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Scott Aigner
Scott Aigner A standard set of rules for every Casino to follow. Why have different rules. Accept that there is no one set of rules that can address Poker for 100% of the people and 100% of the time. We should not have to bicker over this or continue the confusion of this rule is this way here and that way there.


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Tommy Angelo
Tommy Angelo Tommy Angelo has written a book called "Elements of Poker" in which he shares hundreds of his very best ideas in a manner intended to amuse, inform, inspire, and enlighten. You can read many excerpts from EOP at Tommy's website: www.tommyangelo.com. And you can order personally inscribed copies there. Elements of Poker is also available at amazon.com.


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Aaron Angerman
Aaron Amgerman

Aaron Angerman is Content Manager for PokerPages.com. Raised in small town Alaska, the self proclaimed 'sports fanatic' had dreams of being a sports writer. After moving to Las Vegas in 2000, he rekindled a childhood love for poker. Grinding it out in card rooms and on the virtual felt helped Aaron to fund his schooling, eventually earning him a journalism degree from UNLV. After a couple short stints in tournament reporting, Aaron realized the poker world was the place for him.





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David Apostolico
David Apostolico David Apostolico is the author of Tournament Poker and The Art of War and Machiavellian Poker Strategy.


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Robert Arabella
PokerCop Jack The Ripper," killer of six, taunted police with handwritten letters to The London Times. "The Zodiac," killer of five, taunted police with typewritten letters to The San Francisco Chronicle. "The Son Of Sam," killer of four, taunted police with pencil scrawled letters to The New York Daily News. "The Poker Player Slayer," killer of four (so far), taunts me with e-mails sent to pokercop@majesticpokerroom.com.
My name is Talbot. They call me, "The Poker Cop." As Majestic Hotel & Casino's Chief of Poker Room Security it's my job to protect the poker room and everyone in it. I'm not doing a very good job this week - four poker players have been killed.














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MJ Bernstein
MJ Bernstein MJ Bernstein is a 28-year-old poker upstart living in Chicago, IL. After years as a regular in the cash game arena, MJ recently made the transition to playing tournament poker full-time. MJ can usually be found driving to the bigger WSOP Circuit and WPT events on the east coast, since he isn't a big fan of flying. With a good amount of success on the tournament scene over the last couple of years, and having become increasingly good at live single table sit-n-gos and super satellites, Bernstein hopes to have his breakthrough tournament moment sometime in the near future. "I certainly do not get to play the volume of live tournaments I want, but it is fun to be an East Coast player and have camaraderie with some of the other top players out here like David "Dr.Fox" Fox, Joe "JoeyTheB" Brooks and Matt Brady," says Bernstein."


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Donna Blevins
Donna Blevins My mid-life crisis was different than most other women I know. Mine was stimulating, filled with joy and turned into an amazing mid-life rebirth.When I asked my life-partner, Greg, to teach me how to play poker in 1996, little did I expect it would lead to a new, exciting career complete with adventure, travel and ultimately fortune. Granted, the ultimate fortune is yet to come, but I KNOW it will. Greg keeps saying the 2004 World Series of Poker is mine. Sure that's a lofty goal, but I've always been an overachiever!


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Vince Burgio
Vince Burgio Series of articles from Vince including, Poker Strategy and Who's that playing my chips?


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Mark Burtman
Mark Burtman On the tournament trail with Mark Burtman. Mark reviews his ups and downs from an amateurs point of view playing in some of the best tournaments in the world. See how Mark develops over the years as you read some great tournament reports.


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Amy Calistri
Amy Calistri Amy actually does have a life outside of poker. Amy is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy and works as a financial/economic consultant primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and commodity trading strategies. Amy has designed and instructed a number of online educational courses used by Bloomberg.com, Webstreet.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and National City Corporation


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Sean Carey
Sean Carey Sean Carey is a writer, performer (theatre/stand-up), and part-time card player living in Austin, TX. Sean uses poker for fun, profit, and spiritual enlightenment. He is not as good as he thinks he is, but's he's better than you think he is.


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John Carlisle
John Carlisle John Carlisle is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with advanced degrees in Psychology and Counseling. He writes on the psychological aspects of the game.

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Gary Carson
Gary Carson PokerPages has instituted a discussion forum for women poker players. It looks as it's going to be a rich source for discussion and a rich source of article topic ideas for me. One of the first threads was started by PokerVeteran, an internet poker troll. He basically proclaimed that women belong in the bedroom, not the cardroom. Of course, as you might expect, a number of posters felt the need to tell him how wrong he was. A couple of them were men. Randy made a very polite post pointing out that PokerVeteran never posted anything with any poker content and calling him an a-hole.


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Mike Caro
Mike Caro Mike Caro is known professionally as "America's Mad Genius," "Gambling's Mad Genius," or "The Mad Genius of Poker." He teaches that in order to overcome any odds against you, your decisions must really matter.
Mike was also a teacher and at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Michael Cheser
Michael Cheser After successful careers in the financial and high-tech industries, Michael Cheser became fascinated with poker in early 2006. Defying all probabilities, he managed to cash in the 2006 WSOP Main Event. When not tournament reporting for PokerPages, he can be seen at no-limit tables in Las Vegas, cheerfully calling large river bets with second-best hands.


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Bob Ciaffone
Bob Ciaffone "Games are my life." Bob Ciaffone is one of the greatest well known authorities on poker. The rules of poker, how to play, and teaching others to play is his specialty. Those under his instruction during his 40-year poker career fondly call him, "the coach."
Well respected amongst the players Bob also a teacher and at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Nolan Dalla
Nolan Dalla According to hearsay, Nolan Dalla was born with a deck of cards in one hand and a linesheet in the other. A gambler since childhood, Nolan grew up in Dallas and worked his way through the University of Texas playing poker and betting sports.
Nolan was also a teacher and at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Bryan Devonshire
Bryan Devonshire Bryan Devonshire is a rising star on the professional circuit. Since he took second place in the first event of the 2006 World Series of Poker, he has cashed in four major tournaments, including a first place finish at the Commerce Casino. Bryan is also a featured blogger on PokerPages.com.


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Scott Diamond
Scott Diamond Scott Diamond, married and father of 7, 2 sets of twin baby girls 4and 3 years old. Deputy Sheriff for 20 years in Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. Born in the Bronx grew up in Dover Ohio.
Cashed in 2 events at this years LAPC won a friday night tourney at The Orleans Hotel in Vegas in December and have made several final tables at evening tourneys at the Bicycle Casino in the past 14 months.


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Guy Downs
Guy Downs Earned a BS in philosophy from Eastern Michigan University, and a masters in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Colorado. He has been playing in - and beating - poker games in Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Denver, Chicago and Detroit for the last seven years, and has been playing online for the past five. He currently lives in the Midwest with his wife Shonnie and son Gabriel.


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Nick Eisel
Nick Eisel "Semi-professional middle limit player that specializes in shorthanded low limit online play." I've been playing poker seriously for a little over a year and a half. While that may not seem like a long time, you have to consider that I was playing 60-70 hours a week for a good portion of last year, and have read essentially every gook on the subject and spent even more time thinking about the game. While I do play the full tables at higher limits (10/20 & 20/40), I mainly specialize in online shorthanded low limit (2/4, 3/6, 5/10). My series here on PokerPages.com will cover all aspects of shorthanded play and show you how you can beat the games for much more than a big bet an hour once you gain some experience.


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Wendeen Eolis
Wendeen Eolis In the middle of his poker "rush" Lyle Berman was dancing toward bigger fortunes in business. Beginning with his involvement as a limited partner in a blind pool (1990) he was searching for businesses in which to invest . He recalls casually, "I did a couple of deals. "The blind pool was a public company that merged G3 Leather Company (a company he knew well) and Northgate Computer Company, a Dell look-alike except for going out of business in 1990. In the same year, two of Lyle's partners in the pool had negotiated a gaming deal with an Indian tribe. They came to Lyle thinking he would join as a limited partner and help raise $3,000,000 for the venture. Says Lyle, in explaining his enthusiasm to commit more money to the endeavor, "I knew the power of the slot machine."


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Jan Fisher
Jan Fisher Leading female player Jan Fisher profiles some Casino's, Interviews some celebrities and writes a few of her own articles.


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Nicolas Fradet
Many poker authorities often say that poker players who are winners at the game mostly profit from the mistakes their opponents make and not from their own brilliant play. This is certainly true. We all have egos and it sure would be nice if I could say that I outplay my opponent so often I make a fortune at it, but it would be a lie. The truth is that it's rather the mistakes my opponents make day in and day out that make me a winning poker player.



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Shari Geller
Shari Geller is a former attorney and published novelist as well as a poker enthusiast. Shari is thrilled to combine her love of writing with her passion for poker.


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Andy Glazer
Andy Glazer The Poker World mourns the death of Andrew N.S Glazer, "The Poker Pundit" and the best poker writer this industry has even seen. A gentle giant with a huge heart.

Andy had written for almost every gambling magazine and website of consequence, and was called "a poker scholar" in the May 17, 1999 issue of Newsweek Magazine.
Andy was also a teacher at PokerSchoolOnline.



Andy Glazer Followed His Dreams
by Phil Hellmuth

Andy Glazer: Poker Pundit Ascends to Higher Plain
by Wendeen Eolis

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Jay Greenspan
Jay Greenspan Jay Greenspan is a semi-professional poker player and the author of the upcoming book, Hunting Fish: A Cross-country Search for America´s Worst Poker Players which will be published by St. Martin´s Press later this year. In Hunting Fish, Greenspan, one time managing editor of All In Magazine and founder of a popular poker website, chronicles his journey in search of the worst poker players America has to offer, wherever they may be.


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Oklahoma Johnny Hale
Oklahoma Johnny Hale Poker how it was how it should be and how it is. I remember having many conversations with Benny Benion about the beginning of the World Series of Poker (take a look at my article about playing with him, "Back in the Saddle Again," in issue No. 6, Vol. 13 of Card Player). Benny was many things, including a bootlegger and illegal casino operator in Texas and LA. Benny spent time in prison for accepting stolen cattle up on his ranch in Montana, and as such he told me that he had to win the money twice because it was stolen from him the first time. Most of all Benny was a promoter and a showman.


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Aaron Hendrix
Aaron Hendrix  


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Brian Heptinstall
Brian Heptinstall Brian Heptinstall began playing poker like most everyone else by learning in a Sunday night game in college. Since then, it's been quite a whirlwind for him as a player, and a person. Brian is a graduate of culinary school and once worked for Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. He resides in Hoover and is an avid Crimson Tide Fan.


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Matthew Hilger
Matthew Hilger Many players assume that strategy for online and live games is the same. After all, you still receive two down cards, five community cards, and play against nine opponents. However, there are several characteristics unique to Internet play that require subtle adjustments to your play including short playing sessions, the virtual environment, and Internet distractions. Let's discuss these unique characteristics in a little more detail and the impact they may have on your strategy.
Matthew is also a teacher at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink Rob Hollink has been a leading player for over 20 years and has won both a European tour title and, in 2008, a World Series bracelet.


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Dave Cinch
David Cinch Dave Cinch is a gaming humorist in the mold and tradition of Mark Twain. "Well not really, but I have gambled on the Mississippi River," he says. "Old Man River... the great teacher" he muses. "It's busted me more than once, but I picked up a nugget or two of wisdom along the way..."
One of those nuggets is that a sense of humor is a friend to a poker player. You can laugh yourself to sleep at night without a quarter in the world. "I should know, I've done my share of it," says Cinch.
Cinch's pieces have appeared in the Churchill Downs racing programs, Las VegaN magazine, Gaming Today, and Poker Digest. His "Joker Journal" is an entertaining look at some of the unforgettable characters that belly-up in our beloved poker games.


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Chuck Humphrey
Chuck Humphrey Founder of the Tournament of Champions


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Joseph M. Kelly
Joseph M. Kelly Joseph M. Kelly, Ph.D., J.D., is a Professor of Business Law at State College at Buffalo,and an associate of Catania Consulting. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Nevada, and Wisconsin. He is also co-editor of Gaming Law Review.


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Lou Krieger
Lou Krieger Casino Journal Magazine recently named him one of the most influential gaming writers of the past 100 years - an honor accorded to only five poker authors.
Lou was also a teacher and Dean at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com






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Tim Lavalli
Tim Lavalli Tim has a Ph. D. in comparative psychology and has been "studying" poker for about five years. Many of his articles are about the things "away" form the table that effect your play "at" the tables. He likes to bring you the "facts" behind the rumors and the "rumors" behind the facts.


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Sharla Lehrmamn
Sharla Lehrmann  


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Chris Line
Chris Line Chris Line has been in the media industry for more than a decade. He's an on-air radio personality for CAT COUNTRY 96.1 in N.E. Pennsylvania. (Listen online!) Outside of radio, Chris had a supporting role in Paramount Picture's "School of Rock", had VJ'd for MTV, and he currently hosts "The Stage", a regional TV Show where he interviews the worlds biggest Rock/Pop starts today. He owns mypokertshirts.com and has successfully been playing tournament poker for over 3 years and will be combining his poker and intervieiwing skills to bring articles that dig deep into the poker playing minds of celebrities to see who is a donkey and who has got game.


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Dave Lukow
Dave Lukow  


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Jim McManus
Jim McManus The inaugural Poker Million, with its £1 million first prize, has attracted a contingent of American poker studs, forty-three strong, including four former world champions: Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston, who won the title back in `72, Johnny Chan (`87, `88), Russ Hamilton (`94), and Phil "The Poker Brat" Hellmuth, who won it in `89, when he was barely 24. England's Mansour Matloubi (`91) and Ireland's Noel Furlong (`99) are also on hand, as is reigning champ Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, who resides in LA. To hype the event, several British tabloids have splashed Ferguson's visage across their pages. Read Jim Mcmanus' account of the first Poker Million.


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Kaelaine Minton
Kaelaine Minton Since becoming forcibly unemployed, Kaelaine "will do anything poker-related for money". Her ambition is to support herself doing poker-related stuff so she doesn't have to get a real job, so she is a self-proclaimed "Poker Slut". Kaelaine is currently following the poker circuit, reporting on major tournaments for PokerPages.com.


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Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous  


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Tina Napolitano
Tina Napolitano Co founder of PokerPages.com and PokerSchoolOnline.com, Tina is recognised for her dedicated hard work in the Poker Industry and will be remembered for starting the PSO Live Tour.


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Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu Daniel is considered to be one of the top tournament players in the world, who also excels in cash games. He has won more tournaments than any other player in the circuit since 1997 with 25 first place finishes.


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Jennifer Newell
Jennifer Newell Jennifer Newell is a freelance writer, originally from St. Louis but now living in Los Angeles. She fell in love with poker while working at WPT and began writing about it in 2005.


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Mike Paulle
Mike Paulle I remember well my initial visit to a Las Vegas poker room. This was long before poker came to the Internet; it was poker the "Old Fashioned Way." It was 1967. I was 21 and in town to play blackjack for the first time in a casino. I'd studied Edward O. Thorpe's "Beat The Dealer" and was ready to make my fortune. After being thrown out of two casinos for card counting, I was ready to go back home. My fortune, I didn't know then, would never come.


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Jason Pohl
Jason Pohl Jason Pohl has been playing professional poker since early 2003. He is married with no children. Jason rarely plays live games or tournaments, preferring a more anonymous existence in online poker.


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PokerPages
PokerPages Staff Articles written by our own Staff


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Paul Samuel
Paul Samuel Britains answer to Mike Caro. If you want to know all about poker and maths from a different perspective the read Paul's articles.

Paul also has archived lessons at PokerSchoolOnline, so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com



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Art Santella
Art Santella Art regularly gets asked many questions on poker and gives us the answers to some of the best queeries.


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Max Shapiro
Max Shapiro Fun and Humour from Max and Friends.


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Dave Scharf
Max Shapiro Dave is a semi-professional player. In his other life, "Rambling Dave" co-hosts Saskatoon's favorite radio morning show on C95 fm. Dave has been writing a poker column since 1997 and published Canada's first poker magazine in 1997 and 1998 (Canadian Poker Monthly). He was the founding editor of Canadian Poker Player. He is the author of Winning at Poker: Essential Hints and Tips (Arcturus, 2003). Dave is also a proud member of Team Canuck Poker at www.CanadianPoker.com


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Rolf Slotboom
Rolf Slotboom Rolf became a professional money player in 1998, starting with low- and middle-limit hold'em, and gradually moved up to the big pot-limit Omaha live games. Rolf covers many different subjects but his section on starting hands is invaluable for a beginner. Rolf is also a teacher at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Dana Smith
Dana Smith

Dana Smith is one of the most highly regarded writers in the poker world and author of the best-selling classic Omaha High-Low Poker: How to Win at the Lower Limits. Shane Smith (nom-de-plume for Dana Smith) is widely regarded as one of the greatest poker writers and theoreticians and one of the top low-limit women’s players on the world. In addition to the two best-selling underground books bearing her pen name Shane Smith, she has co-authored and ghosted another five books with world champions.



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Al Spath
Al Spath Al Spath is the "Dean" at PokerSchoolOnline and has authored the "Poker Journal." In addition to having one place for all your poker records, you'll get advice and tips on reading hands, playing live, reading tells and so much more (www.alspath.com). Al's poker expertise, coupled with his insight and ability to communicate effectively to both large and smaller sized audiences, make him an ideal speaker for any company, convention, college, or organizational group venue.


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Kyle Swanson
Kyle Swanson Kyle Swanson is just another poker player


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T.J
T.J. Cloutier One of the last of the legendary road gamblers whose numbers are dwindling each year, T. J. brings a wealth of experience, card skill, and natural ability to every game that he plays. T. J. was named Player of the Year by Card Player Magazine in 1998 and 2002 and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame during the World Series of Poker in 2006.
T.J is also a teacher at PokerSchoolOnline


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Barry Tanenbaum
Barry Tanenbaum Barry took a while, but with the help of books, study and lot of thinking about hold´em in particular and poker in general, he worked my bankroll up through $3-$6, $6-$12, $10-$20, $15-$30, $20-$40 to $30-$60, where he plays today.Want to know what One big bet per hour comes from?, then read Barry's articles on the subject
Barry is also a teacher at PokerSchoolOnline so for more detailed articles join www.pokerschoolonline.com


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Sonny Thompson
Sonny Thompson  


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John Vaughn
John Vaughn John Vaughn a poker addict. Who doen't actually play the game but just can't stop watching it on TV.


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John Vorhaus
John Vorhaus John Vorhaus has been writing about poker since 1988. A longtime columnist for both Card Player and Poker Digest magazine, he is also the author of several poker books, including the Killer Poker series: KILLER POKER, KILLER POKER ONLINE and THE KILLER POKER HOLD'EM HANDBOOK. In the non-poker realm, Vorhaus is best known for his book, THE COMIC TOOLBOX: HOW TO BE FUNNY EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT. This seminal text on writing comedy for television and film is now in its third printing, and continues to be "the bible of comedy writing" for writers from Santa Monica to Scandinavia. An international consultant in television and film script development, Vorhaus has worked for television networks, film schools, production companies and film funding bodies in 19 countries on four continents. He recently penned the script for Save Angel Hope, a con comedy scheduled for 2006 release. Widely recognized as a gifted public speaker and teacher, Vorhaus has been the keynote presenter at the ESCARGOT poker gathering, has conducted "seminars at sea" for Classic Poker Cruises, and is on the faculty of Poker Camp. He is also News Ambassador for ultimatebet.com, and blogs major poker tournaments for them.


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Gone West
Gone West Intrepid reporter Gone West reviews the cardrooms of Las Vegas including Binions Horseshoe, Palace Station, Boulder Station and Palms.


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Justin West
Justin West Justin West played poker since the age of 17, he spent more than a year earning a living on the green felt; a modest living, to be sure, but a living nonetheless. His aim was at one point to win the WSOP main event, thus causing Hell to freeze over. However, given his penchant for sin and his extreme dislike of cold weather, Justin has put that dream to rest.


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Michael Wiesenberg
Michael Weisenberg Michael Wiesenberg regularly contributes to Pokerpages with his crosswords. Read some of his articles about home games and Omaha Hi/Lo


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Rich Wilens
Rich Wilens Today I find myself in awe of all my idols: Caro, Sklansky, Malmuth, Cappelletti, Krieger, Brunson, McEvoy, Chan, my mother, etc, etc. These players/experts/teachers are the best ever. Way up high. Students of their game. Math wizards, calculating the odds, probabilities. I have read and re-read all the materials I can find. My hat is off to these men who write for the top players in the world. They are my soul and inspiration. I want to know the entire math, calculations, and pot odds, how many outs are left. But the truth is that I am not that smart.


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Wise Hand Poker
Wise Hand Poker

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Peter Wolff
Peter Wolff My purpose in writing these articles is twofold; to help and to inform. There have been too many times that I have read postings on rgp that are either blatantly wrong or so ego filled that the original thoughts and meanings are long gone. So much so, that no one can remember what the original post started as.


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Jim Woods
Jim Woods Jim Woods is a middle-aged attorney (but please don't hold that against him) that loves fishing and poker. He has an undergraduate degree... that comes in handy in poker, less so in poker. His one favorite poker fantasy? Using Cling Eastwood's famous line on Phil Hellmuth while having him dominated in a hand: "I know what you're thinking... But what you gotta as yourself is: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well... do ya, punk?


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Raphael Zimmerman
Ralph Zimmerman Internet Poker reviewed by Ralph including why you should only play with an ace in Hi/Lo


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