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Neil Channing Vol. 6, No. 3 Card Player Magazine

Neil Channing: One Year in the Life of a Champion

by Paul Burke

Ahead of the Irish Open 2009, Card Player speaks to reigning champion Neil Channing about his victory at the tournament last year and life as the current champion. Card Player: What was your Irish Open experience before your win? Neil Channing: I had never even been to Ireland before the 2005 ...

  • 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - A Festival of Poker in Paradise

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), with its European Poker Tour $10,000 no-limit hold'em main event, has become the most anticipated tournament of the year, and one of the largest. The opportunity to kick off the year by escaping the cold ...continued

  • European Players of the Year

    by Ryan Lucchesi

    Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier began 2008 with the biggest win of his career. He won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, emerging from a field of 1,136 players to take home $2 million. The second major title of the year for ElkY came in ...continued

  • New Faces of Scandinavian Poker

    by Joel Hinz

    "Blast those Swedes!" "Oh crap, it's the Danes!" "Argh - a final table of big-stacked Finns!" "I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those pesky Norwegians." Phrases such as the ones above ...continued

  • Capture the Flag -- Todd Brunson

    by Kristy Arnett

    Todd Brunson may be the son of the legendary Doyle Brunson, but he has earned a reputation of his own as one of the most talented high-stakes poker players in the world. He has nearly $3.4 million in tournament winnings, but that's crumbs compared ...continued

  • The Party Ain't Over

    by Brendan Murray

    Poker industry watchers are divided over the recent news that co-founder Anurag Dikshit pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal gambling under the U.S. Wire Act in December 2008. Shares in PartyGaming more than doubled, rising to over 200 ...continued

  • Inside Straight -- News

    by Card Player News Team

    PokerStars Sets New Records Things are looking good for the world of poker in 2009 if recent PokerStars activity is anything to go by. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure set a new record for largest live field outside of Las Vegas with 1,347 players - ...continued

  • Mind Over Poker

    by David Apostolico

    One of the things I love about no-limit poker is that there are few, if any, absolutes. Conventional wisdom can be turned upside down. Opponents' preconceived notions can be manipulated to great advantage. Maybe one of the few constants is that ...continued

  • Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Stuart Rutter

    by Rebecca McAdam

    Event European Poker Tour Prague main event Players 570 First Prize €774,000 Stacks Stuart Rutter - 12,025 Peter Eastgate - 12,000 Blinds 100/200 Stuart Rutter: Whenever there's a spare seat in these tournaments, you start to feel a little ...continued

  • Generation Next -- Eoghan O'Dea

    by Noel Hayes

    December is fondly remembered by many as a time of festivity and overindulgence, but before Dublin man Eoghan O'Dea had a chance to toast the festive cheer, his poker achievements had ensured that December 2008 would predominantly be remembered ...continued

  • Industry News

    by Card Player News Team

    Czech Republic Allows Online Gambling The Czech Republic has legalised and regulated online gambling with five firms being granted permits to operate from January 5, 2009. Tomáš Bahník from the Fortuna Group, which will receive a ...continued

  • Day Two at the Doyle Brunson Classic

    by Phil Hellmuth

    On Dec. 15, I was playing day two of the $15,000 buy-in WPT (World Poker Tour) Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio. After day 1A, I was the chip leader, and I was full of confidence. You see, all of my bluffs worked flawlessly, and I felt like I was ...continued

  • The Doyle Brunson Classic

    by Todd Brunson

    I haven't discussed much poker lately, so let's look at a few interesting hands I played at the 2008 Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio. I had high hopes for this tournament, as it was on my home court and I had finished 15th in the event last ...continued

  • Second Hand Analysis-Part II

    by Daragh Thomas

    So, you may remember from last month's article that we were discussing the big hand that Ivan Demidov and Dennis Phillips played at this year's World Series of Poker final table. Phillips limp-reraised with A-K from under the gun. Demidov, who ...continued

  • The Wager Zone

    by Card Player News Team

    Sports Desk by Aodhán Elder Cheltenham - The Importance of Being Experienced A place for dreams. A venue for the making of legends. A chance to go on the booze, with a side order of horse racing. Whatever your particular view on it, there can ...continued

  • Return to the Old Country

    by David Downing

    The first game I ever played online was limit Omaha high-low on Paradise Poker back when Paradise was the indisputed "King" of online poker sites. I was terrible. I persevered for quite an amazing amount of time, mostly because I didn't ...continued

  • Paddy's Corner

    by Padraig Parkinson

    England 1 - 1 England In the summer of 1998, Paris was the place to be if you liked your football or your poker. If you liked both, it was heaven. England's player A was in both categories. He also had another fairly good reason to be in Paris ...continued

  • Records and Innovations of 2008

    by Jennifer Mason

    It is interesting how quickly a novelty becomes commonplace, and innovations become part of the routine. Nowhere is this more so than in the field of poker, which has seen itself televised, popularised, and Internet revolutionised in this decade. In ...continued

  • Is Change a Good Thing?

    by 'Mad Marty' Wilson

    Some people will tell you change is a good thing and change is always for the better. But there were no changes in the poker world at the end of 2008, as Marty Smyth proved that class comes to the top, when he devoured five other people in the ...continued

  • Diary

    by Warren Lush

    November 26, 2008 This evening I went out for a meal with Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, Nenad Medic, and event organizer Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport. The location is Nobu in Berkeley Square. Dwan orders randomly from the menu and I soon find myself ...continued