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Who Am I?

Hey. I’m Paul. I grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. You know, where Daredevil comes from. Like him, I’ve always been torn between multiple lives: teaching martial arts and yoga, writing, recording music, playing poker for a living, and all sorts of other fun stuff.

More than anything, I love to learn new things, teach the things I know, and write about all the things I’m interested in, like math, language, movies, travel, and baseball. I’m a perpetual student of the world, making an experiment out of life.

WSOP NL200 Hand No. 1

WSOP NL200 Hand No. 1

Hand No. 1 – WSOP $200NL – 5 players - $400 effective Preflop: I have Tc3c in the BB 2 folds, BTN raises to $4, 1 fold, I call Flop: 4c5s9d ($8.50 pot – 2 players - $196 stacks) I check, BTN bets $4.50, I fold Question: Do I peel or check/raise this against this...

I Am Now Left-Handed

Things have been not the easiest lately. A few months ago I (probably) pinched a nerve, developed a massive crap in my right shoulder, and stopped being able to properly use my right arm. Fortunately, I've always been somewhere between ambidextrous and mixed-handed -...

Two Tables of $.25/$.50 No Limit

This is a session I played back in 2020, before doing too much work on No Limit Holdem. I'm definitely supposed to call those mighty ducks early on in the video, and I'm sure I make a ton of other mistakes as well. Feel free to have a chuckle at how poor my online...