TheFBI Agent says, "Paulo, Don Giuseppe's son, has started a Mob War over the death of his father. He believes the assassin who shotgunned Don Giuseppe and Gyp and is now after him. "You're the only one who's seen the killer." I'm shown a sketch of a Frankenstein's Monster look-alike. "Is this Gyp's killer?"
"No," I tell her, "not even close, "Who is he?"
"The Jackal." A killer-for-hire. His weapon is a shotgun. Have you ever heard of him?"
Dear Poker Counselor, I am a great poker player who consistently wins money. Over the past year I am probably up over $30,000 playing poker, but my problem is leaving the casino. After every winning session, instead of getting into my car, I find myself blowing my winnings at the craps table. I now have nothing to show for the long hours that I put into poker.
I know that I could make poker a living, if only I could get to my car! Sincerely,
Broke in Boston
No Founding Father was more responsible for America's independence and the democratic government that followed than John Adams. His contribution was at least equal to that of Washington or Jefferson.
The second President of the United States descended from America's original risk-takers, the Puritans. John Adams' family arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638, nearly a century before he was born. He always considered himself an American.
The state of New Jersey, being one of the original colonies which formed the United States, has seen its share of history, and a large part of its history recently has been focused on Absecon Island, which is the site of the resort town of Atlantic City, one of the best-known cities in the United States. Merely the mention of Atlantic City, about 125 miles south of New York City and 60 miles southeast of Philadelphia, brings forth different images for different people.
PLAYER Profile PHIL Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth is seemingly everywhere across the landscape of the business and poker worlds.
His sturdy presence is reflected in the attitude projected by this winner of nine World Series of Poker bracelets who finished in the money five times at the most recent Series and was the youngest winner ever of the main event when he took the 1989 title at the age of 24.
He's 40 now and does not even pretend to do "modest" very well.