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Commentary: Is Boyne Thunder The World’s Best Poker Run?

That the New Year is less than a week away has me in a reflective state of mind. It’s either that or the 15-year-old single-malt scotch I’ve been enjoying of late—I can’t quite tell and I reckon it doesn’t much matter. Reflection, nostalgia and, OK, sometimes purely meandering thoughts come with the territory of being a twice-weekly columnist. Your job, as said columnist, is subtraction. Find one clean thought, hone it down and go with it.


There’s a strong case to be made for the annual event in the wilds of Northern Michigan. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

So here’s what I woke up with this morning: Boyne Thunder is the world’s best poker run.

And as hard as I tried to shake that dangerous notion from my head—for I know that expanding on it in this column will only bring trouble—I couldn’t. In fact, the more I turn it over in my head, the more I believe it to be true. So here goes.

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