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Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?

23 January 2015 , By: compncards
Why does every poker movie that comes out have to be compared to Rounders? I get the fact that Rounders is considered by many to be "The Movie" when it comes to poker because of the realistic portrayal. But this notion that every movie that fails to live up to the "Rounders Standard" is bad eludes me. The problem with many of the movies that have been made in recent years is that they try and cash in on poker's popularity without showing how the game is really played. The two movies, in my opinion, that came the closest to showing realistic poker portrayals were both mockumentaries.
Categories: Live Poker, Poker, Rounders

ReEntry Events Have a Place in Poker But Should Be Limited

19 December 2014 , By: compncards
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Are reentry events a good thing or a bad thing? This seems to be the hot topic of the week considering the lack of real poker news this time of year. I've never been a big fan of the reentry concept since they started becoming popular a few years back. I'm more of the purist mindset that a poker tournament, unless it is a rebuy event, should be one entry and you're done. As these events have evolved, my opinion has changed slightly and while I still prefer true freezeouts, reentry events have a place but they should be limited.
Categories: Poker Tournaments, ReEntry Events, Reentry Poker

Daniel Negreanu's Take Applies to Everyday Life - Not Just Poker

29 November 2014 , By: compncards
Daniel Negreanu wrote a great blog about making his choice to play poker and to gamble. Head over to FullContactPoker. com and read it sometime. His words got me to thinking about the recent decision by Victoria Coren-Mitchell to leave PokerStars because they are now offering casino games.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, online gambling, Online poker, PokerStars, Victroia Coren

Phil Hellmuth is Indeed a Cancer

18 November 2014 , By: compncards
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The poker world has been in a major uproar recently over comments made by Daniel Colman claiming that Phil Hellmuth is a cancer on society. This is where I normally chime in with my comments either defending or condemning Colman's comments but my research has discovered an interesting fact. Phil Hellmuth is indeed a Cancer. Cancer is the astrological sign for those born from June 22 - July 22.
Categories: Cancer, Daniel Colman, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Hellmuth Cancer

Random Funny Moments from the Tables

24 October 2014 , By: compncards
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Not really feeling up to commenting on the latest poker gossip. Instead, I'll share some random funny tidbit from my live poker experiences. Yes, every one of these happened. Obnoxious player: "Do you know how much money I have won in poker?" Middle-aged guy: "Not enough if you're still playing with us.
Categories: funny, Poker
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