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Trust No One - And Do Your Own Data Mining

14 August 2011 , By: compncards
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"Trust Everyone, but always cut the cards" is a well known saying by Benny Binion. With online poker, we should probably change that to "Trust no one and do your own data mining. " When the first reports came out regarding Jose Macedo, the "Portuguese Poker Prodigy," I was among the players that called bullshit. A lot about the story seemed fabricated and read like the poker equivalent of the "Movie of the Week.
Categories: Benny Binion, Jose Macedo, Online Poker Players

Known Cheater Leads WPT 100K - And Nobody Cares

19 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Justin "zeejustin" Bonomo is the current chip leader in the World Poker Tour's $100,000 buy-in event. Yes, the same Justin Bonomo who got busted for cheating at online poker years ago. Where is the outrage? Where are the Daniel Negreanu tweets[http://twitter. com/#!/REALKIDPOKER] talking about how he's a disgrace? Where are the CardPlayer Magazine articles talking about a known cheater being in the event? You see Mr.
Categories: Ali Tekintamgac, Cheating in Poker, Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, World Poker Tour, WPT 100k

Chip Reese Rule Shuts Out One of Poker's Greats - For Now

12 May 2011 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, the Poker Hall of Fame announced that the "Chip Reese rule" is now in place. This means that a player must be at least 40 years old to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. What this also means is that the debate around Phil Ivey's induction will be effectively shelved for the next five years. To me, this is one of the biggest travesties in the history of the PHOF's existence.
Categories: Chip Reese, Chip Reese Rule, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame

UB Cuts Full Roster of Pros as a Result of Black Friday

9 May 2011 , By: compncards
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The hammer has fallen on UB's roster of sponsored pros. Blanca Gaming released a statement saying that "Blanca’s executive management team today informed its roster of sponsored pros that, in accordance with the provisions of their agreements, their contracts have been terminated. " According to the press release: "The full list of affected pros is as follows: Joe Sebok, Prahlad Friedman, Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin, Maria Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian, “Hollywood” Dave Stann, Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella. " I seriously doubt anyone is surprised at this.
Categories: Black Friday, Joe Sebok, UB

Vanessa Selbst Gives Mohegan Sun Field the Shak - Wins Title For Second Straight Year

14 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Last year, Vanessa Selbst took down the NAPT Main Event at Mohegan Sun for $750,000. This kicked off a strong 2010 that resulted in $2. 6 million in winnings and Selbst climbing to fourth on the Women's All-Time Money list. Enter the 2011 NAPT Mohegan Sun final table and a sign by a fan conveyed the mood: "Every year, the same damned thing.
Categories: Annette Obrestad, Annie Duke, Dan Shak, Kathy Liebert, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun NAPT, NAPT, North American Poker Tour, Vanessa Selbst, Womens All-Time Money List
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