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proximity
06-11-2014, 10:29 AM
wiffleball whizz mentioned this at the black eyed susan the other week but I was concentrating so hard on those pim pps that I forgot about it until I stumbled over this sad, but very well written article:

http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/requiem-for-a-rounder-r-i-p-joel-bagels-rosenberg-a-k-a-joey-knish/

rest in peace knish. :(

Robert Goren
06-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Thanks for sharing.

thaskalos
06-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Nice article on a great guy.

Poker is a very social game...and you get to really KNOW some of the fascinating characters in it. Horse racing is different...more private and anti-social.

The poker players seem to be dying younger though...

LottaKash
06-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Thanks for the story Proximity....:ThmbUp:

I knew some older-timers from that world, so I can certainly relate and understand "Knish's way".....

Funny thing tho, as a younger man, I often envisioned myself living that way....That is, even tho I had the card thing figured out pretty well, it wasn't until I finally figured out that I was a "living-tell", and that the "reality bell" had rung, and took me so long to hear it, that I finally got the message.....This lifetstyle was not for me...haha..

I guess that is why I enjoyed "Rounders" and the characters in it, so much...

MutuelClerk
06-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Excellent story. The only sequel I want to see from Hollywood is Rounders. Hollywood angers me, I refuse to see sequels or re-makes anymore. Rounders however, I'm there. First day. Thanks again, excellent article....

DeltaLover
06-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Poker world is full of illusions and Mayfair Club (where I used to be a regular for a year or two) does not escape the rule!

In both the underground and the casino games, all the action revolves around a few “loaded” live ones and it is not uncommon the pros to play from a common bankroll.

Some of the figures who used to frequent MC, had extremely large egos, especially when it was about their game of choice, which usually was one of hold-em, gin or backgammon (which back then, was played for large monies)..

I still remember and smile, the time when a friend of mine, who happened to be the runner up of the world backgammon championship (held in the Casino of Monaco), was visiting me here in NYC.

I presented him to the crowd of MC, as a rich Greek business man starving for some backgammon action!

A guy who I will not reveal his name (he passed away a few years ago), who considered himself an expert backgammon player, volunteered to entertain my friend...

The game ended by 2:00 am (this was the closing time) with the local expert been behind several thousand, with an new array of bad beat stories that should have kept him busy for the next six months!

Anyway, most of these old time pros eventually went broke, had to open a poker club, work for a bookie or just be in a constant borrowing cycle to survive and satisfy their gambling addiction...

proximity
06-12-2014, 12:30 AM
The poker players seem to be dying younger though...

the long periods of sitting can't be healthy.

who really knows though?

thaskalos
06-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Poker world is full of illusions and Mayfair Club (where I used to be a regular for a year or two)

In both the underground and the casino games, all the action revolves around a few “loaded” live ones and it is not uncommon the pros to play from a common bankroll.

Some of the figures who used to frequent MC, had extremely large egos, especially when it was about their game of choice, which usually was one of hold-em, gin or backgammon (which back then, was played for large monies)..

I still remember and smile, the time when a friend of mine, who happened to be the runner up of the world backgammon championship (held in the Casino of Monaco), was visiting me here in NYC.

I presented him to the crowd of MC, as a rich Greek business man starving for some backgammon action!

A guy who I will not reveal his name (he passed away a few years ago), who considered himself an expert backgammon player, volunteered to entertain my friend...

The game ended by 2:00 am (this was the closing time) with the local expert been behind several thousand, with an new array of bad beat stories that should have kept him busy for the next six months!

Anyway, most of these old time pros eventually went broke, had to open a poker club, work for a bookie or just be in a constant borrowing cycle to survive and satisfy their gambling addiction...

Delta...you wouldn't happen to know Howard Lederer, would you? If you do...would you please tell him that I am still waiting for my money?

_______
06-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Delta...you wouldn't happen to know Howard Lederer, would you? If you do...would you please tell him that I am still waiting for my money?

Full Tilt? Did you file a request with the DOJ?

http://www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com

I received 100% of mine a few months back.

wiffleball whizz
06-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Wonder if proximity ever encountered ________ in a ac trip or penn national excursion......

I heard ________ loves raising middle pair and leading out UTG +2

proximity
06-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Wonder if proximity ever encountered ________ in a ac trip or penn national excursion......

I heard ________ loves raising middle pair and leading out UTG +2


I think _________ plays bigger and I thought he was from out west??:confused:

maybe he was one of the other two on the list at rocky gap last night?:lol:

wiffleball whizz
06-13-2014, 01:04 PM
I think _________ plays bigger and I thought he was from out west??:confused:

maybe he was one of the other two on the list at rocky gap last night?:lol:

How is that poker room? I picture a very small version of harrahs

proximity
06-13-2014, 01:10 PM
How is that poker room? I picture a very small version of harrahs

two tables in the hotel lobby.

picture the resort in the patrick Swayze classic dirty dancing.

I could be doing battle with moe pressman. hopefully no senior citizens will pick my pocket!!