Tag: history

Ask Orenstein: Poker is a Great Game for Both Young and Old

Henry Orenstein has played poker from age 10 to age 90, and well exemplifies how poker can be a great game for both young and old.

The Slippery History of “Big Slick”

From where comes the strange-if-you-think-about-it hold'em hand nickname for ace-king -- "Big Slick"?

Great Reads: Poker in the Fiction of John D. MacDonald

Get introduced to fiction writer John D. MacDonald whose many novels touch directly and indirectly on poker and its many connections with life.

The Making of “Late Night Poker,” Part 3: Success and Struggle

Nic Szeremeta, one of the creators of the ground-breaking poker TV show Late Night Poker (1999-2002), shares the story of the show.

The Making of “Late Night Poker,” Part 2: Playing Cards on TV

Nic Szeremeta, one of the creators of the ground-breaking poker TV show Late Night Poker (1999-2002), shares the story of the show.

The Making of “Late Night Poker,” Part 1: It Will Never Work!

Nic Szeremeta, one of the creators of the ground-breaking poker TV show Late Night Poker (1999-2002), shares the story of the show.

Learn Op-Ed: Reply to “Cheating in Poker, Past and Present”

Nate Meyvis offers some further thoughts on the subject of cheating in poker, specifically addressing the degree to which it is a concern today.

Learn Op-Ed: Cheating in Poker, Past and Present

The attempt at cheating at a recent tournament is hardly representative of how poker is usually played in casinos today.

Poker & Downton Abbey: An Unlikely Journey into Poker Culture

Poker makes an appearance on the PBS show "Downton Abbey," prompting Jim Dixon to discuss a term used on the episode -- "card sharp."