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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blog, General Poker | 6 comments

Will Kenny Rogers Please Learn How to Play Hold’em?


Kenny Rogers

Despite being the game’s most iconic marketeer, apparently, Kenny Rogers has no clue how to play Texas Hold’em.


After so many years, one would expect Kenny Rogers to knows how to play Texas Hold’em.

But the singer of “The Gambler” apparently still has no idea Hold’em is a poker game where each player holds two cards.

Not five cards.  Two.

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, Personal, World Series of Poker | 1 comment

Michael Baden and Linda Kenney Baden: The Ultimate Power Couple in Criminal Jurisprudence




Every World Series of Poker is special.  Attend enough of them, and each year becomes a well-defined moment and a new entry onto one’s personal timeline.  What creates such indelible impressions?  Not the poker hands.  Not the prize money.  Not even the coveted gold bracelets – and I have witnessed more than half of the final hands that have taken place in the tournament’s 45-year history.  Rather, it’s the people.  It’s all the interesting personalities and their unique stories that I remember, and even revere, the most.  This year, I had the great pleasure of meeting two remarkable people who I believe you will find just as fascinating as I did.

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