November 2014

Editor’s Letter … Living the Dream

Newhouse returns to the big table Having been witness to every single incarnation of the November Nine since its inception in 2008, it’s hard to not be completely blown away by Mark Newhouse and what he’s done twice in a one-year span. Every poker player who plunks down $10,000 for a WSOP Main Event seat [...]

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He’s Not Foosing Around

Billy Pappaconstantinou is looking to add a title of another sort to his case Don’t let the big smile and the Yoshi hat fool you — Billy Pappaconstantinou can be cutthroat. Like, literally, cutthroat. Just ask the guy he beaned right in the Adam’s apple with a foosball. As Pappaconstantinou tells it, he didn’t even [...]

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November Nine Preview

The time has come to crown the champion of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. After more than three months of waiting, the final nine players will descend on the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio on Nov. 10 and 11 to fight it out for the most coveted title in poker. [...]

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Finding Mike’s Focus

Around the game for a while now, Mike Leah has found priorities … and a heck of a winning streak Mike Leah’s journey to the top of the poker world didn’t come as quickly and easily as it has for some younger players. Leah is closing in on 40, losing hair faster than he would [...]

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On the road … West L.A. Murderers’ Row

Nothing is better than friends “That dude from ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ lives across the street,” said our host, Shane. “No way,” I said. “We should invite him to the game. If he’s good, then it’s a great spot for him because we’re a bunch of dead-money donks. If 90210 is atrocious and a degen, then [...]

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Being Laak … Computers, Caves & A Monster Table

Today, I got a new computer. It is so fast that the words I am typing actually appear before I even type them. This makes it tricky to write but I am amazing and when you are amazing you can out type even the fastest computers. For what it’s worth, I originally started this article [...]

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Poker Like a Rock Star … Daniel Negreanu

I want to use my experience with Daniel as a learning tool for all of those reading who are open to it. I believe there is a great opportunity to walk away with a tool that so many of us don’t put into action in our very own lives. At the core of it, we [...]

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