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By Mike Nelson
For the twenty first time players made their entrance to the grounds of the Tournament of Champions, as a field of 140 Red Hot Poker Tour elite entered the tournament …

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With Six You Get Slowroll
September 2, 2009 – 4:08 PM | 2 Comments
With Six You Get Slowroll

I’ve had slowrolls on the brain lately.  Mainly because, last week while playing at the Madison, I got slowrolled at a Red Hot tournament for the first time in a long time.  Usually when this …

Mementos from the Poker Hall of Fame
August 26, 2009 – 12:30 PM | No Comment
Mementos from the Poker Hall of Fame

The 2+2 forums have come up with yet another interesting topic of discussion.  Assuming that one day someone actually builds a structure to house the Poker Hall of Fame, which items from poker’s history would …

Theodore Park Holds a Poker Record! Wait… Who?
August 12, 2009 – 8:45 AM | 3 Comments
Theodore Park Holds a Poker Record!  Wait… Who?

An interesting topic of discussion popped up on 2+2 this week. And by “interesting” I mean “completely irrelevant when it comes to talking about poker skill, but relevant when it comes to talking about oddball …

Legendary Hands… Now With Video!
March 24, 2009 – 9:13 AM | 13 Comments

Someone over at 2+2 asked about the “certain hands that go down in poker folklore and solidify a player’s reputation… I would be interested to hear [about] amazing hands by great players, like Ungar, Ivey, etc.”. …

Poker can drive you Battier
February 14, 2009 – 6:37 PM | 4 Comments
Poker can drive you Battier

This article, about the Houston Rockets’ forward Shane Battier, has absolutely no poker content whatsoever.
Unless, of course, you actually read it.
It’s a story about how Battier, a player of average physical gifts and with definitely …

Poker Schadenfreude
February 13, 2009 – 6:31 PM | No Comment

These “Ten Sick Poker Hands” are so sick (“How sick are they?”) the original blogger chose to include a picture of a guy puking.  Because nothing says poker sickness better than a picture of a guy …

Tops on TV
February 11, 2009 – 3:26 AM | 4 Comments
Tops on TV

Televised poker is a funny thing. Usually we viewers are witness to that part of the tournament where the payouts are the greatest, which adds inherent drama to the proceedings. The tradeoff, though, is that …

$3 Million Men
January 18, 2009 – 9:20 PM | No Comment

Jan 18, 2009

Had brunch with my parents this weekend.  After some perfunctory small talk about the recent snowfall and other family matters, my mother says, apropos of nothing, “So did you hear about this boy …

Canadian Poker Players, Past Present and The FUTURE
January 12, 2009 – 5:44 PM | 6 Comments

This weekend, at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, a 22-year old biochemistry graduate named Poorya Nazari outlasted 1400 other hopefuls to take down the EPT’s Caribbean Adventure for a cool $3 …

Hand of the Week
December 16, 2008 – 5:41 PM | 53 Comments
Hand of the Week

Ok, so I know there are people out there reading this thing. Time for you all to pull your own weight, and make your voices heard.

Today marks the start of a new (hopefully new …

This Will Happen
November 29, 2008 – 5:33 PM | No Comment
This Will Happen

I found a great profile of 2005 WSOP Main Event finalist Andy Black in a most unusual place: The Wildmind Buddhist Meditation blog.  I guess it’s not that unusual a place to see Andy show …

The KID, Ten Years Gone
November 22, 2008 – 5:31 PM | No Comment
The KID, Ten Years Gone

I was just writing about Stu Ungar yesterday, and now I find out that today marks the tenth anniversary of The Kid’s death, and, as can be expected, poker bloggers across the internet are waxing …

Total Eclipse of the Hearts13
November 21, 2008 – 5:28 PM | No Comment

This is a pretty neat rags-to-riches-to-insane-nosebleed-gambler story.
A player named Hearts13 was grinding out 0.10-0.25 NLHE online.  He had about four hundred bucks in his account, and sat down for a session of play.  Lo and …

William Perry Aint Got Nothing on This Guy
November 20, 2008 – 5:25 PM | No Comment
William Perry Aint Got Nothing on This Guy

Give a copy of Photoshop to a 2+2er and you never know what they’ll come up with.
A thread ironically called “The greatest low stakes SNG player on Full Tilt” was started by a poster named …

Who’s The Man?
November 3, 2008 – 5:18 PM | No Comment

An interesting discussion took place, stemming from comments Daniel Negreanu made in his blog, about which is a better indicator of poker skill: winning money at the World Series of Poker, or winning money on …