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Hard to Keep the Chin Up

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Read two very discouraging blog posts today. First, from Matt Matros, writing about a conversation he had with a friend: …and about half an hour into our conversation it occured to him that he’d never explained to me why it’s optimal to bet Pi/4 of your hands in the infinite pot hi-lo [0,1] game with…
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As Promised…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

My new column is up at Barstool Sports. Those of who who have been reading this blog for some time probably know better than to take my advice, but let me say that a visit to read my column would not be a total waste of your time–the cover girl this month is really, really…
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Some NBA Draft Thoughts

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Sometimes your teams stinks, or your team lucks out in the lottery, and there’s a Tim Duncan waiting for you. And sometimes, instead, you end up with Andrew Bogut. Bogut will probably be a decent pro, but compare him with, oh, Duncan and Shaq and Lebron James. Actually, don’t bother. I remember watching Deron Williams…
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Why My Column Kicks Jim McManus’s Column’s Ass

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Well, the headline should get your attention anyway. Jim McManus, author of Positively Fifth Street, is writing a poker column for the New York Times called, well, “Poker”. His first effort, well, sucked. Blah blah, poker reflects the heart and mind of America, blah blah, riverboat gamblers, blah blah, Hold-Em is intrinsically beautiful…it’s more an…
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Panic Trifecta

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

An easy, breezy day today. It’s like 95 degrees in the ‘Burgh so I saved my yardwork for the early evening. Took a late shower and went to Borders for Mocha Freeze and read Aces and Kings by Brad Reagan and Michael Kaplan. I didn’t read the whole thing in one sitting, mind you, just…
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Kindness and Decency

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Not words you often hear used in conjunction with poker players. A few days ago I wrote about Pauly getting Marcel Luske to call Charlie Tuttle, a blogger suffering from cancer who’s best friends with Jason. Charlie passed away yesterday, and like everyone I was sad to hear it. In the last few days before…
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Poker, High Stakes and Low

Monday, June 20th, 2005

This is allegedly a poker blog, so before I begin I’d like to once again point you to the indefatigable Pauly slaving away at the Rio covering the World Series of Poker. While I’m enjoying his tales of urinating next to Howard Lederer (in the bathroom, I mean–Pauly’s not walking up to the Poker Professor…
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Partial Nudity and Alleged Journalism

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

My second column is up at Barstool Sports, where the cover girl is wearing, or not wearing, rather an interesting outfit. I wonder if there’s a market in Pittsburgh for a sports/gambling/chicks magazine that would allow me to walk up to attractive young women and ask if they want to pose for me in various…
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When NOT To Gamble

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I like playing poker, but I’m not much of a gambler. I haven’t liked horse racing since I took a pony ride as a kid and the animal deposited a fragrant 13-pound dump next to a girl I was sweet on. I can’t calculate the tip on a dinner check in my head, so how…
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Fish…They All Taste the Same

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

You don’t think my beach volleyball crew would lose to a team called “The Fishes”, would you? And we didn’t. It’s a co-ed league, three boys to one girl, tho their ratio was reversed. Which is nice on both a competitive and aestheic level. We didn’t play that great, especially with the Wrigley Field-eqse conditions,…
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