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Doyle Brunson Vol. 5, No. 7 Card Player Magazine

Doyle Brunson

by Brendan Murray

Doyle Brunson is sitting somewhat uneasily in his chair in the lobby of the hotel in Dublin, where he has come to play in the Irish Open. Passersby do a double take when they see the great man and his trademark Stetson hat. They nudge their friends, nod in his direction, raise a hand and wave. ...

  • David Chiu Wins $3.38 Million and 2008 WPT Championship Title

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    David Chiu had one of the least-popular tasks in poker sitting before him when the final heads-up battle began at the 2008 World Poker Tour Championship at Bellagio. He was facing Gus Hansen for the title and $3,389,140 in prize money, and was ...continued

  • $3 Million-Guaranteed World Poker Crown

    by Ross Jarvis

    After outgunning more than 2,000 players recently online, Jack Hinchey finished the job in some style at the $3 million-guaranteed World Poker Crown. In the amazing historical locale of Peralada Castle, Spain, Hinchey moved away from the ...continued

  • 2008 European Poker Tour Grand Final Makes History

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    Monte Carlo has been a place that's synonymous with gambling long before a game of poker was ever dealt in Las Vegas, so it is only fitting that it was the setting for the richest poker-tournament prize in not only the history of Europe, but also ...continued

  • Go West, Young Man

    by Brendan Murray

    With all eyes in Europe looking west to Las Vegas and the World Series of Poker, it seems a good time to reflect on the achievements of players and tournament organisers on our own continent during the past season. Season four of the European Poker ...continued

  • The Inside Straight

    by CP The Inside Straight Authors

    Jung Cruises to Party Poker Million VI Victory The sixth Million was won by German Alexander Jung, who beat fellow countryman Dominik Stopka for the first prize payout of $358,280. The Million, which was held from May 3-10 aboard the ...continued

  • UK News

    by Jennifer Mason

    Kveen King at the Norwegian Poker Championships Dusk Till Dawn (DTD), Nottingham's long beleaguered but finally fully operational poker club, has faced endless court proceedings and overcome objections, licensing issues, and costs of building a ...continued

  • Dutch News

    by Anthon-Pieter Wink

    New Dutch Poker Team Forming There has been a lot of buzz on the poker forums lately involving the formation of a new Dutch poker association. For Card Player, I had an exclusive talk with Hans Ritburg, the main initiator of the new team, who ...continued

  • Gibraltar News

    by Tristan Cano

    Gaming Company Sells for €28 Million Gaming is one of Gibraltar's biggest employers, making a huge contribution to the small British territory's economy and positioning it at the forefront of the e-gaming industry worldwide. Gibraltar has ...continued

  • Irish News

    by Brendan Murray

    Ladbrokes Poker Festival The €250,000 guaranteed Ladbrokes Poker Festival comes to Killarney on Oct. 2 with a three-day €500 + €50 no-limit hold'em freezeout as the main event. The tournament, run by Waterford's Big Slick ...continued

  • Scandinavian News

    by Joel Hinz

    It's been a few months since the last Scandinavian column, and a lot has happened. Firstly, Sweden and Norway both held regional championships. Regional Championship Former Card Player writer Ola Brandborn became the most recent Swedish champion ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Brendan Murray

    UIGEA-Style Ban for Dutch Reuters news agency reported in May that the Dutch Ministry of Justice has asked banks to stop providing financial transactions to online gaming sites in a move reminiscent of the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement ...continued

  • Rock Star, Tattoo, and Bad Beat

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Phil Hellmuth note: About 18 months ago, Sully Erna, the charismatic lead singer of the rock group Godsmack, took a bad beat so upsetting to him that he went out and got a huge tattoo on his back that read, "No Justice." Erna tells his story ...continued

  • Afterthoughts from the WPT Championship -- Part I

    by Gus Hansen

    In the next couple of columns, I will comment on a few of the crucial hands I played during the World Poker Tour Championship. I finished in second place, and as I am writing this, the disappointment of not winning my fourth WPT title, despite having ...continued

  • Bookmaking - A Journey Through Time

    by Noel Hayes

    Horse racing first originated as a leisure pursuit of royalty, through which local earls and lords could pass away their time; long, sunny afternoons on the heath, the best horse blood the respective lords had to offer, pitched against each other in a ...continued

  • The Beeb are Watching

    by Roy Brindley

    Let's make it blatantly clear, I hate the BBC. The decision-makers at this (thankfully, one of the last) pompous imperialistic organisation -- ­who, along with the host of retired sergeants major who direct people to "Members, Owners and ...continued

  • Digger

    by David Downing

    Sometimes, rarely, every now and again, a whole group of people realise they are wrong; barking up the wrong tree; holding the wrong end of the stick. The rather grandiose term for this is paradigm shift. I prefer a different analogy, which was once ...continued

  • Million VI Diary

    by Warren Lush

    Friday, May 2 -- 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 -- 6 p.m. I got to Venice and checked in on the liner. I met Mike Sexton at the airport; he then headed off for seat 1A while I wandered up the back. I sat down intending to sleep, and couldn't help but ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    How many times have you heard otherwise sensible poker players say that they much prefer playing against good players than against what they refer to nowadays as donkeys? Even I know that doesn't make any sense as a career move. But it didn't ...continued

  • PartyPoker World Open IV

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    What I know about cricket, you could write on a grain of rice and there would still be room for my name and address. I live in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, and when they told me Min Patel was in the celebrity heat of the World Open IV, I had ...continued

  • Playing From the Small Blind

    by Daragh Thomas

    The small blind is the hardest position to play well. If you decide to play the hand and don't end up all in, you will be out of position for the rest of the hand. It is that factor that should be foremost in your thoughts when deciding on the ...continued

  • The Regional Finals -- Part II

    by Dave Brannan

    The second season of Poker in the Pub came to a close at the end of April 2008, with six regional finals taking place across the UK at Genting Stanley Casinos. More than 500 players sat down over the course of a weekend, all intent on winning a ...continued