As some of you know, debate has been a big part of my life. I was a nationally competitive debater in high school and college. In the early days of my poker career, I founded and ran a debate league serving the Boston Public Schools. All told, I’ve been involved in competitive debate for over … Read moreCan Argument Change Minds?
I was not directly effected nor especially traumatized (no moreso, that is, than the vast majority of humans who were horrified by the suffering, death, and destruction) by the attacks of September 11. Far more traumatic, for me, was what took place in the weeks that followed, specifically the adoption of the Patriot Act, the invasion … Read moreNever Forget
Sorry for the lack of posts here. As you’ll see, I’ve had a busy few weeks. It started nicely, with a trip to visit some old friends. As much as Emily and I have enjoyed living in San Francisco, there are some downsides, most notably the fact that most of our family and friends are … Read moreComing to Montreal
I’ve mentioned my cousin’s family a few times, here and on the podcast. I believe their first blog appearance was at the start of my road trip to Las Vegas in 2013, with the most notable being the 2014 Las Vegas road trip that I took with all three kids and their mother. Seeing them … Read moreOliver Plays Poker
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” That’s something my girlfriend repeats often; a quick googling attributes it to Jim Rohn, a “motivational speaker and self help guru”. Human beings are social creatures, and we take a lot of our cues from the people around us. They affect our mood, … Read moreCarlos Was Here
Just in time for Christmas, the latest volume in The Thinking Poker Diaries is here. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift or an escape from the family, this mix of trip reports and strategy essays from the 2012 WSOP Main Event is just the ticket! It’s an honest and compelling glimpse of the gritty reality … Read moreVolume 7 of The Thinking Poker Diaries Now Available!
My sixth e-book tells the story of my 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, in which I finished 53rd. Like the other volumes, it features an entertaining trip report from the tournament interspersed with essays discussing strategic concepts that play an important role in each day’s success. Pick up your copy today at www.nitcast.com … Read moreJust Released! The Thinking Poker Diaries Volume 6
Depending on your definition of exciting, you might be interested to hear that my latest book has hit the digital shelves! The fifth volume of The Thinking Poker Diaries chronicles my 87th place finish the 2010 WSOP Main Event. Day by day, it introduces the situations and opponents I encountered as well as important hands … Read moreThinking Poker Diaries, Volume 5