June 2014

Editor’s Letter: 49 Days of Fun

The World Series of Poker will take up 49 days of the summer. Seven weeks of dreams coming true. Seven weeks of hearts being broken. Seven weeks of grinding event after event in hopes of capturing the one thing that poker players of all skill levels and bankrolls dream of winning: a bracelet. For 10 [...]

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Rebel With a Cause

Vanessa Selbst wants to take on more than poker If you were to write down everything you know about Vanessa Selbst you’d probably quickly come up with a few things that have been driven home about her since she burst onto the poker scene. She went to Yale. She’s a lesbian. She’s the all-time leading [...]

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‘Your Greatest Asset is Your Future:’

Kevin Boudreau’s long road to recovery One day in April, Kevin Boudreau pointed at his father. The 26-year-old seemed frustrated, but he was unable to enunciate, having suffered a traumatic brain injury that paralyzed him less than a year earlier. “Alright Kevin, let’s try to figure out what you want,” said his father, Jim Boudreau. [...]

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The Tao of Poker … The World Series of Spectacle

The WSOP is a circus and all are welcome The World Series of Poker. A spectacle within a spectacle. Las Vegas, a spectacle itself, unabashedly celebrates bacchanalian hedonism, ravenous greed, and lewd extravagance. Almost nothing can triumph the absurdity of Sin City itself, yet the WSOP perennially rises to the occasion by delivering everything it [...]

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Propel Forward

Mastery, success and the near win The World Series of Poker is upon us once again. With 45 days and 65 events ahead of us it is best to be in the right frame of mind. And to that end I am going to offer some musings with regards to success, mastery and the near [...]

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About Time

Life is too short to complain I’m curious. How many people reading this have seen the movie “About Time?” I recently just watched it and I must say I walked away with an incredibly valuable lesson. The main character has the ability to time travel — OK, I understand how ridiculous that sounds, but you [...]

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The Bracelet Means Something

It’s not all about the money There’s one thing that always catches me off guard and brings upon a feeling of utmost surprise and disappointment. Year after year, we see coveted pieces of WSOP gold on eBay or in pawn shops as players, who yearned for that pinnacle, that moment of exhilaration that makes you [...]

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