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New Poker Shows for the Fall Lineup?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Haven’t posted in a few days and I’m getting itchy. No long posts until I get these goddam articles done..actually, I may finish the one and put the other on the back burner. I don’t really get writer’s block, but for some reason I don’t want to work on this one thing and it’s keeping…
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Some Random Thoughts

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

An evening spent writing (yes, I party hard) so why not end the night by writing some more? Beautiful day in the ‘Burgh, which I spent part of laboring in the back yard. “Pave suburbia”, that’s the bumper sticker I want. I have goddam mint growing everywhere and this goddam lemongrassy stuff everywhere and it’s…
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Losing With Grace Is For Losers

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

I played a 3-table SNG a few days ago, the last poker I’ll be playing for awhile. We were down to 10, one more to go before the final table, and I was low on chips. I was dealt the AQ of spades, raised, and my one caller had about the same size stack as…
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At Least I’m Not Insane

Monday, April 4th, 2005

How often do you describe someone as “insane”? No doubt the answer depends in large part on your personal circumstances. If you work retail, or have teenage children, or watch a lot cable news, you’re far more likely to encounter behavior that might be described as “insane”. Of course that’s just a colloquialism for any…
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Five Royal Flushes? Not a Bad Hour of Poker

Friday, April 1st, 2005

In the middle of an uberpost Iggy mentioned a brief article on ESPN about a 75-year-old poker player named Allen Hanley, who won one of ESPN’s qualifying tournaments by outlasting a field of 1473 players. That’s a remarkable feat. But there’s an even more stunning fact later on in the piece–Hanley said that, while playing…
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