Category Archives: Poker Bloggers

Home = A Place You Can Scratch What Itches

It’s like going home again. And by home, I don’t mean to invoke a Rockwellian ideal, baked in nostalgic fantasy. On the scale of dysfunction, it’s probably closer to Shameless than it is to Ozzie and Harriet. But by every measure, Dan Michalski and Pokerati are family.
This January, I started contributing to Pokerati, providing a [...]

What Poker Could Have Taught This Harvard Professor Re: Social Capital

Harvard Professor Robert Putnam has been recognized for his contribution to political science. According to Wikipedia, he “has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1980), the Council on Foreign Relations (1981), the National Academy of Sciences (2001), and the American Philosophical Society (2005). He was the President of the American Political [...]

The Salad Days of Poker

Reading Dr, Pauly’s Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers and the World Series of Poker was a guilty pleasure. I had always been an avid reader. But when I was freelancing, so much of my effort had to be concentrated on outflow versus inflow.
Starting sometime last year, however, my reading drought ended [...]

Vegas in July

The pokerboyz and I went on our annual July pilgrimage to Vegas. It’s generally hot, cheap and a bit slow that time of year. But the poker scene was a lot slower than it has been in years.
We tried to play as many tournaments as possible. But one day Planet Hollywood cancelled its tourney due [...]

Wil’s Big Bang and Pauly’s Finger

“Game over, Moonpie.”
If you missed The Big Bang Theory this week, you missed this line getting deliciously delivered by Wil Wheaton. Wil plays his “delightfully evil” alter ego while tilting Sheldon in a card game called the Mystic Wizards of Ka’a. Up until this week, I had only ever seen Wil play poker.
It [...]

William’s Hammer, Vicki’s Book, and More…

I thought you’d all enjoy the latest tattoo from my home game. That’s William’s arm sporting a brand new hammer. He didn’t name names (Torres), but it was apparently in honor of the “any two” strategy successfully employed by some of our members.
You might think I take the moral high ground when I’m behind [...]

Running in the Rain and Poker & Drugs

At about 9:00am on Saturday morning the sky grew dark and a cool wind started to blow through. By ten, the skies had opened up to a beautiful torrential rain. We’ve been battling a drought and I was already registered for the Run Good WSOP Seat Challenge, so I was content with nature’s whims. [...]

Run Good II Grand Final: Pre-Game

This afternoon I’ll be playing in the PokerListings Run Good Challenge II Grand Final. I’d love to report that I have some momentum going into the GF, but my performance has deteriorated throughout the Run Good II Series. After placing second in the first event, I definately lost some steam. Luckily I squeezed out [...]

Running Good or Procrastinating?

This past weekend was just crazy busy. The Shrink and I are in the last big push to finish the book. So the weekend for me was backloaded with chapters to edit. Even as busy as we were, we both were hell bent on playing in the first event of Pokerlisting’s Run Good Challenge [...]

Ben Bernanke Needs a Hooker’s Heart

Crash Davis: Look, Nuke - these Big League hitters are gonna light you up like a pin ball machine for awhile - don’t worry about it. Be cocky and arrogant even when you’re getting beat. That’s the secret.
You gotta play this game with fear and arrogance.
Nuke LaLoush: Fear and ignorance.
Crash: No. Fear and arrogance, you [...]