An Interesting New Prediction Market

...player? Rafe Furst is a pretty good poker player. He is also in the midst of inventing a new prediction market. It is called Truth Markets and I think the...

Freakonomics in the Times Magazine: Bottom-Line Philanthropy

...the existing system by at least 10 percent. 3. Rafe Furst, a World Series of Poker champion and proud member of “the Tiltboys,” explains his vision for a new kind...

Transparency vs. Responsible Journalism

Annie Duke, the professional poker player and Rock Paper Scissors tournament winner, has a new internet show. A recent episode included appearances by Rafe Furst and Jason Calacanis, discussing privacy...

Where Are All the Indian Poker Players?

...asked a few people to respond by e-mail: Rafe Furst, our poker-playing friend, truth-seeker, and all-around smart guy; Sudhir Venkatesh, our sociologist friend who isn’t a big gambler (as far...

Annie Duke Wins 2nd Annual World Series of Poker’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament (my research assistant gets knocked out in the first round)

...to a new coach after last year’s defeat, Rafe Furst (a former Rock, Paper, Scissors world champion and another super-nice guy). Unortunately my RA Bill didn’t fare as well. Despite...

‘How to Read a Book for Free on Amazon’

That is the headline of Rafe Furst‘s blog post here, and that is the subject of his post as well. It is a very entertaining read (hardly surprising, coming from...

This Week in Aptonyms

...friend Rafe Furst comes this example: Reading this article, I did a double take when I got here: “But slick PR and lobbying aren’t as important to the horse racing...

Freakonomics Friends in the News, for Better and Worse

...Lederer, and Rafe Furst, who has appeared on this blog multiple times. Yes, we live in a world of presumed innocence; but this Journal article and the lawsuit highlights don’t...

The “Ladies” Event at the World Series of Poker

...a woman, so it is indeed a case of mistaken identity. I don’t think you can say the same for this lady, or our friends Rafe Furst and Phil Gordon.]...

I Hope Phil Gordon Wins the World Series of Poker

...pals, including Rafe Furst, another terrific and very bright guy who just won his first WSOP bracelet. One night, Full Tilt threw a big party at Pure, the sleek nightclub...