We've always got an eye open and an ear to the ground for what's happening in the poker world and beyond. Sometimes a few things slip through the cracks and don't get their own posts. Get off our case, we were busy. Go there now.
- Alan Sass, Andrew Robl, Tom Dwan and others in Cigar Aficionado feature by Michael Kaplan. Reprint of a great profile on Billy Baxter right here. It appeared in a 1984 issue of Sports Illustrated. Thanks to Pokerati for pointing it out.
"The pot's only about $20,000, but I get our side bet up to around 30, and then, without batting an eye, Billy raises me $50,000. I think about it a long time and come to the logical conclusion that he has to have the deuce-seven. So I throw my hand in. And when the other guy calls, Billy's got four deuces! I say, 'How the hell can you run me out of that hand with four deuces?' He says, 'Well, I knew you didn't have any.' " - Doyle Brunson.
Peter Jepsen (or someone calling themselves Peter Jepsen) warns us on 2p2 about an MSN-hacking scam involving a poker video website.
Looks like they're only targeting higher-stakes players so we're probably safe.
Apparently Phil Gordon has a podcast on ESPN called the Poker Edge. He's got Dennis Phillips and Kevin Schaffel of the 2009 November Nine on this week.
-- Matt Showell