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Peter Eastgate Vol. 6, No. 1 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 -- Lee Markholt

    by Kristy Arnett

    Lee Markholt may be known for his tournament success, which has garnered him a World Poker Tour title and more than $2.3 million in major-tournament winnings, but it's his cash-game play that is really his bread and butter. Since Markholt ...continued

  • On the Tournament Trail ... in Budapest

    by Rebecca McAdam

    With the European Poker Tour now in full swing, online pros and well-known names are hitting European soil en masse. Some can be seen taking in the sights and sampling local cuisine while attempting the main event of nearly every single ...continued

  • John Juanda Back in the Winner's Circle

    by Justin Marchand

    You might be the most successful poker player among your group of friends. But imagine trying to be the best among Phil Ivey, Allen Cunningham, Daniel Negreanu, and Erik Seidel, longtime friends who, combined, have more than $40 million in tournament ...continued

  • Irish Festival Madness

    by Brendan Murray

    No one throws a poker party like the Irish. On foot of the success of the Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival in early October, which attracted a capacity-busting 832 players, the International Poker Open and Irish Winter ...continued

  • New Kid on the Staking Block

    by Dave Shoelace

    Staking other people to play poker and splitting the profits has been part of the game almost as long as the chip and wearing sunglasses at the table. But only in the last few years has staking online players moved into the mainstream, and like most ...continued

  • Inside Straight -- News

    by Card Player News Team

    Dane Brings Home Bacon at World Series of Poker Main-Event Final For some it seems like yesterday, but for others the wait has been long and nerve-wracking. Day 1A of the $10,000 World Series of Poker main event kicked off way back on July 3, when ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    In poker, the most damaging four words to your wallet are "I had to call." Usually, these words are preceded by the phrase, "I knew he had it, but …" Put them together and you get something along the lines of, "I knew ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Jeff Williams

    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. Hand No. 1 Event Pot-limit Omaha six-max cash game Players 6 Blinds $5-$10 Stacks ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Christoffer Hansen

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Christoffer "-NoName-" Hansen is quickly becoming not only a Danish, but an international, online phenomenon. With a poker career still in its toddler stages, Hansen is living proof that some people were just born to play poker. Online is ...continued

  • Happenings in Europe

    by Card Player News Team

    United Kingdom Tournament Trail It's been a great month for UK's online poker community, not least with Will Fry's amazing victory at the European Poker Tour in Budapest, himself a former regular in Nottingham's casinos (which also ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Card Player News Team

    PokerStars Takes on Italian Job has been granted a licence by Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) to operate which will cater exclusively for Italian players. The Italian market was recently opened up to ...continued

  • Hungary for Success

    by Brendan Murray

    The European Poker Tour's recent stop in Hungary could be deemed a resounding success on several levels. In a country which had never held a major poker tournament of this size, with no TV crew filming a feature table for broadcast, ...continued

  • High-Stakes No-Limit Hold'em

    by Phil Hellmuth

    OK, out of respect to those who do not want to know what's coming on PAD (Poker After Dark), I will not mention what episode this hand came from, other than to say that it is a PAD high-stakes cash game to be aired in 2009. Furthermore, I will not ...continued

  • Obama vs. McCain

    by Todd Brunson

    If Barack Obama and John McCain were duking it out in a heads-up poker match, instead of a presidential election, would Obama still have won? I think it would have been much more entertaining to let them decide who would next lead this great nation in ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    Mulled Wine and Mince Pies By Noel Hayes Mulled wine, mince pies, and festive racing. We have it all to look forward to over the Christmas period. Racing fans are strange types, never quite content with the current offering, they always look to the ...continued

  • Pound Stretcher

    by David Downing

    These are stringent and difficult times. The credit crunch is chomping down and even gamblers are starting to feel the jaws squeezing. Now, more than ever, a good gambler should be looking for good value. For a long time, in gambling and especially ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    An Imperfect Science We've all been there. It's time to make a move. Unfortunately, we're dealing with a bunch of customers about whom we know somewhere between very little and nothing. But before we pile in, there are a few clues as to ...continued

  • Irish Poker Open 2008

    by Jennifer Mason

    I arrived at the Regency Airport Hotel the night before the first starting day of the International Poker Open, when the final throes of preparation were being undertaken in the large room that was to play host to more than 1,000 runners over the ...continued

  • The Butcher and the Christmas Brag

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    It all comes back to you when you pull off of Junction 8 of the M20. When you see the sign for Bearsted, you know you are only a mile away from the Tudor Park Hotel in the heart of Maidstone. This is where it all started for me five years ago, my ...continued

  • Diary

    by Warren Lush

    Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 - 12 p.m. It has been a busy month or so. Preparations are moving full steam ahead for the third season of the Premier League, and we have started to announce the stars invited. Two definite newcomers are J.C. Tran ...continued

  • Picking Up Small Pots - Part II

    by Daragh Thomas

    This is the second part of the hand I was discussing in the last issue. To refresh your memory, I am playing $1-$2 online. My opponent and I began the hand with $600 each. He raised from under the gun and I three-bet with A-10 suited. I fired a ...continued