John Henry “Doc” Holliday was one of the best poker players of his era in the 1870’s and 1880’s, in addition to being an award-winning dentist and gunfighter. He moved … Continue reading Classic Western Shootout
I don’t play much pot limit Omaha (PLO). A few times here and there, plus a bit online. A few strategy articles, some discussion with friends. Enough to think I … Continue reading P-L-Ohh-Nooo!
This was a low stakes online poker hand. I have A♣ K♠ with a stack of 100 BBs in middle position and make my standard pot-sized raise after one limper. … Continue reading Jammed and Damned
You get to the river and the villain puts in a big raise. Suppose the hand went like this (which it did): You are in the big blind with T♥ 5♣. … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter How
What Would a Supervisor Do (“WWSD”)? In my previous post, I described a friend’s horrible stretch at the poker tables during our recent trip to Las Vegas. For purposes of … Continue reading WWSD
On a trip to Las Vegas last week, one of my traveling friends went through several consecutive days filled with coolers and bad beats at the poker tables. For purposes of … Continue reading Indifferent (and Broke)
Last night, whilst playing Texas Holdem in a house poker game of course, I took an informal poll. If I were to write a poker book, which I’m not, but … Continue reading They Always Get There
In Aesop’s fable The Tortoise and the Hare, an over-confident turtle, tired of being ridiculed, challenges an arrogant rabbit to a race. The rabbit sprints out to a huge lead. He … Continue reading Way Ahead or Way Behind
My last post dealt with the concept of Reciprocality, which refers to differences in how you handle something and how your poker opponents handle the same thing. The difference in … Continue reading The Professor, The Banker and the Suicide King
It was Saturday night, which means I’m playing poker in someone’s garage. Just about everybody is a regular player, so we get to do some higher level thinking. Level 1, … Continue reading Great Flop for Me
From FlopTurnRiver.com’s poker dictionary, with examples from yours truly: Bink – A term used by poker players to describe someone catching one of their outs to a draw. More commonly … Continue reading Bink!
If I had a time machine, it would be a very simple time machine. My time machine would only allow me to go back in time; I don’t need to … Continue reading If I Had a Time Machine