Friday, November 13, 2009

Jeffrey Pollack Vacates WSOP Commissioner Job

By Pauly
Las Vegas, NV

The rumor mill was swirling over the November Nine about the future of Jeffrey Pollack. And it's official. Friday will be his last day as the Commissioner of the World Series of Poker.

The Commish
Photo by Flipchip

I was a fan of Jeffrey Pollack during his reign as Commissioner. He never gave me shit about blatantly writing about the Hooker Bar or other of the sordid happenings that lurked in the shadows of the WSOP. For that, I'd like to publicly thank him for allowing me the artistic freedom to cover the WSOP in my way and giving me the greenlight to write about the straight dope about the poker world. Pollack (and Harrah's for that matter) have always given me free reign. If you enjoyed the style and content on the Tao of Poker during the summer over the last 4-5 years, you have Jeffrey Pollack to thank for not censoring me or the stories that I wrote about.

Harrah's has no plans on naming a new commissioner. Maybe they will some day, maybe they won't. But if they ever do, it will never be the same. There will only be one Commish in poker and that's Jeffrey Pollack.

Jeffrey Pollack will be missed. I also looking forward to speaking with him in the future for the sequel to Lost Vegas, where everyone in the poker industry dishes the real dirt about the glorious poker boom.

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You can read about the Harrah's/Pollack break up via Pokerati here. Los Hombres at Wicked Chops Poker will have a vlog shortly.

Otis penned something on the Tao of Poker this summer titled Fringe: Jeffrey Pollack and the Fine Line. It was one of the my favorite submissions from the Tao All Stars and worth a read.

Change100's shared her thoughts on Pollack's departure in a post over at Pot Committed titled WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack Ankles Harrah's.

And last week during the November Nine, Change100 wrote a haiku about the Commish...
Looking Fresh at 3am
Hair cropped like Caesar
Navy suit is wrinkle-free
Real men wear pastels
And speaking of Twitter, Pollack has already announced his break up in subtle terms on his Twitter home page.

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Update! RawVegas finally posted a three-part interview with the Commish. In the second video, Chops asks Pollack is he was ever irked or pissed off at something that was written on Tao of Poker.

Check it out...

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