Honeymoon with Gargamel

I recently returned from an Australia/New Zealand cruise, having played 1/3 NL (the only offering) eight out of ten nights on the ship. Poker on a cruise ship has many idiosyncrasies, but the incredibly soft games kept me coming back despite the hassle and lack of sleep. Poker only gets[…]

ryan the lion

Ryan the Lion

As we know from being around poker players and the scene, the persona we see at the table is usually a trivial portion of our opponent’s full life, or occasionally, even a completely deceptive image. Professional poker player Ryan Schnabel, who can be seen in a tank top, tie, and[…]

Old Man Coffee

Millennial Boy

A guest post today from Fernando, a Las Vegas player and student of the game. Enjoy – Persuadeo.The following is a tale of chicanery, risk management, and people who play poker in the desert.Old Man Collin (OMC) has been been retired and living in fabulous Las Vegas for about ten[…]

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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[…]