Yesterday I wore an argyle sweater with a white shirt underneath, very much like the picture above. A very boring pullover that my mom had given me for Christmas, thinking it was a good top for work and it is. Anyway, for the first time in months, I had a poker game at my house last night and normally I change from my work clothes as soon as I get home, but something came up and I didn't. So the poker guys come over and Gary is STARING at me, mouth agog, because I have the pullover on, or as he puts it, I am "dressed like a catholic school girl". Um really? I'm probably wearing the least attractive clothing I own. Still, he doesn't let up and not only that, Noodles joins in. "Um yeah, you look like a sexy librarian. Oh baby!" Okay....(for some reason Noodles is creepier to me than Gary) And then the piece de resistance....I needed my reading glasses to read my kindle, and Gary just about had a heart attack. "Leave the glasses on. That completes the look." Guys are weird.
I ended up splitting the first game even though I was the chip leader, so we could move onto game #2. Gary won came in 2nd for game #2 and got his buyin back for his trouble.
Okay, now for the answer to yesterday's question....
The question was certainly too broad and open-ended as there are so many variables. Cash or tournament play? Holdem or all poker? It's just too darn difficult to pick one person as so many people are better at certain niches. Yet, pressed to answer I did come up with someone. My "someone" was based on the barometer I use which is "Is he better than me?" Now don't forget that I'm a pompous ass so
zero not too many people fit into that category, at least people I actually know, that is. I will concede that Phil Ivey might be better than me. Maybe. :)
All the players mentioned in the comments did come to mind as well as a few that didn't get a mention, yet I sent only one word to Tony....
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed are that of the author alone and are purely one person's opinion.
Remember this is just one person's opinion. I've spent a significant time watching him play and left impressed. Keep in mind, rarely am I impressed. Just ask Gary. Plus the reference posts in his blog are better than most published poker books. And like I said, he might be better than me. Jury's still out on that one. He's kicked my ass online but I think I might have the edge on live action.
Hoyazo, on the other hand, disagreed with me and listed a few players that he thinks are better than him. (funny enough Waffles didn't make his list) The thing is I don't know these people, so they didn't come to my mind. Edgie, by the way does deserve a mention as he too is quite the tournament player.
So there you have it. Oh and Gary, I'm wearing my reading glasses, right now. :)
Play smart like Hoyazo.