As an experiment last week, I announced upon sitting down to play poker that I had a hard stop four hours later. I set the alarm on my phone and … Continue reading Hard Stop
It’s the end of March, and I haven’t forgotten my Poker Goals for 2018. That’s a small victory in itself, as by now most goals and New Year’s Resolutions are … Continue reading When the Loonies Come Out
In anticipation of next month’s NCAA basketball March Madness, I bring you this edition of Min-Raise Madness. Min-Raise, of course, is shorthand for raising the minimum possible amount in a … Continue reading Min-Raise Madness
Most poker experts will describe two reasons for betting: Value Betting and Bluffing. Betting for value happens when you think you have the best hand, and want to get called … Continue reading Rope-a-Dope
There’s going to be a lot of poker math here. If you don’t like the math, this post may not be for you. I’ve heard it said that math is … Continue reading “F**k Sklansky”
A few months ago, I wrote “Hashtag: They Always Have It,” describing several hands from a poker weekend at Harrah’s New Orleans. Hand #4 from that post asked Can I … Continue reading Yikes!
NOTE: This entry was originally posted on a different site on September 7, 2016 and has been slightly edited prior to re-posting here. “Thanks for all the respect!” That was … Continue reading Thanks for all the Respect
NOTE: This entry was originally posted on a different site on January 3, 2017 and has been slightly edited prior to re-posting here. My previous blog entry explored turning a … Continue reading Facing a Shove on the River With Just One Pair
NOTE: This entry was originally posted on a different site on June 16, 2016 and has been slightly edited prior to re-posting here. I played this hand at a private … Continue reading Math, Combinatorics and Frequencies
You know that poker hand you dream about? When you’ve been running so bad you resort to writing terrible poetry, but laying in bed or driving around in the car … Continue reading When Dreams Come True
Yesterday I was hanging out with two poker friends, talking poker talk and gossip. One of them, who for purposes of this blog post I’ll call “Melanie,” mentioned that she … Continue reading Why Avoid the Bad Players?
It’s Friday night poker, and a Monopoly game breaks out. I roll the dice and land on Community Chest. The card says “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200.” The … Continue reading Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200