Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Link Dump: Kara Scott's Ode to Bloggers, Wall Street & Poker, More Round Tables, Change100's TOC Ballot, and the Antarctic Poker Open

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

Happy Sunday. Kick back, fire up the Sunday tournaments, and check out these random links for your enjoyment...
The venerable Shamus conducted a second round table discussion about the 2010 WSOP with six more of my peers in the poker media. The second batch included banter from Andrew Feldman (ESPN), Change100, Mean Gene, AlCantHang, Chops from Wicked Chops Poker, and Michalski. (Betfair)

In case you missed it, check out the first round table discussion that featured yours truly with Benjo, Otis, F Train, Spaceman, and the Cougar. (Betfair)

I can think of no less than 417 different reasons to love Kara Scott. Here's one of them.... Ode to Poker Bloggers. I'm enthralled that the co-host of High Stakes Poker and former EPT hostess gets it. And that it is the downside of being many miles away from home and covering the WSOP or other tournaments. (Party Poker Blog)

Change100 posted part 2 of her stellar op/ed on the WSOP Tournament of Champions. Oh, and she also posted her ballot, so you get to see who she thought was worthy of a spot at the TOC. You can see Part 1 here. (Poker News)

My buddy Btreotch is a musician and scientist. He's currently on an assignment in Antarctica. As far as I know, he won the biggest buy-in tournament on that continent on Friday night! Congrats to BTreotch for shipping the Antarctic Poker Open. I would also like to volunteer my services to Poker Stars to cover that event next year. (Twitter)

Chris "Triple Draw" Fargis at one time was the best Triple Draw player in the world. He left the murky world of professional poker and got a real job on Wall Street as a trader. He was recently the subject of an LA Times article titled Trading firms put their money on poker experts. (LA Times)

Do you like music to be your life's soundtrack? If you're looking for cool tunes to listen to while playing poker, having sex, riding the subway, working out, on a long-distance drive, or if you want to impress your friends with a batch of eclectic grooves from Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Chillout.. then you have to download my buddy Jonas' latest mix.... Background Beats Vol. 4. (Coventry Music)
That's it for now. Hope that you grind out a decent pay in the Sunday tournaments.


  1. Brian G.4:28 PM

    Victoria day is next Monday.  Memorial Day weekend is in 2 weeks.

  2. Pauly7:12 PM

    Thanks for the correction!