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Deux Ex Machina

by David Downing |  Published: May 19, 2009


“Do you know why you’re afraid when you’re alone? I do.” — Vincent Gray, The Sixth Sense. Sometimes I see ghosts. Sometimes I go looking for them; sometimes they come looking for me. When you have haunted the Internet for as long as I have, the damned place seems littered with the corpses of fallen friends and foes, games and sites. I used to like to go to a certain poker forum for two reasons. I like to see old Linden Arden, who I used to play with on PokerStars back in the day; and I am afraid to look at the Onlinechamp forum, if it even still exists. The ghost of Onlinechamp is an instructional one. A couple of years ago, the biggest ring game online was $15/$30 limit high-low, then quickly after, the $30/$60 high-low. For arrivistes to the poker scene this probably seems incredible. After all there ...

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