The A-minus of Poker

by , Jul 23, 2006 | 1:18 pm

LAS VEGAS–Once upon a time I was a teacher. In fact, one of my graduated students used to blog for Pokerati. (Nick, you’re still welcome to … ) Not sure why so many seem to have shunned writing lives in favor of lucrative careers in health sciences, but regardless, it’s always good to hear from them … especially to hear that they are making good poker friends:

From: Scott Selinger
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:34 PM
To: danm
Subject: The next hot scoop at the WSOP

Hey Lieutenant,

You still in Sin City “covering” the WSOP? You gotta cut me some slack cause I’m terrible at reading poker blogs. From the looks of that picture on your site, you don’t look like the happiest guy in vegas. My semi-professional advice would be to get some combination of hookers, liquor and cheap buffet in you.

Anyhoo, I’ve got a friend named Nath Pizzolatto who just got 2nd at the 2500 shorthanded table the other day. I have absolutely no idea what that means, but if you need a colorful interview or anything like that for your site, give him a look. I think y’all have got some similarities, plus you’ve got a knack for finding diamonds in the rough. I mean, look how far I’ve made it since your tutelage. Give his blog a look if you’ve got some time between all the slot machines and drugs.

And if you’re gonna blow us off at the campout, yet again, you better win a bracelet.

Scott Selinger, MS-2
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Scott, duly pimped … and dude, did you know he outlasted Greg Merkow (9th place)? That’s pretty impressive. Hope you are well and resisting the urge to insult various deans’ wives and daughters. And even if not, that’s OK too.


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