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Flood of Memories Vol. 4, No. 3 Card Player Magazine

Flood of Memories

by Brendan Murray

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." - James Joyce, 1882-1941 Introduction The Irish and history, now there's a story; long memories and short tempers, ambivalence and passion, tumult and triumph, ...

  • Dublin's Irish Open a Superb Attraction

    by Rolf Slotboom

    In the April 2006 issue of Card Player Europe, we had what I view to be one of our very best cover stories. The piece, written by Brendan Murray, was about the 25-year celebration of the Irish Open, and it contained some highly interesting stories ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Roy Brindley

    European Poker Tour Busy The cancellation of the Deauville leg of the European Poker Tour (EPT) and introduction of new legs in Dortmund, Germany and Warsaw, Poland has resulted in a hectic schedule during March. The EPT schedule now reads: Dortmund - ...continued

  • French News

    by Benjamin Gallen

    Deauville Removed From the European Poker Tour Map It was a late Friday night on Jan. 5 when I got the call. Instead of going out to party like a normal human being, I was instead trying to finish this Card Player Europe column, missing yet another ...continued

  • German News

    by Michael Keiner

    Poker Rooms in Germany In December 2006, the brand-new Casino Esplanade opened in Hamburg. In a perfect location in an old townhouse in the centre of the city, and renovated and modernized with millions of Euros and two years work, it has brought the ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Roy Brindley

    Ladbrokes in Emporium move? Reports in the Irish press have suggested that the Sporting Emporium Casino near Grafton Street in the centre of Dublin could be sold to Ladbrokes. Opened in a blaze of glory during the back end of 2005, the Emporium is ...continued

  • Netherlands News

    by Anthon-Pieter Wink

    Crooks and Criminals The situation in the Netherlands seems to be getting grimmer by the week. Where, on one side, we had huge successes with the Master Classics of Poker only a few months ago, on the other side, law enforcers thought it necessary yet ...continued

  • Norwegian News

    Ladbrokes Cardplayers member Åge Spets (Aage Spets) has been crowned Norway's best poker player for 2006. He had many big achivements during the last year, and the biggest one was taking a fourth place in a $1,500 event during the World ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    In my last column, I wrote that you would have to hurry if you wanted to participate in the EPT Copenhagen. I knew that the event would sell out quickly, but I never imagined that the 400 seats would be sold in only 18 hours. Now, most players fight ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    Students of the Game When poker started to become a popular pastime here, revitalising Britain's cardrooms and taking over cable television, one demographic in particular caught the bug early. Who has the time, enthusiasm, and money (at least at ...continued

  • The Cards and the Chips All Scream Vegas; the Cheese and Onion Crisps Scream Local Pub!

    by Dave Brannan

    It seems like only yesterday when Al Burke, Ian Guy, and John Oliver took the honours in their respective regional finals for the first Poker in the Pub league, but already the end of the second league is looming large on the horizon. We learnt a huge ...continued

  • PartyPoker European Open

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    The poker calendar now has a lot more choices than a few years ago. Not only do they match your budget, but a wider variety of games are offered. However, with so much going on in the poker world, there seemed to be little time for the Christmas ...continued

  • Northern Ireland - Las Vegas Style

    The small corner of the globe known as Northern Ireland would fit into Nebraska several hundred times over - yet it has produced a host of sporting legends and world champions in recent decades, despite the turmoil of the "Troubles." ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Call or pass Anyone who's been at Mike Sexton's parties over the last 10 years can see quite clearly how the game has changed. We've gone from jeans, T-shirts, salad, beer, wine, hot tubs, and "Devil Fish" on the guitar to ...continued

  • I'm a Believer

    by Lucy Rokach

    I'm a believer - well, not really. I can get as stubborn as the most mulish of players, and when heads-up, have never managed to pass kings preflop (satellites excluded). However, someone once told me that if I passed when another player raised or ...continued

  • The Dusk Till Dawn Story

    by Simon Trumper

    A couple of years ago, best mates Rob Yong and Nick Whiten were driving home from their local cardroom in Nottingham, having been refused entry to a tournament for being one minute late. Nick made a throwaway comment in exasperation, "Why ...continued

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

    by Rolf Slotboom

    In limit hold'em, it is not just your initial hand selection that is the key. Just as important is playing the blinds correctly; in fact, I consider this the cornerstone of any man's game. One of the longest series of poker columns I have ever ...continued

  • Checking the River - or Reopening the Betting?

    by Rob Hollink

    Some months ago, I made my annual trip to Casino Baden in Austria. Traditionally, Casino Baden has been the host of the seven-card stud Poker European Masters for many years. Since 2005, it also has been a member of the European Poker Tour family. Not ...continued

  • Wrong Shadows on the Moon

    by David Downing

    The Internet is a great place for a conspiracy theory. A sensible demeanour, an authoritative writing voice, some carefully chosen "facts," and suddenly you are an expert in your field, no matter how much rubbish you actually talk about and ...continued

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Michael Mizrachi is the Card Player 2006 Player of the Year He Finishes the Year With Nearly 6,000 Points and $2.3 Million in Winnings By Bob Pajich The year 2006 will go down in poker history as the biggest year yet, and when Michael Mizrachi's ...continued