Gotta Give it Up for Lou Again
One of the things I've been remiss on lately is reminding people of the latest adventures of Lou Krieger, who I consider both a poker mentor and a dear friend and whose support I have always appreciated. Few people out there realize the extent to which Lou has nurtured and encouraged new people to come into the poker-writing world and experiment with their work, no matter their skill levels. I think Pauly may have been the first and the greatest, but I certainly received key encouragement from the man and continue to do so to this day, as have many others.
It's among the most selfless things a writer can do, you know, to go out of his way to keep on encouraging other writers over and over again. Lou's got plenty of his own work to do as well, and it's never easy to stay on top in as volatile a market as poker. But Lou seems untiltable, qualities that so many of the rest of us lack. He's also among the straightest shooters in the business... away from the felt itself, that is. He calls them as he sees them, and has for as long as I've known him. He also manages to do it in that neutrally objective voice that even the best writers find it so hard to maintain, as in his recent posts on a couple of major scandals and in his podcasts on same.
So while I've pointed it out elsewhere, I did want to dedicate a post here to the fact that Lou has moved his "Keep Flopping Aces" show over to Rounders Radio. It's still on Thursday nights, and it's always worth the listen.