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Change Your Face and Change Your Game

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Sep 03, 2014

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Frank Henderson is a well-known poker player from Houston who was runner-up to Johnny Chan in the World Series of Poker main event in 1987. He is equally well known for his sense of humor and wit. But when I saw him at this year’s WSOP, he was anything but in a smiley mood. He seemed to be in some kind of acute distress and kept scratching his groin incessantly. “Got herpes again, Frank?” I asked jokingly. Henderson was not amused. “Don’t get smart, Max,” he replied while handing me a copy of the current issue of Reader’s Digest. “If you want to see what’s bothering me, read this story.” A headline reading “Crazy Ants” was outlined by illustrations of ants crawling every which way across the page. “They’re coming by the millions,” the caption read. “Strange, creepy creatures that appear to be impossible to kill. They started in Texas, ...


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