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Bertrand Grospellier Vol. 5, No. 4 Card Player Magazine

The Inside Straight

by CP The Inside Straight Authors

Genting Stanley National Poker Championship Attracts Star Names By Dave Brannan The Genting Stanley National Poker League has gotten off to a flying start with more than 4,000 players taking part in the first month which saw more than £500,000 paid out in prize money. The players are ...

  • Punting on Poker

    by Gary Clarke

    A relatively new phenomenon to poker is the introduction of many online gaming sites offering betting markets on poker. The popularity of the game, thanks to increasing television coverage, has lifted poker beyond the players and on to a mainstream ...continued

  • All the World's a Stage

    by Cyril Fievet

    The very least one can say about Patrick Bruel is that he is a busy man. Starring in Claude Miller's last movie, Un Secret, the French actor-singer-TV showman is more active than ever. At 48, he can boast of leading, successfully, a triple career. ...continued

  • European Union Fights War on Several Fronts

    by Brendan Murray

    France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, and the European Union have all made legal headlines recently as the various national and trans-national battles for the heart and soul (not to mention profits and tax revenues) of poker in Europe heat up. Just as the ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    Leaderboard's Reset; Julian Thew Still on Top After the poker break which seems to naturally occur over the New Year period, January saw the reset in rankings, leagues, and festival series which make up the overview of the UK's (and ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Peter Dalhuijsen

    Arno Weber Wins Dom Classics Main Event In January, the Dom Classics tournament festival in Utrecht was held for the second time. The fields for the eight events were even larger this year, with a large number of international players vying for those ...continued

  • Finnish News

    by Timo Korppi

    Fat Cats and Meager Mice in Finland Finland is one of the old school states in Europe where the state gambling monopoly is doing somersaults trying to keep things as they are. The authorities do not seem to care that according to European Union ...continued

  • French News

    The Aviation Club in Paris is renowned the world over as one of the globe's leading poker venues and its flagship tournament, Grand Prix de Paris returns for its 10th anniversary May 14-18. The €10,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event was, ...continued

  • Gibraltar News

    by Tristan Cano

    Victor Chandler Cuts Gibraltar Staff by 10 Percent Victor Chandler International (VCI) announced in January this year it would be cutting a total of 30 jobs during the early months of 2008. The gaming firm set up shop in Gibraltar in 1999 but has ...continued

  • Industry Happenings

    by Brendan Murray

    French Court Rules in Favour of EC Law The European Gaming and Betting Association, an industry body made up of eight major industry players including Party Gaming and BWin, has welcomed the decision by the French Court of Appeal of Versailles to ...continued

  • Online Zone

    by Shawn Patrick Green

    Noah Schwartz Chalks Up One for His Haters By Shawn Patrick Green Noah "fouruhaters" Schwartz kick-started his highly successful poker career by playing online poker. Schwartz, 24, admits that he got off to a rocky start by going into debt ...continued

  • Daniel Schreiber

    by Craig Tapscott

    Daniel Schreiber's poker success was built on two major tenets: thinking "outside the box" and an obsessive focus on "the now." Both have served him well. At the 2007 World Series of Poker, his stoical play and creative flow ...continued

  • Flat Out

    by Noel Hayes

    At a glance, the flat-racing calendar appears to be a familiar journey for a flat-racing fan. As with somebody who travels the same road over and over again, they become familiar with certain landmarks, hitching posts, and twists and turns. The ...continued

  • High Stakes - The UK's Leading and Only Specialist Gambling Bookshop

    by Conor Mills

    The idea of a UK-based gambling bookshop first came about in 1990 when the publisher of Oldcastle Books, Ion Mills, reissued that landmark of poker literature, The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert Yardley. 1991 saw another gambling classic ...continued

  • Curlin Up in Dubai World Cup

    by Roy Brindley

    The Dubai World Cup is a Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1996 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The race was the creation of the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who owns Darley ...continued

  • The Regional Finals

    by Dave Brannan

    The regional finals always cause excitement amongst our players, and this was magnified by the prospect of the national final that is fast approaching. We hosted five regional finals across the UK with a prize pool of £1,000 at each, but it was ...continued

  • Casino 36 - Like Coming Home

    by Alan Campbell

    In an era when it seems that giant multinational corporations have a stranglehold on ownership of the world's casinos, the UK's Casino 36 is proving that a small, locally owned casino can be successful by finding a niche all its own. Located ...continued

  • Over the Cliff

    by David Downing

    Once upon a time, I heard a great story involving lemmings. Like all great stories, I cannot remember exactly who told it to me; whether it was a documentary on television, some snippet on the Internet, or just the usual suspects down at the local ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Called to the Bar in Galway Some of the biggest names in Irish, English, European, and American poker turned up in the west of Ireland in January to attend a celebration of being alive, cleverly disguised as the PartyPoker Irish Poker Championship. ...continued

  • Through the Roof at Mansion

    by Lucy Rokach

    Once upon a time (two years ago, to be precise), I deposited £50 with Mansion poker. Not realising that it incurred interest as a cash withdrawal, I had used my MasterCard. Needless to say, once I saw the charge that had been incurred, I never ...continued

  • Fish and Poker Chips in Oz

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    Katharine and I were so excited to be going back to Melbourne for the Aussie Millions. We'd had such a fantastic time last year and would have done nearly anything to return. My preparations for the tournament were basically reliant on recovery, ...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

  • Medium-Stakes Strategy: Using Poker Tracker

    by Daragh Thomas

    For anyone who wants to take online poker seriously, getting software to help you play is essential. The software performs a number of important functions. Most importantly, it will record all of your wins and losses, allowing you to easily keep track ...continued