My Nominations for the 2012 Women in Poker Hall of Fame
Nominations for the Women in Poker Hall of
are now being accepted and I have once again filled out my
nomination for this year's class. Anyone that knows me or has followed my blogs should not be
surprised at one of my nominations and anyone that knows my
appreciation for poker's past should not be surprised of my
other nomination. My first nomination was for Annie Duke.
Women in Poker Hall of Fame
Amarillo Slim Last of a Breed Poker Will Never See Again
On Sunday, the poker world lost one of its legendary road
gamblers as Amarillo Slim passed away at the age of 83. I didn't know Slim and only got to cover him one time, but
the one time I did get to cover him at the 2008 WSOP ended
up producing a story that was classic Slim. Most of you know which company I worked with in 2008
covering the event. One of our field reporters, Neal, was
easily the tallest guy on our field reporter staff.
Amarillo Slim Dies
Is Davidi Kitai's Triple Crown Legit?
Davidi Kitai completed poker's "Triple Crown" on Sunday with
his win in the European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event this
past weekend. His win prompted some discussion between ESPN's Andrew
Feldman[https://twitter. com/#!/ESPN_Poker] and others as to
whether his Triple Crown win is legit since his WPT victory
was a WPT Invitational that is primarily charity based. I personally agree with Feldman that an invitational win
should not seem to count, but there are numerous examples of
events being given more weight than they should.
Poker's Triple Crown
Do Pro Players Realize What It Means to Be Professional?
WPT Host and Hall of Famer Mike Sexton recently posted a
blog entitled *Poker Pros - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!*
If you haven't read it yet, quit reading this blog, read
his, and come back and finish this one. I've been fortunate enough to play with Mike on a couple of
occasions in Vegas and he quickly earned my respect for his
professionalism. Mike's sentiments almost echo mine in regards to how poker
players should act when they are playing the game and how
they should act as professionals. Some of you are going to read his blog, and this one, and
still say to yourself that "poker players are not that bad.
Acting Like a Pro,
Professionalism in Poker
Has AsianSpa Gone Corporate?
A couple of weeks back, I discovered that
AsianSpa[https://twitter. com/#!/AsianSpa], a guy I've grown
rather fond of following on twitter, had picked up a blog on
that other poker related site who happens to deal in news. I checked out his blog expecting him to call out chumps and
give his true opinions on things and found.