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Phil Gordon's Little Blue Book
by Phil Gordon
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Valuable sections include Cash Games AND Tournament Play; Sit and Gos; Satellites and Supersatellites. Nicely illustrated with many lessons, examples and analysis, it’s a balanced, smooth-reading textbook, some of which is based on the author's experience. This balance of common sense, strategies, ploys and an honest appraisal of what was going through his mind when he made his moves adds strength to this powerful, positive pack of lessons. One unique approach is to  'improve at poker is not by finding answers. It is by finding questions,' says champion Chris Ferguson in the foreward. This companion book to Gordon's Little Green Book does just that.
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2008 Borgata Poker Open Crowns Champion

Saturday, September 20, 2008

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J, -- The 2008 Borgata Poker Open, which offered a $5 million prize pool -- the largest ever guaranteed by a casino -- concluded Thursday night with 22-year-old Vivek Rajkumar winningThe Borgata Poker Open
The Borgata Poker Open
  $1.4 million in first-place prize money along with the 2008 Borgata Poker Open title.

Rajkumar is part of a new breed of online poker players. Not only is he a newcomer to the Borgata Poker Open, he's fairly unknown to tournament play. Rajkumar honed his poker skills by playing online, which proved valuable during aggressive play against top contender, Sang Kim, an eight time tournament winner and black belt Taekwondo instructor.

Eliminations began quickly during the last day of Borgata's Poker Open. In only six hands, Andrew Knee was eliminated when his Ace/Four failed to pair the board. Knee earned $237,500 for finishing sixth.

The next player to fall was Mark Seif. Seif's title hopes were dashed when his pocket Aces cracked by Rajkumar's set of tens. Seif collected $287,500 for his tournament play.

Nine hands later Jason Strochak fell victim to elimination after losing a crucial hand to Sang Kim's pocket Kings. Strochak took home $337,500.

With only three final players at the table, the action continued rapidly as World Series of Poker bracelet-owner Dan Heimiller made a run at the top spot. Unfortunately for Heimiller, he was unable to overcome a short stack and was eliminated in third place. He earned $387,500 for his five days of tournament play.

With one last opponent to defeat, the online whiz kid, Rajkumar, took down Sang Kim in six hands of play. Kim collected $750,000 for his second-place finish -- the most in his career -- while Seattle, Washington native, Rajkumar, banked $1.4 million in first place.

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