The easiest prediction in poker is the energy of the first day of the WSOP. As expected, the Amazon Room is filled with excitement, hope and stamina as players begin their quest for a 2011 bracelet. For the next seven weeks, many poker players will make the Rio Hotel and Casino their office. Although, the [...]
Not my best poker face while playing next to Phil Hellmuth but certainly an amusing WSOP moment. Rob Gracie took this photo during the 2010 WSOP Limit Shoot Out. I remember Gracie kneeling down to take this shot. While behind the lens, he gave me a look of either curiosity or sympathy. I responded with my best silent poker face. My actual thoughts? Obviously I [...]
Daniel Cates is offering a free entry into the WSOP Main Event. Anyone can enter as long as they haven’t previously played the Main Event. I assume Cates is excited to make this a first time entry because this is also his first WSOP. The chance to win starts next week through June 25th when Cates [...]
I omitted the poker pro’s names hoping their quotes would be read objectively. When surrounded by complaining and divisiveness, I easily place personalities before principles. When I do this…I lose the message or the lesson. Admittedly, I judged one of the quotes while reading it the first few times. First, I thought it was a [...]
Amnon Filippi + Tom Dwan After Federated Gaming + Sports (FS+G) announced the poker player roster Tuesday, I caught up with a few of the listed pros for a quote. There’s no reason to debate the league’s qualification criteria because there isn’t one formula that will please everyone. At some point you have to draw the line. [...]
Allen “Badass” Kessler made the Federated Sports and Gaming league roster. Currently the roster lists 218 poker players, however, players can still qualify through August 1st, 2011. Although Annie Duke made the list, she will not be playing in the tournament. Here’s the link to FS+G Season One Roster. More later….