December 2012

Editor’s Letter: Walking the Talk

Ambassadorship. Every year, following the conclusion of the WSOP Main Event, the word is thrown around the poker world like it means something. Since Chris Moneymaker bluffed Sammy Farha and sent the poker world on a wild ride, there have been expectations that the new world champ acts as poker’s greatest ambassador right from the [...]

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The Blueprint

Greg Merson takes you through his Main Event final table win Greg Merson won the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event, and did so with a dominant performance at the final table. Merson seemed to be on the right side in almost every major altercation, and even when he made a mistake or suffered [...]

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The New Full Tilt

Under new management, the former poker giant is ready to get back in the game For 16 months the lobby and tables at Full Tilt Poker collected virtual dust following Black Friday. One of the most loved brands in all of poker took a beating as the curtain was pulled back on the way the [...]

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Not just another pretty face

Need another thinking man’s game? Open-Face Chinese Poker is for you The last 10 years have brought many new poker variants into the mainstream. Online poker sites were free to experiment with poker in almost limitless ways, sometimes to great success. The popularity of Eight Game, ante-only tournaments, and even six-handed ring games can all [...]

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Final Table & Halloween

The professionals and the puking The last few days have been rather crazy for me. First it was the ESPN final table coverage of the Main Event followed by Halloween the very next day. The final table went on for what seemed like an eternity. Those of you that watched it understand what I am [...]

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Empire State of Mind

Adventures in New York City In the latest episode of “Sleeping On Strange Beds and Living In A Suitcase” (which has nothing to do with the journeys of a midget prostitute), my travels took me to one of my favorite U.S. cities, New York!  Fortunately, this specific trip to the Big Apple wasn’t a work [...]

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A Thought on … Running

There may be a lesson here, maybe … A long time ago I liked to run. I still like to run, but not like the old days. I would run this, I would run that. Sometimes I would even run the occasional 10K (10 kilometer or about 6.2 miles). I liked the feeling of pushing [...]

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