Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?
Why does every poker movie that comes out have to be
compared to Rounders?
I get the fact that Rounders is considered by many to be
"The Movie" when it comes to poker because of the realistic
portrayal. But this notion that every movie that fails to live up to
the "Rounders Standard" is bad eludes me. The problem with many of the movies that have been made in
recent years is that they try and cash in on poker's
popularity without showing how the game is really played. The two movies, in my opinion, that came the closest to
showing realistic poker portrayals were both mockumentaries.
ReEntry Events Have a Place in Poker But Should Be Limited
Are reentry events a good thing or a bad thing? This seems
to be the hot topic of the week considering the lack of real
poker news this time of year. I've never been a big fan of the reentry concept since they
started becoming popular a few years back. I'm more of the
purist mindset that a poker tournament, unless it is a rebuy
event, should be one entry and you're done. As these events have evolved, my opinion has changed
slightly and while I still prefer true freezeouts, reentry
events have a place but they should be limited.
Daniel Negreanu's Take Applies to Everyday Life - Not Just Poker
Daniel Negreanu wrote a great blog about making his choice
to play poker and to gamble. Head over to
FullContactPoker. com and read it sometime. His words got me
to thinking about the recent decision by Victoria
Coren-Mitchell to leave PokerStars because they are now
offering casino games.
Phil Hellmuth is Indeed a Cancer
The poker world has been in a major uproar recently over
comments made by Daniel Colman claiming that Phil Hellmuth
is a cancer on society. This is where I normally chime in with my comments either
defending or condemning Colman's comments but my research
has discovered an interesting fact. Phil Hellmuth is indeed a Cancer. Cancer is the astrological sign for those born from June 22
- July 22.
Phil Hellmuth Cancer
Random Funny Moments from the Tables
Not really feeling up to commenting on the latest poker
gossip. Instead, I'll share some random funny tidbit from my
live poker experiences. Yes, every one of these happened. Obnoxious player: "Do you know how much money I have won in
Middle-aged guy: "Not enough if you're still playing with