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," "Poker Talk: The Language 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 has been a Card Player magazine columnist since the inception of the magazine (1988).
Wiesenberg ranks among today's most prolific and respected poker authorities. Wiesenberg edits Card Player's twice-monthly email newsletters, sent to over 175,000 subscribers.
Wiesenberg 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 also constructs crossword puzzles for magazines and online.
He wrote the rules sections and created many of the informational pages for three online poker sites.