Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hump Day Nugs: DonkDown Developments in the UB Cheating Scandal, CBS and Pollack, NBC Heads-Up Line Up, Poker Faces, and Caesar's Catch 22

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

Wish I had more time to write, alas, I'm swamped with fear mongering, editing a novel, and I just got news that my defunct Steely Dan cover band is reuniting to play a couple of gigs. So while I re-learn the chords to Pretzel Logic, here's a couple of links worthy of being dubbed as hump day poker news...
The lineup for the 2011 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship has been released. As per usual, there's a few "head scratchers" on this year's list and plenty of other pros who got snubbed. (Bluff Magazine)

Here's los hombres take on the 2011 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. (Wicked Chops Poker)

Although Change100 pointed out the Variety article to me first (can't believe she still read Variety even though she's no longer in show business, but that's a whole other story), Michalski molded it into an actual post...CBS to Partner with New Jeffrey Pollack Pro Poker League? (Variety, Pokerati)

Shamus wrote a review of Poker Faces: The Life and Work of Professional Card Players,a book penned by David Hayano almost 30 years ago. (Hard-Boiled Poker)

In a post titled Caesars Entertainment Catch-22, Kim sounded off on the recently revealed relationship between Caesars Entertainment and Barriere. (Infinite Gaming Edge)

If you've been following along with the recent developments in the UB cheating scandal, check out this summary from Micon about his meeting on 2/22 with Travis Makar. (DonkDown)

Speaking of the UB scandal, Haley Hintze revealed the name of whistleblower "Brainwashdodo", who was responsible for leaking Russ Hamilton's name to the superuser accounts. (Haley's Poker Blog)
That's it. NGTFOOMO!

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