September 20th, 2007

shawn shiekanThe ever so annoying poker player Shawn Sheikhan faces deportation charges. Immigration officials arrested Sheikhan at his home in Las Vegas, on August 30th. He was held for over a week at the North Las Vegas Detention Center before he was released on a $10k bond. According to Las Vegas Review Journal

The whole dispute is over a 1995 R. Kelly misdemeanor conviction in California. “Sheikhan was targeted for ICE arrest because of his criminal history,” Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration/Customs Enforcement. “ICE has an ongoing initiative called Operation Predator targeting individuals, including foreign nationals, who prey upon and sexually exploit children.”

Kice believes that the conviction is a deportable offense, but will likely be up to an immigration judge.

“We want to see him removed from the United States,” Kice said.

Of course Sheikhan and his lawyer will do everything in their power to keep Sheikhan in the US. Shiekhan owns six local tattoo shops and is a professional poker player. He has been a US resident since 83 and is married to a US citizen hand has a 9 year old girl.

WTF is happening here, how does it take 12 years to give someone the boot? Fuck, we think Shieky is annoying and a whiner as much as the next guy does, but he has been an American citizen for over 12 years and already served a prison sentence for his crime. But hey, what the hell do we know about the US gov.

Stay tuned for more on this one…

September 20th, 2007

Someone gave Phil Hellmuth a nice little shiner a few days back. According to Hellmuth’s website he currently has no comment on the issue. Knowing that Phil has a black belt, it will be interesting if we get to see what the other guy looked like after the altercation. We’ll definitely keep you updated on this one, for now here is a youtube video showing Phil’s new crooked nose.

We just hope Miss USA didn’t do this to Hellmuth after he started touching her, at the end of the video.

Phil and Miss USA video:

September 20th, 2007

Mark Seif made a statement in his blog regarding his superuser account allegations.mark seif Here is what he had to say about it:

“i was just made aware of these serious allegations this morning while playing at the wpt event at the borgata, where i am presently. while i have not had a chance to investigate this matter, i can tell you and anyone else who believes or for whatever reason has stated that i am somehow involved in this matter, unequivocally, i do not now, nor have i ever, had the ability to see hole cards on any poker site i have ever played at including absolute poker.

i doubt my results would be what they are if i had the ability to see my opponents’ hole cards. in fact, i am almost certainly the biggest all-time loser on the site and have been crushed in the big games for a long, very long time. if anything, i would very much like this matter thoroughly investigated so that we can all find out what has happened, and if appropriate, to take swift remedial action such as seizing funds and returning them to the players cheated, including myself, if in fact, ap’s security protections have been compromised.

September 20th, 2007

pamela andersonNumerous sources have stated that Pamela Anderson is at it again. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, the Canadian bombshell has involved herself in the true underbelly of the poker world. During a recent appearance on “Ellen”, she admitted to having a relationship of sorts with a professional poker player.

Says Pam: “I was playing poker one night in my room and I was down about $250,000. He said if I made out with him I could clear the debt thing. So I ended up paying off my poker debt. And then I fell in love and now we’re engaged.”

Speculation across the internet has been running rampant on who this lucky (?) poker pro might be, with guesses ranging from “The Magician” Antonio Esfandiari all the way to Paris Hilton co-star Rick Soloman (the guy screwing Hilton in that porn you probably already downloaded).

We at BabesInPoker have never understood why some of the population calls Pammy a whore. I mean, she only “made out” with him, right? Well….made out with him for money…..with some people even calling her debt payment “sexual favors”, which leads us to believe that kissing wasn’t the only thing involved. Who clears a debt of a quarter million dollars with kisses?

You’d think Pam would have learned her lesson in staying out of the poker spotlight. As you may have heard, she at one point had her own online poker room affiliated with Doyle Brunson’s room called, which has recently gone…..bust (would “tits up” have been a better pun?). During a roast of Doyle, she had been insulted numerous times with cracks about how she does a better job playing under the table than at it which led to her storming out. While that story provided a temporary spike in traffic at her room, it couldn’t avoid the inevitable demise of Much like her inevitable public admission of her working girl prices.

September 20th, 2007

At a recent event at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, California, Jose Canseco played in somewhat of an exclusive poker tournament. While this ordinarily wouldn’t make any kind of news, no matter how big of a steroid supporter you are (is that you, Barry?), the type of poker tournament is what makes this newsworthy. You see, Jose saw it fit to enter a “Ladies Only” event, which one would assume means hjose cansecois testicles have now receded inside his body and he now experiences identity confusion. While I’m sure a case could be made that his body does not, in fact, produce levels of testosterone comparable to your average male, this is a very awkward stage in which to announce your impending sex change.

While he wasn’t the only ovarian-challenged player involved (five other idiots tried to increase the sausage content of the party), he certainly was the first to bust out. This is excellent news for everyone, because everyone unequivocally hates Canseco, whether you know it or not. Whether it is because he wrote a book snitching on baseball’s steroid problem (which probably has some truth to it, but was obviously just a cash grab), he auctioned off the opportunity to have a BBQ dinner with him at his house, or that he has numerous accusations against him for domestic abuse, you hate him. Admit it freely, we do.

This is not to say Jose does not make the world a better place. While we think he is a total dumbass, he has provided us with two great memories. The first one, Jose managed to convince his manager to let him pitch the eighth inning in a blowout loss to Boston in 1993. During this sorry attempt, he injured his arm, and had to undergo season ending surgery. While this is comical enough, it pales in comparison to what had happened just a few days earlier. In a game against Cleveland, he was tracking a fly ball back towards the wall, which proceeded to bounce off his head and over the fence for a home run. This Week In Baseball proceeded to call this the greatest blooper in the show’s 21 year existence, and even led to the Harrisburg Heat of the now-defunct National Professional Soccer League to offer him a contract. Losing to a bunch of women at a poker table must be a walk in the park after enduring this.

September 19th, 2007

There was some weak controversy during the WCOOP event #6, when Greg Raymer and O.Mustang were playing heads up. It got interesting when the final table started and Fossilman was disconnected for around 20 minutes. Although, this is just enough time to call Mark Seif and ask for the superuser account password…. but this is just a story of a player being out matched.pokerstars crybaby

When the heads up play started the “controversy” began. Raymer started making some big time calls on the river which totally flabbergasted O.Mustang.

“do they tell u what I have,” O.Mustang asked in the chat window, he is more then likely referring to Raymer’s sponsorship deal with PokerStars.

PokerStars immediately intervened into the chat and explained that, “No one can see anyones hole cards during the hands”

However, this did not stop O.Mustang from complaining constantly about the tournament being rigged. About 5 minutes later, O.Mustang then asked if he would like to chop with Raymer. The Fossilman knew O.Mustang was tilting and replied, “Not especially.”

O.Mustang made himself look like a fool, with his constant complaining. Fuck dude, you made it through a 772 field in an Omaha Rebuy tournament. You should be on your knees thanking the poker gods for letting you win hundreds of flipaments throughout the donkament. Apparently the “online poker is rigged” excuse isn’t going cease anytime soon. In the mean time we have made a new avatar for O.Mustang

o.mustang avatar

Related Links: PokerStars website

September 19th, 2007

bodog girlsBodog is a popular online sportsbook and poker room, who has just changed their domain name for the second time in one month. Bodog lost their domain in a suit related to patent infringement and temporarily had to move their site to Today Bodog announced its new permanent domain name, In our opinion this is a genius move by Calvin Ayre, the founder of Bodog, as a better suited domain would be hard to find.

Calvin, who is known for an extravagant playboy lifestyle, has verbalized many times that he is Bodog. This is a man who is all about High stakes, Big Risks, Hot Women, Killer parties, Fights, Having Fun and much more. I don’t know about you, but we at Babes in Poker enjoy living and admire the Bodog Life more than anyone. – Now that’s something I want to be a part of.

Calvin had this to say in his official statement:bodog girls

“Hey, the world changes, and if you don’t change with it, you get left behind. We’ve been leading the good times for a long time, and nobody will leave us behind,” said Calvin Ayre, Bodog’s founder. “That said, although the Bodog address is changing the bottom line is: at Bodog, it’s business as usual. Same great site, just a new Web address.”

Power to you Calvin, We couldn’t agree more.

Related Links: Bodog Sportsbook Review - Bodog Poker Review - Bodog Girls

September 19th, 2007

PokerStars has been hosting their version of The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Last night, Greg Raymer won event 6, which was the $320 Omaha Pot Limit Rebuy event. He battled through 772 Omaha donkeys and 1062 rebuys with 544 add-ons. Raymer took down a first place prize over $168k. Daniel Negreanu was also in the event but wasn’t commenting on online poker players poor play this time.Megan Fox Poker

In other news, the new European WSOP Main Event Champ Annette_15 is gaining a lot of popularity. We don’t know why, she does look like her, her or her. But apparently, she has quite the cult following. is claiming that she has recently won a 179 man + 1 woman $4 Sit and Go on PokerStars, without looking at her hole cards the entire time. Check out for more talk about this accomplishment…

The WPT Borgata Poker Open is now running. There are 55 players remaining out of the 560 entries. Alan Goehring and Victor Ramdin are the chip leaders with only 20,000 in chips difference. Mark Seif is also currently in 8th place and its reported that he has not turned on the Absolute Poker super account yet. Look for this when Seif starts losing a few pots. For up to date chip counts click here

And a picture of Megan Fox because she is so fucking hot!

September 17th, 2007

annette_15Before the World Series of Poker Europe started there was a large debate on whether or not the European bracelets should count or have the same value as the WSOP Las Vegas bracelets. There was a vote on 2+2 where 48% of posters felt that it does have equal value and 52% believed that it does not have equal value.

It’s more clear now that there is absolutely no way the European bracelets should have equal value because a woman has won the main event. Minutes ago Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad, an 18 year old from Norway was crowned champ and presented her fake WSOPE bracelet.

In over 30 years of WSOP history, no woman has even came close to a potential victory in the main events. Now fast forward to the first ever European version of the World Series of Poker. An online woman tournament player puts out a dominating performance and wins the Main Event.

Even though she had to beat out hundreds of players, which was one of the toughest fields in tournament history does not give her any reason to cry after her set of 7’s beat bottom 2 pair. Which eliminated John Tabatabai for a second place finish. Annette won £1,000,000 and a tainted WSOPE bracelet.

For hand histories click here

September 16th, 2007

Daniel Negreanu becoming a Canadian Bad Boy of Poker? Well just on Poker Stars and on his Full Contact forum. What a tough guy. daniel negreanu

Daniel has been dipping into the high stakes cash games on PokerStars. So far he hasn’t been to impressed with the level of competition. Well, read for yourself what KidPoker had to say: here are some Negreanu’s posts from Full Contact Poker

Not saying this to be mean at all, but are you serious??? I felt like he was one of the weakest heads up players I’ve ever faced and don’t see how he could ever beat a good player heads up. I’m starting to wonder how good all of these online superstars really are because the ones that seem to be touted as excellent, play in such a way that I find easily exploitable.

I’m sitting, waiting for whoever, but my confidence is growing after playing some of these guys and leaving thoroughly unimpressed overall.

And here is another post, keep in mind that he has only been playing the 100/200 NL for a few days on Stars now.

There is a lot of hype surrounding the online players and I think I may have bought into it a little bit myself. A lot of them are excellent players I’m sure, but I genuinely believe after talking to several, and playing with them from time to time, that there is stuff I know that most of them don’t.

Compared to playing live poker, I absolutely suck online. Having said that, I believe I’d easily be a winning online player playing 100-200 NL. My “horrible” online play is still better than most, especially heads up.

Oh and Bob? My worst game is NOT limit hold’em! Are you insane? Just because you used to call me down with Ace hi and win all the time doesn’t mean I suck. I lost to Patrick in a realitively small sample playing limit hold’em because A) he was very good, he was more comfortable online, and C) He ran insanely lucky!

I’ve never lost money online playing NLH. Actually, the only real money I’ve lost online has been in PLO and limit hold’em vs a great player in Patrick Antonius. This 100-200 NL game, from what I’ve seen, isn’t very tough at all.

As for my perception of ADZ, I played 250 hands vs him and his strategy heads up vs me was horrendous. Maybe he is good and doesn’t match up well with me, or maybe he was “feeling me out,” but either way, if he plays that way against on a regular basis without completely changing his approach he has no chance whatsoever.

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