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As reported on last week’s podcast, I’m part of an end-of-the-year fundraising drive for the Bay Area Urban Debate League, a non-profit organization I’m deeply involved with here in the Bay Area. Debating in high school and college changed my life, and in the 15 years that I’ve been involved with the urban debate movement, … Read moreUnlock Poker Strategy Videos, Win Free Poker Training!

Episode 150: Brad Willis

Brad Willis, the head of blogging for PokerStars and the man behind the brilliant writing at Rapid Eye Reality, is a fitting guest for Episode 150. He’s full of stories about the South, home games, and the early days of online poker, as well as speculation about the future of poker and poker media. Turns … Read moreEpisode 150: Brad Willis

Poker and Politics, Part 2

In my previous post, I argued that there are a number of political issues (construing the term somewhat broadly) that I don’t think anyone would argue shouldn’t be, and in any event were and are, discussed at thousands of poker tables around the world. This includes government actions such as the UIGEA, the Black Friday … Read morePoker and Politics, Part 2

Poker and Politics, Part 1

I’ve read a lot of commentary on Olivier Busquet and Dan Colman’s t-shirts from the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller final table, and I was fortunate enough to discuss the issue at length with Olivier himself as well as with the always-thought-provoking Nate Meyvis on Episode 92 of our podcast. Olivier conceded that he and … Read morePoker and Politics, Part 1

Andre Coimbra Beats Out 15,000 Opponents

Perhaps you remember Andre Coimbra, the Portuguese player seeking to turn $100 into $100K this year through multi-table tournaments, from his recent podcast interview? He’s well on his way after beating a field of more than 15,000 players to win a $1 rebuy tournament for nearly $14,000. He’s got videos from the tournament, and other … Read moreAndre Coimbra Beats Out 15,000 Opponents

Podcast Episode 12 Featuring Adrienne “Talonchick” Rowsome

Our guest is PokerStars Team Online member, occupational therapist, and all-around delightful poker player Adrienne Rowsome. She talks to us about getting more women into the game, getting everyone to have more fun at the table, taking a shot at a 300/600 Omaha 8-or-better game, and meeting her husband through poker. For all things Talonchick … Read morePodcast Episode 12 Featuring Adrienne “Talonchick” Rowsome

Thinking Poker Podcast Episode 9 Featuring Lee Jones

Lee Jones joins us on the show to talk about the past, present, and future of poker and PokerStars. Lee’s an interesting guy with an interesting story, and his PokerStars blog is pretty interesting too. You can learn more about the Rec.Gambling.Poker Usenet group at the RGPFAQ page. I was wrong on a few details … Read moreThinking Poker Podcast Episode 9 Featuring Lee Jones

Schönes Jubiläum, Schwarze Freitag

One year ago today, the Department of Justice unsealed its indictments against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker. It’s been a tumultuous year for me, but not necessarily a bad one. As I predicted in an article entitled Gray Friday, “This catastrophe is forcing me to confront some big questions that I’ve been … Read moreSchönes Jubiläum, Schwarze Freitag