Big radio show, small tournament, lots of fun

by Lou on October 16, 2006

I was in Las Vegas the last few days to do a special, two-hour live, remote broadcast of my Internet radio show, Keep Flopping Aces, which airs every Thursday on www.holdemradio.com, at 9:00 PM, Eastern Time.

This was a special, two-hour show, originating from the Gamblers Bookshop. Live shows always have a lot of energy, and this one was energy packed, primarily because of our guests and topics. Mary Jones, who won the Women’s event at this year’s World Series of Poker, was our first guest. Back when she won the event, initial reports said that she was 84 years, but they got it wrong by about 40 years. Mary was a terrific guest who has been on a roll lately, winning another event in Atlantic City and placing in a WPT tournament within the past few weeks.

Nolan Dalla was up next, and Nolan, Howard Schwartz — the Gambler’s Bookshop proprietor — and I discussed the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, where Nolan passionately expanded on his now famous, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” statement.

Because of some technical difficulties, we were not able to bring in co-host Amy Calistri, who was would have been broadcasting from Austin, TX. So Earl Burton and Jennifer Shoots filled in and interviewed Dr. Al Schoonmaker who was onsite too.

It was a great show, and if you missed it when it aired, you can hear it in the “show vault” at Hold’em Radio, or you can listen to it as a podcast on i-Tunes.

On Saturday, I played in a small poker tournament that’s put on every year by Nana, a long-time, local poker player. This event was held at Sunset Station in Henderson. Because Nana is a regular guest on Hold’em Radio, a number of show hosts showed up to play in her tournament. When it got down to three handed, to our surprise, the final three finalists were all show hosts on Hold’em Radio, so apparently we can play as good a game as we talk.

I got lucky and managed to win it, so for me, and for the honor of Keep Flopping Aces, it was a terrific time.

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