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No, Adam Johnson, child abuse is not a grey area

No, Adam Johnson, child abuse is not a grey area
theguardian.com — All I seem to be doing at the moment is arguing about Adam Johnson. I bickered about him over dinner at a friend's house. I rowed about him in a poker game, where it's bad form to have a difference of opinion about anything other than the likely outcome of a sporting event.

My dad's memorial service was going so well. Then the ghouls turned up

My dad's memorial service was going so well. Then the ghouls turned up
theguardian.com — Christmas is upon us and normal rules are suspended. This is not a column so much as a Yuletide story. So settle down by the hearth, dear readers. Butter yourselves a crumpet, pour yourselves a glass of something warming and prepare yourselves for a tale of twists and turns, shadows and deceit, plotting and revenge.

The Man Behind the Shades: The Rise and Fall of Poker's Greatest Player: The Rise and Fall of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, Poker's Greatest Player: Amazon.co.uk: Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson: 9780753820773: Books

The Man Behind the Shades: The Rise and Fall of Poker's Greatest Player: The Rise and Fall of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, Poker's Greatest Player: Amazon.co.uk: Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson: 9780753820773: Books
amazon.co.uk — Buy The Man Behind the Shades: The Rise and Fall of Poker's Greatest Player: The Rise and Fall of Stuey 'The Kid' Ungar, Poker's Greatest Player by Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson (ISBN: 9780753820773) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

On skipping the WSOP

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

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.

Confessions of a Player: Amazon.co.uk: Victoria Coren: 9781847672933: Books

Confessions of a Player: Amazon.co.uk: Victoria Coren: 9781847672933: Books
amazon.co.uk — Buy For Richer, For Poorer: Confessions of a Player by Victoria Coren (ISBN: 9781847672933) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

Poker: Remember, it's just a game

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

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

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.
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May 02, 2016

@ThisLeeNoble Well I'm sorry about that. But you HAVE picked a lovely area to live. See you in the shop!

May 02, 2016

Classic Monte Carlo litter: a half-smoked cigar and the shit of a small dog. pic.twitter.com/exizcIEjc6

May 02, 2016

Anyway, I might play a side event tomorrow.

May 02, 2016

Out of the EPT! Jacks v. AK, a traditional coup if I remember rightly from my old playing days. Never mind; was fun to be back on the horse.

May 02, 2016

@TimandraHarknes @maccalarena Sadly, in new motherhood I can't read at reviewing speed. I've just finished a book I started in May 2015.

May 01, 2016

@OllyFitzgerald In tournament poker (as opposed to cash) that's pretty normal I think, but I've never played them often enough to be sure.


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