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Vol. 2, No. 8 Card Player Magazine

Paul Phillips vs. Phil Hellmuth - Round Two of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship

by Phil Hellmuth

In my last column, I discussed NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which featured 60 of the top poker players in the world and a few celebrities. With an NCAA basketball tournament "bracket" type of structure, 64 players started and 32 survived round one, which is where ...

  • Mad Marty's Wild Card

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    My World Series of Poker Itch As I am writing this, the World Series of Poker is well under way, and the Brits have notched a respectable number of final-table finishes already. If we thought that the dramatic increase in entrants shook the poker ...continued

  • Not Playing Cricket

    by Lucy Rokach

    How many of us, I wonder, have suddenly found ourselves in situations in which we've become the jam in the sandwich? If this happens in a cash game, we can, of course, get up and leave. If we feel we're being squeezed out of a tournament, ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Top European Achievements at the WSOP So Far It's two weeks into the World Series of Poker and there have been some absolutely wonderful performances by Europeans. Normally, the best performances get announced last, but not in this column. The ...continued

  • Tikay's Table Tales

    by Tony Kendall

    They Play Poker in Norway? Well, of course they do. What sort of daft question is that? OK, I'll rephrase it. Is it legal to play poker in Norway? No, it's not, not at all. So, how come there are so many of those Internet hotties playing out ...continued

  • 2005 World Series of Poker

    by Jesse May

    The sun shines down brightly and the pavement crackles, and deep inside a convention center toward the back of a Las Vegas airline highway, a bunch of poker players compete for the title of champion of the world. And where that person will hail from ...continued

  • Travels With the Camel

    by Keith Hawkins

    The Future's So Bright That I've Gotta Wear Shades! As I write this, it's World Series of Poker time once again. For the poker player, it marks the end of the playing year, and, more often than not, it is the month that makes or breaks the ...continued

  • Alexander Stevic and Cecelia Nordenstam

    by Rolf Slotboom

    Cecelia Nordenstam and Alexander Stevic The first time I met her was at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo, a stunning beauty, playing an aggressive and disciplined game of poker, yet with a friendliness and a genuinely relaxed attitude that is rather ...continued

  • An Early Retirement

    by Conrad Brunner

    The online poker industry does not follow the normal rules of time. Having grown more in a few short years than most industries grow in a generation, the 24-hour clock on the virtual poker community continues to run at double-speed, which has a ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Roy Brindley

    Cash Result Clonmel native Dennis O'Mahoney had a brief, but memorable, stay in Las Vegas during this year's World Series of Poker. Having paid his $5,000 buy-in for a no-limit hold'em WSOP tournament, O'Mahoney was dismayed to ...continued