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The Glamorous World of Poker Journalism

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Pauly is working like a galley slave covering the WSOP, you really must check out what he and the Prof and FlipChip are doing out there. He’s gonna age about 10 years during the next 40 days. Sounds like he’ll get a novel just out of his motel neighbors. One of the events you can…
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CNN, I’m Available, Really

Friday, June 10th, 2005

I just read the column John Walters posted yesterday about the WSOP, and there’s no reason for me to be this ticked off about yet. And yet I am. I guess I have a problem because I spend a lot of time reading excellent and informed writing about poker, almost all of it produced by…
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A Nguyen-Nguyen Situation

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

I can’t believe Mike Sexton actually said that during last night’s WPT event. Men “The Master” Nguyen went all-in with queens against local dealer Danny Nguyen’s jacks…I guess the joke was just sitting there, it would’ve been a tough laydown to NOT say it. Though I thought it would’ve been Vince who pulled the trigger….
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My New Column Debuts

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Just like me to forget to toot my own horn. I’m writing a poker column for a fine publication up in Boston called Barstool Sports. Their motto is “By the Common Man, For the Common Man”, and while it may seem odd that such an elitist snob such as myself would write there, they do…
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Let’s Mess With the Federal Government!

Monday, June 6th, 2005

I can’t think of any circumstance when you’d want to receive a bulky envelope from the Federal Government. Especially these days. But that’s what I got on Saturday. Well, actually, the envelope went to my parents house, where I haven’t lived for about a decade. Those of you who worry about the Feds turning into…
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Welcome to the Working Week!

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Yeah, now I get to hammer back (no pun intended) at those bloggers who just spent a few hyperkinetic days out in Vegas. Though from what I’ve read in the brief reports posted so far, I have to say it mustn’t have been the blowout I anticipated. So far the word “deportation” hasn’t been used….
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An Explosion of Poker Books

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Went to Borders yesterday, and it was the usual little slice of heaven. Books, books, thousands of books. Including an increasingly massive stack of poker books. Not so long ago I had trouble finding a copy of Gary Carson’s Hold-Em Poker. No more. You can stack ’em up to the ceiling now, and it seems…
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Paul Darden > Phil Hellmuth

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

A good cover story on Paul Darden in the most recent issue of Card Player, including an early nominee for Best Quote From A Poker Player 2005. Darden, talking about how he’s rebounded this year from a tough run, said: “I weathered the storm, and now I am the storm. The cream is going to…
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Blue Gene

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Had our first beach volleyball game tonight, and “The Underachievers” were victorious. We knew the folks on the team we played, one of whom couldn’t make it, and that allowed us to take 2 out of 3 games. Since we only won one match in two years of playing in the competitive league, perhaps playing…
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