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On skipping the WSOP

pokerstarsblog.com — I'm not going to the WSOP this year. From the looks on some friends' faces when I say that, you'd think I was announcing I was starting treatment to become a man. Not horror, not disapproval, just total surprise. I've been to Vegas every summer for the last five years.

How we tried to make the greatest porn film ever: Amazon.co.uk: Victoria Coren, Charlie Skelton: Books

Victoria Coren: From tomboy schoolgirl to $1 million poker queen

theguardian.com — At the end of the article below we described Roland de Wolfe as "the first player in the world to win a hat-trick of titles on the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas" but he is actually one of two people with this considerable achievement.

Poker: Remember, it's just a game

theguardian.com — Last week at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid, I gave some advice to an opponent on the final table of the €500 women-only tournament. She was a likable young Greek player who had won her seat in a satellite on the PokerStars website and I suspected she hadn't played many live events.

As the Bible wisely says, the tweet shall inherit the earth

theguardian.com — Does God want you to be a spin doctor? If so, tweet the Archbishop of York immediately. Dr John Sentamu has posted on his Twitter page: "I am seeking a director of communications. Is God calling you?" It would be very unexpected of God, and very modern, to use His holy voice to summon a director of communications.

God swapped for gobbledygook

theguardian.com — Which words or phrases would make your top five list of the worst linguistic horrors in modern English? Here are mine: 1) "Chillax". I try to tell myself that this has always been a practical joke and nobody has ever actually used the word in normal conversation.

Bank on women in a crisis

theguardian.com — It is May 2003. I'm standing in the crowded, dusty, garishly carpeted Binion's Horseshoe casino in downtown Las Vegas. It is the 31st annual World Series of Poker. At this point in my poker career, I am only here to watch.

Finally, I get the sex in Fifty Shades of Grey

theguardian.com — So, I've been away for a month. And I've spent it trying to read Fifty Shades Of Grey . On the plane to America, one person in three had a copy. In California, they were reading it on buses and in diners. In Las Vegas, they clutched it in the swimming pool.

Vicky Pryce and the high cost of being unlikable

theguardian.com — The sorry tale of Chris Huhne, Vicky Pryce, the speeding points and the jail sentences was a perfect illustration of the old adage: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we leave our wives for a bisexual press strategist."

Bank notes need more women

guardian.co.uk — Popular novelist Jane Austen, it was announced last week, is to appear on the new £10 note. From 2016, she will replace old-hat eco-theorist Charles Darwin. The announcement from the Bank of England follows months of controversy, after their previous news that Elizabeth Fry is being axed from the fiver.
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Jan 27, 2015

RT @saffronxrose: If we held 1 minute of silence for every victim of the Holocaust then we would be silent for eleven and a half years. pic.twitter.com/SUTH0xn3mA

Jan 27, 2015

@Baldred Ah, but such a satisfying dog whistle to the special few.

Jan 26, 2015

Tonight on Only Connect: another tail-biter, and a lesson about the role of John Smith in pub quizzes. BBC Two, 8.30pm!

Jan 25, 2015

@nickmorrott @olwy Even with that eight-tile monstrosity of a variant, you couldn't play "acquaintances".

Jan 25, 2015

@michaelfredman I'm totally with you on that. You can't even play JA !

Jan 25, 2015

RT @blackmbn: @VictoriaCoren next thing they will be using bits of card to play poker without a computer.

Jan 25, 2015

Gosh, that's a good idea. Someone's thought to try this word-based mobile phone app as a BOARD GAME! How quirky. pic.twitter.com/XJrIg0dL9M

Jan 22, 2015

@mrmarksteel That would be nice! I'm filming zzzzzz Text/email when's a good day, if we don't match then from mid feb I'm doing NOTHING xx

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