Pro Poker Player Site of the Year – Daniel Negreanu
The best of the pro players sites by a mile in my opinion. It includes a regularly updated blog and a forum that Daniel posts on sometimes. Plus all sorts of articles that he writes for Card Player magazine.
I do like this article from Barry Greenstein.
He rates many of the well known pro’s on aggressiveness, looseness, limit, No-Limit, side games e.t.c.
Fair play to him for sticking his neck on the line and I am sure his ratings will offend a few of them. The best quote is in his analysis of Phil Hellmuth
“Phil has assured me that he is a much better player than I give him credit for.”
Blogs of the Year
I have scoured my way through many good blogs in 2004. I have to pick 3 that are regularly updated. There are other very good ones but I like the ones that post more than once a week.
Mike Lacey - http://luckyblind.blogspot.com/
Andy Ward - http://pokersoft.blogspot.com/
Big Dave D - http://internetpokerpro.blogspot.com/
Muppet(s) of the Year
I wish I could name them but I am just too nice. There are just some people in poker that get a few decent tournament results and suddenly think they are the best thing since slice bread.
Worst Play against me of the Year
Someone calling a 55000 chip raise from me when they had no chips committed on the button with KJ which put us both all in and knocked me out into 5th in one of the Poker Classic tournaments at the Vic. The worst part is that thought it was a good call when they only had a 40% chance of winning the hand.
Best place to make money online
Any game on Party Poker and any other site where you make a good decision about game selection.
Worst online site of the year
Has to be Victor Chandler with the endless problems they have had during tournaments and their notoriously poor customer service.
That’s all I can think of for now.
Have a good Xmas.