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Where’s Waldo? Where’s Geno???

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I’m watching ESPN’s broadcast of Day 2b of the Main Event and, as usual, vainly looking (in vain) for myself on the small screen. The last two years I’ve spent something like a zillion hours inside the Amazon Room and the only time I’ve spotted myself was during the $10K Pot-Limit Hold-Em event that kicked…
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Embrace the Silly

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

On Day 1d of the WSOP Main Event I showed up for work the same as I did most days during the Series. Garry went down the line giving us our assignments and when he got to me he paused and said, "What are you doing here?" "I work here," I said. "My name’s Gene…been…
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Line Up for the Train Wreck

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Last night ESPN televised the final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, which I live-blogged along with Change100 and Logan. I was thrilled to cover what is perhaps the most prestigious poker tournament in the world, tho less so when I got a healthy taste of blogging stud games. That was no fun, hopefully Hold-Em…
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And You Are?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I watched ESPN’s broadcast last night of the $1,000 rebuy event that I covered. Well, I half-watched it as I made myself a tasty little stir-fry. But I taped it so I can obsessively do a frame-by-frame analysis to see if I got any camera time. I did see myself during the segment where they…
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Oh, How They’ve Grown

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Been a busy/lazy time the last few days. I’m house/dogsitting for my brother, and his internet has been giving me fits. I’ve had to shuttle between the house and my flat to make sure that both Sunny and Ernie have adequate amounts of food, water, and attention. I’ve been trying to get two longish posts…
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Miscellin…Missileani…Random Crap

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Went to see Elvis Costello and the Police last night. Think I agree with Scott Mervis, the P-G rock critic, when he said he wished EC had been the headliner. Not that the Police weren’t great–they were–but Costello was only onstage for an hour and that just wasn’t enough. Costello was sporting muttonchops and looked…
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The Sin City Diet

Monday, July 21st, 2008

So this morning I got on the scale. I was trying to lose weight before I went to Vegas, did good, and then I did not so good. I knew that spending nearly two months sitting in a chair, drinking a lot, and hitting the buffets would not help me shed the tonnage. My hope…
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The Quiet Life

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Nothing like writing up a post, packing up the computer, driving to the lake, unpacking the computer, and realizing that you never hit the "Publish" button. I was 30 minutes away from an internet connection and at some point my computer belched and I lost the post. Technology. It underachieves. I left one group of…
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Leaving Las Vegas

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

My flight’s at midnight, I’m pretty much packed, and I have a bit of time to kill before I turn in my keys and whatnot and head to the airport. I woke up this morning at 7am, thanks to a phone call from my Dad. "Where are you?" he said, and I slurred, "Uh…what?" He…
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The Butterfly Effect; or, Seeing it Through

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Yesterday we covered the last day of the World Series of Poker Main Event. 27 players entered, nine remain. I won’t reveal any details about what happened, both because I know some people like to be kept in the dark and because, well, I don’t wanna. I spent 12 hours or so reporting on what…
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