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
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
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
NOTE: This entry was originally posted on a different site on December 30, 2016 and has been slightly edited prior to re-posting here. A couple nights ago I was playing … Continue reading Should I Turn This Into a Bluff?
A couple nights ago, I was playing in a private poker game at a friend’s garage. It’s a $1/2 NL game, and about an hour in, things are going reasonably … Continue reading Tippy-Top of His Range
After my last post, “Slow Playing for Dummies,” I’m reluctant to be caught slow playing any hand, lest it turn out that I am (or become) to Dummy (or Donkey). … Continue reading Who is the Dummy This Time?
Still back at the micro-stakes rebuilding my confidence and playing $0.05 / 0.10 NL online. In this hand I have As 6s in the cutoff seat and the action is … Continue reading Daily Debacle – When Not to Semi-Bluff
This sequence came earlier today, at $1-2 NL Hold’em. Hand #1 I am the Big Blind with 7d 4d. Three players plus the SB all limp in, and I check. … Continue reading Anna Kournikova