October 2014

On the Road: Black Hawk, Colorado

Pot, Chowder, Poker and Asshats She dealt like a robot. Like a fast robot. Born in Laos, Pot had been pitching cards in different casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado, for several years. “Pot in Colorado has been legal for only a few months,” she deadpanned while washing the deck before firing out a round of [...]

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Being Phil Laak … Trees, Clapping and Terra Fish

Phil tries his hand and Zen interpretation If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? What is the sound of one hand clapping? If you lose 5K to a Terra Fish, did you really lose it? The first two questions have been around [...]

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Poker Like a Rockstar … Burning Man 2014

Antonio’s annual quest for dirty love I’ve been a “burner” going on four years. It’s one week a year; one week that I that I can’t stop talking about for the remaining 51 weeks, each year outshining the last. This year was exceptional. I did it all: explored, loved, laughed loud, and best of all, [...]

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Maria’s Mind … The Value of a Friend

Friends come and go, figure out which ones to keep Nobody tells you, when you sign up for a career as a poker player (like any of us “sign up” for this occupation or could have ever predicted we’d end up here) that your life will basically become a 24/7 party. Not that you want [...]

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Wicked Chops Poker … Fixing the Poker Hall of Fame Process

If it’s going to stay relevant, things have to change First, let’s start off with this: We generally like the Poker Hall of Fame process. It’s flawed. So it stirs discussion. And people discussing poker is Good for PokerTM. However, flawed processes only work for a time before the “discussion” that’s good for public interest [...]

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