Poker Butts

I don’t miss the Angry Pineapple. First of all, he hasn’t said a word to nearly anyone but himself over about twenty table hours together. Two, he spent all of his time on his Closed Fist North Korean Crushed Pineapple app or whatever latest variation of competitive Tetris the degens need[…]

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Substitutions

I’m back in the ring, my game uneven, my life emptied out.  I feel, contradictorily, both dead to much of the world while pathetically in need of good news. I overcheck my emails, listen for texts, and even wonder if the postal box might have something of interest. As life[…]

Poker Blog Roll, part VIII

While I rouse myself from the doldrums, I will tie up some loose ends. Here’s a review I promised:17.http://cardplayerlifestyle.com/Robbie Strazynski appears to be a big fellow with a giant face, giant body, and giant white teeth. He probably wears those stretchy polo shirts because he’d rip a standard dress shirt just living[…]

The Rules of Chip Porn

The public distribution of Chip Pornography is not to be taken lightly. Breaking the basic rules is a big no-no, often involving damage to personal reputation and yielding severe self-esteem consequences. To help out readers of OOP, I will go through some basic Chip Porn Principles today.It must be said first that Chip Porn[…]

Risks

It’s hard going, trying to come back from troubles. I don’t feel well. My heart races when the latest idiot leaps behind my car while I pull out of the garage- my nerves are shot from a month of distress and I don’t take it with usual equanimity and disdain. Worse, my[…]

Jack Manbuns Wants Your Seat

I was watching Live at the Bike last night, where LA grinder and LATB commentator JJ de la Garza was gettin’ busy. He’s a sharp looking guy, appropriately and comfortably dressed for the poker battle. His hair is tied up in a knot, poker samurai style. JJ seems a bit hot-blooded, antsy. He[…]

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Joe McKeehen Hits Snooze

Poker is a unique community, and as such, the pressures within and without which form it are somewhat different from its seemingly parallel worlds. Even the beautiful tools of understanding cultures and societies are put to the test when explaining poker. It is in fact scarcely a “community,” drawing a[…]