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Our Writing Staff

Linda Geenen
The Editor in Chief of and the first poker blogger on the internet, Linda has been actively involved in poker since 1979. Her introduction to poker was at a 5 Card Stud Game at the Oxford Bar in Missoula MT. Since then Linda has dealt major poker tournaments in Las Vegas, Reno, and Tahoe, Nevada. Linda opened the Mirage Hotel and Casino in 1989, the Gulfport Grand in 1993, and Bellagio in 1998. She has dealt poker, managed several poker rooms in Montana, and played for over 35 years. Linda started in 1999.

Emilis Pakenas
Emilis did not arrive on the pages of PokerWorks with years of poker playing skills tucked under his belt; he spent his prior time studying journalism and acquiring a University Bachelor's Degree in English. He came on board as a support manager around four years ago and as luck would have it, came to his senses and got involved in poker. He has written for NeverwinPoker, Casino PokerNews, MyHands, OnlinePoker10 (with an extensive section of poker rules of all game variations), BingoNews, and more - both in Lithuanian and English.

The Hack started her poker dealing career when No Limit Lowball was the game of choice in CA and then incorporated Holdem into the mix in the 90's. She dealt in N. CA - Redding, Casino Club - Red Bluff, Round-up; the Iron Horse; and New Orleans - and also in Corning. The Hack came to our writing team in 2007 and has written many of the great tales in our Poker Wall section and also promotional articles on bonuses and tournaments and PokerWorks online poker site reviews. The Hack plays online poker and keeps abreast of what's new in the online poker market.

Jennifer Newell
Jennifer's writings have graced the pages of PokerPages, PokerStarsBlog, PokerPlayerNewspaper, and more in her writing career. Jennifer has supplied major tournament reports in land-based events, poker news, online tournament reports, player interviews, and handled the Gambling and the Law section on PokerWorks pages. Does she play poker? We've seen her at blogger events with chips in her hand so we must assume the answer is yes.

A doctor by day, a poker player and writer at other times - when he's not busy raising children and handling family life with his wife - Clearspine has managed to give a clear picture of The Big Game, Poker2Nite, Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker, PokerWorks Book Review Section, and write strategy articles that are easy to follow and understand. Poker became a better place when he entered the picture.

Aaron Hendrix
Aaron is responsible for many of the WSOP tournament reports and updates, opinion pieces, and strategy articles displayed on the pages of PokerWorks. Aaron has also written for other publications and online poker sites and gets the majority of his poker knowledge from having his tush planted in a seat at a poker table and from teaching poker in a variety of locales. As a member of the media at the WSOP, he is known for his annual charity prop bet where he talks famous poker players into having their pictures taken with a stuffed animal!

Roepk Triwer
Contributing writer at PokerWorks, Roepk is usually too busy with life in the fast lane to spend much time sitting down to pen an article. Upon occasion he graces our pages with some news about poker that is usually tinged with a bit of sarcasm or dark humor. Look for him at Bellagio or the Wynn in Las Vegas NV from time to time, but he may be difficult to find since he never uses his real name when putting his name on the list for a seat. Come to think of Roepk Triwer a real name?

Penne Anne Papre
Penne grew up in a home that did not allow any type of game play. Imagine her instant insane addiction for the great game of poker when her boyfriend sneaked her into the Stardust (under age of course) and she sat behind him while he played. She had never witnessed anything like it, she was hooked. She no longer frequents the Stardust - obviously, since it was imploded some years back - but she likes the local poker rooms in Las Vegas, like the Red Rock Station, The Orleans, The Tuscany over the big rooms like Aria, Bellagio, Wynn, and the Venetian. Once in awhile Penne graces our pages at PokerWorks - when she isn't out terrorizing the locals favorite poker rooms.

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