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Card Player Columnist Danny Fisher Passes Away At Age 49

Fisher Penned 'One Time, Dealer' Columns For Card Player Magazine


Danny FisherDanny Fisher, the columnist behind Card Player’s One Time, Dealer series, and a poker dealer at Austin’s Texas Card House, has passed away at the age of 49.

Fisher, who has worked poker events in various cardrooms all over the country, had been hospitalized following complications stemming from gallbladder surgery late last year.

Fisher first began her writing career in 2007, and published her first novel, Burnt Stones, in 2011. The New England-raised Fisher graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. She was also a photographer, and even an ASL interpreter.

Fisher had penned dozens of columns for Card Player Magazine as ‘The Dealer Chick,’ a traveling poker circuit dealer who answers questions from the community about everything from pitching the cards to proper table etiquette.

Some of her more popular pieces included Keeping The Game Moving, Congratulations You Lost, Tipping Pros Vs. Joes, Hospice For Assholes, and Women In Poker: Demanding A Seat At The Table. You can check out all of her writing for Card Player on her author page.

Her friends and colleagues have put together a GoFundMe page which will now be used to help her family take care of medical and funeral expenses.

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over 1 year ago

I am sorry to hear this. I really enjoyed reading her columns. RIP