The Player of the Year Race

 

 

 

 

I honestly think one of the reasons I did as well as I did in 2004 was that I didn’t play in any tournaments I didn’t feel like playing. At the beginning of the year, I decided that I was going to stay in Vegas more and play in the big cash games. As for tournaments, I’d play “only” in the World Series of Poker events and other big buy-in events.

 

As it turned out, though, that’s not how things went. It seemed like every week in 2004, there was a $10,000 buy-in event! I’d get home from a tournament and wind down for a few days, then I was right back out on the road for another event.

 

When the year began, I’d written off winning the Card Player Player of the Year award entirely. I knew that I wasn’t going to play a full slate of events, so I didn’t figure that I had much of a chance.

 

I started the year off right, though, coming in third in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and following that up with a second-place finish in the PartyPoker Million. I was ecstatic about my start, but still never wavered on my plans for the year — to play only in the big events.

 

Well, the WSOP is a big event, and I played as many events in it as I could. In other words, I played every one, unless I was at the final table of the previous day’s event. Once the WSOP was over, I had a pretty nice lead in the race. Still, I thought I was a huge underdog to win.

 

There were events going on in L.A. and at Bellagio, and I was either at home or visiting Grand …

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When Wigan beat Blackpool 1-0 at the DW Stadium on a warm day back in August this year, it was expected that The Latics would again make a push for promotion back to the Premier League under manager Uwe Rosler, while Blackpool would face a season of toil.

 

Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0, DW Stadium, Wigan.

 

442 magazine even had Wigan favorites for automatic promotion. It has come as a surprise then that Wigan are just one place above Blackpool at the wrong end of the table.

 

Blackpool, who had struggled to even put together a squad over the summer, were expected to find the going hard and indeed they have, presently propping up the Championship with just 13 points from 21 games going into this weekend’s fixtures.

 

Both Blackpool and Wigan have changed their managers already this season. Blackpool replaced Belgian coach Jose Riga with Lee Clark, himself released by fellow Championship strugglers, Birmingham, just 10 before.

 

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan pulled the trigger on Uwe Rosler after a poor run of form but opted to replace the popular German coach, who had taken the club to the Championship play-offs and the FA Cup semi-finals last season, with Malky Mackay, a man seemingly in disgrace, after his racially-charged text messages were leaked following his sacking at Premier League Swansea.

 

Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0.

 

Whelan added to the club’s woes with a Judi Online series of ill-considered comments in interviews with the press where he sought to defend his new appointment and now finds himself in hot water with the FA.

 

Wigan laboured to beat a gutsy Blackpool 1-0 back in August with a single goal from Spanish striker Oriol Riera, a summer signing from Osasuna, but now seemingly out of …

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Andy Greeves takes a look at the best gifts you can treat your football-loving partner to this February 14th.

 

Build a Home Together

 

There is nowhere football supporters are happier than at the home ground of their beloved club, so why not make a special place for their ‘special place’ in your house.

 

The Etihad Stadium

 

Paul Lamond Games has launched a range of official ‘Nanostad’ 3D jigsaw models of the stadiums of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. Coming in kits of around 150 pieces, your partner will be ‘at home’ constructing a small, but beautiful version of The Emirates, Stamford Bridge, Anfield, The Etihad or Old Trafford.

 

Old Trafford Manchester United

 

You could even go the extra mile and include Situs Domino99 Pkv tickets for a tour of the ‘real’ stadium inside the box for the perfect date! The puzzles retail from £19.95 and are available from John Lewis Online, Club Stores, Play.com and independent retailers. For more details visit www.paul-lamond.com.

 

Put a Ring on Her (or his!) Finger

 

Spurs sterling silver crest earrings

 

What girl, or guy, for that matter doesn’t like to receive jewellery for Valentine’s Day? And what could provide football supporters with greater happiness than their own piece of silverware (or gold ware!) baring the crest of their team.

 

F.Hinds has a vast array of football club jewellery in both sterling silver and 9ct gold, with teams represented including Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Glasgow Rangers, Glasgow Celtic, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

 

Arsenal cufflinks

 

My wife’s personal favourites were a dainty pair of Spurs sterling silver crest earrings while Arsenal fans can wear their heart on their sleeves with a pair of Gunners …

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A Mini Weapon of Mass Qiu Qiu Online Destruction

 

 

Even though I was brought up as a Catholic, I have never followed a spiritual path. I blame an over-zealous Priest for my descent into heresy; he was constantly on my back when I was young.

 

If my memory serves me correctly, Easter is a time to reflect upon the resurrection of Christ. It’s believed that after three days, He rose again. I don’t want to diminish the significance, but I’d fancy Pele to beat that. The Geordies believe that King Keegan is the one Qiu Qiu Online true Messiah; it would be sacrilegious not to back Newcastle at 10/11 against Fulham.

 

Jesus may have forgiven Robbie Keane for his petulant reaction to being substituted last weekend, but Juande Ramos was apoplectic. I have a lot of sympathy for Keane in this case; it’s an emotional time when you’re being pulled off. I’ll happily play with the even money for a Tottenham win over Portsmouth.

 

John Carew may not be scoring regularly on the pitch, but if press reports are to be believed, he’s managed to bag ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Alesha Dixon. I’ve seen pictures of Alesha, and one bag may not be enough. I’ll need a large container to carry home my winnings after Aston Villa see off Sunderland at 3/5.

 

It’s rare that I shower praise upon Steve Bruce, but his decision to drop Titus Bramble was outstanding. Bruce knows what it takes to become a top class defender; he played alongside Gary Pallister. 4/5 had been placed alongside a Blackburn win over Wigan. I’m on.

 

Thaksin Shinawatra is not a happy man. The Thai ‘businessman’ has reportedly claimed that City are losing too many games in his absence, and he may have to tighten the bolt on his return. …

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You Do Agen Slot Thumb Thing To Me

 

 

In order to improve, we have to evolve. Way back in 1782, a Judge decreed that a husband may continue to beat his wife, as long as the stick with which he administers the castigation is not thicker than his thumb. Some called this political correctness gone mad, but I prefer to think of Judge Buller as a progressive idealist.

 

Football has also had its fair share of forward thinkers. In 1987, the football league introduced the antidote to dull end-of-season match-ups. It wasn’t a time-machine to talk Mrs Mourinho out of that extra glass of wine; but it was the next best thing; the play-offs literally revolutionalised the beautiful game.

 

With the possible exception of a https://www.southendformaggio.com/  stag-party in Amsterdam, or a minor operation for the wife, watching the play-off finals is as close to a perfect weekend as you’re likely to find. The only way to improve the experience is if a little profit can be made, and as luck would have it, a pearl of a punt has brazenly presented itself in the Championship finale.

 

If somebody offered you 7/5 on the outcome of a coin-toss, you’d rip their arm off; that’s why Jackiey Goody flopped as a bookmaker. Derby are trading at 2.40 on the exchanges to win promotion, even though they’re facing a West Brom side who finished a distant eight points behind them in the league. It’s time to stand up and bet like a man; I’m asking the wife for a few quid to get on.

 

Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams should both start for Blackpool against Yeovil; the league one play-off will either be a thriller or a camp useless sorry excuse for entertainment. The red-hot Seasiders are on a nine match winning streak; I’ll be …

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Aussies out on their feet for Togel Singapore

 

 

 

It’s fair to say the first few matches of the 2007 Asian Champions League has been a steep learning curve for all involved down under – and not just the clubs although they’ve certainly had their eyes widened over the past month or so. The general public, football fans and even the media are all the wiser having been indoctrinated in the ACL experience.

 

Two months ago, the sweeping perception in Australia was that all Asian sides were nippy and elusive and playing there meant invariably battling extreme heat and humidity. Some of these preconceptions have proved correct, of course. But the Australian footballing fraternity now knows for certain that it’s going to take a greater degree of seriousness to prevail in the AFC’s elite competition.

 

The Togel Singapore might be ranked No.1 in the region, but A-League representatives Sydney FC and Adelaide United won’t be anywhere near the ACL knockout phase when it begins in September.

 

Both sides have equal records at the midway point of the group stage – four points from a win, a draw and a loss – with both languishing in third place in their groups. Sydney are three points off the pace in Group E after wilting in the heat of Central Java and losing 2-1 to Persik Kediri on Thursday. Adelaide are five points off unbeaten leaders Shandong Luneng in Group G after they only drew 2-2 with Korea’s Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

 

This week’s disappointments fairly well tell the tale of Australia’s fate in its maiden Asian adventure. If championship-winning coach Ernie Merrick is taking notes ahead of Melbourne Victory’s foray into the ACL in 2008, top of his list might well be fitness and preparation.

 

There are some hindrances which Merrick will just have …

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Major VC-Backed South Korean Exchange Launches Ripple Support for Crypto Gambling

 

 

 

 

Korbit, one of the three leading South Korean bitcoin exchanges alongside Bithumb and Coinone, has officially integrated support for Ripple trading.

 

In an email to its customers and traders, the Korbit team wrote:

 

“KORBIT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE FULLER SUPPORT FOR TRADING RIPPLE (XRP). RIPPLE IS ONE OF THE LEADING CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND RECENTLY EXPERIENCED A SURGE IN PRICE. YOU CAN NOW BUY AND SELL RIPPLE ON KORBIT BY PLACING LIMIT OR MARKET ORDERS.”

 

Over the past three years, Korbit secured $3.6 million in investment from South Korea’s most prominent investment firms and conglomerates including the $17 billion telecommunications giant SK Telecom, the South Korean arm of the Japanese investment company Softbank, and billionaire angel investor Tim Draper.

 

Although Korbit currently falls behind Coinhumb in terms of user base and market capitalization, it has a significant influence over the South Korean bitcoin industry and exchange market due to its strong line up of investors and supporters. Thus, the validation of Ripple by the Korbit team is likely to trigger a rise in demand toward Ripple in the South Korean exchange market, which already is the second and third largest market in the global Ethereum and Bitcoin exchange markets.

 

On May 11, Koji Higashi, the project leader of ORB and co-founder of IndieSquare, released an analytical blog post entitled “New wave of Japanese investors are fueling the great altcoin bubble.” In it, Higashi explicitly described the explosive growth of Ripple in the Japanese exchange market and his concerns over the decision of casual and beginner traders to invest in altcoins such as Ripple and NEM without obtaining actual knowledge in the purpose, structure and philosophy of the abovementioned altcoins.

 

Higashi emphasized that the vast majority of traders are relying on exchanges’ chatrooms …

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POKER PRO TOGEL SINGAPORE VANESSA ROUSSO MAKES “FINAL TABLE” ON CBS’ ‘BIG BROTHER’

 

 

Poker star Vanessa Rousso qualifies for final three on CBS’ ‘Big Brother’. The 17th season of Big Brother began with 17 competitors. Now, Rousso is one of three remaining players left in the House on CBS’ popular reality tv/game show ‘Big Brother’. She will win $500,000 if she survives one more elimination round on Sunday and then wins a vote from players previously ousted from the game.

 

 

 

Before the show began airing on June 24, Rousso talked about what advantages she had in the game.

 

“I’m used to having to strategize as people are eliminated, and in poker you have to read people,” Rousso said in an interview with CBS.

 

Rousso, 32, graduated from Duke University in 2 1/2 years and studied game theory en route to an economics degree before heading to the University of Miami for law school. But along the way, she began playing poker, building up a bankroll at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. She finished seventh in a 2006 World Poker Tour event in Las Vegas, winning $263,625 and finishing in the money 16 times in World Series of Poker events.

 

While she has been on the brink of elimination on a few different occasions, she has managed to battle her way back into contention. Earlier this week, Rousso pulled what many are calling one of the biggest blind sides in BB history. Vanessa orchestrated a plan where fellow competitor Austin would think he was safe from elimination yet he would end up going home – a move that Vanessa had hoped would help her make the finals – which she has.

 

A victory for the Florida native would be more than the third largest score of her Togel Singapore poker career. …

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Win Togel Singapore Montreal seats at UB.com

 

 

Leading online poker room UB.com is set to run a series of real-money satellites offering over 20 seats into next month’s special $1,650 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament from Montreal’s Four Aces Poker Club.

 

The Kahnawake-licensed domain stated that its latest promotion is being run in partnership with Poker Pro Canada Classic and will begin on January 2 at 4.05pm New York time with a $215 buy-in satellite offering three guaranteed seats into Montreal’s biggest poker event, which will take place from January 27 to 30.

 

UB.com revealed it will also hold satellites on January 5, 9, 12, 13 and 16 awarding prize packages worth $2,500, which include $850 for travel expenses to Quebec.

 

“Qualify for any of these super satellites on the day for as little as eleven dollars and keep an eye out for more daily satellites added to the line-up the closer the Montreal live event draws near,” read a statement from UB.com.

 

“With an anticipated field of 300-plus players and an expected prize pool in the realm of $500,000, that’s half a million reasons to participate in the Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic.

 

“There’s even a calendar of regional freerolls scheduled at UB.com, which will be open to residents of Ontario and Quebec and those living in the North American states of New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Players who qualify can compete in these freerolls on January 2, 9 and 16 from 4.05pm and on January 5, 12 and 19 from 8.05pm with the winner of each walking away with a $2,500 Poker Pro Canada Classic II prize package.”

 

Bidibot.com customer wins 500th auction

 

Online auction site Bidibot.com has announced that the Christmas period saw one of its users celebrate their 500th win while racking …

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The New Dominoqq InterPoker

 

 

new interpoker The New InterPokerAlthough InterPoker.com has been around since 2001, they had not gotten very good reviews. This is why they have recently revamped their website and resolved issues such as poor rakeback and long cash out times. With help from sister site InterCasino.com, InterPoker is determined to grab a foothold in the online poker community.

 

InterPoker is giving away some great poker bonuses for all new InterPoker players. You can receive a grand welcome from InterPoker in the form of a match bonus worth up to €1000 on a deposit of the same value. If you would just like to try out their new software, you can deposit a minimum of $10 and receive $10 free to poke around and see their new tournaments and cash games.

 

Also, for the rest of October, InterPoker will be giving away 200 prizes a day to lucky players of $1000, $250, $50 or $10. The only requirement to qualify is that you have to had played one raked hand the prior day.

 

Plus, InterPoker is on the third and final leg of their €60,000 Cash Race promotion. You can win a piece of the €20,000 prize pool. Cash Race 3 started 21st October but runs until 28th October, so you still have time to play.

 

You can also play in their weekly €10,000 Headhunter Day every Sunday starting at 17:00 GMT. All players who enter this tournament will pay the same buy-in + entry fee – €30 +3. The Dominoqq prize pool will then be divided, with 25% being allocated to heads, and 75% going towards the standard prize pool. Of the 25% prize pool that is allocated to the heads, this is split evenly amongst each player, on knocking someone out you receive 100% …