Caspar Greeff (born January 29, 1959) is a seasoned poker-playing journalist. He has worked broadly in the South African journalist world, from Capital Radio to the Sunday Times, and he currently writes a freelance poker column for The Times. He is an adventurous journalist, travelling extensively through out is career. Greeff enjoys the simple pleasures of life and is wanting to experience more in the world. He has recently released his first book, The Ayahuasca Diaries.
Caspar Greeff was born on January 29, 1959 in Cape Town, where he still lives. He matriculated at Northcliff High School in Johannesburg, where he lived between the ages of eight to 33 before returning to Cape Town. When he was younger, Greeff wanted to be a train driver.
He is single and does not have children. Walking, surfing and poker are some of the activities he enjoys, as well as reading good books, drinking good wine and exploring consciousness. Greeff looks up to James McManus, the author of Positively Fifth Street; he believes McManus is a great writer and an excellent poker player. Greeff is working on his second book, while his first, The Ayahuasca Diaries, will be launched on November 11, 2009. His future plans include spending more time in the jungle of Peru and the Buddhist temples of India, as well as surfing in Indonesia and trying to grow spiritually.
Greeff chose Journalism as a career because it gave him an opportunity to write and to have his writing published. He has worked for various newspapers. He learned the trade at the Argus Company's cadet school in 1977. He then worked at The Star, Thompson Publications, The Sowetan, the Rand Daily Mail, The Citizen, Capital Radio, Style magazine, the Financial Mail, Business Day, the Cape Argus, the Weekend Argus, the Sunday Times and he currently writes a freelance poker column for The Times. He has written for the Sunday Times for approximately 14 years. He has travelled extensively to cover various stories, including Las Vegas (reporting on World Series of Poker), Australia, Vietnam, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, India, Tanzania (Mount Kilimanjaro), the length and breadth of South Africa; and Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Ecuador for his book. According to Greeff the most interesting story he has covered was The World Series of Poker in 2001, and his greatest achievement was writing a book and getting it published.
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