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Five Things I’d Like To Do Before I Die

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

The guy who sits two cubes in front of me just got back from a week’s vacation. He went fishing, had a great time, good weather, fish were biting. I overheard him talking to someone about it and at one point he said, “Before I die, I’d like to spend a few weeks up in…
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Evelyn Who? Or, Girls Girls Girls!

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Or, to be less sexist, women. Women playing poker last night. Can I say that I positively ADORE Isabelle Mercier? I admired her during her brief appearances during the WPT events in Paris, but seeing her play last night just made me swoon. Not only did she win, she won by playing tough, aggressive, confrontational,…
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Why Mike Matusow Should Be Teaching High School Math

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

In the post below I mentioned the poker shows featuring Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, and David Sklansky, and called them a waste because the quality of play was Celebrity Poker Showdown quality. I take it back. The shows have do have some value in that you get to see, from a good player’s perspective, why…
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Dubious Dating Tips From Mean Gene

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Not long ago I wrote a silly thing about the role good and/or bad hair plays in the poker world. I mentioned my own tonsorial problems, specifically about a recent haircut where a young lady who looked like she was 14 years old gave me what was pretty close to a hack job. A well-known…
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The Weekend Of Our Discontent, Part II

Friday, May 7th, 2004

When we left our hero (that’s me) I was about to enter the ESPN SportsZone in Times Square to watch the draft. If you want to know why I was going into an Eisner-controlled sports bar instead of the actual draft read the previous post, because it’s all too painful to bring up again. My…
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The Weekend Of Our Discontent, Part I

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

New York City. The Big Apple. Gotham. The city that never sleeps. On Friday I woke up ready to make my first trip to what is, to me, a mythical place. I was keyed up. I was also excited to attend the NFL Draft, an event much-beloved by myself and sports-crazy losers of all stripes….
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There’s no such thing as luck? Convince someone who’s unlucky.

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

I took statistics in both college and B-school, and found the subject fascinating. Not because I understood stats too well, mind you–I was an English major, and math is to me what grammar and syntax would be to, oh, Jessica Simpson. Maybe I’m being a bit hard on myself there, because I did get B’s…
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Well, the food was good, anyway

Sunday, April 4th, 2004

When you play in a poker tournament and the best thing you can say is that the buffet was good, you know you’ve had a tough day. As I did yesterday. I’d like to say I played brilliantly and got knocked out on a terrible beat, but only half of that is true. I did…
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What lessons can business execs learn from poker? The wrong ones, apparently

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Iggy recently posted a link to an article in Fast Company titled “The B in Business Stands for Bluff”. The article features the omnipresent Phil Hellmuth, who charges ten grand to lead poker tutorials for corporate gatherings. Poker, the article says, is the ultimate forum for liars. A player with a lousy hand can, through…
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No shirt, no shoes, no service

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

I’ve never played poker in a casino. I’ve been to a casino twice–well, three times if you count the minicasino on my honeymoon cruise ship, and I don’t. I only played the slots and video poker during my visits to these dens of blessed iniquity, and I must admit that I don’t remember much about…
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