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POKER NEWS ARCHIVE - July 2005

Bad luck is part of the game
I'm probably asked this poker question more than any other: How do you deal with bad beats? It's a relevant question, especially considering how important it is to be able to handle those painful stin

Modest homecoming for poker champ
Family and friends have given new world champion poker player Joe Hachem a rousing welcome at Melbourne Airport.Mr Hachem, who used to be a chiropractor, says he flew economy class from the United Sta


Poker Champs Play to Win, Dress to Lose
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - In keeping poker telecasts entertaining to a wide audience, ESPN's Norman Chad recognizes the importance of having fun.That means less talk about strategy and whether a play

Live shows could up ante for networks
Despite the success of the taped ESPN World Series of Poker telecasts, there is a question about whether audiences will be satisfied with getting their fix of flops, turns and rivers delayed over mont

Suited connectors leave foes guessing
Doyle Brunson changed the way poker would be played forever when he wrote Super System: A Course in Power Poker many years ago. In that legendary book on poker, Brunson, known as "Texas Dolly," introd

In Home Games, It's Just Harry, Johnny or Mel
Home poker games are played in every American hamlet and metropolis, and in more than a few other hemispheres. With over 250 online sites offering a chance to contest pots with strangers from Rio to S


Raymer's reign ends with pocket kings
GREG RAYMER had an amazing run in his questto once again become the World Series of Poker champion. A huge field of 5,600 players had bought in initially, and with 54 players remaining, Raymer had bec

Extreme Poker Announces The Great Canadian Poker Tournament Scheduling
LAS VEGAS, NV--(MARKET WIRE)-- Extreme Poker Ltd. is pleased to announce that its television program, "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament" is scheduled for production the last week of August 2005.The


The Quest Poker Tournament, Poker: Quest of Champions
PokerQuest Entertainment Signs with Doc Hollywood's Artist International Management (DHYK) for ''The Quest'' Poker Tournament, Poker: Quest of Champions

WPT Enterprises, Inc. Prevails Against WPT Trademark & Copyright Infringers
LOS ANGELES — WPT Enterprises, Inc., creator of the WORLD POKER TOUR® television show has scored numerous intellectual property litigation victories in recent months, the company announced today. Thes

Tilly plays part in poker's popularity
For hours on end, the woman sitting near the poker pit at Binion's during the final day of the World Series of Poker tournament sat out of the limelight, willingly letting her boyfriend bask in its gl

Milwaukee's Best Light Announces Sponsorship of World's Largest Poker Table Tour
MILWAUKEE, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer Milwaukee's Best Light, the beer for America's poker table, is sponsoring the national tour of the World's Largest Poker Table, as part of the "WiseGuys

Offers flood in for our $10 million poker king
AUSSIE poker king Joe Hachem is on his way to becoming one of Australia's richest men.Days after winning the World Series of Poker, the former chiropractor is negotiating to triple his $10 million win

Making the good fold in the big one
Can you believe that 5,600 players entered the $10,000 buy-in main event at the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP)? And that they were vying for $56 million in prize money and $7.5 million for first? W

From Vegas to Manatee, poker permeates nation
Poker. It's everywhere. In basements and backyards, at dog tracks, casino cruise ships and, most popular of all, on the Internet.Poker. It's unavoidable. It's on ESPN, The Travel Channel, Bravo and Fo
Law student wins big at World Series of Poker
For a lot of Penn students, earning their first million dollars is a dream that drives them through four years of college. But Brad Kondracki, a Penn Law student, found a slightly shorter path to beco

Phil Laak Beats Poker Robot
LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Chess is a game with perfect information. Poker is uncertain, incomplete and emotionally-driven. Nobody knew how this Man vs. Machine battle would go down in the history

ROCK STAR POKER RETURNS TO VEGAS
LAS VEGAS and HOUSTON – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties today announced the second annual Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament and Sweeps

Hellmuth cashing in away from poker
It's 7 a.m. on the West Coast when Phil Hellmuth picks up his phone on the first ring Tuesday for a scheduled interview.No ordinary poker player he, Hellmuth is cranking up his public-relations machin

Tax issues for $10m poker champ
Previously unknown Melburnian Joseph Hachem has rocketed to fame in the last week after winning the world's richest "sporting" event, the World Series of Poker. He beat a field of 5,619 participants w

Moneymaker always plays to win
What sporting celebrity would you like to meet?Tiger Woods? Brett Favre? Danica Patrick?You can have them. I met one of my new superheroes: Chris Moneymaker.Anyone who has played poker has got to love

World Series of Poker coming to Tunica
The wildly popular World Series of Poker, is coming to Grand Casino Tunica Aug. 10-Aug. 25.Harrah's Entertainment, which owns and operates the tournament, recently acquired Grand Casino Tunica through

Binion's Mulls Its Future in Poker
Management at Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel is offering more questions than answers about next year's Binion's Poker Classic, an inaugural tournament that would follow the 2006 World Series of Poke

Survey Reveals Online Poker Patterns
ANTIGUA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- A survey of U.S. poker players reveals preferences regarding playing poker, a game that is reaching new heights in popularity. Seventy-five percent of players engage in a

Poker goes from painted dogs to TV dorks
Somebody should say this, so it might as well be said here: Televised poker is a plague on our society. It is a canker sore on the lips of our culture. It is akin to smoking unfiltered cigarettes, in

Full Tilt Poker's Mike Matusow Finishes 9th
Mike Matusow collects $1 Million for his stellar performance against therecord field of 5,619 in WSOP Main Event. Las Vegas, Nevada - Poker veteran Mike Matusow turned in agutsy and often-times brilli

$10m(AU) poker champ ready to spend
THE Australian card shark who won $10 million (AU) in a Las Vegas poker championship is busy writing his shopping list as the life-changing victory sinks in.Joseph Hachem, a father of four from the Me

He knows when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em
Kevin Kalthoff has learned the art of reading poker faces.The way somebody's eyebrows raise slightly when he's dealt a good hand or the stoic bluff somebody throws out when trying to raise the bet --

Playing poker at its highest stakes creates a vibrant scene
LAS VEGAS - Hour after hour, the poker gladiators battled into dawn inside Benny's Bullpen at the famed Binion's Gambling Hall & Casino. One finalist wiped his eyes, looking severely fatigued. One ate

Las Vegas celebrates Aussie poker king
Australian world poker champion Joseph "Hash" Hachem says Las Vegas went wild with Australian-style celebrations after he claimed his $10 million prize.Hachem, 39, outlasted 5,619 players to take out

Everyone's a Player in Poker's New Deal
LAS VEGAS — After a marathon 14-hour final round, an Australian chiropractor turned professional cardplayer emerged Saturday morning as the new champion of theWorld Series of Poker — a victory that ea

Aussie Rookie Wins World Series of Poker
LAS VEGAS - Australian Joseph Hachem prevailed in his first World Series of Poker Saturday, winning $7.5 million and snatching the game's greatest crown in the longest final table in the tournament's

Sex plays a mean hand as women invade poker
LOOK deep into the eyes of a woman you know. Would she lie to you? How could you tell? And here is the multi-million-dollar question: is she really holding a pair of aces or is she just bluffing to ma

Hats off to Greg Raymer
First off, congratulations go out to Joseph Hachem. HeÂ’s pokerÂ’s latest world champion, pulling in a cool $7.5 million Saturday morning in Las Vegas. By all accounts, he seems like a nice guy who is g

More women betting on online poker
AT last, Hollywood B-actress Jennifer Tilly has become known for more than her recent star turn in Seed of Chucky. It turns out she is one heck of a poker player, beating out 600 players to win $158,6

WSOP Crowns A New Champion
Congratulations to Joseph Hachem, the 2005 WSOP Champion who won in a grueling marathon final table.Place finished at final table and Payouts 1. $7,500,000 Joe Hachem2. $4,250,000 Steve Dannenmann3.

WORLD SERIES OF POKER 'The Mouth' silenced first
WORLD SERIES OF POKER 'The Mouth' silenced first

Poker contestants in deliberations
Poker contestants in deliberations Five unknowns remain in World Series at Binion's staring at $7.5 million top prize

ESPN expands inside look at Poker
ESPN expands inside look at Poker Weeks of editing provide audiences with complete access to final table

Poker boom creates opportunities for magazines
ATLANTA — Bluff magazine reveals a world at the top of the poker craze that few get to see, of millionaire card sharks who spend money with abandon, use $1,000 chips as coasters and fly like rock star

World Series of Poker
The first man out at the final table of the World Series of Poker’s main event in Las Vegas Friday was the only professional gambler remaining in the field.Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, one of several ful

Poker finalist had a quiet, steady hand
LAS VEGAS -- As a boy, Bernard Lee would go to sleep some nights hearing the laughter and chatter of his father and uncles playing poker into the late hours of the night.Young Bernie wished then that

Kristy Gazes Wins $250,000 at the FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn LV
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 14, 2005 -- Kristy Gazes won the FullTiltPoker.Net Championship at Wynn Las Vegas in dramatic fashion by defeating five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ted Forres

Nine millionaires left standing
The final table of the World Championship of Texas Hold'em Poker will enter its climactic stage tonight with just nine players standing. The whole event moved yesterday from the cavernous Rio Suites H

Poker World Series down to final table
Poker's top players and unknowns wrapped up a grueling high-stakes showdown, completing the nine-person final table at the World Series of Poker's main event and securing a chance to win $7.5 million.

Defending champion Raymer has to fold
LAS VEGAS - Defending World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer was eliminated last night in 25th place as play continued in the 2005 No-Limit Texas Hold 'em title tournament.He suffered his biggest

Harrah's Entertainment Expands WSPO Circuit
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) will launch the second season of its popular World Series of Poker Circuit with an expanded schedule of 12 tournament stops that will bring high-stakes poker a

GSN Goes 'All In' With James Woods and Phil 'The Unabomber' Laak
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GSN will begin production on THE JAMES WOODS GANG VS. THE UNABOMBERS IN POKER ROYALE on Monday, July 25th at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Califor

Dealing with media at poker event
As the World Series of Poker has grown from an obscure tournament to a cultural phenomenon, a Baltimore advertising and public relations company has found itself at the center - or at least behind the

Poker: Is it a sport?
You're sweating. Your heart rate has increased. You're attempting to control your body, the slightest movements differentiating between success and failure.You're facing multiple opponents. You're on

Final Canadian poker player Radu Butan eliminated from World Series tourney
LAS VEGAS (CP) - The last remaining Canadian has been eliminated from theWorld Series of Poker, but not before raking in more than $260,000 US in winnings from a glitzy gambling spectacle that dismiss

Host of Players Vie for Final WSOP Table
LAS VEGAS - Tiffany Williamson drags deeply on the last inch of her cigarette on the way into the poker room, crushes the butt into an ashtray and sits down to business as if she were showing up for w

Young Guns Are Poker's New Draw
LAS VEGAS — The young guns of poker elbowed their way onto most every table in the Mirage Hotel and Casino.On this day in May, their fresh faces and average-Joe looks stood out in the crowd of high-mi

World Series of Poker former champion is still playing his cards right
Greg “Fossilman” Raymer might be chatty, likable and wear silly holographic sunglasses, but he’s a monster at the poker table, flattening opponents with a gigantic stack of chips that has allowed him

Top pros make their move in the World Series of Poker
LAS VEGAS - As the field of players was whittled to a few final tables in the World Series of Poker, some of the game's top pros asserted themselves after days of playing patient, smart poker.Two of t

Raymer Takes Hits at World Series of Poker
LAS VEGAS - Greg "Fossilman" Raymer might be chatty, likable and wear silly holographic sunglasses, but he's a monster at the poker table, flattening opponents with a gigantic stack of chips that has

Bluff boosts Macomb poker player's fortunes
Macomb resident Larry Prugh has survived the first three rounds of the World Series of Poker's Main Event, playing his way into a field of 185 that started with more than 5,600 competitors.Prugh is gu

Benson's poker run not pretty
Anna Benson, wife of Mets pitcher Kris Benson, caused a major stink in Las Vegas. The buxom former stripper was ejected from the World Series of Poker on Saturday for excessive cursing. After serving

Poker aces close in
With the field slashed to 569 players, it was money day at the World Series of Poker.Almost all of those at the tables as play resumed Monday will end up taking home at least $12,500 each. Of the 5,61

World Series of Poker: Cheney man 6th in cards
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas' Rod Pardey Jr. increased his leading chip count and Lee Watkinson of Cheney remained the best bet among eight Washington entrants still alive as the World Series of Poker slashe

WPT says bidder still unwilling to give key facts
NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) - WPT Enterprises Inc. on Monday said that U.S. poker star Doyle Brunson, part of a group bidding for the gaming entertainment company, had suggested he will provide no fur

World Series of Poker Enters Third Round
LAS VEGAS - The day of finishing in the money arrived at the World Series of Poker. With the field slashed, almost all of the players left going into Monday will end up taking home at least $12,500. O

2nd Round of World Series of Poker Begins
LAS VEGAS - Lady Luck showed no mercy on formerWorld Series of Poker champs and a few contenders who thought they had a chance at the $7.5 million grand prize.In fact, just getting a seat at the final

Moneymaker goes bust
Sometimes dreams can come true. Just ask Chris Moneymaker. Back in 2003, Moneymaker was an accountant whose goatee beard and love of poker were rare acts of rebellion against a lifetime of figures and

Poker champ shares his techniques in new weekly column
Daniel Negreanu doesn't hesitate when asked why people should read his new poker column. "I'm a good player," he said in a recent phone interview from Las Vegas. "You are going to get information from

It wasnÂ’t in the cards for top players at first round of World Series of Poker
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The race for poker glory is wide open after many of the game’s top professionals busted out during the first round of play at the World Series of Poker main event.After three grueling

In Poker World Series, a Novice Flirts With Glory
LAS VEGAS, July 10 - Last March, Josh Baer sat before a glowing computer screen in his apartment in Bloomfield, N.J., and let tears roll down his cheeks. For a $160 buy-in, and after three hours of ca

What a tangled Web online poker weaves
Las Vegas - Here is my fear about the poker nation we are creating, part one: One day, while tens of millions of us are holed up in our bedrooms or dens - shades lowered, computers whirring - playing

Many of Poker's Top Players Out at WSOP
LAS VEGAS - Many of the top poker professionals were already gone when the World Series of Poker's second round began Sunday.After three days, the field of 5,619 entrants had been winnowed to 1,86

World Poker shares up on top player's bid
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. poker champion Doyle Brunson has dealt a $700 million cash bid to WPT Enterprises Inc. just days after the company known for its World Poker Tour television show launched an


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