Michael Wiesenberg made his living playing poker for 10 years before turning to a career as technical writer in the computer field. His books reflect those two careers: The Official Dictionary of Poker
, Puzzled Programmers
(a collection of short stories, each of which introduces a mathematical puzzle best solved by computer, with solutions presented in three programming languages), and Free Money: How to Win in the Cardrooms of California
. He was a Card Player
magazine columnist from 1988 to 2015.
According to "Mad Genius of Poker" Mike Caro, "Wiesenberg ranks among today's most prolific and respected poker authorities."
For several years, Wiesenberg edited Card Player's twice-monthly email newsletters, sent to over 300,000 subscribers, and was the Web content editor for CardPlayer.com. He has had regular columns in and contributed hundreds of articles to noted computer, gambling, and poker magazines. He has edited several books about poker by well-known authors.
He wrote the rules sections and created many of the informational pages for three online poker sites.