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Poker News | The View from the Box

Poker is the last great frontier where anyone can step from the ordinary 9-5 time clock to a lifestyle of untold wealth and fame overnight with the freedom to travel the world and design their own dream. Poker dealers are a very big part of the game of poker and you're invited to a front row seat in The View from the Box.

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – the world champion head-butter

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – A little cruise through poker land…with the top down

I set out in search of posts that had Curtis Bibb in them. There are a number of nights – that felt like they rolled into years -- where I sat in the box with him glaring hate-daggers-dipped-in-battery-acid at my head. He drank – a lot –...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – The one shoe scenario – pay attention

For some bizarre reason -- go figure on how those things just go POP into one’s head -- Chico came to mind while I was ready to search through Table Tango for fodder for The View from the Box. There are two Chicos in my dealing career that...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Karma bits and bites

The best part of having your own blog is that you can write whatever you want, whenever you want, and if a reader happens to disagree, they can leave a comment…or just buzz off and not visit your blog again. Although in making that statement...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – The kids in the Omaha 8 game

Poker has its own little cliques. Think about it. Not only are there poker variants that bring a select group to the tables, there are also limits that segregate the field and force players to play/add a game to the mix if they want a full table...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Boony Schoomny and tournament temperaments

The views expressed here are from an ex-poker dealer that could step back into the box at any point in time -- or not! Sometimes funny, sometimes cold and cutting, sometimes just tossing out a little bit of wisdom I learned about myself while...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Silent Bob and René Angélil

Back to the early Mirage Days -- I dealt a $3-$6 LH game one night with a dealer friend playing the game. There were a couple of strangers in the game that were fund and friendly and we were all chatting it up as the game rocked chips so high...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box - WPT Media Announcement at Bellagio

I will go back to more of Andy Beal vs. The Corporation updates but I'm in the mood to explore old horizons and I came across this little jewel. It's my post on being invited to the launch of the World Poker Tour. Yeah...really, of course it was...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal IX

After my first email exchange with MC, where I basically told him to buzz off because I wasn't going to help him write his book, we became email buddies, and then phone buddies, and then as the wheels of life grind forward, we became confidants in...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal VIII

This isn’t funny, but in a way, yes, it is. There were stories of collusion, cheating, dealers and supervisors being taken out in handcuffs and all kinds of nonsensical crap that people magnify and feed on that were being told about THE BIG GAME...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal VII

The game of poker – have you ever tried to put the pieces of a puzzle together while the puzzle board continually rotates around you and you try to focus on the pieces suspended in the air, stretching to grab the right one just as it slides out of...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal VI

As stated previously, I didn’t remove the blog posts on the Big Game for fear of being fired, I removed them because I didn’t want to fade the heat every time I dealt a 'regular' big game from a few of the usual suspects that frequent high...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal V

If you haven’t treated your wild side to the ride through Michael Craig’s “The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time” you should. You’ll have a keener appreciation for Andy Beal and his...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal IV

Some of the craziest things in life happen at the poker table – or is the poker table the true meaning of life and everything that happens in the world a reflection of an instance of poker? I wonder at times how all of those moments have added...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal III

The May 11th blog post on this page could be one of those open-mouth-insert-foot instances. I went off on a total ziggity-zag about ways that Andy could help improve his game against the corporation and then later found out all the methods he...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal II

Some days it’s hard enough to deal with everything coming at you in your personal life and then heading for a job where you have to deal with someone else’s insanity for eight hours – oh yeah, multiply that by eight to ten somebodies at the...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – More on Beal

Where would the world be if not for poker? Oh yeah, that’s right, a lot of people think it’s a sinful endeavor designed by the devil to rob those who play of their soul and ability to reason. If you play it right, it can definitely erase...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Andy Beal Continued

It’s difficult to try and explain everything that’s involved in a poker game to many people because they view it strictly as gambling. But there’s so much involved in the ‘whole’ picture that in order to understand the game, you have to...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Continuing with Beal and more

I went back to check blog posts during the time that I had blogged about Andy Beal and The Corporation. If you read the last few articles at The View from the Box, you know the Andy Beal blog posts have been hidden away for a number of years. I...

The View from the BoxThe View from the Box – Disclosure agreements can kiss my…continuing with Beal

This is a continuation from The View from the Box – Disclosure agreements can kiss my…continued as I stepped into watching Andy Beal and his poker game develop and the contacts that I made while Beal played poker against the world’s best high...

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