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Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Talking Points, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 1 comment

My Interview with Tatjana Pasalic on Online Gambling (Calvin Ayre.com)

 

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Tatjana Pasalic and I have done quite a few interviews together.  I’m a big fan of her work, which is regularly posted at CalvinAyre.com.

Below this most recent interview, at the 2014 WSOP, see Part 1 of “How the West Was Won,” which is a nice overview of WSOP history.

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Blog, Book Reviews, General Poker, Video 1 | 0 comments

More on Anthony Holden’s “Big Deal” (Video)

 

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Shortly after writing and posting my list of the best non-fiction poker narratives ever written, I made a lengthy video which expounded upon the reasons why various books were selected.  READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

Unfortunately, the video was cut short, leaving many viewers to wonder why I selected Anthony Holden’s “Big Deal” in the top position.

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Travel, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 0 comments

Uneasy Rider: Alexander Villegas’ Amazing Journey Across America on a Dirt Bike

 

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If given the chance, most of us would love to do what Alexander Villegas did.

He just spent the past 16 days and just as many nights crossing the American continent on a motorcycle.  Not riding on smooth paved roads or crusing interstates littered with gas stations and junk food joints.  But rather scaling hills on dusty backroads, often far from familiar comforts of civilization.

There’s a certain romanticism attached to the thought of just turning loose and letting it all go.  Imagine putting your life on hold for a while, saying to yourself that your problems can wait, and instead living it as it should be experienced.  How often do we get a chance to do that?  How many of us make time for such a journey?

Alex did.  He’s better off for it, and now so are we, for the privilege of reading about his amazing story.

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Video 1 | 0 comments

Rare Video Footage from the American Gaming Association (Chow Chow Chow)

 

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The American Gaming Association (AGA), a Washington-based trade group and lobbying organization supposedly created to advance the interests of the casino industry, has suddenly reversed themselves.

Yesterday, the AGA decided to withdraw their support for legalized and regulated online gambling and poker in the United States.  This bizarre decision comes following a persistent if unproductive period of supporting legislation supported by the majority of its members.  READ EARL BURTON’S ARTICLE AT POCKET FIVES HERE

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