Greg Raymer had been back at work a few days when he took the only logical course available to a man who had just experienced a $5 million payday.
The 39-year-old Connecticut patent attorney told colleagues they would have to get along without him and quit his job.
Winning the 35th annual World Series of Poker no limit hold 'em championship at Binion's Horseshoe in May gave him a chance to change his focus.
"Give me your invitation to the House of Cards! screams the Ugly Man. "Give it to me or die!"
"I don't have an Invitation. . . ."
The Ugly Man howls. He floors the taxi's accelerator and jumps out. We speed straight down the alley for the brick wall. Jenny screams. The wall comes closer . . . and closer . . . and suddenly the taxi begins to slow. I watch the speedometer's needle move down 5 | 0 ... 60 ... 70 I check the fuel gauge. It reads \E.
"We're out of gas!" I yell. "We're out of. . . ."
There's a time and a place for everything. Usually when you're playing poker, it's easy to figure out what the proper time and place are: If you're sitting in a cardroom or a home game, and there are chips and cards in front of you, that's the right time and the right place to be playing poker.
Even Erik Seidel's wife didn't think he could win his 7th bracelet. "I never thought he'd make another final table ever again with so many more people playing," she said a few minutes after he won the $2,000 No Limit event where he outlasted 1402 other players. She honestly thought he would never win another bracelet due to the record number of players entering events at the World Series of Poker.
Combining your poker play with a stop at almost any Harrah's Total Rewards club booth across the US could possibly make you a million dollar winner later this summer. At the very least, you won't be thirsty and you can catch a free flick! "Winning Will Find You" is the new Harrah's nationwide promotion which also includes the Rio in Las Vegas.
I was reading some back issues of this great newspaper. I find that when I get my copy in the mail I often don't read it thoroughly - just looking for some of my favorite authors, upcoming tournaments, the Hustler ad, and then my article. But I just check to make sure it's there; I often don't read it.
Fred scooped a $194 pot. Not the biggest pot on that Friday afternoon in late winter at a $4-8 Hold'Em table in my local card room, but Fred was pleased that his theory worked! Fred explained that he had played small cards because there were so many callers pre-Flop that the big cards were "used up," and his small cards had a better chance.
Inspired by his late father, Reza Payvar wins limit hold'em marathon and $303,610