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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, World Series of Poker | 9 comments

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right — Here I am at the 2015 WSOP




There’s clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right.

Here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

 — Stealers Wheel (1972)


The 2015 World Series of Poker hasn’t even begun yet, and already I’ve been hit up for money in the hallway.

Seriously — what the fuck?

The world’s biggest poker event doesn’t begin until Wednesday at 11 am, but the panhandlers and parasites are apparently already patrolling the corridors of the Rio like it’s the gold rush, targeting the saps and suckers.

Earlier today, I was coming out of a meeting when I heard my name yelled from about 30 feet away.  That happens to me frequently and usually, it’s either a loyal reader of someone I know in poker.  Occasionally, it’s my annoying bookie who wants his money, in which case I pretend not to hear him and hastily scuffle off in the other direction.  This particular face looked vaguely familiar to me, but I couldn’t place it exactly.

I don’t usually care much for engaging small talk, but since I was walking in the same general direction, we engaged in pleasant conversation for a wee bit until I came to a big glass exit door heading out towards the parking lot.

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog, Personal, World Series of Poker | 7 comments

Pre-Register Now for Your Chance to Dine With Me at the 2015 WSOP!




Want to avoid long lines?  Want to circumvent clamoring for a favorable spot in the pecking order?  Want to ward off the disheartening possibility of getting turned away at the 2015 World Series of Poker?

Well, here’s some helpful advice on the best way to avoid rejection and heartache:  PRE-REGISTER EARLY.

If your aspiration is to dine with me on some early evening between the dates of May 25th and July 16th, it’s highly recommended that you forward your request to me now, because my social and entertainment calendar will most certainly fill up to full capacity.  Imagine the despair of boarding an airline and traveling all the way from your home to Las Vegas, only to have your last-minute invitation denied because I’ve already made a commitment to someone else on that night.  Don’t let this humiliation happen to you!

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