Is that $100 million in your pocket?
July 19th, 2012
Comic Sarah Silverman is a fan of President Obama. To the point where she offered to, uh … rub up in a bikini against Venetian casino magnate Sheldon Adelson if he’d donate $100 million to the prez instead of Mitt Romney. This is pretty much what James Madison had in mind, we think. Read more »
Staking Out the Series
July 5th, 2012
Black Friday, the April 15, 2011, Justice Department crackdown on online poker, was supposed to cripple the game in the United States. At the time, experts were predicting a World Series of Poker Main Event that would drop back to pre-Chris Moneymaker levels. It’s true that Main Event numbers are down from the high-water mark in 2006, but as a whole last year’s Series drew a record number of attendees. And WSOP spokesman Seth Palansky expects similar numbers this year. Read more »
July 5th, 2012
Let’s review the bidding here. We’ve got the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports. We’ve got musicians in various states of undress. We’ve got bright colors from the 1980s. Stanford-Cal, right? Noooo. It’s a poker tournament, you dummy. And the gang from Ká is on hand to make sure everyone has access to drinking water. True story. Read more »
The ESPN commentator talks about the WSOP’s appeal, his TV favorites and the best way to pick NFL winners
July 14th, 2011
Norman Chad doesn’t even play Texas hold ’em, but he’s ingrained himself into the consciousness of poker players and television viewers worldwide with his one-liners and self-deprecating shtick since he first became a World Series of Poker announcer for ESPN in 2003. When the mustachioed funnyman is not cracking jokes about one of his ex-wives, penning his syndicated sports column “Couch Slouch” for The Washington Post or in front of his beloved TV—Chad can be found playing almost every other form of the game he covers for six months out of the year. Read more »
Annie Duke could have been a scientist or a poker player. So she decided to be one of the world’s leading experts on the science of poker.
May 26th, 2011
There was a time when Annie Duke was regarded in poker circles simply as the little sister of green-felt legend Howard Lederer, but those days are long gone. That’s what winning a few major poker events will do for you. Read more »