them.
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