Palo Alto’s Helmuth cashes at World Series of Poker

Phil Helmuth of Palo Alto made seven final tables at the recent World Series of Poker. He won his 16th bracelet, the world record, and left with more than a million dollar’s haul. Overall more than 10,000 players competed in 88 separate events. There were close to 1,000 dealers enlisted for the gala.

Gunn graduates Steve and Eric Cohen worked as dealers for the Las Vegas event, logging nearly 50 days. “I counted 125 players who I recognize or follow” said Steve Cohen, also nearly famous for being in season one of Ally McBeal as a “Dancing Twin”.

One person at his table Maria Konokova author of “The Biggest Bluff”, a Columbia grad who studied psychology with Walter Mischel, whose daugther Rebecca was Steve’s (and my) classmate.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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