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    The stone bonking unbeatable nuts

    I recently profiled the playwright Patrick Marber for a Sunday paper. The idea was to give a well-deserved puff to the West End opening of his play Dealer’s Choice. A pretty simple assignment for a hack you’d imagine, especially one interested in poker, but it didn’t go quite as I had planned. The trouble was, […]

    It’s snowin’ on Prague

    “It’s snowin’ on Raton. Come morning, I’ll be through them hills and gone.” Fresh back from the Prague EPT. Snowflakes fell on us as we were eating sausages with sauerkraut and mustard at the Christmas market in Wenceslas Square. With a scene like that, the poker was an added bonus. Truth to tell, the poker […]


    Looking for a last-minute Christmas present for that poker-player in your life? Look no further than The Poker Encyclopaedia, newly published by Portico at a mere £14 (or just £10.49 from amazon). Handsomely bound in green baize, believe it or not, this indispensable work contains all the info you could ever need to check out […]