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    Oregon; lived in Vegas 1982 - 1991
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    Screenwriting - Wrote a Vegas/poker themed screenplay entitled "Vegas Knights" that won a 1st place award at the Nevada Film Festival, an honorable mention at the Las Vegas Film Festival, and was a quarterfinalist at the huge Scriptapalooza contest. Script still available.

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  1. And then of course there’s the: “ON A RUSH” and “PLAY THE RUSH” Yes, the almighty Rush; you know, that period of time within a session when the world revolves around you. The chips just keep coming your way, with you winning pot after pot after pot. True rushes don’t happen often but when they do there’s nothing like it. What’s even scarier to the other players at the table is a player who knows how to take full advantage of a rush. The rushee often become looser and more aggressive at just the time the other players are starting to tighten up as their stacks dwindle. This
  2. Hey Guys, enjoyed your comments on Noel Furlong who recently passed. Forgot all about his famous call against Huck Seed with Ace 3 suited. Huck couldn't believe it when Noel turned over his hand.
  3. Well the 4.3 billion Resorts World has finally opened (only took 7 years). The Trooper has said the poker room is nice and the chairs are comfortable. He said the poker tables are small though. He also said the room had about 80% regs but that's probably to be expected with the regulars checking out the new room in town. It will probably take a month or two before the true character of the room shows itself. As far as the property itself, the below video starting at the 1:23 mark probably does the best job of showing the essence of the interior. New Resorts World Las Vegas Grand
  4. "I've got the Nuts." Probably the worse phrase you will hear your opponent say at the poker table. Most of you know it means that they have the best possible hand. I've heard several players say the phrase a second or two before they show their hand at showdown. I don't know why they choose to say it. Maybe, if they are a player who bluffs a lot, it's to reinforce the idea in their opponents mind that yes sometimes even they wake up with a great hand.
  5. From the above linked article: "The DOJ’s decision to not pursue the Wire Act ruling anymore makes it clear that it has once again accepted its stance that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting and not all forms of gambling. The ruling also makes it clear that interstate poker agreements are no longer under threat and interstate poker operators will be able to function as usual."
  6. Looks like happy days could be here again as the Department of Justice refused to appeal a recent court decision regarding online gambling, thus allowing interstate online poker to occur legally. DOJ New Stance On Wire Act Makes Interstate Online Poker Fully Legal (legalgamblingandthelaw.com)
  7. Everybody loves to make a successful "Hero Call" (a call with a lousy hand because you think your opponent is bluffing) Probably the greatest hero call of all time was when Stu Ungar called a player in a big pot with just 10 high when he rightly figured the other player missed their draw to a low straight. Many times the player seriously considering a hero call will say something like "This might be the worse call ever" before acting. They're letting everyone know they think something is fishy in the hand and also they might be trying to get a read on their opponent.
  8. "I check blind." Usually said by a player in early position just before the dealer deals the flop. I guess the purpose is to try to discourage players in later positions from betting since you might have hit something on the flop, thus increasing the chances that you (with your bad position) will see the turn card for free. Phil Hellmuth does this a lot and I seem to remember Daniel doing this. Since some of the best players in the world do this, I'm surprised more players don't do it. Checking blind can also be done before the turn and river cards are dealt.
  9. How could we have forgotten one of the all time poker room cliches: "Show one, show all." This is usually said by a person at the table who takes the game very seriously, and can't bear the fact that they are being denied any spec of information that someone else has. This is of course is said after a player shows their hand to another player in a manner that not everyone can see; usually after the hand is over. I have a feeling some players do this just to annoy other players.
  10. Yeah, probably for most players, but I would think a Limit Holdem Dinosaur like yourself might have considered "Hold'em Poker" by Sklansky as being "the book".
  11. Another saying I've heard several times at the table is: "The book says:" For example they might say "The book says to raise this hand" and then they raise. They never do say what book they are talking about. i guess it refers to some imaginary composite book of all the famous books that are out there. But nowadays I guess we are headed to more people saying "Well, the solver says:".
  12. Another comment I've heard more than once at the table is: "I'll show it to ya." This is usually said on the final round of betting when a player bets and another player is considering whether or not to call. The betting player is telling the other player that he will reveal his hand if they fold. There can be several reasons for doing this such as: 1) The betting person has a good hand, doesn't need the money, and is just playing to have a good time. They want to save the other player (usually one that's losing) some money, and to keep the atmosphere at the table relatively
  13. Some of you might have seen the Youtube video showing Phil Hellmuth in a televised game with Tony G. and some other players. Phil bet with (Ace Jack) and Tony G raised. Tony G then started saying he didn't even look at his cards. He kept insisting he didn't look at his cards. Of course this was a lie as we had seen Tony G look at his Ace King. I've got to admit Tony G is a good liar and he convinced Hellmuth that he indeed did not look at his cards. Phil took the bait and went all in with his Ace Jack thinking Tony just had a random unseen hand. Tony called and turned over his
  14. Famous old time gambler Nick the Greek (who had won and lost millions in his career) was near the end of his life and playing in a low limit poker game at a California card room. Someone was razzing him about being in such a low limit game. Nick said to him: "It's action ain't it."
  15. One famous comment was made by Sammy Farha during the 2003 WSOP to Chris Moneymaker after MM went all in on the river. "You must have missed your flush, huh?" Oh, how right he was, but unfortunately for him he just couldn't believe an amateur like MM could make such a play at such a moment. If he had called, Farha probably would have won the tournament and the poker boom might never have gotten as big as it did.'
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