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Euro Poker Year Review -- April 2010

Liv Boeree Rocks San Remo, Dane Scores Second NZ Title And Dogs Playing Poker

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Player of the Month: Soren Eriksen from Denmark won his second New Zealand Poker Championship on the trot.

Quote of the Month: Author James McManus on the most interesting story his research turned up for his book Cowboys Full – The Story of Poker. “The extent to which poker logic was deployed by the leaders of countries with nuclear weapons to help them figure out when and how to bluff, as well as which adversaries are or aren’t bluffing: from the war between the US and Japan, through the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, to the standoffs today with Iran and North Korea.”

Story of the Month: Liv Boeree wins the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour San Remo main event.

Hand of the Month: Irish Open 2010 main event final table sees Paul Carr three-outered on the river , crippling his chances of victory. “[Paul] Carr bet 150,000 on the button and Mitchell popped it to 450,000. Carr then shoved and Mitchell went into the tank. Finally he made the call for his tournament life and showed ASpade Suit 6Spade Suit. Carr revealed pocket queens. As tension peaked on the tournament floor with dozens of supporters railing the two young men, the board was slowly dealt.

Carr remained ahead on the KClub Suit 9Diamond Suit 3Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit board, but howls could soon be heard from miles away as an ace dropped on the river. A dejected and shocked Carr saw most of his stack go to the hands of Mitchell, and he was left with just 700,000 in chips.

Blog of the Month: Roy Brindley takes issue with poor poker tournament directors and argues for increased integrity in poker .

Picture of the Month: Dogs playing poker – what’s not to love!