Posts Tagged ‘WWE’

Front-Row Poker

by , Nov 25, 2009 | 5:34 am

Here’s some video of Joe Cada enjoying his ringside seats at WWE Raw (with Dennis Phillips) … as pro wrestler Sheamus O’Shaunessy shows the poker champ how to best handle Norman Chad:

Big Friendly Poker Media Guy Passes

by , Mar 5, 2008 | 2:41 pm

Barron Vangor Toth - Courtesy of

Barron Vangor Toth (right) with his Gutshot photog friend Jen B at the WSOP.

Barron Vangor Toth died last week, reportedly of cancer. He was an intelligent poster on 2+2 who would later go on to make his presence known around the WSOP writing for Gutshot … respected for his ability to capture the underlying excitement of limit hold’em and math in action. He was also the Connecticut state director for the Poker Players Alliance.

Prior to poker, Barron ran a shop selling comics and Magic the Gathering supplies … and from there became a game designer — most notably the co-creator of WWE Raw Deal (basically professional wrestling-meets-Magic) — which grew for seven years before being discontinued at the end of 2007. At the time of his death, he was site director for PlanetWWE.

Barron wrote a little about his health struggles here. He was 34.

Sincere regards.