The Game Show

May 11, 2003

Say you’re in Vegas playing high-stakes poker.  You haven’t slept in days.  To make matters worse, you’re being stared down by two of the best poker players in the world.  And...you’re bluffing.  So, you bet it all to bring the pot to well over a million dollars.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk to Jim McManus about that fateful hand, the World Series of Poker, and the meaning of luck.

  1. James McManus on the World Series of Poker

    James McManus writes for Harpers. With an advance from the magazine, he entered the world series of poker. McManus talks about playing with professionals and muses on the balance of luck and skill required for tournament play.

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  2. Dave Perry on "The Matrix" Videogame

    Dave Perry is the game developer who worked with the Wachowski brothers to create the videogame for “The Matrix Reloaded.”

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  3. Jerome Charyn on Ping Pong

    Jerome Charyn remembers the glory days of ping-pong in America. He talks about some of the great matches of the past and reflects on the worldwide popularity of the game.

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  4. Luke Rhinehart on "The Dice Man"

    Luke Rhinehart published a novel in the 70s that became a cult classic. “The Dice Man” involves a psychiatrist who opens his life to new possibilities by basing his actions on a throw of the diced

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