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Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog, Video 1 | 0 comments

NFL Week Three (New 30-Minute Video)




I’m trying something new this week.

Here’s a 30-minute unedited video with my NFL picks, along with thoughts on every game on the board this week.

I will also be posting my official plays on Sunday morning, as usual.

This video is intended as a brief overview and discussion of the lines and totals.

Note:  A few of the lines changed since the video was filmed (Friday night), which is why the numbers on some games are slightly different.




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Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Video 1 | 2 comments

My Long Rambling Video Reply to Robbie Strazynski (Politics at the Poker Table)




I promised readers a passionate video montage, taking the opposite side of the current censorship debate about whether or not politics has any place at the poker table.

I say “yes.”

Israeli poker writer Robbie Straznski says “no.”  READ HIS PERSUASIVE VIEWPOINT HERE

Here’s the raw footage of my 38-minute reply to PokerStars’ misguided decision to ban all political expression in their tournaments.  In this clip, my entire response is unrehearsed and often comes across as disjoined.  Rambling.  Less than stellar.  Certainly not my best video.  I would have junked it, if I didn’t promise delivery.  Borrowing an album title from Van Morrison, here’s my “Inarticulate Speech of the Heart.”

But I did agree to post one final summation of my viewpoint in front of the camera, and so here it is.

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, Video 1, World Series of Poker | 1 comment

All-In Magazine’s Moving Video Tribute to the Late Chad Brown




All In Magazine (and website) recently released a quite moving tribute to the late poker pro Chad Brown, who passed away two months ago.

Someone sent the link to me yesterday, which shows a five-minute video with remembrances by many of Chad’s closest friends and associates.  I must say, All In did a wonderful job on this.  Interviews were done at the very first “Chad Brown Charity Poker Tournament.”  The memorial ceremony and poker tourney was held at Binion’s Casino in July.

Kudos to Vanessa Rousso for all she did to make this event happen and for her boundless energy and brave face in what was certainly one of the most difficult times of her own life.  I was also touched that so many people in the poker community turned out for the tribute, which merits looking back upon now.  Hopefully, this event which raised money to fight the type of cancer that ended Chad’s life will become and annual event held each summer.

Here’s a link to the video at All In Magazine:   CLICK HERE

Or, you may click the link below and watch:


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Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Blog, General Poker, Personal, Travel, Video 1 | 0 comments

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge — Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




I just completed the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS, which is sweeping the nation right now.

It appears that “Poker Night in America” bridges the first crossover into poker, thanks to old pal Chris Capra, the marketing maven over at 888poker.  After doing the challenge himself (so he says — but where the video???), Capra called out myself and “Poker Night in America” creator Todd Anderson to also do the challenge.  By the way, doesn’t “Capra” mean “goat,” in Italian?

But I digress.

We were joined by Chris Hansen, the handsome face and golden voice of our broadcast, along with poker manager Jason DiBenedetto, from the Turning Stone Casino.  We all called out different people in the poker world, to match the challenge, and/or donate to the ALS Foundation.  I called out Phil Hallmuth, who took the “ice bucket challenge” this afternoon.

Note to self — next time I do one of these crazy things, make sure it’s not 56 degrees outside in upstate New York.


Here’s the video evidence.




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