November 2012

Editor’s Letter – Beyond Words

Beyond words “(I) owed the poker community my silence” — Howard Lederer Really? You have to wonder what Howard Lederer was thinking. After a 17-month hiatus from the poker community — at a time when the company he was largely in charge of, Full Tilt Poker, owed the poker community hundreds of millions of dollars [...]

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The Arrival of M

Yet another cheese stater is tearing up the poker world By now, you’re all too familiar with the story of the guy who learned how to play poker during his high school years in Wisconsin and went on to become one of the world’s best players. Phil Galfond. Eric Baldwin. And of course, Phil Hellmuth. [...]

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Look Who’s Talking

He isn’t saying much, but it seems Howard Lederer is trying to make amends over Full Tilt For 15 months after Black Friday, silence emanated from the Full Tilt Poker headquarters in Dublin. $330 million in frozen player deposits was assumed lost until rival PokerStars acquired Full Tilt’s assets in a surprise three-way deal with [...]

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WSOP Europe Recap

Day 1 Friday, September 21 Event 1: €2,700 Six-handed No Limit Hold’em: 227 Players, 50 Survived to Day 2 Prizepool: €544,800 24 Players Cash It was the same and yet somehow very different as a crowd gathered to hear World Series of Poker Tournament Director Jack Effel officially kick off the festivities at the 2012 [...]

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The Double Life

Matt Salsberg Splits Time between his Passions of Poker and Screenwriting Matt Salsberg has cashed 41 times playing live tournament poker during the past two years and he recently won the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, a victory that was good for $514,271. Salsberg is in 16th place in the 2012 BLUFF Player [...]

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No. 3, Stern, and near death

I am in Cannes for the WSOPE which is nearing its end. They are down to 30 or so in the Main Event and I have my eyes closely on the tournament mostly because there are still two players left in contention for Player of the Year. As of right now, if they both blank [...]

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If you are going to take a risk … take the risk

Skydiving isn’t necessarily as dangerous as it should be By the time I was 4 or 5 years old, I not only knew about airplanes but I also knew that people jumped out of them. It seemed obvious that jumping out of one was something important that I would have to do. I was right. [...]

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