Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over...
November 19, 2021

...if you just sit there."

With no high limit games in town it seems all my time and energy is going into the Real Deal at the Venetian. Our show is getting better and better. Five o'clock is a little early for a show on the Las Vegas Strip and the producers are trying to get a later starting time. The audience is bigger each week and they seem to enjoy the show.

After researching when my father died in 1957, I am the same age today as he was when he passed. It certainly doesn't seem like it was fifty years ago and it makes me consider my own mortality. The reality is that we should appreciate and enjoy every day we live. I think I take after my mom's side of the family. They (all 10 of them) lived into their 90s with three of them breaking the 100 year mark. At least that's where the family tells me I got this bald head. Perhaps the people who say I am getting old and senile are right. I can't believe I responded to what people posted on a public forum. I should have learned my lesson a few years ago on Rec Gambling when some nut accused me of cheating and running all the high limit games in Las Vegas. According to him, no one could play unless they had my or Chip Reese's permission. He said all the games were fixed. I tried to defend myself but lots of the folks that posted there seemed to believe it. You can't win in a situation like that so I won't make that mistake again!

After Dewey Tomko and Harry Ornstein were inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame it made me wonder which of the young guys will wind up in there. There are some obvious choices right now but time has a funny way of changing things. At best we have a pretty good idea who the first African American will be. I think Dewey was a worthy choice because in the 80's and early 90's he was a force to be reckoned with in both the cash games and tournaments. Henry, if for no other reason, deserved it for the invention of the hole card cameras. He wrote a great book, I Want To Live, about his survival of a Nazi Concentration Camp.

CADDY: Sir, why do you carry two pair of pants when you play golf?

DANIEL: In case I have a hole in one.


@EricOosterbeek No, it's just good natured ribbing. He is a cool guy.

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