October 2014

Editor’s Letter … A Little Transparency

The Hall of Fame selections process needs help In September, when the 10 nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame were announced, the poker community stood united on two things. First, Daniel Negreanu, eligible and nominated for the first time this year, is an absolute lock to get in this year. Second, the process used [...]

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The Reality of Fantasy

Jon Aguiar made the jump from poker to the sports gaming world, and he’s fitting right in Logan International Airport in Boston is hardly the place where life-changing decisions are normally made. Sure, people come and go every day — arriving from or leaving for the adventures they’ll spend the rest of their days reminiscing [...]

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10 Years

A Decade of BLUFF 10 years ago this month, the first issue of BLUFF Magazine hit newsstands. What started as a bi-monthly poker publication operated out of a suburban Atlanta basement has become so much more in the decade that followed. BLUFF has been involved in the evolution of live tournament updates, provided coverage from [...]

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The Mountain of Greatness: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Shannon Shorr takes adventure to the top of the world For hours, Shannon Shorr struggled up the rocky face of mountain with only the light of his headlamp and lamps of his hiking partners cutting through the darkness. Every breath was challenge at 19,000 feet above sea level and collapsing from fatigue began to seem [...]

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On the Road: Black Hawk, Colorado

Pot, Chowder, Poker and Asshats She dealt like a robot. Like a fast robot. Born in Laos, Pot had been pitching cards in different casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado, for several years. “Pot in Colorado has been legal for only a few months,” she deadpanned while washing the deck before firing out a round of [...]

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Being Phil Laak … Trees, Clapping and Terra Fish

Phil tries his hand and Zen interpretation If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? What is the sound of one hand clapping? If you lose 5K to a Terra Fish, did you really lose it? The first two questions have been around [...]

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Poker Like a Rockstar … Burning Man 2014

Antonio’s annual quest for dirty love I’ve been a “burner” going on four years. It’s one week a year; one week that I that I can’t stop talking about for the remaining 51 weeks, each year outshining the last. This year was exceptional. I did it all: explored, loved, laughed loud, and best of all, [...]

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