The Exotics

Funny thing happened to poker in the late 1990s. It used to go that if someone said “hey you want to play poker?” someone else would say “sure, what game?” Nowadays when someone says ‘let’s play poker’ someone deals Texas Hold’em, no questions asked. For this generation of young players, poker is Texas Hold’em. They […]

Control on the mound

A pitcher who can throw 103 mph is something to marvel. Big windups, big pitches, fastball screaming past batters. The type’s going to get a lot of strike outs and hype. Some poker players try to be a Nolan Ryan – blowing big bets past you, firing massive bets and raises whenever they sense weakness […]