Trust No One - And Do Your Own Data Mining
"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.
Online Poker Players
Known Cheater Leads WPT 100K - And Nobody Cares
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.
Cheating in Poker,
World Poker Tour,
Chip Reese Rule Shuts Out One of Poker's Greats - For Now
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.
Chip Reese Rule,
Poker Hall of Fame
UB Cuts Full Roster of Pros as a Result of Black Friday
The hammer has fallen on UB's roster of sponsored pros. Blanca Gaming released a statement saying that
"Blancaâs executive management team today informed its
roster of sponsored pros that, in accordance with the
provisions of their agreements, their contracts have been
According to the press release:
"The full list of affected pros is as follows: Joe Sebok,
Prahlad Friedman, Eric âBasebaldyâ Baldwin, Maria
Ho, Brandon Cantu, Tiffany Michelle, Scott Ian,
âHollywoodâ Dave Stann, Adam âRoothlusâ
Levy, Bryan Devonshire and Trishelle Cannatella. "
I seriously doubt anyone is surprised at this.
Vanessa Selbst Gives Mohegan Sun Field the Shak - Wins Title For Second Straight Year
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.
Mohegan Sun NAPT,
North American Poker Tour,
Womens All-Time Money List