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Auctioning My Column

An incredible performance

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Dec 10, 2010


Just before the main event of the World Series of Poker, Howard and Suzie Lederer throw a huge party called the “World Series of Barbeques.” Back when it was merely big, we held it in my backyard. The noise and fireworks seemed excessive to the neighbors and police, and now it has outgrown my yard and is held at the Golden Nugget. There is also a poker tournament and charity auction to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I couldn’t think of anything special to donate to the auction, so I decided that anyone who bid enough could have one of his or her hands featured in this column, along with shameless praise and flattery of the person’s poker expertise. I had envisioned some rich beginner wanting to be featured in order to show his golf buddies how good he was at poker. Instead, it was purchased by ...

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