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World Series of Poker Main Event Winner, a 23 Year-Old Canadian, Reflects on His Extraordinary Run to the Championship

I couldn’t have been happier about the results of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event result if I had planned it all out myself. Go figure. What’s it like to be 23 years old and on top of the poker playing world. Huh? What’s it like Jonathan Duhamel… to be a multi millionaire […]

Neil Channing

I just read the first part of this interview with an Irish poker player. From just this one interview I can tell that he is a really smart player. One would be well advised to read this interview and take some nuggets of insight from it. There are a few lessons, in particular, that any […]

Here’s What Lawyers and Poker Players Have In Common: Interview with Steve Lubet

I’m not a lawyer, nor a poker player, and don’t even have much interest in these topics.  So I figured I would sooner win the World Series of Poker than enjoy Lawyer’s Poker: 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players (see Suber’s review).  But surprise, surprise.  It’s one of my favorite books this year!! So […]

Lawyer’s Poker: 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players.

     Steven Lubet is a lawyer who’s also a Professor of Law at Northwestern University.  He’s written a book titled Lawyer’s Poker: 52 Lessons that Lawyers Can Learn from Card Players.  Both Sparky and I really enjoyed it.  I couldn’t put it down.  It’s fun, interesting, informative and says some insightful, intelligent things about luck, one of my favorite […]

PokerMoments Interview with Force O Will

  Today’s treat is an interview with professional poker player Force O Will.  Who is Force O Will?  I’ll let you figure this one out.  Trust me, this player is the real deal.  His answers to my questions below are anything but uninformative, as he gives a lot of valuable poker information, and some of the best advice I’ve ever seen on how to become […]

Jonathan Schaeffer Answers 2 Questions About Polaris the Poker Bot

                                                                                    Yesterday I wrote a post about the upcoming Texas Hold’em match (July 23 and 24) between Polaris, the  poker-playing computer programmed by the computer science team at University of Alberta, and two humans, Phil Laak and Ali Eslami.  The post received a question from Sparky about where the name ‘Polaris’ comes from.  I couldn’t find an answer to this […]

PokerMoments Interview with Marc Salem

Marc Salem is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on non-verbal communication.  A few weeks ago I had a chance to speak with him by phone and ask him some questions about playing poker. Marc is not a poker player.  In fact, he has never learned the game, because he says he has an addictive personality – not […]

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