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
I play a fair amount of online poker on the Ignition platform, almost entirely cash games. So far this year I’ve been a winner, but not at a rate I’m … Continue reading Online Analysis, Part 1 – pre-flop 3-bets
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
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
Dear Readers, Sorry for the bad beat story to follow here, but you KNOW that’s how I get these out of my system. At least I hope to get it … Continue reading Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip… Uh Oh!
I was in Las Vegas last week with my buddy Mike, and this was a hand that he played in a $1-2 NL cash game. A player in early position … Continue reading KK vs. AA & QQ
One of my daughter’s favorite TV shows is TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” In this makeover reality show, participants are nominated by friends (?), co-workers or relatives to participate in … Continue reading Daily Debacle – What Not to Play
I open-raised this hand to 3 BB’s, then the short stack to my immediate left shipped his entire 28 BB stack. Then next player called. I had to fold. Aaaaaarrrgh! … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Hated to Yield
Last night I played in a live tournament with about 65 players. The buyin was $50 plus another $10 bounty. The starting stack was equal to 50 big blinds. I … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Way Ahead / Way Behind
Like the goofy robot in “Lost in Space,” the 1960’s science fiction TV series, sometimes another poker player or situation shouts “Danger!” at you in such an annoying manner that … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Danger Will Robinson!
In a fairly short session of $0.50 – 1.00 NL last night, it seemed like all of my big hands ran into bigger hands. Here is a sample of the … Continue reading Laying Down a Big Hand… Not!
Last night playing $2-4 NL online… Five hands prior to this one, I had KK, raised to $14 and four players call (two behind me, plus the SB and BB), … Continue reading Fancy Play Syndrome