A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with Steve Marzolf for Texasholdem dash poker dot com, about my strange poker odyssey. My favorite part of the interview, where I talked at length about the 2005 WPT Championship at Bellagio, was eaten by Steve's MP3 recorder, but the rest interview went live today.
You’ve had such a varied
career – do you consider yourself a celebrity player, or is poker just one more thing you’re doing?
"It’s just another thing that I do. I don’t think of myself as a
celebrity at all. When I think of celebrities, I think of people who can’t go to the movies because people bug
them, who can’t take their kids out for dinner because people are constantly coming up to them. That time is over
for me. I definitely had that experience as a kid, but I don’t really have it anymore. These days, I’m best
known for my writing and the work I do online. That’s a different kind of notoriety."
also the kind of notoriety that I'm actually proud of, because I feel like I've worked very hard on my own to earn
While I'm not a Big Time Celebrity (except for when I'm busy being a Former Star Trek Actor) I guess I'm
known enough in poker and other stuff to land interviews like this one, so I'll have to get used to it, eventually, but
it's so weird to give interviews like this, or write columns like the acting one in the PokerStars blog, where I'm
supposed to be some sort of poker authorty. I mean, I totally don't suck at poker, but I'm far from an expert, and even
if I think I have some useful advice on the game, I'm much more comfortable pointing someone at Harrington or one of the
countless bloggers I know who are all more experienced than I am.
Anyway, it's an amusing interview, and I
even get to defend Wesley Crusher's poker play, so check it out.