Turning Up the Heat

Exclusive: Legendary raider CARL ICAHN tells why he plans to drop the nice-guy routine in his tussle with Time Warner. Has he met his match?

Want to know how Carl Icahn thinks? Icahn will tell you a story. He was at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas a few months ago and played poker with professional gamblers. In a $40,000 game, he wound up as one of two players left in a hand of seven-card stud. Icahn had two pairs; his opponent was showing four to a straight. The pro tipped off Icahn that he had seen his cards and said that because Icahn was an amateur, he felt obliged to tell him so. The pro then bet the table max: $4,000. Icahn, who had been...

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