My Mississippi Grind, Part One

My Mississippi Grind, Part One

There’s a movie coming out this weekend and I’m in it! It’s called “Mississippi Grind,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn as gamblers who meet in Iowa and then head south through St. Louis and Memphis on their way to New Orleans...
Sheldon Adelson Exposed

Sheldon Adelson Exposed

I’ve made it clear that I am no fan of Sheldon Adelson, billionaire bank roller of GOP candidates and efforts to keep online poker illegal in the US. In fact, I no longer patronize any of his casinos because I refuse to give him a penny of my money just to see...
Poker Stories: Wild Poker Night

Poker Stories: Wild Poker Night

Another in my continuing series of poker stories, this first appeared on Harris Online on March 4, 2011… I’m at Caesar’s Palace, where I’m covering the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championships and playing in some cash games on the side. Last...

Aces In The Muck

In Texas hold’em poker, the best starting hand is two aces.  When you look down at a pair of the only cards with vowels on them, you’re happy to get as many of your chips into the pot as possible pre-flop.  They don’t always hold up, and you often...