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1  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Squid's In: In the Well with Sam Grafton on: July 18, 2013, 12:40:59 PM
what is your stance on currency vigging?

 stirthepot
2  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Squid's In: In the Well with Sam Grafton on: July 17, 2013, 07:15:21 PM
5 books that everyone should read?


Guess books everyone should read are like the supreme works of literary fiction. So 'Ulysses' would top that list, guess your looking at 'Crime and Punishment' next, then 'Anna Karenina' and the like.

The novels that really switch me on to reading in my late teens though were more contemporary. John Updike's Rabbit Quartet is perhaps the greatest literary work of the post-war period. Also novels like 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being', Paul Auster's 'New York Trilogy' and Delillo's 'White Noise' opened my eyes to the ways in which the novel could explore and depict human experience in ways that TV and film just aren't capable of.

Judging from how much people seem to have enjoyed 'The Wire', 'Homeland' and such-like it really surprises so few of my peers are avid readers. The most successful TV series are very novelistic both formally and thematically.

Surprised there's no Chomsky in there. Or Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine
3  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Squid's In: In the Well with Sam Grafton on: July 15, 2013, 02:07:08 AM
How big is the problem of misogyny in poker and what can we do to solve it? GO!

Wow! Shit just got serious!

Yh I think it's a massive problem. If you look at the way women are talked about it's continually in reference to the way they look. Annette's recent wait loss, whether she's hot or not is continually mentioned both just in general chat and also in the more formalised poker media. Last year when there was all that ADZ chat about Lauren Kling people just lapped it up. There was real glee about the public humiliation of an attractive girl.

Think two things need to happen. Firstly poker media just need to be responsible with way they depict female poker players and we as a community just need to side step worst excesses of sexist discourse.

This of course is a societal issue that exists outside of poker but it is particularly prominent inside our community.

Cool.

I kinda feel that the Ladies' Event works too much as a stop gap these days. People assume it helps but I don't think it does. WSOP/EPT/WPT need to give active roles to women/minorities and ask them, "What can we do better?" Then listen and take every piece of advice. Something like actual women's committees and not just including people like Vanessa Selbst, but lower stakes women. It would need to cover a wide range.

As for the media side of things, I know several people who work at places like Pokernews who are still set in certain ways of thinking with no idea of their privilege. Bluff regularly holding their WSOP party at a strip club hardly helps.

It's not just them though, when Iveypoker signed up Lucille Cailly, the very first thing they have in her bio is how pretty she is. I mean fuck you, seriously. This is a woman who came second in one of the toughest events of the year winning about a million euros and had like 90% of her own action after swaps and her looks are the first thing you mention?
4  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Squid's In: In the Well with Sam Grafton on: July 14, 2013, 10:38:12 PM
How big is the problem of misogyny in poker and what can we do to solve it? GO!
5  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 07:05:39 PM
So are they going to explain IWEMPLAY to me or not?
6  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 05:48:08 PM
Just spoke to Pete, a little disappointed about the result obviously but pretty happy with how he played.
7  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 04:47:11 PM
Paul, "And Pete's caught up."

Tighty, "And Pete's overtaken him."

Comedy genius.
8  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 04:45:25 PM
Paul, "You won't see them on the Gatwick Express..."

Tighty, "Not to Heathrow, no."

Cheesy
9  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 03:32:40 PM
Pretty sure Michalak was giving Janot way more credit for a hand there than she had. I don't think she's firing the river there whatever comes.
10  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 03:05:25 PM
Tighty is doing a good job on the commentary imo.

I wish Paul wouldn't call Gwen "the girl", she has a name ffs.
11  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley. The Final on: June 05, 2013, 02:58:06 PM
F Brutal

This sounds like a character from Streetfighter.

Cheesy
12  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: ISPT Wembley Day 5 on: June 04, 2013, 02:14:12 PM
Deeb is short.

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!
13  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: CREAM ALWAYS RISES!! on: September 02, 2012, 06:59:02 PM
It's rising currently.

Very much so.

Can someone with pokernews connections make sure he gets interviewed pls.

14  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: EPT Barcelona thread on: August 23, 2012, 11:40:08 AM

Good luck to Zimnan.

He used to share a flat in Bournemouth with young Marius, who won the SPT Grand Final (or 6-Max, I forget which) last year. Marius now works in a Hotel, & Zimmy travels the world playing poker. Such is life.

He won an EPT late last year for a third of a mill, & had a decent WSOP, with 5 cashes, including a Final Table in the $5,000 Stud Hi-Lo of all things. He's a really decent chap, too.

Also, when they were both starting out, he used to play in the same university games with a called Rupert, iirc.
15  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: EPT Barcelona thread on: August 22, 2012, 05:46:37 PM
This gif has made my week:

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