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Poker Samadhi – Danielle Striker Interview Notes

Hey High Rollers, very excited to bring you Danielle Striker, author of a great new book, Poker Samadhi, which contains a number of quotes from poker’s top players, legends even.  She’s got an incredible story and we can’t wait to share it with you.  Enjoy.


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Danielle Striker

Chief Guru, Poker Samadhi


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Alright, I want to read you a few quotes…”I’m not a prodigy, I just work at every poker hand.” Phil Ivey.  “Put yourself in a position to get lucky.”  Tom McEvoy, the 1983 world champ and former guest of this show.  “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”  Saint Augustine.  And, “No Limit Hold’em is 70% psychological, 20% mathematical and 10% magical,” that quote comes to us from our guest today, author of a fantastic new book called Poker Samadhi, designed to help you reach a new level of consciousness at the poker table….its all about divine energy and spirit baby.  She’s the founder and chief guru of Poker Samadhi, located in Las Vegas Nevada….Danielle Striker our guest today…Danielle, good to have you, thanks for being a High Roller…

Thank-you so much for the book…I just love it, keep it at my bedside.  Now,  I know a little bit about your story, a New Yorker, a Broadway dancer, motorcycle nut and now poker crazy…you had a very serious motorbike accident, can you tells us about that…

You write, “and then I had an epiphany, I realized the game of poker was a symbolic representation of life.  The way people play poker and live their lives are the same.”  I love that line…can you elaborate for us?  

Poker Samadhi, it’s a way of life for you isn’t it?

In the dedication, you say that your dad taught you that “You are where your attention is.”  That’s dynamite stuff. 

I listened to a Phil Hellmuth interview years ago, where he said its absolutely vital to be in the right head-space when you play…citing an example of How an alcoholic, deep down, may feel like he/or/she deserves to lose and therefore does…poker players put in crazy hours…crazy things happen, you make take a bad beat, the guy beside you may smell bad, talk too much…and you’re playing for cash, in some cases for a living and you need to keep your head right?  you need to think straight..with so many variables that can be tough?

70% psychological, 20% mathematical, and 10 per cent magical?

You have a close relationship with former guest of the show Tom McEvoy, world champion, author, very impressive man…how did that relationship develop?
What has he taught you about the game of poker…aside from basic strategy…the life part of it?

You guys have some big plans in 2004?

What are some common mistakes you think people make at the poker table because they’re not fully in tune with themselves…bankroll management, I assume is one of them?

In the book, you have quoted some of the games very best, some of them legends..Stu Ungar, show me a good loser and i’ll show you a loser…what was the process in selecting these quotes, was there a criteria?

The interview is slated for later today…stay tuned, Danielle Striker, a good friend of the show, on HRR>

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Johnny Moss, Legend of the Game. Plus – GSP Wins?

Legend of the Game
Johnny Moss On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the articl…e, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: “If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right,” Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”
Photo: Legend of the Game
Johnny Moss 
On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the article, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane: 
“If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right," Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”

High Roller Radio Quote of the Night:
“A sucker don’t ever catch on. A smart man don’t ever sleep. He’s got to keep ducking the traps.”
– Johnny Moss


Imagine the dealer rolling the same number 3 times at the roulette wheel and its YOUR number!  It’s happened…and a grannie who recorded the longest craps roll in history.  Amazing casino feats…


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High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

Ann’s a High Roller.

Rebeca Martins and Bobby Blue the latest to join High Roller NATION!  They are both now entered into our November 30th draw from a High Roller Radio t-shirt…simply LIKE our fb page to enter.  Good luck and good gambling.  Rebeca and Bobby – High Rollers indeed.

Great interview with November 9’er Marc Etienne McLaughlin, who finished 6th in main event for a cool $1.6 million, who talks about his experience at final table, Ryan Reiss, the controversial George St. Pierre UFC Fight and more…enjoy.

Jonathan Duhamel, High Roller, World Champ

2010 World Champion Jonathan Duhamel

Did you know?  Jonathan Duhamel, 2010 main event winner at the World Series of Poker, and Marc Etienne McLaughlin, 6th place finisher at the 2013 main event, are very close friends, grew up together and even play on the same dodgeball tam.  Dodgeball?

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
Thomas Jefferson

TJ’s a High Roller!

UFC 16-sham?  St.Pierre beats Hendricks according to judges only, wow!

Georges St-Pierre continues to rewrite the UFC record book:

His win over Johny Hendricks was a record 19th in the UFC for St-Pierre, moving him past Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at 18. It also extended his string of victories to 12, the longest current run in the UFC.  St-Pierre has not lost since his first title defence in April 7, 2007, when 10-1 underdog Matt (The Terror) Serra knocked him out three minutes 25 seconds into the first round at UFC 69 in Houston. Three fights later, at UFC 83 in April 2008, St-Pierre avenged the loss and won his title back.  The victory moved GSP past former middleweight champion Anderson Silva for most wins in UFC title bouts at 12.  Saturday’s win was GSP’s ninth successful title defence and ninth straight title defence, one behind Silva in each category. And it was his 14th championship fight, one behind Randy Travis Couture.

GSP’s a High Roller!




NFL week 10, Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione, UFC Fight Night & Did you Know?

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Poker Q&A’s at their finest:  Steve Dannenman, runner-up and $4.2 million richer following the ’05 main event, losing to the Australian Joe Hachem…what he think of the Aussie world champ?  ESPN’s Lon McEachern, ‘Lon the Legend’ on the cover of 2Pair magazine…terrific job broadcasting final table live, World champs Tom McEvoy and Greg Raymer…How good is that?

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Did you know? Freehold Raceway, in New Jersey, is the oldest racetrack in the United States, with horse racing having taken place there informally since the 1830s.
Did you know?  In January 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation allowing sports betting in New Jersey after it was approved by a 2-to-1 margin in a voter referendum held in November 2011. The law permits any of the state’s 12 casinos and 4 racetracks to offer gambling on professional and college sports, but prohibits them from accepting bets on college events played in New Jersey, or out-of-state games involving New Jersey college teams.  In February 2013, the courts overturned that.
Did you know?  There are 12 casinos in New Jersey, all of which are located in Atlantic City. In 2011, they employed roughly 33,000 employees, had 28.5 million visitors, made $3.3 billion in gaming revenue, and paid $278 million in taxes.  They are regulated by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Did you know?  Bob Guccione, founder and publisher of adult magazine Penthouse, gambled on the casino business in New Jersey and LOST big, more than $160 million.  The Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino was proposed to be built in Atlantic City during the late 1970s. Due to financial and legal difficulties, the hotel was never completed and a casino license was never issued.  He paid taxes on the property for years and it NEVER opened.
Bob C was a definite High Roller.
Photo: Did you know?  Bob Guccione, founder and publisher of adult magazine Penthouse, gambled on the casino business in New Jersey and LOST big, more than $160 million.  The Penthouse Boardwalk Hotel and Casino was proposed to be built in Atlantic City during the late 1970s. Due to financial and legal difficulties, the hotel was never completed and a casino license was never issued.  He paid taxes on the property for years and it NEVER opened.Bob C was a definite High Roller!www.highrollerradio.net
Did you know?   On Thursday alone, Gus Hansen lost $200,000, and a full $2 million over the past seven days.  Ready for this?  The ‘Great Dane’ has dropped more than $13,998,140 LIFETIME on Full Tilt Poker.  Incredible! Tidbit:  Hansen has… double the losses of the second-worst tracked online poker account in history. In 2013, Hansen has lost a staggering $7.5 million over around 157,000 hands. Perhaps, Gus Hansen should consider quitting online poker for good!See More
Photo: Did you know?   On Thursday alone, Gus Hansen lost $200,000, and a full $2 million over the past seven days.  Ready for this?  The 'Great Dane' has dropped more than $13,998,140 LIFETIME on Full Tilt Poker.  Incredible! Tidbit:  Hansen has double the losses of the second-worst tracked online poker account in history. In 2013, Hansen has lost a staggering $7.5 million over around 157,000 hands. Perhaps, Gus Hansen should consider quitting online poker for good!


High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“Begin challenging your assumptions.  Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

Alan Alda –  AA’s a High Roller Baby!!!


(would love to interview Alan re; those poker games on MASH…whaddya say Alan?  30 minutes by phone?)

2013 WSOP in Review

So many GREAT stories, such a THRILLING summer…the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) can be described in one word – Spectacular!!! High Roller Radio commentary on the summer that as at the RIO.  Enjoy.   http://highrollerradio.net/2013_WSOP.html

Twitter Glitter:

Joshua @bsauce33
When they sing the Canadian anthem at the Flyers game I feel like I should be allowed to play stars that day.
(Great stuff Joshua, LOVE it!) 

Twitter Glitter: 

Noah j Schwartz @noahjschwartz
I think you should tattoo AA on you somewhere next or maybe http://lucksac.com/  @Jay_Farber_LV. Wow call it de ja vu .

(Big time pro talking about main event runner-up Jay Farber and how well he ran to get to where he got.  His did run his Aces into Marc McLaughlin’s KK at final table.  Hey, everyone needs to get lucky right?)


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High Roller NATION

Yes!!!  One of our favorites, Joe Joe Bentry joins High Roller NATION!!!  567 and counting…Joe Joe, welcome aboard, enjoy the site www.highrollerradio.net our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/  You are also now entered into all future draws, next one Nov 30th for a HRR t-shirt, good luck and good gambling.

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Jan Tielhof the latest to join High Roller NATION, YES!  564 and counting, thanks Jan, welcome aboard.  Enjoy the content here, on our site www.highrollerradio.net and our blog http://blog.highrollerradio.net/ You are also entered into all future draws…next one NOVEMBER 30th for a t-shirt.  Good luck * Good gambling
High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:
“When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one third of the time thinking of myself and what I’ll say, and the other two thirds thinking of him and what he’ll say.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Abe was a High Roller!

Thought of the Day – Poker Tidbits

October 18, 2013:  hey High Rollers…something positive to start:

HRR Thought of the Day:

“Life is like a game of poker, you have to play the hand you’re dealt.  But, a wise player can play what seems to be a weak hand and win the game.”
Rick Warren

TidbitDoyle Brunson won the world title back-to-back in ’78 and ’79…each time his final hand was 10-deuce…a terrible hand that he played well and tuned into a winner.  If you are dealt a Bad Beat…play your hand the best you can!

The High Roller Way.



Did you know?  Dr. Seuss, after writing his best-selling Cat in the Hat, was wagered $50 by his publisher he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less.  Dr. Seuss won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham.

Photo: Did you know?  Dr. Seuss, after writing his best-selling Cat in the Hat, was wagered $50 by his publisher he couldn't write a book using 50 words or less.  Dr. Seuss won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham.

Did you know?  Doyle Brunson’s late dog Casper was named after his card protector, Casper, the friendly ghost.  Casper was known as a mean dog, who bit more than 100 people.

Listen to Pamela Brunson interview for a peak inside Poker’s Royal Family.


BRAND NEW clip from Pamela Brunson; re; her dad’s legacy in poker and some of his failed business ventures – very entertaining…great insight into the Brunson family.  Give the entire q&a a chance…it’s terrific.

Tony K picks NFL Week 7, Chris de Beer picks UFC 166…PLUS check out Poker Fun & Gaming Goodness; two awesome pages.  Tony K, by the way, of VegasTopDogs.com started on our show 3-1…impressive…he is America’s top handicapper.  Chris de Beer, ‘The Don’ of sports betting, is 31-8 picking MMA….UFC 166 Saturday…Cain Velaquez versus Junior Dos Santos.

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Twitter Glitter:

Dana White @danawhite  1m
Just landed in Houston for Cain vs JDS. I will have a Vlog up on Thursday.

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Ultimate Beat
A new documentary is set to release about the Ultimate Bet scandal….called ULTIMATE BEAT.  In the headlines at www.highrollerradio.net
Photo: A new documentary is set to release about the Ultimate Bet scandal....called ULTIMATE BEAT.  In the headlines at www.highrollerradio.net
NEW PAGE:  Yesterday we bought you some POKER FUN…today we bring you GAMING GOODNESS; a great hand between Sammy Farha and Oliver Hudson, The ‘Suitcase Man,’ poker and Criminal Minds, Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler, a Straight flush to win a bracelet, a WSOP first and much, much more.  Gaming Goodness on HRR….you will LOVE this page!
High Roller Radio Thought of the Day:

Many people believe Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest geniuses in human history. Perhaps a large part of his genius was a result of knowing how to spend the limited amount of time he had more wisely than anyone else.

High Roller Radio
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Sports betting – Did you know? Pope & Poker? and more…

October 12th, 2013:  Hey High Rollers, Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers, enjoy that turkey.  Week #6 in the NFL is upon us and one game features the largest point spread in NFL history…the Jaguars at the Broncos, Payton Manning and Denver obviously favoured…but will they cover?  You can let Tony K of VegasTopDogs.com help you out….simply visit www.highrollerradio.net for his picks.  Tony K – AMERICA’S #1 Handicapper!



Gambling Tidbits:

Did you know?  Legendary blackjack player Ken Uston, a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame, was a video game expert too and penned, in just four days, Mastering PAC-MAN, which hit the New York Times Best Seller list.  He also licensed his name to Coleco for Coleco Vision and published software called, Ken Uston’s Professional Blackjack, for Apple.
Did you know?  Ken Uston, who wrote The Big Play…er, which exposed secrets into Team Play blackjack,  beat the casinos in the courts, which in New Jersey, ruled in his favor against three casinos, stating they could not ban players for simply counting cards.  The casinos fought back with rule changes, like the 10 deck shoes you see now, to increase the house edge.
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Great Fold
Dynamite picture on the timeline of High Roller Radio’s Lori Kolstad!  Beauty.
Photo: Dynamite picture on the timeline of igh Roller Radio's Lori Kolstad!  Beauty.

High Roller NATION
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High Roller Thought of the Day:

What’s worse than never achieving your dream? How about reaching it and then seeing it get taken away?  Setting goals, having dreams… anyone can do these things so it’s not just about knowing what you want, it’s also about wanting what you want badly enough that you’ll hold on to your dreams no matter how hard life mentally beats you down.

Brand NEW:  “in the news…”  – Chris Moorman has scored more than $10 million playing online poker tournaments, the World Series of Poker Europe begins tomorrow, Tony G wants to run for Lithuanian politics, what was high stakes pro Viktor Blom’s week like (it was GOOD) and a bizarre tattoo prop bet for $550k??
Check it out….brand new “In the news…” www.highrollerradio.net
Editor’s NOTE:  Our girl out of Biloxi, Mississippi, Lori Kolstad of “LORI TELLS…” on High Roller Radio is writing up a storm and will have a BRAND NEW piece soon.  Stay tuned…she is always entertaining & interesting.
 Can’t wait.
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Request for Q&A
Isabelle ‘No Mercy’ Mercier has tentatively agreed to be on the show….yes.  A Canadian who globe trots and plays poker.  What’s it like to be in her shoes?  High Roller NATION wants to know!
She is busy…prior engagements…but says whe…n she has a moment she will get back to us…YES!
(Editor’s note:  By the way…this is my personal favorite pic of her…I would personally be distracted playing against her?  Would not be able to concentrate.  You?  www.highrollerradio.net

Photo: Isabelle 'No Mercy' Mercier has tentatively agreed to be on the show....yes.  A Canadian who globe trots and plays poker.  What's it like to be in her shoes?  High Roller NATION wants to know!

She is busy...prior engagements...but says when she has a moment she will get back to us...YES!

(Editor's note:  By the way...this is my personal favorite pic of her...I would personally be distracted playing against her?  Would not be able to concentrate.  You?  
What a combo – a one-two punch!  America’s TOP handicapper Tony K has joined the South African phenom Chris de Beer, who’s tearing up the UFC right now, on High Roller Radio.  Our sports department just got stronger!

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Did you know? Poker/Gambling

Hey High Rollers, time for Did you know? – one of our favorite segments on High Roller Radio.  Fascinating tidbits or, as we like to call them, little morsels of gaming goodness. Hope you enjoy.  Have any to share?  Send them to us at Derrick@highrollerradio.net
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Did you know?  Globally, close to $33 billion was spent by online gambling customers in 2012.  Despite online poker’s ‘Black Friday’ in 2011, the American online betting market was $2.6 billion last year, which some say would be three times as high if the US market was fully open for business.

Did you know?  Nominees for induction into Poker’s Hall of Fame are subject to review by a 37 member panel; the 19 living members of the Hall of Fame and 18 distinguished members of the poker media.  You must be at least 40 years ago to be inducted.

Did you know?  Caesars Entertainment owns the Poker Hall of Fame.  It does not have a physical existence, just a virtual one.

Did you know?  44 year old Huckleberry Seed was featured in the documentary Quantum Hoops, about the Cal Tech Basketball team and their pursuit of their first ever win.  The 1996 world champion has four bracelets and an NBC Heads-Up title.

Did you know?  Vietnam-born Scotty Nguyen owns 5 WSOP bracelets, including the 1998 world title and the 2008 50k Players Championship.  He’s won $11.7 million on the tournament trail thanks to an impressive 272 cashes.

Did you know?  Carlos Moretnson, the 2001 main event champion, has three seven-figure scores on his resume; the ’01 world title, the 2004 Festa al Lago and the 2007 WPT championship for a whopping $3.9 million.  No one has won more than him on the World Poker Tour.  El Matador made a deep run in the 2013 main event, finishing 10th.

Did you know?  Mike Matusow has two one million dollar scores in his poker career and two main event final tables.  Besides capturing his 4th bracelet in 2013, ‘The Mouth’ also took down the NBC Heads-Up Invitational for $750,000.

"The Mouth"

“The Mouth” is one of the greatest poker players ever!

Did you know?  Thor Hansen is known as ‘The Godfather’ of Norwegian poker with more than $3 million in earnings playing tournaments and 187 cashes worldwide.

Did you know?  65 year old Swede Chris Bjorin, who owns two WSOP bracelets, has more than $5 million in earnings.  He has cashed at the WSOP 68 times, good for fifth all-time.

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Funny Story:  Watching a show called Dirty Little Lies, where a husband tried to cover up his gambling debts with lies of prostitutes and online porn, saying the money was going to hookers and porno?   It’s not okay to gamble but it’s alright to hire hookers?



Lori Tells... is a segment on www.highrollerradio.net

Lori Tells… is a segment on www.highrollerradio.net

Okay, so you spot three players working together at the poker table…what do you do?  (Don’t shoot them in the leg, this isn’t te movie Speed)  What do you do?
– stay an exploit them, wait for the nuts
– quit and tell the floor
– wait til you’re done and then tell the floor

COLLUSION baby.  “Lori Tells…” on High Roller Radio.


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Hall of Fame Inductees – The Nominees are?

Hey High Rollers,

Following a public nomination process on www.wsop.com and a vetting by the Hall of Fame governing council, here’s your list of nominations for 2013 induction the Poker Hall of Fame:

44th Annual World Series of Poker

44th Annual World Series of Poker

Chris Bjorin: a 65 year old Swedish Pro who’s won more than $5.5 million.  He’s got 2 gold bracelets and sits 5th in WSOP cashes with 68 and 5th in main event cashes with seven.

Humberto Brenes: The ‘Shark” will bite you.  4th on the all-time WSOP Cash list with 72.  He is 2nd on the main event cash list with an astonishing 9, including a 4th in 1988.

David Chiu:  5 bracelets, 60 WSOP cashes and a legendary victory over Gus Hansen in the 2008 WPT world championship for a whopping $3.3 million.  He’s won close to $8 million.

Thor Hanson:  Norwegian pro w/ 2 gold bracelets, a final table in the 2007 HORSE championship and cashes in 175 tourney’s for lifetime earnings of $2.9 million.

Jennifer Harmon:  2 WPT final tables, 12 WSOP final tables, $3 million in tourney earnings…but, more impressively, a staple in the highest stakes games in the world for a long time now.

Mike Matusow: The Mouth just grabbed his 4th gold bracelet and his first NBC heads-up invitational title.  On a roll.  He’s final tabled the main event twice, to go along w/ 11 other WSOP final tables.  $9 million in lifetime earnings.

Tom McEvoy:  4 time WSOP champion, including the 1983 world title.  An author too.

Carlos Mortenson:  The Matador is a true champ, with an impressive tourney record.  The 2001 world champ and he’s won more money on the WPT than any other in history despite playing significantly fewer events.

Huckleberry Seed:  1996 world champ.  $7.5 million in earnings…a force at the table.  4 time bracelet winner.

Scotty Nguyen:  “You call its gonna be all over baby!”  Scottie, the Prince of Poker, uttered that famous line as he was about to win the 1998 world championship.  5 bracelets, $12 million and the 50K HORSE champion.

That list of names will now be submitted to the 19 living members of the Hall of Fame and 18 members of a special media panel, who will vote on the list later this month.  37 people cats votes, that’s it.  The criteria:

– a Player must have played against acknowledged top competition

– Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination

– Played for high stakes

– Played consistently well, gaining respect of their peers

– Stood the test of time

: Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of he game, with indelible lasting and positive results.

The 2013 class will ben inducted as part of the 2013 Main Event final table festivities at the Rio.  Sweet, it’ll be held November 3rd in the Wine Cellar & Tasting Room.  Elegant, as it should be.  The inductees will then be recognized on November 4th as play resumes in the biggest and baddest poker tourney on the planet.  JC Tran your chip leader, with 38 million…in case u forgot.

Who do you think will get in?


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Interviews on cover now – Nolan Dalla, media director for the WSOP and John O’Shea, big time Irish gambler.  Two dynamite q&a’s.






Week 4 NFL Betting Lines – Who do you like?

Put the Beer on Ice – Week 4 in the NFL:



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San Francisco 49ers (-3) at St. Louis Rams, 42


Pittsburgh Steelers (-1) at Minnesota Vikings, 42

Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) at Buffalo Bills, 44

Cincinnati Bengals (-5) at Cleveland Browns, 41.5

Indianapolis Colts (-8.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 43

Seattle Seahawks (-3) at Houston Texans, 43

Arizona Cardinals (+3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 40.5

Chicago Bears (+3) at Detroit Lions, 47.5

New York Giants (+4) at Kansas City Chiefs, 44

New York Jets (+4.5) at Tennessee Titans, 39

Dallas Cowboys (-2) at San Diego Chargers, 45.5

Washington Redskins (-3) at Oakland Raiders, 47

Philadelphia Eagles (+11) at Denver Broncos, 57.5

New England Patriots (+1.5) at Atlanta Falcons, 49.5


Miami Dolphins (+6.5) at New Orleans Saints, 47

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John O’Shea Interview notes – HRR Quote of the Day

John O’Shea

The Gambler


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Hey High Rollers, this to me is a much-anticipated interview…This guy has decided to make gambling his life…he’s made a decision to accept the swings…the incredible swings that come with such a vocation…and I respect that….because, trust me…it’s not for everyone.  They made a documentary about called The Gambler, which depicted the up and down lifestyle that comes with being a Rounder, ready for this?  Wagering up to 5 million in one year….wow…He’s an Irishman…who some believe have all the luck…but I’m sure our guest today believes more in skill than luck…ex-accountant turned poker pro John O’Shea joins us…John thanks for being a High Roller…

I checked your bio on The Hendon Mob database and your resume is just littered with score after score….17k here, 25 there….a 8k, 8k, of course the 200,000 for that 6th place finish at the WPT world championship…what does it take to sustain consistency in your line of work?

How did the WSOP go for you this year?

I know you love the Irish Open…some people over here don’t realize how big that event is…how do you compare the Irish Open with the WSOP?

I know you as a poker player…that documentary, which we’ll talk about in a minute, open my eyes up to you as a gambler, what amount of time do you spend on each…is it 50/50…or are you just looking for good spots overall?

You were an accountant….what made you drop that profession….for cards?

The documentary, The Gambler, which aired in Ireland to a big audience, followed you over the xurse of 6-months…was that an intrusive process…did you enjoy it?

It suggests you gamble up to $5 million British pounds per year…some might call it an addiction…how do you answer that?

What are the emotional swings like?  I mean, most 9 to 5’ers would have no idea…none whatsoever….can you tell our audience…what it’s like…is it like a job in some respects?

How do you handle the losses….I mean, you’re wagering p to 100 grand a day…it’s got to be tough sometimes?

In the movie…your family seemed quite concerned…are they still…?


“I’d have maybe e5m in bets a year and, supposing they are all at even money, I know I’m going to lose about €2.25m of them and I’d win €2.7m at the end of the year…you’re left with €500,000. That’s the 10 per cent edge you’re trying to grind out,” O’Shea explains.

What’s like driving in Monte Carlo in a Ferrari?

You travel a lot what are some of the nicest stops on the poker calendar?

Ireland’s had a ton of great poker players…for a small country…to what do you attribute the success of your country in big money events?

John O’Shea @DaGunMan on twitter


Full Interview at: http://www.highrollerradio.net/John_O_Shea.html






Nolan Dalla – One of a Kind

What a treat!  Nolan Dalla is a legendary figure in the world of poker and he gave us an outstanding 52 minutes on our modest High Roller Radio.  Insightful, historical and philosophical too, Dalla spoke on a wide range of topics; Stu Ungar, his book One of a Kind, his job as media director at the WSOP, his new television show Poker Night in America and much, much more.  What poker books does he like?  What does he think of Phil Hellmuth?  Phil Ivey?  Sunglasses at the poker table?  How about the state of America…yes, he rants about too.  Great stuff Nolan thank-you.  Below, enjoy our interview notes for Nolan Dalla.  (Listen to full interview at www.highrollerradio.net)

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Nolan Dalla

– WSOP Media Director, Poker Night in America, Author


Hey High Rollers,

This is going to be a treat, a real treat…I read the book years ago and it remains one of my all-time favorite poker books, One of a Kind, the Stu Ungar biography…outstanding…and our guest today wrote it…

currently, he’s one of the brains behind a new poker television show Poker Night in America, which I applied for by the way, rejected! and he also happens to be the media director for the WSOP, only the biggest poker outfit in the world.

He is a legendary figure in the poker world…a poker historian and ambassador to the game.

I know he likes to banter about politics too, with his political science degree from the University of Texas, he’s got a masters as well..and di some work in the government…we’ll talk about that…maybe we’ll get him to paint us a picture of America right now…in poker and in life.  Nolan Dalla is our guest today…Nolan, the pleasure is ours thanks for being a High Roller man:

Right off the top, I’ve got to say…your book was so much better than the movie High Roller, or Stuey in some places, I’m sure you’ve heard that a lot…it was a wonderful offering…my hat is off to you for that…how did that project come to be?  were you friends with Stu…because let me say, you were able to not only paint a picture of his brilliance with a deck of cards…but also managed to get some candid admissions from him as well…with respect specifically to his drug use and how it affected him as a father…

What did you think of the movie?
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Mike Sexton said in the eulogy he wanted people to remember Stu for his greatest at the table and not his troubles off it….always wanted to ask you…should we do that….should we simply forget the degenerate he was was…and simply hold him us as maybe the greatest ever?

Here are my top 3 poker books…One of a Kind, by you, The Professor, The Banker and the Suicide King by Michael Craig and Mr. McManuses Positively Fifth Street….you friends with those guys, what did you think of those two books?

I do want to talk about the World Series of Poker….but first, Poker Night in America….tell us about it, it’s new, it sounds exciting…

On the phone with Nolan Dalla…poker ambassador of all poker ambassadors….Nolan you’ve got one of the greatest jobs in the world…when someone wins a bracelet, you are the first to greet them and say well-done…that’s got to be highly rewarding, especially on those days someone wins WSOP gold for the first time…

Can you walk us through your role with the WSOP?

So many great stories from this past summer at the RIO…Canadian Invasion….Negreanu fighting for Player of the Year…two women winning open events…Barny Boatmen capturing his first, Johnny Bax, the legendary Cliff Josephy winning #2, , Mike Matusow getting number 4…what stood out for you, Doyle Brunson running deep in  the main?  What were your highlights?

Please keep up the broadcasts online, the final tables…poker junkies like me…we love that…gets better each year….do you like jumping in the broadcast booth?  David Tuchman phenomenal…

POY race…Greg Mueller was on our show…ranting about the fact that Kid Poker was already 400 some odd points ahead of him in POY race before he even stepped in the RIO…suggesting perhaps…it should start in vegas…and then, anyone having a good summer could then travel the world and vy for that prestigious award…

Player of the year and the world champion…forever immortalized on the walls at the RIO…very nice touch..

November 9…any predictions on atmosphere or winner?

How has the absence of online poker in America affected the WSOP?  Where are we with regulating things?

Political science guy….what is going on in America right now…your chance to rant about what you see as right and wrong with the Nation…I’m in Canada…but I am interested to hear what you think of the state of the union if you will…

Rapid Fire:

Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, Vanessa Selbst,Daniel Negreanu the new age player versus the veteran old-timer, sunglasses at the poker table, a shot clock in poker, Black Friday, today’s interviewer?


Did you know?  In addition to a long list of poker and gambling articles published in Gambling Times, Card Player, Poker Digest, Poker Pages, Poker Player, and The Intelligent Gambler, Nolan Dalla is the author of One of a Kind, Stu Ungar’s biography.

Thank-you Nolan.

Did you know?  As media director for the WSOP, Nolan Dalla, author of the legendary One of a Kind, the biography of Stu Ungar,  has been at every bracelet ceremony at the WSOP since 2002.
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