Peter Thomas Fornatale

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Thu Nov 28
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Picture this: It is the middle of the poker boom. A freelance writer experiences success playing online. He goes to Atlantic City, N.J., and racks up a few hundred bucks each time playing low stakes, hardly even putting in any effort, just not playing like a total idiot. He plays in a home game where there are a couple of sharpies he avoids tangling with and a few bad players he exploits. He begins to think he is good at poker.
Tue Nov 26
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to take a few minutes to write about five things that contest players – all horseplayers really – should be thankful for. Feel free to add reasons of your own in the comments section of this piece at www.drf.com. 1. Better data
Thu Nov 21
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
I spoke with Vincent James Alpino this week about qualifying for the National Handicapping Championship by winning the Public Handicapper Challenge. How long have you been playing on Public Handicapper?
Mon Nov 18
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping
What if I told you there is a handicapping contest where you can compete for cash and cool prizes, including National Handicapping Championship seats, for little or no money?
Thu Nov 14
2013
Peter Thomas Fornatale
Categories: Handicapping Columns
Judging from the comments I’ve received since I started writing for Daily Racing Form a few weeks ago the most common question people have about playing tournaments is: How are contests different from everyday play? In one important sense, I believe that the underlying skill sets required are exactly the same. Both are essentially games where you need to be able to handicap – that is, evaluate various horses’ chances of winning – identify value, and bet accordingly.