I am huge fan of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. It is an interesting mix of skill and chance with a bit of human unpredictability thrown in and as a result is an extremely difficult game to master. My favorite player (when I watch the game on TV) is Kid Poker, Daniel Negreanu. He is ranked second in all-time earnings, which I think is amazing for someone who was born in 1974 (of course, the person in first place was born in 1976). I just discovered that Daniel writes a blog and wanted to share it. Lots of useful insights about the game there.
I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.