A Special Poker Player Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Even among some exceptional stories, some stand out head and shoulders above the rest. It is an honor to write up the story of a poker-playing friend of mine who has done far more than simply take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As important as it is to donate to the cause and spread awareness, there are some special people, like Gal Sont, who deserve extra attention.

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Boom or Bust: How to Fix Poker’s Broken Image

Today’s Newsweek cover story was the straw that broke this camel’s back. I’m sick and tired of the mainstream media categorizing poker almost exclusively in the negative. What follows is a detailed description of poker’s image problem in the general public and a pointed recommendation for how it can be fixed. If you agree, I encourage you to please share with others who love the game and want to see it grow.

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7 Places Where Online Poker Will Never Be Legalized

As much as online poker’s proponents keep pushing, there’s probably nothing they can do to get their favorite pastime legalized in certain jurisdictions. We’ve compiled a list of 7 places where it’s practically certain that legal online poker will never see the light of day. Think we’re being pessimistic? Wait until you see the places on this list – we might’ve even left some out!

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Interview with All In Magazine Editor and Moneymaker Effect Author Eric Raskin

As regular readers know, I’ve recently joined Bruce Briggs as the co-host of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast. Once in a while, on the show, we interview some of poker’s most interesting players and personalities. The first interview I joined Bruce for was with Eric Raskin, Editor of All In Magazine and author of The Moneymaker Effect. Have a listen to the interview (you can also read the transcript), which was featured on episode 215 of the podcast.

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The Bubble that Wasn’t Supposed to Burst

Though I’ve tried mightily to maintain my regular poker writing routine, I have been unsuccessful. The plain fact is that I can’t help but be affected by the war raging between Israel, where I live, and Hamas. I ask you, dear readers, to please indulge me as I describe what it’s been like for my bubble to burst. I hope my words strike a chord with you and that you’ll achieve a better understanding of what it’s been like to live under the constant threat of terror. Above all, I hope this conflict ends soon such that life can get back to normal.

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For It’s 1, 2, 3 things in Common between Baseball and Poker

Whether you think “America’s game” refers to baseball or poker, it’s undeniable that the two games have plenty in common. Here are three similarities between baseball and poker that’ll surely give you more of an appreciation for both of these great pastimes.

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