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Natalie Pinkham Vol. 4, No. 5 Card Player Magazine

Portrait of a Lady

by Rolf Slotboom

Season one of the European Poker Tour had Caroline Flack - a beautiful, outgoing young girl who exposed an "I enjoy life" attitude in everything she said and did. People loved the extraverted way with which she handled things, and it seemed quite likely that in time, she would become ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    World Series of Poker Europe Launches This Fall Poker Events Will Take Place at Harrah's London Club International Casinos By Bob Pajich The World Series of Poker is about to cross the Atlantic. Starting this fall, WSOP Europe events will be held ...continued

  • Tournament Poker … You Gotta Love It?

    by Rolf Slotboom

    For years, the top earners in poker used to be cash-game players. In their day-in, day-out routine, they grinded out a living by continuously pushing tiny edges and just playing a little bit better than most of the opponents they faced. This was a ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Roy Brindley

    Scots Have the Luck Aberdeen has been revealed as the luckiest city in the UK, according to a new survey. A poll for gaming site showed 47 percent of the Scottish city's residents have won £10 on the lottery at least 10 times, ...continued

  • Austrian and German News

    by Michael Keiner

    Casino Duisburg - a brand-new, elegant, and large venue - opened its doors to the public recently in the western part of Germany. The management expects more than 700,000 visitors during 2007, and in almost every PR article, you will find the sentence ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Peter Dalhuijsen

    Holland Casino finally succumbs to requests for low-limit poker At the beginning of February, to everybody's surprise, some good news came from Holland Casino. Officials issued a statement in which they announced that every one of their casinos ...continued

  • French News

    by Benjamin Gallen

    Online gambling enters Prohibition - for how long? Previously in French News: Bwin executives are arressted. Patrick Bruel is questioned by police regarding his involvement with Winamax. An anti-online gambling law is passed before Christmas, ...continued

  • Gibraltar News

    by Tristan Cano

    A new breed of foreign worker in Gibraltar It is 22:00 on a Thursday evening and Harry is coming to the end of his eight-hour shift as a customer-services representative at a Gibraltar-based online betting company. "I moved to Gibraltar two years ...continued

  • Irish News

    Simon Vegas bound Simon Kelly, a popular player on the Dublin circuit, has left his employer Paradise Poker and is now planning a three-month "working holiday" in Las Vegas. Poker Million ticket up for grabs A satellite offering a much ...continued

  • Italian News

    Max Pescatori, "The Italian Pirate," as he's known in America, recently won the Italian Championship of Texas Hold'em no-limit main event. Pescatori lives in Las Vegas, but possibly will come back to Italy for other Italian events. ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    At the time of this writing, the latest news in Scandinavia concerns the recent case against a prosecuted poker club owner from Halmstad, Sweden. The defense had pleaded not guilty due to not being open for everybody - and won the case! Of course, ...continued

  • Spanish News

    by Rolf Slotboom

    While everyone is talking about the poker boom that is taking place (or has just taken place) in Britain, Scandinavia, Holland, and Germany, the truth is that Spain also seems to have jumped on the poker wagon. I recently visited the Nordic Summit ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    In the UK, when someone tells you he's just won a festival event, a reasonable question to follow congratulations might be, "Outright?" Additional congratulations, presumably, would come if he landed the top prize with no ...continued

  • Tonight We Dine in Hades

    by David Downing

    If there is one reoccurring theme of my writing, it is that I don't really like poker. By this I mean, the "How do I play A-K offsuit in the blind?" or the "Should I be playing suited connectors from under the gun?" school of ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Valentine's blues Simon Nowab is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. These days, when half the guys you play with look constipated, it's nice to see a guy play the game with a smile. The only time you don't see him smiling is when he gets some ...continued

  • Value for the Money

    by Lucy Rokach

    It's a constant amazement to me how poker players flock to venues that are hosting prestigious tournaments without giving a moment's thought to expenses, value, and so forth. Now, some of you already may have tuned out at the prospect of ...continued

  • Poker Authors Analyzed

    by Rolf Slotboom

    Editor's note: Card Player Europe Bureau Chief Rolf Slotboom has read just about every poker book available, and in this series of columns, he analyzes the work of several poker authors, one at a time. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of ...continued

  • Premier League Poker

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    With 12 of the top names in the game, added prize money, and a structure designed to enable more play, the stage was set for the PartyPoker Premier League Poker. The players were: Phil Hellmuth, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Juha Helppi, Roland ...continued

  • Poker in the Pub Regional Finals - Two Steps From Vegas

    by Dave Brannan

    After three months of tense, exciting, and occasionally drunken play, the regional finals for the second Poker in the Pub league had arrived. We held five regional finals in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Lincoln, and Exeter, with £5,000 worth of ...continued