Thursday, October 13, 2005 

Thursday Stuff

Players Network Coming To Cable
Not sure how I feel about this, but apparently Comcast has struck a deal with the Players Network which will provide programming dedicated to the gaming lifestyle on your cable television. While part of me will be an avid watcher, I'm sure. The other part of me thinks how this may negatively impact Poker overall. In the end though, once I address my internal debate, I believe this will help the forward progression Poker has begun. More exposure, the more money at the tables. Yes, more bad beats...but if you learn to ride out the beats, the better off you'll be.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 

Wednesday Finds

Pretty good mix of links today. Please feel free to comment on any items. If your looking for certain type's of news in particular, I'm always open to suggestions. Feel free to shoot me an email.

Protectors of Poker
A good article outlining a team of people upholding the "voice of poker". They're fighting our good fight to put Poker in a better light. I would be very interested to learn more about this group.
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Empire's left feeling flat in the online poker stakes
Empire Poker appears to be struggling. Not a huge surprise in my mind with the recent separation from Party Poker. However, a good read if you have a vested interest in the company.
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Is poker good TV? You bet
Yesterday I posted an article taking the approach that Poker should not be viewed as a sport. To counter that, I offer this article written By Phil Kloer with Cox News Service out of Atlanta. A good point, counter point.
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Running a Major Poker Tournament is Hard Work
We've all played in the tournaments, but have you ever wondered what it's like to run one of these monsters? This really sheds light on the other side.
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Bravo Brings Poker Action to Life
So, you want to show those celebrity's playing poker a thing or two? Here's your chance. Bravo is putting the challenge out to the masses. Play online for a chance to head out to Vegas and get your mug on TV with Celebrities Finest!
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Good luck at the felt!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 

Tuesday's Poker Roundup

There's a reason this guy will never be more than a school newspaper columnist...sigh.
Apparently, this guy feels that poker is not a sport. While I would be more than willing to debate this with any one wanting to entertain such a conversation, this guy's point of view is just lacking. To use ones mind as opposed to sheer physical strength should not be looked down on. I would challenge anyone willing to oppose this school of thinking to put up the 10K in the main event and then compare notes afterwards.
Get poker off of my television

For those of you on the other side of the pond...
The Poker Channel Meets The Racing Post

This is interesting. This online poker room is trying like hell to associate their brand with an actual town. An interesting marketing strategy to say the least.
Could Third Time be the Charm for Online Poker Site ...

An extremely insightful article from T.J. Cloutier. Give it a read...
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make in Poker - Calling raises with ...

This is getting good. Online poker sites are now preventing competitors from playing at their site. Hmm. So what's next, they going to cross reference accounts and then ban you, the player next if you have another account elsewhere?
Gaming dogfight between online poker rivals

If you've given any thought to poker stocks, you'll find this interesting...
Online poker proves to be a real gamble

Sunday, October 09, 2005 

Sunday Update

Been a rough week on my bankroll. That's how it goes though. Took some money from PokerStars and made a deposit with Titan Poker. Overall, seems like a decent enough site. You can tell they want to succeed with the promotions they have running. Started out strong with the six handed sit n go promotion. As soon as I got some steam though, went down hill from there. The goal is to win six in a row, take home the jackpot. First few I was finishing 2nd and 3rd. Then had two poor showings after that. From there I hit two first places in a row and was pretty excited moving into my third. The rest is just typical oddity's one becomes familiar with when playing online. Anyhoo, I'll report back if anything interesting happens with Titan.

On to today's stories:
Hollywood's next Themla and Louise?
Hellmuth and Arod Hit The Town for Some Poker

Being the tech geek that I am, I find this interesting. I've been messing with's mobile version, but haven't really had much time to explore further. If your messing with this technology, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment.

Kayak Interactive and Verizon Join the Wireless Poker Battle

Yet another poker site to hit the market. This one caught my eye though. Win or loose a hand, and you can throw pies at eachother at the table. lol. While not entirely "good" for the poker community, I just think it's funny.

New Online Poker Site Offers Poker for the Whole Family

That's all for today. More as I come across it.


Thursday, October 06, 2005 

Today's Links

While not my favorite actress, she's certainly fun to watch. Although, she has really moved up several notches with her recent poker antics. Granted, not a big fan of the boyfriend, but oh well.
Jennifer Tilly Has Poker Fever

Holy Crap. Check out this promotion. Granted, I've been with PokerStars forever now and have no plans of leaving, but this promo at Titan Poker is pretty enticing. Win six short handed sit n go's in a row, and walk away with 100k. Place 2nd or 1st six in a row, and clear an addl 1k. Now, I'm not sure about you, but I pretty much exclusively play 6 handed sit n go's on PS. I WILL be checking this out!
Titan Poker Offers Gold For Sit-N-Go's

After you read the story, click here to play.

Get caught snorting coke, become a poker site spokesperson. Sigh, makes perfect sense. Kinda sketchy on the details, but that's the gist.
Found this interesting...
Good tid bits on this years WSOP main event winner and his online play.
Online Only (2)

That's all for now. I'll be checking out Titan's site tonight if anyone's interested.

Monday, October 03, 2005 

PokerStars Blog Tournament

This caught me by surprise today. PokerStars is sponsoring a blog tournament in that if you maintain a blog, your eligable to participate in a tournament with the winner going to the Carribean WPT event. Count me in...

Poker Championship

I have registered to play in the
Online Poker Blogger Championship!

This event is powered by PokerStars.

Registration code: 7346397


Some good finds today, Enjoy!

As a patron to the Jacksonville Poker Room at the track, found this article to be semi interesting. The one thing I take away from this article is the simple fact that given time, stakes will be increased allowing for a better poker game all around.
Poker changes have been boon to Florida dog tracks

Not a very interesting article, but I'm running low on poker links today, so... here goes:

Poker is New Golf for CEOs According to

Miss the live streaming audio from the final table of the WSOP? The archive is here.
Listen to segment 8.

Mark Seif wins the $2,500 Seven Card Stud Championship event at the United States Poker Championship at the
Trump Taj Mahal.

Richard McDermott wins the $300 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event at the Big Poker Oktober at the
Bicycle Casino.

Freddy Deeb wins the $5000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Poker Classic Tournament at the
Radisson Hotel in Aruba.

More Aruba Coverage

WPT Aruba Final Table: The Vegas Pro vs. The Kid
WPT Aruba Day 3: The Road to the Final Table
WPT Aruba Day 2: Bursting the Bubble by the Beach

And now some random stuff
Poker Takes To The Air

Good article w/ strategy
The Poker Counselor's Corner (25)

Take a minute and learn a few things about this years WSOP champ
Joseph Hachem - Australia's Gift To Poker

And that 's it for me. Till next time.

Saturday, October 01, 2005 

Today's Picks

While not your typical poker related story, I found this interesting. Apparently advertisements were distributed in Ireland for a book and in that advert, the Last Supper painting depicts Jesus and his guests playing poker. Talk about pressure at the table.
Bookmaker blasted over 'Last Supper' ad


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