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Fricka-Fracking Fractals

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Nov 14, 2012


As you know, I wear many hats: I’m a poker writer and player; I write novels and screenplays; I travel the world teaching and training writers. Sometimes, when I’m feeling a little tired, I do none of the above. I take off all my hats and just… sit… and… muse. I contemplate the big questions of life: Is God real? What happens to us when we die? Why do I keep drawing to inside straights? Like I said, the big questions. Not too long ago, during one such contemplative interlude (nap) I found myself thinking about poker and its compelling nature. With so many fascinating things to do in this world, why do so many of us lavish so much time, energy, attention and effort on poker? What is it about this narrow slice of human endeavor that we find so compelling, so spellbinding, so… if I may use a ...

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