Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

Norwegian Wouldn’t … (Would they?)

ISP blocking hints at dangerous territory

by , Feb 21, 2011 | 9:17 am

I secretly fear that the regulations online pokerers are fighting for could provide the foundations of a 21st Century global Internet police force that I would probably strongly oppose. Starts as an issue of taxation … then before you know it we’re talking freedom, death rays, and war!

But meh … we can deal with that later, as the internet tyrants will likely need consultants the way armies need bot programmers and access to our online funds.

Still … You can see the roots of such oppression in a land known for slippery slopes, as Norway thinks about blocking ISPs to keep out offshore purveyors of online gambling.

New Dedicated PLO Coach at CardRunners

Meet Andreas Torbergson

by , Aug 1, 2010 | 4:57 pm

Andreas “Skjervøy” Torbergsen

I swear I told’em it wasn’t necessary, but my good pals at CardRunners insisted …

Knowing I’ve been actively working on my PLO game, and that I have my first such “beginners” PLO tournament coming up Aug. 18 @detoxpoker, CR has signed Andreas Torbergsen (aka “Skjervøy”) as a dedicated PLO instructor and team pro. (He’s also been recently added as a Full Tilt Red Pro.)

Here’s an interview with the Norwegian grinder made extra-good … about taking his 1/2 PLO game to Vegas in 2005 and eventually juicing it up to a seven-figure bankroll. And kudos to the dude for not dropping out of university, apparently seeing the value of a marketing degree even though his current winnings could be enough to make most poker players say skøøl schmjool.

To get Andreas’ forthcoming instructional vids (for free) you can sign up for Truly Free Poker Training.

Unless, of course, you happen to play in the Pokerati game. If you do, then just ignore all this and continue to get it all-in with a weak pair and non-nut draw!

WSOP Europe Sked Announced

by , Mar 18, 2008 | 11:33 pm

Mark your calendars before the dollar goes even lower against European currencies … WSOP-Europe 2008 is set for September 19-October 1. Click below for further details and the full press release: