ferguson

Poker and Conscience

Recently a friend of mine sent me a photo he had taken of poker’s favorite villain. “I didn’t say hi,” he mentioned.No, it wasn’t Phil Hellmuth.Chris Ferguson is who I am talking about. Now smiles fade. The former owner, together with Howard Lederer, of Full Tilt Poker, not the most[…]

Luminaries Derbyshire

Luminaries II

As we wrap up another exciting year in poker, it’s hard to keep track of all the scandals and crimes – and so I don’t! That’s intentional. I’ll let news sites and other blogs handle the “top tens” and poker “tips,”as usual. However, some issues are so important they can’t[…]

William Kassouf

Luminaries I

I spend a lot of time watching poker videos. The clicking of chips is often enough my own personal “Gentle Beach Sounds” that lull me into the brief death of sleep. I love the game, and it loves me. So, being a nobody in a surprisingly big industry, I must[…]

No One Nose

I can’t say I’m very interested in the Dr. Jacylnn Moskow/Nolan Dalla debacle itself. No one can know exactly what happened in the late night mists of personal ambition and industry politics, never mind under the pressures of the all-encompassing, 24/7 sexual marketplace; leaping to conclusions is a sign of bad[…]

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[…]