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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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World Series of Poker Official SiteThe World Series of Poker has been the premier poker tournament in the world ever since it was launched by Benny Binion at the Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas in 1970. Harrah's bought the rights to the tournament in 2004 and has moved the action to the Rio. The official site shows the circuit schedule leading up to the big event held in the summer. There is also a registration section and a WSOP store.

Youngest WSOP Main Event Champion Crowned in Las Vegas

Saturday, November 15, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NV - As reported by the San Jose Mercury News and Post Chronicle: "22-year old Peter Eastgate became the youngest person ever to win the main event of the World Series of Poker, erasingPeter Eastgate takes home the top prize at WSOP Main Event
Peter Eastgate takes home the top prize at WSOP Main Event
  the mark held by the infamous Phil Helmuth.  The Denmark native out-lasted 6,844 players to take home the $9.1 miliion priize.  The new World Series of Poker Main Event champion, will never have to work another day in his life.

Kind of like his life to this point.

A 22-year-old college dropout from Denmark, Eastgate won $9.16 million Tuesday morning in poker's most prestigious and richest tournament. Holding ace-5 on the final hand, he made a wheel straight and called an all-in river bet by 27-year-old Russian Ivan Demidov, whose 4-2 hand ended up making two pair.

"I'm not necessarily going back to college, but I will look for more opportunities to become a more wise person," Eastgate told the Associated Press.

Demidov eked out a mere $5.8 million. "I'm someone who's not going to cry," the courageous runner-up said.

The event made a major format change by finishing in November, three months after the 6,844 players were whittled to a nine-man final table, so ESPN could air its two-hour finale in Olympics-style "plausibly live" time Tuesday night and retain some suspense. It's unclear how successful the news blackout was; even "SportsCenter" announced the results, though only after a spoiler alert.

Lon McEachern, the Santa Clara resident and the event's play-by-play man, spent Sunday and Monday in Las Vegas. Although he kept the schedule most people do in Sin City — 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday, then 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday — he was locked in a sound booth.

"Yeah, but you know what, I'm richer for it," McEachern said.

"I didn't lose any money in the last two days."

Normally, the production crew edits hours and hours of video in the span of a few months. This time, McEachern said, "They were popping tapes out of cameras every 30 minutes" and editing for more than 36 hours. McEachern and Norman Chad have always done voice-overs from New York after seeing the finished product (yeah, we hate to spoil it for you, but that's not a live call). This time, they were on-site, working just a few hours behind the live action and calling many more hands than could ever possibly make the air.

How much footage is there? The heads-up finale lasted 104 hands. ESPN showed two.
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