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Day 3 and 4 of the WPT World Poker Challenge

Heading into Day 3 of the 2008 World Poker Challenge, one would have to put their money on Phil Ivey. It would’ve been a safe bet to say the least. Not only does Phil Ivey has the distinction of being one of the most talented and respected players in the world, but...

WPT World Poker Challenge 2008

2008 will be the last year the WPT World Poker Challenge championship event will take place, for it is one of six public events that didn’t make the cut for the WPT’s schedule for next year. Back in 2003, its first year with WPT, this event attracted only...

Poker-Stars Leader Board Background

Most everyone who plays online poker is familiar with PokerStars considering they are one of the biggest online poker networks currently established in the world. With the 3.5 million and growing user base there is always an interesting battle to the top of the...

Neil Channing wins the Irish Open 2008

English professional poker player, Neil Channing, managed to outlast a field of 667 players as he blitzed his way to winning the 2008 Irish Open held at Dublin’s City West Hotel, taking home Euros 801,400 ($1,260,000 USD).  Channing was rampant, as he entered...

2008 Wynn Classic

The Championship Event of the second annual Wynn Classic ended yesterday night, awarding a $692,286 first prize. Just days after the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, many pros left San Jose and came straight to Vegas to play this four day $10,000 buy-in event. A few pros...

Sand

I’ve spent the last few weeks building my bankroll back to reasonable levels, reasonable by small stakes standards.  At the beginning of the week (I know, it is Wednesday)… I had $91 in the BR.  Not a bad batch, was $9 from total break even in my 4 months...

EPT Polish Open Final Table Report

The EPT Polish Open has come and gone as the EPT Season 4 nears its end. The Poker Stars sponsored poker circuit has gained a great deal of popularity this year, and shows no signs of stopping as there’s only one more tournament to go before the illustrious EPT Grand...

Sunday Tournament Report – March 16th

Sunday we saw the same weekly patterns continue: Top players in the final table, prize pools getting bigger, and Bodog 100k guaranteed’s huge overlay. In the Poker Stars Sunday Million, C00lHandNuke played it cool and took down the top prize of $208,000. Cash game...

Variance Sucks Your Bankroll down…

Everyone knows that even with skill, at low level poker there is still quite a bit of luck involved… this weekend started off with the luck on my side… and then it quickly left. SaturdayI was up to around $81 in my bankroll, closing quickly in on total...

WSOP 2008 Approaching Quickly

There has been a lot of talk recently about this years World Series of Poker with it being only 2.5 months away. Judging by last year, 10 weeks will seem like no time at all, especially with all the poker to be played in between. All of the big name rooms have started...

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table report

Following up on courtiebee’s report on the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event, here is the final table report, fresh off of the finish yesterday evening. A lot of times in tournaments, the time leading up to the final table, ripe with bubble aggression and big stacks...

Lad-brokes Announcing 2008 WSOP Satellites

After two years of operation, Ladbrokes has been approved to offer satellites for the World Series of Poker to their players. Ladbrokes is proud to announce that 9 of their much appreciated players have already qualified for the 2008 WSOP Main Event through their...

WSOP Turbo Circuit Ends After One Day

Event number eight of the Caesars Atlantic City tournament ended after a single day, even with 607 players entered. How did that happen you might ask? Well it’s simple, they changed it up and made the event a turbo event, changing the blinds every 20 minutes to yield...

Missouri Fats

Everyone knows the legendary Minnesota Fats, pool player extraordinaire… yet have you experienced Missouri Fats?  I am hoping that my experience as him is quick to dissipate, quick to end, and in general gets the hell out of dodge.  I think this is likely a...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Liz Lieu

According to her website, when Liz Lieu was 13 and began playing Chinese poker with her friends she began a long-term love affair with cards. Born in Vietnam in 1974, she was shortly moved to Colorado by her parents. When she was 18, she and a friend started their own...

WPT History Made With First Televised Female Win

A big step has been made for female poker players this month. Van Nguyen won the first televised World Poker Tour event by beating out 444 players and winning a large portion of the money donated to the event by Commerce. This is pretty exciting for women in the poker...

Graph for the day

The short of it is I played good and I played bad… Had a very funny chart for awhile with the huge upswing after the bleeding money period after the other giant upswing.  I had AA 5 times early, but none over the last 500 hands.  Managed to lose -$12.25 with the...

How I screwed up… again.

Okay so, my first post on these forums was probably about the worst stuff I’ve written since the inception of my blog.  I haven’t really even written that much, only four actual articles.  I haven’t been writing much over the last two months...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 2

The NBC Heads-Up Tournament never fails to provide genuinely interesting and compelling matches, as it’s invite only. This means that you’re guaranteed to see some of the best and the brightest in the poker world today, and guaranteed to see some extremely talented...

Sunday Tournament Report – March 3rd

The Poker Stars Sunday Million is looking like it may become the Sunday Two Million, as for the second street week the prize pool reached beyond 1.6 million dollars. In the end, “s0stndrd” fought through a field of over 8,000 to take down the $250,000 top prize. FTR...

Weekend update… with Dennis Miller

Yes, Dennis was the ultimate host of SNL’s weekend update… I won’t argue any longer.  Back to poker… This weekend I had a great time playing poker.  I awoke Saturday and strapped on my poker cap, filled my diet pepsi and started work.  In the...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Erin Ness

Cards came naturally for Erin Ness who says that poker has been a lifetime pursuit.  Growing up in New Jersey, she began learning the game when she was a young girl.  In an interview for the PokerSource she said, “I come from a card-playing family…When my...

You, Poker and starting from the bottom up.

I’ve basically posted this in a thread as well as on here, just to see people’s thoughts. This thing called poker… It’s an interesting game this Poker. You play cards, you make bets on how good you think you are compared to someone else’s...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 1

One of the most interesting and unique tournaments in the world is well underway. That tournament being the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. This event is an invitation only event, with a Poker Stars qualifier also being in the sixty-four-player field. Unfortunately,...

The History of Video Poker

Today I am going to branch off in a new direction for my history of poker articles. I’d like to focus a little on the history of video poker and video poker machines. We see video poker everywhere, from the largest casinos to the dirty truck stop on the side of the...

WPT L.A. Poker Classic – the final six

Some of the world’s best poker players gathered at the Commerce Casino for the L.A. Poker Classic this past week. With a buy-in of $10,000, 665 participants created a huge $6,374,400 prize pool with $1,596,100 for first place. After five days of No-Limit Holdem...

A little recovery… gotta keep it running…

In the last two days, i’ve pulled 3 third place finishes, busting out on stupid hands but still getting ITM, one of which really surprised me… I was down to 460 chips, with everyone (four others) all over $2,000.  They were all trying to grind me out, but...

The Magician joins the WPT

It has been recently announced that poker professional, Antonio Esfanidiari, will join the World Poker Tour as a representative for the WPT Poker- Made Million.  The Poker-Made Million currently comprises of an exclusive group of 84 players, who have become self made...

Could there be light?

at the proverbial end of the tunnel?  Last evening I participated in one $2 SNG tourney, 9-handed on FTP.  Analyzing what happened… I started out with a mistake… —–Hand 1—– [b][color=green]Hero’s M = 33.00[/color][/b] Full...