Rants

Video blog: Stuck in Barcelona, losing $2,000, and missing the wedding

Traveling is usually fun. Sometimes it is a nightmare. This time, American Airlines and US Airways provided a fun little nightmare that is going to result in me losing around $2,000 in reservations, losing a day, and missing a good friend’s wedding. Thanks for that!

Maybe they will fix the problem. We will see.

“Nice Hand”

I can’t believe I have to post this in 2014, given all of the excellent poker educational material available, but during a few recent tournaments, I was shocked and amazed to witness countless mediocre (possibly) professional poker players say “nice hand” in a condescending way to amateurs after they got lucky, taking the pro’s money.

I want to make it perfectly clear that this sort of behavior is unacceptable in every possible way. You make money because the weak players show up to play. If you make them uncomfortable or bring it to their attention that they played poorly, they could quite realistically stop playing or improve their skills, killing your edge. …