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 Series Of Poker...

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 recent road trip to...

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, England, and...

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 them, but...

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 because...

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 adjoining...

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 you...

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 earbuds and shut out...

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