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Tony Cascarino Vol. 5, No. 11 Card Player Magazine

GUKPT - From Birth to Boom

by Card Player News Team

By Jonathan Raab and Mike Butlin Before the GUKPT During the late 1990s, before the poker boom, most casinos in the UK viewed poker as an unprofitable activity, and many closed their cardrooms to replace them with more profitable gaming machines and tables. Grosvenor Casinos was the only major ...

  • A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 'The November Nine'

    by Card Player News Team

    By Rebecca McAdam and Card Player Writers "The November Nine" spoke to Card Player in the aftermath of qualifying for the World Series of Poker main-event final table. From day one to the final nine, these men have witnessed an abundance of ...continued

  • New Faces of UK Poker

    By Shane Torrance The UK has long been home to some of the world's most famous and popular poker players. People like Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Dave Colclough, and the Hendon Mob have been playing and winning in the biggest games around ...continued

  • Welcome Aboard the APT Roller Coaster

    by Nick Ferro

    Macau, China - a fitting location for the Asian Poker Tour's second leg. For those who don't know, Macau is the Las Vegas of Asia; millions board planes, trains, and boats to visit this gambling Mecca every waking minute. The APT guaranteed ...continued

  • Capture the Flag: Where Top Cash-Game Pros Talk Strategy

    by Lizzy Harrison

    Steve Sung cut his poker teeth in brick-and-mortar casinos in Southern California, but at that point in his life, he had his sights set on college, and he viewed the game as a hobby. Fast-forward six years and Sung, known on PokerStars as ...continued

  • Inside Straight

    by Card Player News Team Announces Poker Open V By Brendan Murray has announced the launch of its fifth Poker Open Championship which will be filmed for Sky Sports in Maidstone, England from Oct. 27 to Nov. 7. This exclusive event has only 108 seats on offer, ...continued

  • Change is a Comin'

    by Brendan Murray

    In the August issue of Card Player, I discussed how the global economic downturn might affect the poker market and predicted that the industry would have to meet the challenge head on, with consolidation in online poker a looming probability. I also ...continued

  • Happenings in Europe

    by Card Player News Team

    United Kingdom After the exploits of our Olympians this summer, a definite patriotic mood has swept the UK this past month. People have been glued to their television screens watching modern day heroes perform extraordinary feats, all in the name of ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Card Player News Team

    iPoker Now Largest Non-US Poker Liquidity Pool Playtech, the publicly-quoted owner of the iPoker network, has reported its interim results for the six months ending June 30, 2008. Poker revenues saw growth of $11.5 million to $22 million, an increase ...continued

  • Insanity Prevails … or Not!

    by Gus Hansen

    Some people go to Barbados and some to Fiji, while others just go to their hometown of Copenhagen to hang out with family and old friends. I still have some time for Internet poker, though - a lot of time! I surely have been one of the most active ...continued

  • World Series of Poker Day Four

    by Phil Hellmuth

    The one consolation of day four of the World Series of Poker main event was that my starting table was the ESPN featured table; otherwise, the day was a major struggle for me. No, I didn't have K-K vs. A-A (or vice versa) and lose a huge pot. ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    The Ten Commandments By Noel Hayes Autumn sees the National Hunt season in the UK and Ireland get under way in earnest. This month we look at the top 10 horses to watch over the coming season and give you pointers on where to place your money as the ...continued

  • Genius and Fools

    by David Downing

    One of the strange and unusual aspects of pot-limit Omaha play is what I call the "Genius and Fool" factor; that is, some moves and strategies that are the product of an Omahaian beautiful mind, or simply donk randomness with no more ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    Who the Hell is Furlong? I used to lose lots when betting on the basketball playoffs during the World Series. I know nothing about basketball, but it was great fun. When the dates got changed, I was horrified until I realised ESPN planned to cover the ...continued

  • The Lure of the Deep Stack - Part I

    by Jennifer Mason

    Everyone's doing it. Tournament players have been complaining so loudly, and for so long, about not being given their chance to shine in "crapshoot" competitions that both brick-and-mortar venues and online sites have sat up and taken ...continued

  • That Old Sheepskin Coat

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    As you know, I recently returned from Las Vegas. And the most wonderful thing happened to me upon my return home, involving my old sheepskin coat. But let me start at the beginning … Cast your mind back to 1978. Liverpool had won the ...continued

  • Asian Poker Tour - Macau - Diary

    by Warren Lush

    Friday, Aug. 21, 2008 Off to the Asian Poker Tour in Macau. Leave for Hong Kong on Sunday. Michael Phelps expressed his love for poker in a newspaper interview, so I had to write him an open letter. Dear Michael, First of all, congratulations on your ...continued

  • Picking Up Small Pots

    by Daragh Thomas

    This is the last column in this series. I'd like to thank Brendan Murray for giving me the opportunity to do this column in Card Player, and Nicky O'Donnell for putting me in touch with Brendan. Most of these columns are based on notes that I ...continued