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Friends and family, do me a quick favor that will only take a few seconds. Vote for my poker dealer buddy David Burns in the Ante Up Magazine Most Popular Dealer contest. Trying to win him a good prize. He's really made the grade for a number of years -> http://www.anteupmagazine.com/mpd#Vote
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Sad I didn't make it back from Vegas in time to be a part of the largest poker tournament in Wisconsin history! Still, great to see the Mid-States Poker Tour continuing to roll. This time it was the MSPT Regional at Potawatomi, a $350 buy-in tournament that attracted 1,169 runners. You can read all about it here -> http://msptpoker.com/Magazine/vinh-tran-wins-mspt-poto-regional-the-largest-tournament-in-wi-history~319.aspx
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Issue No. 3 of MSPT Magazine, for which I serve as Editor in Chief, is now available online for free. You can also find physical copies at those properties that host the tour! This month's issue has articles on MSPT Venetian champ Thomas Boivin, 2009 WSOP champ Joe Cada, and a "Where Are They Now" with Kenna James. Check it out here -> http://msptpoker.com/uploads/pdfs/0422c750-c46c-444b-bfac-9cfe5df3ad3816-MSPT_July%20(3).pdf
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Nice article by Lee Davy on 888poker about poker and charity. I highly recommend you check it out.
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Who should be Ante Up's Most Popular Dealer 2016? I encourage you to vote for Dave Burns. Great guy. Cast your vote: http://www.anteupmagazine.com/mpd
Ante Up's MPD (Most Popular Dealer) 2016 contest. Dealers from all over the United States were nominated to be Ante Up's MPD (Most Popular Dealer) this year, and here are the nominees chosen to compete. Some nominated themselves. Others were nominated by players, colleagues or supervisors.
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When I turned 21 (I'm 33 now), I walked into Ho-Chunk Casino at midnight to play poker. Dave Burns was a great dealer then and continues to be to this day. I'm excited to see him nominated for Ante Up's 2016 Most Popular Dealer. Please take a moment and give him your vote. He deserves it and it'd be great to see a Midwest dealer win it -> http://www.anteupmagazine.com/mpd
Ante Up's MPD (Most Popular Dealer) 2016 contest. Dealers from all over the United States were nominated to be Ante Up's MPD (Most Popular Dealer) this year, and here are the nominees chosen to compete. Some nominated themselves. Others were nominated by players, colleagues or supervisors.
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If you're looking for live updates from the MSPT Venetian, you can follow them all week long here -> http://bit.ly/MSPTVenetian Day 1a kicked off today. Should be a fun one as there's a great mix of players from the Midwest battling it out with Vegas pros like former WSOP Main Event champs Jerry Yang and Carlos Mortensen.
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My friend Keith Woernle wrote an interesting piece regarding satellites. I recommend you read it. Below are my thoughts...

I agree with Keith's basic premise. On the Mid-States Poker Tour, we do not allow players to get cash, but they are allowed to sell their certificates. This ensures every satellite seat awarded is used and accounted for in our Main Events. It's proved an effective system.

I do wish all satellites "made it about the experience" like Keith suggests. I think where things took a turn for the worst is when sites/venues wanted to offer satellites into the WSOP (for which they must receive permission and officially sanctions). Instead of working with the WSOP to make that happen, I think the legal loophole was they could instead award cash (which in theory, but usually not practice, would be used for the WSOP buy-in). Like deepstack structures, reentries, etc., the rest of the poker world caught on.

I think a lot of players might argue they should be able to do what they want with their money, and in current climate hard to argue that point. Given that, it'd be a moot point if, like Keith suggests, satellites made it so the only option was to play the seat.

I do think it's time the poker world took another look at satellites and found a way to reinvigorate them. I feel that while they do help the game, they could do even more for poker.
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PokerNews was kind enough to do a nice piece on my playing exploits this summer. Check it out if you have a moment -> http://www.pokernews.com/news/2016/07/holloway-finds-new-level-of-respect-for-pros-25302.htm
Longtime PokerNews editor Chad Holloway had a dream opportunity to fire a full schedule of WSOP events this year.
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Playing in the 2016 WSOP Monster Stack. Ended up finishing 81st of 6,927 for nearly $12k.
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Who should be Ante Up's Most Popular Dealer 2016? I encourage you to vote for Dave Burns (pictured doing what he does). He's a great guy and has been a solid dealer for over a decade. It only takes a minute and I'd appreciate it. Cast your vote here -> http://www.anteupmagazine.com/mpd
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In case you missed it, online poker's most accomplished tournament player has signed with +888poker. They sure know how to put together a team! 
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Occupation
I am a senior writer for PokerNews. My duties include writing daily articles, conducting interviews, live reporting events, contributing to the Podcasts, etc.
Employment
  • PokerNews
    Senior News Editor, 2010 - present
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Currently
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Previously
Reedsburg, WI - New Orleans, LA
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MSPT Media Director; former PokerNews Managing Editor, WSOP bracelet winner; nationally syndicated poker columnist; Ante Up Magazine WI
Introduction
I'm a Wisconsin native who began a writing career in poker after taking a leave of absence from law school. I worked as an intern at the 2009 World Series of Poker before freelancing for PokerNews the following year. In October 2010, I joined PokerNews full-time as a senior writer. In addition to writing daily articles, I occasionally join the PokerNews Podcast and Live Reporting Team.
Bragging rights
I get to write about a game I love while occasionally getting the opportunity to travel to exotic locations around the world to report on tournaments. I also serve as the Wisconsin ambassador for Ante Up Magazine and am a sponsored member of Team Blue Shark Optics.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    History, 2005 - 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
    Associates Degree, 2002 - 2005
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