Aggressiveness: 5
Looseness: 4
Short-handed: 7
Limit: 7
No-limit: 7
Tournaments: 3
Side games: 7
Steam control: 5
Against weak players: 5
Against strong players: 7

Best game: No-limit Deuce-to Seven lowball

bobby baldwinWeakness: Often is not in game shape, due to business commitments. When Bobby was in his prime, many players considered him to be the best at no-limit hold’em. He was reputed to be outstanding at putting a player on a hand and making the right decision.

He only plays poker in the big cash games at a few of the major tournaments now, and he is often out of practice. When we play with Bobby in the big game we have to get him stuck the first week or we’ve lost our chance. Once he gets back in the flow, he is a top player.

Amusing anecdote

Bobby doesn’t play where he works because he thinks it looks unprofessional and he doesn’t want any possible altercations with employees. One of the last times he played at the Mirage (where he was president at the time), he was sitting next to the dealer, when a security guard nudged him and told him to move so he could get the drop box. Bobby said, “Give me a second, buddy. I just have to figure out what to do with this hand. The security guard said, “Move, please.” Bobby said, “Do you realize I’m the president?” The guard replied, “I don’t care if you’re @#^*ing George Bush — you need to move.” That was the guard’s last day on the job.

Title: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Artist: Tears For Fears
Year: 1985

Reason for this song choice

This seemed like an obvious choice since Bobby is the top guy at the Bellagio. I was concerned that he might not approve, since he could interpret it to mean that I am calling him a megalomaniac. Even though I am aware that Bobby has a good sense of humor, I was relieved when he told me he liked the choice.