Monthly Archive: April 2014

Sincere Apologies on My Own Behalf and on Behalf of Bear Hug Poker to Mr. Ivey


I guess I should have known. With my particular lifetime of experience, I should have been able to smell this rat. I have really screwed up and embarrassed myself and Bear Hug Poker. Sincere apologies on both my behalf and the company I work for to Phil Ivey for just getting this one so so wrong in my blog post of April 18.

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Wall Street Journal Publishes Call? Raise? Bluff? A Feature on the Poker Staking Business


I have to admit to being a bit taken aback to read a feature on the poker staking business in the venerable Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal is the arbiter of what is fit to print when it comes to business and the subject of money. In this regard, as a newspaper published daily in both hard copy and on-line forms, the Wall Street Journal trumps the New York Times, the Evening Standard and everybody else.

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Why I Don’t Respect Phil Ivey Anymore


I have always be a big fan of Phil Ivey’s. His savant-like status as a world beating poker player have always held me in awe. His ability to win millions through poker-related prop bets at the WSOP has enthralled me all the more.

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Intangible1 Bags $24k for Second Place Finish in iPoker Sunday Major


Bear Hug’s in-house MTT coach, Intangible1, scored $24k in last week’s Sunday Major on iPoker. Intangible1’s score represents the single largest score for any Bear Hug player since Bear Hug’s launch seven months ago.

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