Short Deck Hold’em

Short Deck Hold’em

I recently became aware of a new poker variant I hadn’t heard of before, but has apparently been around for a couple of years: Short Deck Hold’em. It’s played the same as regular Hold’em, except all the twos, threes, fours, and fives are...
More Vegas Stories

More Vegas Stories

A few more stories from my most recent trip to Las Vegas… For years, there has been a flat-panel truck driving up and down The Strip, day and night, advertising “Hot Babes Direct To You — Girls That Want To Meet You,” with pictures of...
Slow Going In Vegas

Slow Going In Vegas

For a long time, the Vegas Strip has been nearly impassable via car. Particularly on a weekend night, the volume of traffic makes everyone crawl at a snail’s pace. Back in the days when I rented a car each time I was there, I knew the side streets and back...
Time Gets Poker Wrong

Time Gets Poker Wrong

Do you notice anything wrong with this image from the “For The Record” page of the current issue of Time magazine? Yes, the chips used were other colors besides just red and white, but look at the cards. The game played in the Main Event of the World...
Most Disgusting Poker Story

Most Disgusting Poker Story

I’m happy whenever there’s table talk at a poker table, unless it’s about politics or religion, which devolve too quickly into heated disagreements and an ugly tone. Otherwise, the topics can vary widely, from a sporting event on a nearby TV to a...
Back At The World Series Of Poker

Back At The World Series Of Poker

Some observations from a week at the 2018 World Series Of Poker in Las Vegas: It’s nice to hear so many languages and accents from so many countries. At various times, I sat at tables with players from Norway, Hungary, South Korea, Jamaica, Brazil, Egypt,...