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Carlos Mortensen Vol. 4, No. 11 Card Player Magazine

The Inside Straight

by CP The Inside Straight Authors

European Circuit Springs to Life as Dane Wins European Poker Tour Barcelona Open By Brendan Murray Sander Lylloff from Copenhagen, Denmark, won the first major event of the 2007-2008 European season - the European Poker Tour Barcelona Open - collecting €1.17 million ($1.6 ...

  • An Open Letter From the Man Who Invented Televised Poker

    by Robert Gardner

    It's time to speak up, because poker is flagging a little and television has as much responsibility as anyone else in keeping the fire burning. In 1998 I created an experimental TV show called Late Night Poker, a show with the kind of budget that ...continued

  • Wicked Witch of the East

    by Alina Salnikova

    Poker protégé Alina "Catgirl" Salnikova cast a spell over the PartyPoker Women's World Open. In this extract from her diary, she outlines her experiences at her first major televised tournament. As part of my upbringing in ...continued

  • Poker Loses Late Night Great

    by Brendan Murray

    It was with great sadness that the poker community learnt of the death of visionary TV producer Rob Gardner in August. Rob was the creative driving force behind Late Night Poker, the Channel 4 show that did so much to popularise the game across Europe ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    England Invaded How does a small collection of islands like the UK come to be attracting players on a monthly basis whose local casinos are places like Commerce and The Bicycle, the Rio, and The Venetian? Almost every televised event this year has ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Anthon-Pieter Wink

    It's That Time o' Year Again Fall is, traditionally, the poker tournament season in the Netherlands. Holland Casino recognizes the effect that the World Series of Poker has on the popularity of poker worldwide, and makes sure to squeeze as ...continued

  • Gibraltar News

    by Tristan Cano

    UK Advertising Ban - Good News for Gibraltar? Earlier this year the UK government decided to stand by its decision to ban advertising by gambling organisations based in countries that had not met the UK's new regulatory guidelines. The ban ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    The Game It was quite flattering to get an invitation to The Game - but playing for almost all of my bankroll against some of the best players in the world wasn't for me, so I turned the offer down. For the third year in a row, Sweden's ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Roy Brindley

    Better Odds + Best Prices = More Profit Card Player Media is pleased to announce its newest web property: Powered by Easyodds, is a comprehensive betting service that helps punters find the best odds and the best ...continued

  • Online Overview

    by Shawn Patrick Green

    Imper1um's Empire No More By Shawn Patrick Green Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi's reign over the Card Player Online Player of the Year leader board empire is no more. It's not that he was a bad leader, it was just time to move on, and ...continued

  • Nikolaus Jedlicka

    by Craig Tapscott

    Austria native Nikolaus Jedlicka, 20, has always chosen the road less traveled. At 18, the former Magic The Gathering competitor walked away from school one month prior to graduation. Poker was not to blame. He simply didn't believe in school, and ...continued

  • Poker Pros, Huge Prize Pools, and Some Blokes From the Pub

    by Dave Brannan

    The Golden Sands Poker Festival, sponsored by The Rivercard, took place in Torquay on Aug. 17-19 and players were able to enjoy the classical elegance of the newly named Mint Casino. Eleven Poker in the Pub players won their way through to the ...continued

  • Talk is Cheap

    by David Downing

    One of the recurrent themes on Internet forums is live play versus online play. This was especially brought into focus when one of the darlings of the Internet set joined what was perhaps the biggest public no-limit hold'em and pot-limit Omaha ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Expensive Phone Calls All the information you can now gather from books and from the Internet means that you can get 20 years of poker experience in about six months if you're keen. A lot of the "20-year" men can be heard moaning and ...continued

  • Spooky

    by Lucy Rokach

    My sponsor (Matt Dale of must be wondering what he's doing backing me to win tournaments. I haven't even sighted a final table on the horizon recently, let alone get into the prize money, but I think I've found the answer, and ...continued

  • My Pal Skalie

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    I recently went to Manchester for the simple fact that I had my phone stolen in Las Vegas. I had renewed a friendship with someone after 25 years, and his number was stored in that phone. So, I went and stood in the pub in Manchester, where I last ...continued

  • Double Top or Nothing

    by Rick Deere

    Reigning British Darts Organisation (BDO) World Champion Martin "Wolfie" Adams is taking an admirable stand by refusing his invitation to the upcoming inter-organisational Grand Slam of Darts. "Loyalty is not a dirty word in my ...continued

  • Chronicle of a Bookmaker

    by Noel Hayes

    Bank reconciliations and ledger accounts were never going to be edgy enough for Chronicle Bookmakers front man Justin Carthy, so it was unsurprising that after a year of studying accountancy, he packed it in and decided to concentrate on a career as a ...continued

  • Antepost

    Rounding Up the Best Betting Markets Antepost has been very busy counting its money. The last three months have been kind. Back in July we laid Tiger Woods to win no major in 2007 at 13/8 with Betfair. He duly obliged, picking up the PGA trophy in ...continued