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Gus Hansen Vol. 4, No. 1 Card Player Magazine

The Great Dane Speaks Out

by Rolf Slotboom

It's the start of the third season of the European Poker Tour, in Barcelona. As is so often the case, "Great Dane" Gus Hansen is the center of attention, as one of the star attractions at this prestigious event. At the poker table, he and I agree on doing a short interview once ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Player of the Year Race Enters Home Stretch Mizrachi Continues Impressive Run By Michael Friedman As 2006 begins to wind down, the Card Player Player of the Year (POY) race continues to heat up, as three impressive stars have moved into a virtual ...continued

  • Superstars in Poker

    by Rolf Slotboom

    When you check out the various poker media (magazines, Internet sites), it appears that everyone who has just won one or two tournaments is already a real superstar, rather than just a decent or good player who has gotten a little more lucky than ...continued

  • Industry News

    Global Gaming Regulation The UK government has taken the lead among world jurisdictions on setting a framework of regulation for global online gambling, which addresses the principles of ensuring fair betting and gaming for customers, protecting ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Anthon-Pieter Wink

    Although one needs to be careful in giving instant star status in the world of poker, it seems that the Netherlands can welcome a new idol. Dutchman Steve Wong had some huge paydays at the World Poker Tour Festa al Lago V: After winning the ...continued

  • French News

    by Benjamin Gallen

    A young gun takes down the European Poker Masters in Paris The third stop of the European Poker Masters was the Aviation Club in Paris in October. Contrary to the previous events in London and Vienna, the promise of a €500,000 prize pool did not ...continued

  • Austria and German News

    by Michael Keiner

    Poker is a game of skill. Poker needs analytical abilities, mathematical skills, logic senses, and a lot of psychological knowledge. So, what makes more sense than to search for the best German poker players among our leading intelligence, university ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Bob Pajich

    Roland De Wolfe of the United Kingdom outlasted 388 players to win the European Poker Tour event in Dublin recently. He won €554,000 and is the first player to win a World Poker Tour event and an EPT event. The final table consisted of all ...continued

  • Italian News

    by Alberto Russo

    For all Italians who love poker, 2006 will be without a doubt a year to remember. There were many - actually, innumerous - initiatives and facts that contributed to the rapid growth of our beloved game in Italy. We cannot deny that the World Poker ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    The last several weeks haven't been much fun for the Scandinavian poker community, with incidents occurring in both Sweden and Norway. Recently, 15 policemen travelled to a smaller Swedish city - Alingsås - to stop a €30 tournament. I ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    The news that the U.S. wasn't just kidding around with the whole crackdown on online poker (as defined in the recently signed Unlawful Internet Gambling Act) took many British online players by surprise. It seems that a wilful denial of the ...continued

  • Par Avion

    by Roy Brindley

    One of the legends of journalism has it that the life of a special correspondent is particularly tough, and those who undergo, enjoy, and suffer from that life, as I do, tend to stress the message. In these opening years of the 21st century, the ...continued

  • Poker in the Pub

    by Dave Brannan

    Well, the first league came to its conclusion with more than 1,700 players playing for places in the regional finals. Our sponsor,, stumped up more than £3,000 worth of prizes for three finals in Exeter, London, and ...continued

  • Trust Me, I'm a Quiz Master

    by Conrad Brunner

    There comes a time when I just have to give the advice, "Don't play on PokerStars." Naturally, this kind of recommendation goes against the grain. In fact, if I repeated those words frequently and publicly, I would quickly be looking for ...continued

  • The World Turns

    by David Downing

    There used to be a great divide in the world between the USA and Europe, and I don't just mean a bizarre fondness for Evangelical television. The other great religious divide was that the USA played almost exclusively limit poker, mostly ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Changing of the guard We were recently in one of our favourite venues, the Borgata in Atlantic City during its World Poker Tour event, when I finally witnessed what people, especially the young kids on the block, are talking about. I was playing a ...continued

  • King Canute

    by Lucy Rokach

    Once upon a time there was a Danish king named Canute, who lived in the 11th century. He was a great warrior who wasn't happy with being just overlord of most of Scandinavia, so he conquered England, as well. Not content with all of this land, he ...continued

  • Ace Speaks Hold'em: No-Limit Versus Limit - An In-Depth Analysis

    by Rolf Slotboom

    In previous columns in this series, I have analyzed many key aspects that one should take into account when making the transfer from limit hold'em to no-limit hold'em, the two most popular poker games nowadays. Please note that this list is ...continued

  • Poker and Backgammon

    by Bob Ciaffone

    As many of you know, poker is not my only game, by far. I am an enthusiastic player of chess, bridge, backgammon, and many other games. As a games player, I am struck by the similarities of the games. I freely borrow a concept from one game and use it ...continued