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
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
Here is an interesting hand from a live cash game earlier this week. The game is $1/$1 no limit hold’em. This is a regular weekly home game where all of … Continue reading Two Pair on Flop
Playing $0.50 / 1.00 NL online. This session isn’t going very well, with my $100 starting stack now down to $45. A large chunk of that took place on a … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Terrible Bluff
It seems like most of my bad plays lately – esp. online – have involved too much bluffing. I have watched some “Poker After Dark” episodes on YouTube and see … Continue reading Too Much Bluffing
This occurred about 2 minutes after the hand in the previous post. I had opened up a new table and this was my first hand played there, also at $0.25 … Continue reading What am I Doing Here?
This happened last night at a $2-4 no limit hold’em online table. A new table was just formed and still playing short-handed while waiting for more players. Right now there … Continue reading Multi-barreling short-handed
Sometimes when things are running pretty good, I start to think that I’m actually a good poker player. It’s a nice thought. I like it. “Self,” I say to myself, … Continue reading Firing Bluffs on Multiple Streets