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July 7, 2008

arrowMark Pilarski: You need more than just skill to be a winner

You need more than just skill to be a winner
Pilarski explains that even if you use perfect basic strategy, you're not always going to beat the casino. In addition to skill, you also need a decent bankroll to help you overcome the house edge.  read more
 

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Live from the WSOP: Second-largest Main Event field provides grand stage for Forest Griffin, David Wells and Paul Azinger

A huge turnout on the final Day 1 of the World Series of Poker's Main Event created a prize pool of more than $64 million and set the scene for interesting days from a new Ultimate Fighting champion, an old World Series champion and a Ryder Cup captain.  read more
Live from the WSOP: Second-largest Main Event field provides grand stage for Forest Griffin, David Wells and Paul Azinger
 

POKER

A chat with Phil Hellmuth's father

A 12th bracelet wasn't in the cards for Phil Hellmuth Jr. in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event. But as Casino City found out in a discussion with Hellmuth's dad, there's more than poker to be proud of when it comes to the Hellmuth clan.  read more

A day with the man who drives the WSOP machine

There were 150 tables, 700 dealers and almost 1,200 players in action on Friday at the Main Event. And Casino City got an up-close-and-personal view of exactly how WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel manages to steer the ship smoothly.  read more

The potent 'poker psychology' of Phil Hellmuth

It takes more than just skill to become the all-time leader in WSOP bracelets. That point became abundantly clear to Casino City's Gary Trask as he watched Phil Hellmuth use some serious mind games to beat down an unsuspecting opponent in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament.  read more

Casino City hits the red carpet at the Ante Up for Africa event

Matt Damon, Shannon Elizabeth and Ben Affleck lead the list of celebrities that Casino City tracked down to ask what it is about poker that draws them to it and is it possible for a poker pro to make the crossover into acting.  read more

Inside the player lounges at the World Series of Poker

The Casino City editorial team crashed the WSOP player lounges this weekend and after filling up on complimentary food and beverages, we filed a complete report about what goes on inside these exclusive areas.  read more

World Series of Poker grooves its way into a huge Day 1C

Day 1C of the Main Event got into a hip-hop mood from the start and then had a toga party moment minutes into play. Along the way there was a renunion between friends while a smut publisher was an early elimination.  read more

From the WSOP rail: Chris Moneymaker gets some love

Chris Moneymaker finally got a chance to see how much fans really like him on Day 1B of the Main Event while the Michael Jordan of cricket gave a different game a try.  read more

A dramatic change in attitude hits the Main Event on Day 1B

There was a more casual atmosphere during Day 1B of the WSOP's Main Event. But storylines were still aplenty, with former champs and a World Series MVP being bounced, while a blind man and a sports-betting expert built up healthy stacks.  read more

From the WSOP rail: Ray Romano sounds off on golf and poker

A spirited selection of rail tales, including Romano's take on his talent on the felt and the links as well as a story of mystical robes and TV exposure.  read more

2008 WSOP Main Event begins with a bang

Opening Day of the 2008 Main Event at the World Series of Poker saw more than 1,000 players flood the floor, Wayne Newton, Costanza and plenty of head rubs.  read more

From the WSOP rail: Daniel Negreanu is a force of nature

From Daniel Negreanu's amazing table presence to players stacking chips and making it rain, the last WSOP shootout provided plenty of entertainment Tuesday.  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life

From slots-themed ring tones to new and old games with a twist, this week's edition of the Reel Life is bursting at the seams with fun and the usual list of big winners.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The number of entries in this year's World Series of Poker's Main Event (6,844) exceeded the total amount the event drew in its first 34 years of existence (6,809).
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Top-10 WSOP Main Event final table coaches
  1. Johnny Chan
  2. Annie Duke
  3. Daniel Negreanu
  4. Doyle Brunson
  5. Chris "Jesus" Ferguson
  6. Andy Bloch
  7. Dan Harrington
  8. Phil Laak
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