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Trump's Cabinet Choices: Aggression is Hard to Play Against

Annie Duke | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Annie Duke

The question for Senate Democrats is whether they will play safe and marshal their efforts on the most objectionable appointment, or whether they will answer Trump's aggression with more aggression.

Poker Great Ordered To Return $10 Million In Winnings To Casino

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

Is this poker star getting a raw deal? A federal judge ordered Phil Ivey and a friend to repay $10 million to a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, b...

The Perfect Bet: An Interview with Adam Kucharski

Phil Simon | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Phil Simon

For centuries, man has been trying to outsmart games of chance by means both legal and otherwise. It's interesting to note that some of the very same ...

The Poker Pro Who Wants to Save the World

Linch Zhang | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

Liv Boeree’s life story reads less like a biography and more like the plot of a badly-written Mary Sue fanfiction. She began her adult life by getti...

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The World Series of Poker

George Beall | Posted 11.13.2016 | Business
George Beall

At first glance, it is easy to dismiss poker as a silly game that middle-aged men play at their weekly guy's night to one-up each other and earn some ...

Here's Why You Don't Bully A Poker Pro With 27.8 Million Chips In The Pot

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.27.2016 | Sports

When the stakes are high, emotions can be too. In a confrontation that recently aired on ESPN and went viral online, Canadian Griffin Benger just coul...

Nate Silver on Predictions, Uncertainty, and the New Hampshire Vote

Annie Duke | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Annie Duke

With the election two weeks away, it's difficult to focus on anything else. In addition to daily election news, there are dozens of fresh polls - nati...

When Our Plans Don't Work Out in the Grocery Line

Annie Duke | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Annie Duke

Earlier this month, the New York Times featured an interesting article titled "How to Pick the Fastest Lane in the Supermarket." You will be amazed at...

Vegas or Bust: End of a Dream

Johnny Kampis | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

The bet was 31,000, slightly more than the size of the pot. I had made an ace high flush on the river, but the board was paired, meaning my opponent in the hand, who had suddenly sprung the bet on me after we both checked the turn, could have a full house.

Vegas Or Bust: Main Event Or Bust?

Johnny Kampis | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

On a recent morning, I looked at the Hendon Mob website that tracks tournament results, to see if I'd moved up the ranks this summer. "I'm now in the...

Vegas or Bust: On the Cusp

Johnny Kampis | Posted 06.29.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

One by one, they walked to the payout station. Michael, the zit-faced, scraggly-bearded British kid who wreaked havoc on my table near the end of Day ...

Sports Sponsorship is Going Mainstream with Youstake. CEO Frank DeGeorge Talks About E-Sports and Poker

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Sriram Krishnan

YouStake is the fastest growing sports sponsorship platforms out there. We speak to Frank DeGeorge, CEO, about Youstake's foray into skill based games...

Vegas or Bust: A Colossal Undertaking

Johnny Kampis | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

I walked into the Amazon ballroom and found my seat at table Orange 392 for the Colossus, a $565 buy-in tournament that effectively kicked off the 201...

Vegas or Bust: World Series of Poker Tips

Johnny Kampis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

The World Series of Poker begins a week from today, as pros and amateurs alike converge on Las Vegas for what is by far the world's biggest poker tour...

Candace Collins: Frozen Yogurt Entrepreneur Turned Professional Poker Player

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports
Sriram Krishnan

Candace Collins was formerly an entrepreneur who sold her stake in a successful chain of frozen yogurt restaurants to become a poker pro. We spoke to her to discuss her foray into professional poker.

Vegas or Bust: Time Management

Johnny Kampis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

When you're planning a crazy, half-a-summer-long cross-country trip, having a supportive wife is essential. Amy and I were discussing my speculative ...

Vegas or Bust: Small Bankroll? Large Bankroll? It's All Relative

Johnny Kampis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

When I say I plan to begin a six-week journey through the World Series of Poker with a $10,000 bankroll, you, as a reader, probably fall into one of two camps. You think that's a crazy amount of money to risk in Vegas this summer. Or you think it's a pittance of a bankroll for the WSOP.

Vegas or Bust: Living with Autism

Johnny Kampis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

If we've learned one thing from the past year living with autism it's that you can't let it get you down and stop having a normal life. We want to make the most of ours, and our children's. Opportunity knocks, so off we head to Vegas.

Vegas or Bust: Planning the Trip

Johnny Kampis | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

I decided that to best document the 2016 World Series of Poker I should try to be there for nearly the entire series, choosing to arrive on June 3 in time to play the Colossus, a low buy-in, massive-field event that will pay $1 million to the winner, and leave around July 13 as the Main Event is running.

Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Pros

Johnny Kampis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Johnny Kampis

On the precipice of 40, the dream still burns within me. It burns so strongly that my wife, Amy, and I will pack up our 6-year-old son, John Harper, and 2-year-old daughter, Sarah Beth, and drive to that gambling mecca of the Mojave where we will live as locals for nearly two months during the duration of the 2016 WSOP.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

This Poker Player Is Dead And Embalmed And He’s Not Bluffing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.27.2016 | Weird News

He made the ideal poker player -- cold-blooded, inscrutable and calm. Too bad he was dead. At a bizarre wake in Puerto Rico Monday, family and friends...

Man, 51, Loses His Job And Wins Big (Really Big) At Poker

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty

Stuart Pfeifer, 51, had been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times for 15 years before he took a buyout from the paper last month. Things in the print ...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2016 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

9 Reasons Screenwriting Is Exactly Like Poker

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2016 | Entertainment

Screenwriting. The pastime of Hollywood (and beyond). A career of high or low stakes, depending upon what level of the totem pole you, the screenwriter, is on.