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Teaching kids to play poker

My niece and poker student Zoe scoops in one of many pots If you are the sort of person that thinks teaching kids to play poker will lead them to a life of depravity,consider that they will also learn strategy and tactics, psychology and the power of observation, as well …

The only white guy at the poker table

I was sitting at Lucky Chances last night at a $3/$6 Limit hold'em table next to a Hispanic self-claimed combat veteran who chattered constantly.  He was obnoxious in every way.  He berated other players for losing to him.  He antagonized the table by calling for time before he showed his …

Phil Ivey on ESPN

I suppose its awesome to be the best poker player in the world, a fact agreed upon by all the other top players in the game.  It's also good to have an enormous income stream from an online poker site that makes it easy to ignore the money at stake.

Would a Buddhist bluff at poker?

I'm around a number of Buddhists, though I'm not one myself.  (Or, you could say, I'm an awful Buddhist who drinks, smokes, eats meat and denies being a Buddhist.)   Recently, the lead teacher at the Insight Meditation Center, where I took their meditation course and occasionally attend while practicing my …

Poker results for 2008 (last 5 years)

So after booking a big win playing live poker in 2007, I looked forward to making even more money by moving up stakes in 2008.  I didn’t really move up in stakes, and played live for the first half of the year until through a combination of losing at the …

Poker and parenting, right now.

First, a new baby: And now, a screen shot of a $0.25/$0.50 LIMIT Texas Hold'em game I was in this weekend online. Look carefully at the player in seat 3.  He's sitting on a stack of $10,000+ chips.  Now he can't possibly lose it all at once, but I found …