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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5 Must-Read Poker Articles Published During the 2014 WSOP

An incredible amount of content has been published over the course of the 2014 World Series of Poker. I’ve probably read hundreds of poker articles over the last few weeks as the WSOP was taking center stage. Five of these articles stand out to me as head and shoulders above the rest. Read on to see which ones I selected as “must-reads” and why, in my opinion, they’re deserving of that accolade.

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Poker Book Review: The Moneymaker Effect

It’s rare that I have enough time to read a poker book cover to cover, much less any book at all. Some books, however, grab my attention from the moment I open up the first page – for those books I MAKE the time. Eric Raskin’s The Moneymaker Effect is one such book. Here’s my review of his oral history of one of the most important moments in poker’s history. A great read!

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Taking on Chris Moneymaker in the Hollywood Poker Open Media Event

Wouldn’t it be cool to meet Chris Moneymaker? I had precisely that opportunity at the recent Hollywood Poker Open Media Invitational, where I faced off in a single table satellite against the man responsible for the poker boom. I also got the chance to speak to him and get to know him a little. What a great guy!

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5 Life Lessons from Daniel Negreanu’s 2nd Place Big One for One Drop Finish

Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu is one of the most talked about players in all of poker. He’s one of the sport’s top-tier stars who truly transcends the game into the mainstream. He just notched a runner-up finish in the 2014 Big One for One Drop. But fame, money, and titles aside, Negreanu’s personality traits and the way he carries himself make him an exceptional ambassador for poker and someone we can look up to. Beyond the accolades being heaped upon him, here’s a list of 5 lessons I feel we can take away from Kid Poker’s second place finish.

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