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Your Brain on Multitabling

“I sometime think my brain is completely ****ed up. I can’t focus on one thing at [a] time.”babar86 “I haven’t read a book in years, I can only read articles. […] I’m distracted basically instantly and have no short term memory.”jimmyvjv13 “I was told [by my doctor] that if I choose to play online poker […]Read more »

Poker’s Tragedy of the Commons

The poker community, momentarily breaking character, has been reflective lately. It all started with Joe Hachem lamenting the decline of poker at the hands of new-school players. Phil Galfond then weighed in with his thoughts on how to bridge the gap between new and old-school. Finally, Daniel Negreanu went on 2p2 to chide new-school players […]Read more »

Money, Money Everywhere

My first ever purchase as a poker player wasn’t made with money. It was made with FPPs. About a year after I started playing poker, I was $3/$6 reg with over $70,000 to my name, and I decided to cash in my FPPs on Pokerstars to buy an iPod. I was 16 years old, and […]Read more »

What Ithacas Mean

I made my final donation yesterday. The $75,000 is now all accounted for. I sent $20,000 to charity: water for building water wells in rural Pakistan, and $15,000 to GiveDirectly (matched by another $15,000 by Good Ventures), which will be distributed through Kenya and Uganda. I’ll be updating the original post where I announce I’m […]Read more »

Starting Over

So I’m starting over. I’ve decided to give away all of my money. Two years after retiring from poker, I have left about half a million dollars. I’m giving some of it to charity, and the rest to my family to go toward my parents’ retirement. I’m leaving myself $10,000 to live off—you know, in […]Read more »

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