The problem with this poker lark is that things don’t always go to plan. It’s been the fate of many of us poker players to “overextend” ourselves when visiting Sin City and end up epically doing our proverbials; in short: going broke. So, in case we’re ever accused of being too “aspirational” in this magazine, here’s our guide to hitting rock bottom. God knows, we’ve been there.
Web 2.0 started off optimistically. It was supposed to be the ultimate form of mass media communication. The first stage was broadcasting, which was one to many – think early TV and radio. This evolved into narrowcasting, which was one to few – think Sky or cable TV with hundreds of channels.
In the space of just over two months, Ben Jackson, son of Paul “Action” Jackson, steamrolled his way through the Coventry and Blackpool GUKPTs, winning two side events, finishing second in a main event and then final-tabling the Grand Final in London.
All the more impressive when you consider he’s only 18-years-old. We caught up with Genting Poker’s father and son team, two players who epitomise the old and new schools of poker.