World Series of Poker

  • News

    March 1, 2012

    The Feds Attack Online Poker

    On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Parties Already Half Off

    ​A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to today's Groupon Daily Deal for Dallas: half-off tickets to Pamela Anderson's Super Bash 2011 at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Ave., which takes place Friday night from 9 till 3 in the morning and will feature among the special guests none ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Wanna Word War? Then Register, Like, Right Now For National SCRABBLE® Championship.

    ​While I await word from the City Attorney's Office about a legal matter, baby, let me direct your attention to the registration page for the 2010 National SCRABBLE® Championship -- only because it closes today, and only because this year's wingding takes place at the Hotel InterContinental Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Dan Michalski Posts Best Poker Video Ever

    Fine -- so that's overselling it by just a bit. Nonetheless, great filmmakers zoom in on the little details -- beads of sweat, shifty eyes, restless hands and, now, bouncing feet. Over the weekend, whilst waiting for Plano boy Josh Evans to bust out of the 2007 World Series of Poker, which has nearl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    All In This is our friend Shane. He got into the WSOP after winning La Riata. The guy's adorable, isn't he? If you need to find me tomorrow around, oh, 3 p.m., I'll be here: playing poker at the La Riata Gala & Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at Union Station. The thing ain't cheap, but, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Of Shaq and Stack

    Wishful thinking of wish fulfillment? The Sporting News is reporting this morning that Jason Terry's going to stay in Dallas next season. Looks like the NBA Finals ain't going past Thursday night's Game 4 in Miami; least, that's what it says in damned near every paper Unfair Park's been perusing thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Ace in the Hole

    I love to watch former SMU Mustang-turned-World Series of Poker runner-upper and Observer cover-story subject David Williams play cards. What I don't like watching him do is dine out on porn star Janet Mason's tuchus. If that's him, of course. Maybe that's David as "20-year-old Tony" in this video ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Trying Not to Be a Butthead

    Dan Michalski/ In the "Really, That Did Not Happen" Department, Observer art director Mike Simmons stares down 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer. If you happen to see 2004 World Series of Poker main event champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer around town this week, you'll probably be tempted to ask ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2005

    In the Cards

    Will knowing how to poker land you a successful Big Johnson?

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Full House

    Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan show poker's Aces and Kings

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Give 'em Hellmuth

    Poker's crybaby's had his share of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Top Pair

    Clonie Gowen, Dallas-based poker maven

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Table Dance

    Plus: The Benefactor...of pure comedy

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Dynamite Dave

    David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • News

    July 24, 2003


    More square than Rounders, our columnist finds new friends who'll take his poker money

  • Culture

    May 15, 2003

    All In

    We've become a poker nation, so deal me in

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    The Player

    Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.

  • Film

    September 10, 1998

    Know when to fold 'em

    Matt Damon trades his baby face for a poker face in Rounders