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If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the PokerWorks website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Where are They Now is a series of an in depth look at all poker players – not just the pros diaffone as they travel through one long game.

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Some of the players profiled are deceased but not forgotten. Some people unfortunately go their entire lives without really ever finding out what their true passion or calling was. Sure, they are interested in things from time to time, but they never really discover the satisfaction of becoming associated with something they can put their passion and excitement into it, fully devoted. Then there are others who take playing games to a new level, focusing their entire life on the entire subject of game playing, as opposed to just one particular game.

Bob Ciaffone fits that description well, having made a life out of playing, teaching, and writing about games, games, and more games. When he was just three years old his family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, the town Ciaffone calls home today.


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Icaffone most children were playing with action figures, Ciaffone was already learning the intricacies of chess at only four years old. A local chess champion in his youth, he began to expand his game playing by the age of nine, when he first started playing poker.

Despite his early love affair with all of these games he, along with his parents, agreed that a proper education should come first. Ciaffone was also a smart student, enrolling to the University of Notre Dame.

At Notre Dame Ciaffone was at the top of his class as a freshman, but yet another game had garnered his attention. Ciaffone discovered pool and that he was good at it.

Throughout his first year in college the call of the pool hall, and the subsequent money that came from hustling pool that came with it, was too much for the young Ciaffone.

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He had never seen that type of money before, and it was hard to focus on getting an education for a job when hob was seemingly already making all the money he would need. Ciaffone eventually got a part-time job teaching, but for the most part, his years as a young adult were supported by his pool playing.

While coaching this kmaha he learned of himself that he had an innate ability to teach games to people, and kept this in the back of his head as he got older. While coaching Bridge, Ciaffone also dropped the pool stick for a Backgammon board. Much like Dan Harrington in the same era, Ciaffone began supporting himself in this game by challenging local players in cash games and playing, and usually winning, high stakes tournaments.


This is when Ciaffone turned towards poker. He began a new career making money from poker, but instead of just playing it this time, he also started writing poker books and teaching others how to play the game, a practice he continues today. Ciaffone is also widely regarded as the authority when it comes to state laws in poker.

About Bob Ciaffone

One of his main goals regarding state laws is to get blb changed to be more up to date. Ciaffone is a solo author of five poker books, and has contributed to over a dozen other gaming books. Ciaffone is also a regular contributed to CardPlayer magazine. Ciaffone also enjoys pokfr in general, often writing short stories, and has published two fiction stories and also enjoys writing poetry. Ciaffone also has stayed close to his first love of chess, writing two books on the subject, even becoming the president of the Michigan Chess Association in the year He keeps a full slate daily, contributing to the magazine, updating his website and continuing to write books.

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