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)
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
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
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
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!
Here is an instructional hand that I played online recently, in Bovada’s “Zone Poker” game, at the micro stakes level with blinds of $0.10 – 0.25. For the uninitiated, Zone … Continue reading Bottom Set = No Good on Dry Flop
At the end of the following sequence of hands, another player at the table (not involved in any of these) chatted: Wow, I feel like I’m watching an all-in tennis … Continue reading Daily Debacle – All-In Tennis Match
Playing $0.10 / 0.25 NL online this afternoon and got a little tilted over a pattern of folding mediocre hands that would have turned into huge winners (example: folded Jd … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Did I Really Shove Here?
Over and over, non-standard plays seem to backfire more than they work. Deceptive play is believed by many to be the biggest key to poker, so making non-standard plays (looking … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Trapping… myself!
This was the very first hand I played tonight – at $0.50 – 1.00 NL online, with my standard and table max starting stack of $100. I have not played … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Blind Leading the Blind
I played this sequence of hands at $0.50 / 1.00 NL last night. The players to my immediate left and immediate right were engaged in a lot of chat in … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Mini-Tilt