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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…



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…



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…






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…





Phil Gordon Answers Your Poker Questions

…was alive, but I have a feeling he could pick it up easily.) Ernest Hemmingway Rafe Furst — my best friend and poker buddy. Q: How did you go about…



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That’s a Great Question!

Verbal tic or strategic rejoinder? Whatever the case: it’s rare to come across an interview these days where at least one question isn’t a “great” one.


Go For the Bottle?

…a glass (150 milliliters) or a bottle (750 milliliters). Indeed, even a carafe (pichet) of 500 milliters was sold at the same per-unit price. Why did the restaurant do this,…



How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

…means removing the grounds at the top of the carafe before plunging the press. I use a large spoon. Also: see the video linked above for the entire process —…