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Stuff For Yinz To Read

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I posted something at the UltimateBet blog about the "Requiem for a Poker Game" article written by Robert Burton at Salon. And you would do well to read Otis’ latest post. I’ve been home from Vegas for two weeks…and I went out of town the last two weekends. I still haven’t unpacked everything, my apartment…
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One Little WSOP Tidbit

Friday, July 27th, 2007

I’m only about 9 days late with this, but you may have heard that after the new World Champion was crowned some dude jumped over the media table and shoved a microphone in his face. I didn’t see the chaos myself, as I was sitting outside the ESPN arena watching on TV. But Flipchip was…
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On the Road Again

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

I was so happy to get home and re-introduce myself to Ernie that I took off on another trip on Saturday. I didn’t plan on going to the Finger Lakes Wine Festival this year but when my friend Rick said, “Ah, c’mon” I caved in to the crushing peer pressure. So instead of spending the…
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Yep, I’m Home

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

After a rough flight from Vegas to Pittsburgh and hauling 100 pounds of crap up the three flights to my flat, I finally got some sleep after being awake for 40 hours straight. I staggered to the kitchen and infused myself with coffee, and that’s when I saw something that I hadn’t witnessed in nearly…
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The Last Waltz

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

For me, anyway. I’m pretty sure this is my last day covering the 2007 World Series of Poker. Pauly and B.J. will handle the final table and I don’t know that I’ll be needed. It’s kind of a weird feeling…you know when it’s the last day of school, and you’ve been there every day for…
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Tooting My Horn

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

I’m depressed at how little I’ve written here about the WSOP and Vegas and all that, but then again I’ve written about eleventy jillion words in other places. At PokerNews, natch, and also at the UltimateBet blog, which has been revamped and gussied up a bit. And we now feature permalinks (yay!) which means I…
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Idiots, Fools, Knaves

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Somebody hacked Iggy. If you’re a forensic programmer and can help him out I think we could quickly round up a few thousand people with pitchforks and torches to go knock on his door. I don’t have time to properly address Gregg Doyel’s pathetic column about poker and the World Series, but fortunately that’s not…
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Simply Smashing

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Y’know, it’s bad enough when you take a bad beat to lose a hand. It’s even worse when a guy makes runner-runner quads to beat your full house…AND wins a high-hand jackpot as well. That’s just rubbing salt in the wound. And if you’re wondering how last night went for me, you just found out….
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Max Talbot At The World Series of Poker

Friday, July 6th, 2007

I wanted to track down Max Talbot when he played in the World Series of Poker Main Event and I just found out he’s playing today. He wasn’t seated in my section but one of our intrepid reporters in the field is a hockey fan and knew the name, so I was able to locate…
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USA! USA!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

What with the problems facing our nation (see, Bush Administration, the Entire) it’s hard for me to muster much patriotic fervor on this, our Independence Day. But my malaise ended when I read this. I’m so very, very proud to be an American. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a flag to wave.