Two players I would love to have a beer with are Andrew Neeme and Dan Colman. If I had a who’s who of poker for 2017, these two guys would be one and two on that list.
There are some players that speak from the heart and put some integrity back into the game of poker. These two guys are what poker needs today with so much negative in the past decade.
Andrew Neeme produces YouTube videos that are outstanding. He travels around the states and plays live and gives great insight into the great game of poker.
Andrew is very humble and keeps true to himself and his projects. His videos have something for every level of poker player whether you want to learn poker or improve your game.
Some teachers are very arrogant and really don’t teach or explain poker the way Andrew Neeme does. Not many poker instruction impresses me, but Andrew’s presentation does with the insight he gives.
I hope that he continues his hard work on the game of poker because he is so spot on.
Dan Colman’s $15 Million Score
Another player who impresses me is Dan Colman. He is best known for winning $15.3 million in the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
He’s second on the US all-time money list having won over $28,000,000 in total live earnings.
After winning the One Drop, Dan didn’t talk to the media, which caused some controversy. Later he said that poker is not for everyone, and he did not want to be part of promoting false hope.
Dan said poker is very hard and not for everyone. Dan took a lot of criticism for not sugarcoating the realities of the poker world.
I was surprised that he was so honest and seemed to care about people and the integrity of the game we love.
I listened to Dan’s interview with Joey Ingram and was even more impressed with his story of how he started and the work he put into the game after admitting that he was a big sucker.
That was before he found his niche and became a heads-up specialist.
He is such a natural at the game of poker and so down-to-earth about life and poker.
I really like players that call out problems with the poker industry.
Sites like Two Plus Two and now vlogs give players a voice that was not there when I started in poker. We all have a duty to police our games because no one is going to do it for us.
If you look back over poker history, few people had the courage to call out what’s wrong with our industry. I’m glad to see these players and sites popping up today that discuss what needs to be changed.
Poker has come a long way now that players are starting to speak out and finding their voices. I feel poker is in good hands.
To Dan Colman and Andrew Neeme, let’s have lunch or a beer someday.
Watch Andrew Neeme’s YouTube channel and Joey Ingram’s Poker Life podcast for the latest and best poker content.
Robert Turner is a legendary poker player and casino/billiard marketing expert. Robert is most well-known for creating the game of Omaha poker and introducing it to Nevada in 1982 and to California in 1986. He created Legends of Poker for the Bicycle Casino in 1995. He also helped create Live at the Bike, the first live gaming site broadcast on the Internet in 2002.
He has spent over 30 years in casino marketing and player development. He has served as an executive host at the Bicycle Casino and MGM. He is currently working as a casino consultant.