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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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John Juanda Wins 2008 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

Monday, October 06, 2008
As reported by the Kansas City Star: "Clocking in at a seemingly infinite 19 hours and 10 minutes, this was the longest final table in the 39-year history of the World Series of Poker. MeasuredJohn Juanda's win makes him the first American player to win the European World Series of Poker championship.
John Juanda's win makes him the first American player to win the European World Series of Poker championship.
  in time from start to finish, the duration of this "final nine" exceeded the mind-numbing 16-hours played in the $1,500 buy-in Razz championship, won by O'Neil Longson (29 June 2005).

"This means that the previous record was shattered by three hours and ten minutes. The nine finalists in this event took their seats and started play at 1:23 pm. The final hand was not dealt until 10:32 am the following day. (Note: The two-hour dinner break was not factored into the length of play)

"This final table lasted 484 hands. This mark obliterated the previous record set during the legendary duel between the late Chip Reese and Andy Bloch, which occurred in the 2006 $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. championship (14 July 2006). That final table lasted a whopping 354 hands according to the official logs recorded at the time. Hence, this finale broke the record by 130 hands!

"The length of play exceeded the longest hold'em final table in history by about 4.5 hours. The previous record was set at the 2005 Main Event finale, won by Joe Hachem (15 July 2005), which lasted 14.5 hours.

"Juanda collected £868,800 for first place, which is equal to about $1,598,587 in US currency.
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