That’s Poker Baby

By Robbie Strazynski
August 07, 2012

The title of this post might inadvertently lead people to believe I’m going to be writing something up about Scotty Nguyen (if you don’t know what I mean, watch this). Sorry, but this poker blog post is actually about something far more personal. My wife and I are imminently expecting the arrival of our third child, a baby girl.

Me and my wife, Miriam

Needless to say, we’ve been doing a lot of baby-related things lately and, as is only natural, I’ve been having significantly less time to devote to poker-related things. As important as poker is to me on so many levels, it obviously plays second fiddle to my family life. Sure, a lot of you recreational poker players out there are single guys (and girls), but I’m sure there’s also a sizeable percentage of you who are family guys, like me. Now’s as good a time as any for me to take a step back and reflect on that.

Home Is Where the Heart Is – My Queen of Hearts

Thinking back to how much time I’ve dedicated to poker in my decade-long marriage, how can I be but thankful to my wife?

  • I think of how many hundreds of hours I’ve spent stacking chips, pushing pots, clicking the mouse (back in the pre-Black Friday days); that’s a lot of time away from her that she let me pursue my hobby.
  • I think of how she’s devoted countless hours of her own time helping me organize and run no less than half a dozen charity poker tournaments.
  • I think of how much of my spare time on nights and weekends over these last three years that I’ve devoted to writing for and developing this poker website; and she’s been incredibly supportive throughout.
  • I think of how she’s been cool with me going on poker vacations for days and even weeks at a time, handling the household on her own while I’m out having fun.

Miriam, you’re the queen of my heart. Thanks baby, for everything!



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]



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