January 2013

Editor’s Letter – At Face Value

At Face Value Anybody that knows me well will tell you that I’m naturally skeptical. So when Erick Lindgren’s agent, Brian Balsbaugh reached out to me in early November and told me that Lindgren was about to enter a rehab facility for gambling addiction, a few alarm bells went off instantly. It’s a publicity stunt. [...]

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Broken: The Erick Lindgren Story

For a man once labeled “Everybody’s All-American” the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually jam-packed with trips to the mall to buy presents for the family, multiple trips up and down a ladder while putting Christmas lights on the house and then back to the mall so Junior can have his picture taken [...]

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Star of the Heartland

The Fossilman makes Season 8 of the HPT his own show The Heartland Poker Tour caters to the mid-stakes players, regional grinders and recreational players that can’t afford to play higher profile events. They’ve never relied on the star power that other tours were drawing. But after a pivotal 2012 season, the HPT gained some [...]

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Ship It Holla Ballas!: An Excerpt

A new book details the inside story of what may have been the most successful online poker crew ever. Hitting bookstores this month, this new book by Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback tells the hard to believe story of a group of brash young college kids, the Ship It Holla Ballas, who took the online [...]

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Poker like a rockstar … Montreal’s playground

Antonio takes on pucks and bagels Most people I speak to have not been to Montreal. Some have … but most have not. I have been to a lot of different places in the world and I have to tell you Montreal is rapidly becoming one of my favorite places. And there are multiple reasons [...]

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North American journey

After my relaxing and fun-filled non-poker related vacay to New York in October, I spent the month of November between Vancouver, British Columbia, and our little neighbor to the south — Tijuana, Mexico. I spent my time in Vancouver playing some online poker sprinkled in with visiting friends and a live tournament or two and my brief [...]

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Total degen … Laak hits Montreal

Phil has found his happy place Wow. Just got back from Montreal. Played in the WPT event held at the Playground Poker Room. Awesome. This was my third trip to Montreal. And for some reason I was in super degen mode. Normally, I find a decent balance between chilling in cool towns and being a [...]

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