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It's Monday and time for a few heady nuggets to keep you busy today. If you have the day off, then that's awesome, enough the day of rest. If not, enough these blurbs while you're killing time in the cube...
Smooth Criminal: I love it when Scandi philosophers delve deep into the big questions of the universe. In this case, Kim wonders "why do we cheat so much?" in thought-provoking essay titled Blessed Art the Cheaters.That brings me back to something I've always said -- "We're all criminals." It's innate in humans. We're creatures who have bucked the system and shot angles since the first time Adam attempted to pluck the forbidden fruit off the Tree of Life. Some of cheat more than others in life, but whenever large sums of money are around, you'll find a higher percentage of angle shooters. Case in point: poker, drugs, and Wall Street. (Infinite Gaming Edge)And yes, part of the reason I haven't been writing about poker is because I've been helping stir up a revolution when I haven't been fear mongering. I encourage you to check out the Monday Morning Red Pill, which is the Tao of Fear's version of the Monday Nugs. In the latest version of the Red Pill, we discuss bleach fights among Walmart customers, potential WWIII with China, the real skinny on nuclear meltdown in Japan, the impending financial collapse of Europe, and more evidence that America is becoming a police state. If you don't follow @TaoFear on Twitter, then what are you waiting for?
Knights in White Satin: Snoopy weighs in on the Full Tilt Poker situation with Tom Dwan: A Knight in Shining Armour. You have to read this post because of three reasons... 1) Snoppy declares "durrrr" as the only white knight in the FT not-paying-its-players-back scandal, 2) Snoopy writes funny using "u" in words like armour, and 3) Snoopy is one of my favourite writers... see what I did there? (Black Belt Poker)
Paint It Black: So... how did Things Become So Screwed Up With Full Tilt Poker? My colleague and former FT employee gives his opinion on how things imploded in the Full Tilt universe. (Bill's Poker Blog)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: Shamus wants to know... To Bot or Not to Bot? That is the question. Bots are bad right? That's what all of the Terminator movies taught me -- that at some point the poker bots will join SkyNet and fire nukes on humanity. Then again, what is the difference between a bot and a total nit? Nits won't blow shit up, unless they get stacked on a wicked bad beat, then they'll blow up a 2p2 thread. (Hard-Boiled Poker)
Broke in the USSR: Gotta love a rags to riches to rags story. Poor kid grinds out roll playing online poker. Kid wins Sunday Million. Blows it all that night playing high stakes SNG. Kid now being made fun of by the Entities. (Wicked Chops Poker)