Tournament Poker Staking Deals

The most common questions I get from poker followers involve staking deals.  Staking is when a person puts up all or part of a buy-in for a player to get into a poker tournament or cash game.  In the poker world, staking happens all the time.  As common as poker staking is, however, there is…

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Should We Raise or Fold the Minimum Wage?

I broke my own rule after taking a beat with JJ against A8o all in preflop for half my stack, and spent a few orbits reading the random twitter thoughts of my fellow poker pros. Rule #1. Always pay attention at the table. That’s when I came across this tweet from poker superstar Jason Mercier.…

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WSOP 2015 Schedule and Thoughts

There are two times of the year for a professional poker player. There are the six weeks every summer where the World Series of Poker runs every day within the Rio conference center rooms. Where we come home to the Amazon room, the Brasilia room, the Pavilion. And then there is the rest of the…

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Poker Tilt

I’ve been busy the last six months writing up a new poker book called Poker Tilt which I’m planning on releasing this summer. It might even be done before the first event of the WSOP. Making good progress with my coauthor, Laurence Samuels. A few weeks ago, we decided to reach out to Kickstarter to…

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Poker Clinic

Spent a few all-nighters this week taking my new poker clinic website live. I’m offering $20 poker lessons which are a half-hour and done 1-on-1 via skype video chat. Check out the site at!

Epic Poker

Reflecting on my Epic Poker final table this weekend.

I Don’t Know…

Just got finished watching probably my favorite TED talk of all time by some PhD in Texas named David Eagleman. It’s really an awesome 20 minutes and he delivers it more like a stand-up comedian than a guy with a doctorates degree. It has to do with belief and knowing and being able to keep…

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Hacking WordPress Themes

If you’re not technically inclined, go ahead and skip this one… because it gets a little heavy.  I don’t pretend to be a computer guru.  But I know enough about php, html, and wordpress to be just competent enough to know when something is a little off.  So when I noticed that the new theme…

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Tuxedo Alley : Another Minisite

I’ve been working pretty hard the last few weeks converting my domain portfolio into minisites.  I already mentioned a few of them.  Setup another one yesterday,, which is a very basic one with a few facts about dogs where I basically try to sell visitors a long dog leash.  Now I’m working on one…

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Interview with

So speaking of Black Friday hitting everyone hard, I think it must have hit webmasters the hardest. That’s pretty much the only way I can explain this facebook message exchange I found myself in with Mike Owens from Anyway, thought it was kind of entertaining… definitely the weirdest interview I’ve ever done. I wonder…

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