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Peter Eastgate Vol. 21, No. 24 Card Player Magazine

Peter Eastgate Wins the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event

by Ryan Lucchesi

Part I: The "November Nine" Becomes the Final Two The November Nine finally returned to play the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker main event on Nov. 9, 2008. The 117-day pause in action made this final table one of the most anticipated events in poker history. The Penn and ...

  • Capture the Flag -- Michael DeMichele

    by Kristy Arnett

    Michael DeMichele is regarded as one of the most talented cash-game players on the scene. He's well-versed in nearly all variations, and is only 23. He consistently plays and crushes the biggest games in the house, up to $1,000-$2,000 mixed and ...continued

  • Winning Wisdom

    by Gavin Griffin

    At only 27 years old, Gavin Griffin already holds one of the most impressive collections of poker's most prestigious titles: World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour, and World Poker Tour championships. Now, Card Player is giving its readers a ...continued

  • History of Poker

    by James McManus

    An effort to criminalize America's national card game via the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) was one of the more disgraceful statutes passed and signed during the Bush administration, a period already notorious for the ...continued

  • Inside Straight: News

    by Card Player News Team

    Dewey Tomko and Henry Orenstein in Poker Hall of Fame Induction ceremony took place at WSOP main event By Bob Pajich Dewey Tomko and Henry Orenstein were inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, as part of the World Series of Poker main ...continued

  • The Scoop -- Barry Greenstein

    by The Scoop

    Welcome to The Scoop, the Card Player TV weekly program that features poker's old-school superstars and new-school Internet hotshots. Every episode of The Scoop discusses in-depth strategies and explores important issues within the poker world. ...continued

  • Player of the Year

    by Tournament Reporters

    With no movement taking place at the top of the leader board in the weeks leading up to Nov. 9, the World Series of Poker main event made the largest impact on the Card Player 2008 Player of the Year (POY) leader board. Each member of the ...continued

  • Tournament Trail

    by Tournament Reporters

    Hevad Khan Wins the 2008 Caesars Palace Classic By Ryan Lucchesi The second Caesars Palace Classic $10,000 no-limit hold'em championship once again lived up to its $1 million first-place guarantee, thanks to Caesars Palace adding $53,961 to the ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Anthony Spinella

    by Craig Tapscott

    Want to study real poker hands with the Internet's most successful players? In this series, Card Player offers hand analysis with online poker's leading talent. Event PokerStars Sunday $500 no-limit hold'em tournament Players 942 First ...continued

  • Final-Table Takedown -- Nick Schulman

    by Craig Tapscott

    By Craig Tapscott with Nick Schulman In this series, Card Player offers an in-depth analysis of the key hands that catapulted a player to a top finish, online or live. We will also reveal key concepts and strategies from the world's best ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Thomas Braband

    by Craig Tapscott

    To win consistently, a tournament player must find any and all edges that accumulate chips. Each hand or situation offers a chance to exploit that perceived edge, through fear, unbridled aggression, or psychological warfare. Early on in his poker ...continued

  • Card Player Pro

    by Chris Rhodes

    The game of limit hold'em has been the subject of many books and articles in which the game has been thoroughly analyzed and explained. With this great wealth of information, most players understand the basic fundamentals of the game and how to ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    One of my all-time favorite quotes is Winston Churchill's remark, "If you're going through hell, keep walking." With all the turmoil now in our markets and financial system, and the country either headed toward or already mired in a ...continued

  • International Young Guns Steal Show at World Series Final Table

    by Justin Marchand

    The 117-day wait to declare the 2008 World Series of Poker main-event winner is now over. Peter Eastgate of Denmark became the youngest world champion in history at 22 years old when he defeated Ivan Demidov of Russia in the longest WSOP final table ...continued

  • Poker Brat Hates Losing!

    by Phil Hellmuth

    Recently, I have been playing a lot of poker at in the heads-up $50-$100 blinds game. I have been up and down, and since I cannot stand losing, it has been a frustrating time for me. Imagine, 50 percent of the time, I'm upset! In ...continued

  • My L.A. Debacle - Part II

    by Todd Brunson

    I left off in my last column whining about my bad beats in the no-limit deuce-to-seven game at Commerce Casino. Actually, I left off with a cliffhanger about a hand that was such a bad beat that my father told me I need expect it to happen only once, ...continued

  • Do What it Takes

    by Roy Cooke

    "I don't have to be the best player in the world. I just want to make some money," said the struggling pro. For years, Mr. Struggler has been a grinder, scratching out a living in the middle-limit games. A winning player, he can't ...continued

  • More 'Acceptable' Ways to Lose

    by Matt Lessinger

    In my last column, I discussed acceptable versus unacceptable ways to be eliminated from a no-limit hold'em tournament. Except for the rare tournament that you win outright, you will be eliminated at some point. As a tournament player, you must ...continued

  • Multiway Pots

    by Matthew Hilger

    These hands are taken from the new, expanded edition of Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies for Full-Ring and Short-Handed Games. Take this quiz to test your skills. These are limit hold'em hands at the limits shown. 1. ...continued

  • Don't Overdo Overlimping

    by Ed Miller

    Overlimping is limping in preflop behind one or more limpers. In my opinion, most players overlimp more often than they should. If you love to sneak into pots behind limping opponents, reading this column could change your mind and improve your ...continued

  • Pot-Limit Omaha: Practice-Hand Quiz No. 2

    by Jeff Hwang

    It's a $1-$2 blinds game, $5 to bring in. The big blind ($2,150) is a very loose-aggressive player preflop. You ($3,200) are dealt the Q Q 9 9 in middle position. 1. Three players limp in front of you. You should: a. Fold b. Call c. Raise 2. You ...continued

  • Suited Aces - Part VII

    by Steve Zolotow

    When I write a series of columns, I often repeat information from the previous columns in the series. There are two reasons for this. First, you may not have read or may not remember the previous columns. Second, repetition is absolutely necessary to ...continued

  • The Penalty for Predictability

    by Barry Tanenbaum

    As I write this, I am cruising on the high seas. More specifically, I am on the Pacific Ocean, returning from Hawaii on a two-week Card Player Cruises poker vacation. Poker cruises have many wonderful features. The aspect that I want to emphasize here ...continued

  • Action Out of Turn

    by Bob Ciaffone

    When I was playing poker in Vegas during the early '80s, an action out of turn was nullified, with no penalty involved. In most enlightened cardrooms these days, there are prescribed penalties for acting out of turn, often requiring the person to ...continued

  • Innocent Questions, Complex Answers

    by John Vorhaus

    I've been doing a lot of interviews lately in support of my new poker novel, Under the Gun, and I've noticed that many of the interviewers from general-interest publications betray a closet fascination with poker as a lifestyle and a career. ...continued

  • Mitch the Mooch

    by Max Shapiro

    I am a dedicated student of Shakespeare because so many of his verses resonate and speak universal truth. Perhaps his most memorable and quoted line reads: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for ne'er will a railbird repay thee." And, ...continued