Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ed Miller

I played at the Venetian yesterday afternoon. My first table was all deadly serious players trying hard to win--hard place to make money. I noticed that the next one over was much more jovial, so when a seat opened up I got permission to move.

I realized that one player looked familiar, but it took me a few minutes to figure out why. He looked like Ed Miller, columnist for Card Player magazine and Sklansky's co-author on No Limit Hold'em Theory and Practice. I wasn't sure it was him at first, so snapped the above picture and asked Twitter for opinions. Nobody responded, but over time conversation made clear that I was right. I may have impressed him (in a strange way) by being the only one at the table who knew that he had once been on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

I wish I had some great story to tell--me making a phenomenal play against him, or us forming a lifelong friendship, or discovering that he is a devoted reader of this blog, or whatever. But truth is, it was kind of a boring session with not much interesting happening. Sorry.


Anonymous said...

Looking at the lineup at that table I can see why it was a bit uneventful. What's the average there - 65?

Josie said...

Post started out strong but denoument was lacking. lol

Memphis MOJO said...

He probably reads your blog (since half of the Western world does), but maybe he didn't want to admit it.

Anonymous said...

Why do you even play at the Venetian? There are so many more places where the games are soft that it seems like a complete waste of time.