Andy Glazer

Nicknamed "The Poker Pundit", Andy Glazer was one of the most popular poker writers who covered the sport, and is best known for being one of the best tournament reporters. He was the tournament reporter for the World Series of Poker and was also a columnist for Card Player Magazine and the Detroit Free Press. He also wrote two books: Casino Gambling the Smart Way: How to Have More Fun and Win More Money and Complete Idiot's Guide to Poker.

He grew up in Massapequa, New York and later graduated from the University of Michigan. His interest in writing began in high school where he was the sports editor of the school newspaper. After being accepted at the Emory University School of Law he served as the editor in chief of the school newspaper.

Glazer practiced law for only two years. According to a tribute written by Phil Hellmuth, he reportedly retired from law because he felt guilty about winning a case for a drug dealer in court who he knew was guilty.

Although he was known mainly as a poker writer, he did play poker often and managed to cash in a few tournaments, including a final table during Season One of the World Poker Tour.

Glazer passed away on July 4th, 2004 at age 48.


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The claim about the blood clot was a hoax. Even the IMDB knows it was a suicide: [url][/url]

Jim Bechtel on March 29, 2005

I knew Andy since 1977 in law school. I don't give two hoots about poker, but I knew the man, and he was one of the most loyal, solid friends you could ever have. The world has lost a good hearted soul and i miss him.

Ken Brown on February 27, 2005

how are his books???

IveyWannabe. on February 22, 2005

It is with great sadness that Inside Edge has to announce that columnist Andrew Glazer has died. He passed away on 5th July at his home in Hollywood due to complications caused by a blood clot. His death at 48 years old was totally unexpected and has shocked the poker world. A fantastic writer with a genuine love for the game, Andrew was the best-known poker journalist and well liked throughout the poker world. He was also an excellent player and won several tournaments. Above all he was a genuine, honest, warm and funny man. The poker world has an empty seat at its top table.

shuffles on January 11, 2005

Andy was a boyhood friend of mine. I learned about his sdeath from suicide about a month ago. I've been haunted by this since then. It is difficult to reconcile the lively, inteliigent, quirky kid I knew with a man who would lose his connection to the world. I wish I had known to reach out to my old friend in his time of need. God rest his soul.

blevy-smu on December 25, 2004


Tryla on December 13, 2004

I heard he died of aids

big mama on November 16, 2004

Andy will be missed by those of us who only knew him thru his prose of poker. Andy had the ability to write about poker in a way that captivated even poker novices. The world of poker needs to find someone else who can write about poker for the masses. There are plenty of writer's who can write about it for the pros......but the masses will crave the excitment, the analogies and the stories of Andy. Those of us looking in on the poker world will miss him.

RivahQueen on October 9, 2004

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