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,...
My Last Poker Tournament

My Last Poker Tournament

It took exactly 20 minutes to realize I’d made a mistake. I had bought into the Double Stack tournament, one of dozens of events going on at the 2018 World Series Of Poker. I hadn’t played many tournaments in the last few years, cashing in exactly zero of...
Poker Stories: Hammond Again

Poker Stories: Hammond Again

While my wife was out of town this weekend, I took a quick trip up to Hammond, Indiana, to play some poker at the Horseshoe. It’s about a five-hour drive, mostly on I-55, with the middle of the trip dominated by farmland as far as the eye can see — and...
Poker Stories: Weekend In New England

Poker Stories: Weekend In New England

I spent the weekend in New England, where my brother-in-law Stuart and I played at two poker rooms. First was Foxwoods, in Ledyard, Connecticut. It’s still the largest poker room on the east coast, though with a diminished player pool now that casinos in...
Poker Stories: Calling A Loudmouth’s Bluff

Poker Stories: Calling A Loudmouth’s Bluff

I returned to the Commerce Casino outside Los Angeles for another poker road trip last week. As usual, the place was packed, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, when every table was full — remarkable considering the place has over 200 of them! In case...
Random Poker Thoughts

Random Poker Thoughts

I like when there’s conversation at a poker table. The more social players are with each other, the more fun it will be. I’ve been in too many games where no one says anything for hour after hour — so boring! Too many of them just plug in their...