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Genting Stanley National Poker Championships Vol. 5, No. 2 Card Player Magazine

Genting Stanley National Poker Championships

by Alan Campbell

Until very recently, Genting Stanley was known as Stanley Leisure, the company founded by Lord Leonard Steinberg in the late '50s from a string of betting shops that gradually grew to include casinos. The business was purchased in October of 2006 by Malaysian company Genting International, a ...

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Card Player Reader Runner-Up in Battle of the Mags The Battle of the Mags TV tournament went right to the wire for Polish Card Player reader Krzysztof Zajac when he finished as the runner-up to Irish Poker Pro reader John Donnelly ...continued

  • Return of the Late Night Poker Legends

    by Warren Lush

    In 1999, production company Presentable embarked on a great adventure. Its very first Channel 4 commission was a late-night series, perceived as experimental and probably unlikely to work in the minds of most television critics. Poker had been ...continued

  • TV or Not TV?

    by Karl Hutson

    It's 2 a.m. and I'm sitting on the couch, laptop on my knees, with a cup of tea balanced precariously on the armrest. I've three tables open at the moment. I'm down a few blinds in cash but I've finished third in four sit-and-gos ...continued

  • Thew Good to Be True

    by Jennifer Mason

    In this issue, it's my pleasure to interview the UK's tournament trailblazer, family man, recent European Poker Tour Baden winner, and all-round nice guy Julian Thew. It must be said that catching up with him on the circuit involves some luck, ...continued

  • Cool Hand Luke

    by Nicky O'Donnell

    It's 9 a.m. on a Saturday in Merrion Square, Dublin. The €1-€1 pot-limit Omaha game at Cool Hand Luke's - which plays more like a €2-€5 or at times even a €5-€10 game, or higher - has finished up for the night and ...continued

  • Full of Eastern Promise

    by Jukka Juvonen

    I have been playing poker in Eastern Europe since 2000, in both tournaments and cash games. In the beginning, poker was played in very few casinos, mainly seven-card stud and Texas hold'em. To me, it seemed evident that it would grow, but I never ...continued

  • Growing Up in Public

    by Brendan Murray

    In 2008, online poker reaches a milestone. It's been a decade since Planet Poker first opened its virtual tables, lifting the game to unheralded heights of participation and profile, and spawning a multibillion euro industry. Much like its human ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    Finales and Openings Young pro Dan Carter, at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour end-of-year party, said that he was heading for a bit of a rest after "what must have been the busiest month of poker in the world." He was one of many players having ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Peter Dalhuijsen

    Controversial Close to the Master Classics of Poker When the main event of the Master Classics of Poker, held in Amsterdam last November, finally reached the heads-up stage, things were looking good for the organising staff of Holland Casino. A week ...continued

  • Gibraltar News

    by Tristan Cano

    No 'Backdoor for Corruption in British Sport' Recent comments made by Lord Faulkner have sparked outrage within Gibraltar's gaming industry. The Labour MP was quoted in the UK's Guardian newspaper as saying Gibraltar's ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Brendan Murray

    Corking! Just what does Cork's Macau Casino and Card Club have to do in order to get the recognition it deserves? It is, without doubt, one of the finest cardrooms in Europe. Cork itself is a charming city. The shops are always open and the pubs ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Ola Brandborn

    Nordic Champions Kristian Ejvegård is the latest Swedish champion, winning the Swedish Poker Championship, which was organised by the Swedish Poker Federation together with The main event, an online no-limit Texas hold'em ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Brendan Murray

    €4.3 Million Tax Bill for MultiPoker, an early market leader in online poker in Sweden, has been hit with a €4.3 million tax bill for activities prior to its sale to PartyGaming in November 2005, according to Gaming ...continued

  • Online Zone

    by Shawn Patrick Green

    Isaac 'WestmenloAA' Baron Captures Card Player Online Player of the Year Title By Shawn Patrick Green The final few days of the Card Player Online Player of the Year (OPOY) race were nail-biters, but then again, most of the year was for the ...continued

  • Danny Ryan

    by Craig Tapscott

    Many of the top online professionals got their feet wet first in sit-and-gos. Sit-and-gos require a unique skill set to maintain a positive return on investment. Sheer aggression might take down a multitable event, but sit-and-gos require a mastery of ...continued

  • State of the Nations

    by Aidan Elder

    The Rugby World Cup is the premier international rugby union competition. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB), and is contested by the men's national teams. The inaugural tournament was ...continued

  • Antepost

    by Roy Brindley

    Review Your Sportsbook Value. Every serious punter should seek it out, because in gambling, tiny percentage points make all the difference. Of course, finding a value price and getting a serious bet on, other than a token £10, is a different ...continued

  • The Ever-Changing Image of Poker

    by Dave Brannan

    We have just launched a Poker in the Pub newspaper, with the front page leading with a story about our first female champion, accompanied by a picture of the winner. A rough draft was passed around the office and people were of the general consensus ...continued

  • I Shall Be Telling This With a Sigh

    by David Downing

    At the time of writing, my poker year-end is fast approaching. And what a year it has been. Although I have very rarely been what you would term a "professional," I have always been more than "pro" in my record keeping; and this ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    If You Build It, Will They Come? Not so long ago, if you wanted to meet and appreciate great characters, the poker room was a good place to look for them. These days, with the exception of Ireland, if you venture into most poker rooms, you'll find ...continued

  • Collusion

    by Lucy Rokach

    A little while back, Matt Dale of sponsored three poker players (Peter Singleton, Dan Carter, and yours truly) to play in a £1,000 no-limit hold'em supporting event at the Bristol Gala Casino. The event was not well-supported, ...continued

  • Poker Authors Analyzed

    by Rolf Slotboom

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

  • Blackpool Lights

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    Twenty years ago, whenever I was broke, I could always get a few quid if I headed up to Blackpool. I'd stay in the Whitten Hotel for £5 a night and play in all the £10 competitions, building my tank back up against some of the great ...continued

  • Pot Control and Pot Sizing

    by Daragh Thomas

    This is the third column in a series covering all of the topics that I think are important while playing medium-stakes cash games. While concentrated mainly on sixhanded games, most of the content will be applicable to any game of no-limit ...continued