The Virtual Rail

Nothing bonds a group of friends together like playing in the same home game for years. When one of the players heads out to play in a big-time poker tournament, it goes without saying that the rest of the bunch will rally to support him. Often, however, it’s not possible to rail in person.

This is the story of how a group of home game players in Israel rallied together to virtually rail their buddy, Amnon Eisner (on WhatsApp), while he was playing in the 2017 Philadelphia Poker Classic Main Event, almost 6,000 miles away.

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