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Posted by on Jun 6, 2015 in Blog, General Poker, World Series of Poker | 5 comments

Eskimo Clark Remembered




I just learned Eskimo Clark died.

He passed away a few months ago here in Las Vegas.  His death went unnoticed within the poker community until Chad Holloway from uncovered the details of his passing and posted an announcement along with a feature story late last night.  One presumes no one recognized Eskimo at the end of his life, nor made the connection to his many exploits and achievements in poker.

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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




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

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.


READ:  More background on the history of the WSOP

TAG: “Indeed, the casino started to look filthy.  Everything inside smelled like smoke.  Televisions inside the hotel rooms were broken and stayed that way for months.  Some of the TVs still used old-fashioned rabbit ears.  Hotel rooms went for as cheap as $19 a night, and they still couldn’t book them.  Binion’s Horseshoe was an excruciating reminder that “old” Las Vegas was disappearing fast, soon to be extinct.  It was a dying dinosaur on its last legs.  Fewer tourists came downtown anymore and those who stayed there didn’t tend to gamble much.  The real casino action and entertainment were down on The Strip, which might as well have been not just in a different state, but on another planet.”

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