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 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
The Butterfly Effect, a phrase coined by American mathematician Edward Lorenz (an early pioneer in the field of chaos theory) is a concept that states that “small causes can have … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
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
Last night I was at a low-stakes, private poker game marked by some very loose play. There was frequent straddling as much as 13 BB’s, along with very light pre-flop … Continue reading Stuck in No Man’s Land
Yaacov Norowitz is one of the top chess players in the world. He is an International Master Chess player with a rating of 2435 (on the Elo chess rating system, … Continue reading Cowboy Chess Match
According to Wikipedia, “Déjà vu is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, which is often not the case.” … Continue reading Deja Vu
Here is another in a lengthening series of hands where my KK runs into AA. This is the 3rd time in less than a week, including this one vs. “Cinderella” … Continue reading KK v. AA, part 3
In No Limit Texas Holdem, one of the hardest things to do is to fold pocket kings before the flop. My friend Mike did it recently, and I’ve folded KK … Continue reading Folding KK Pre-Flop
My father will celebrate his 81st birthday next month. He still plays in a weekly home poker game, every Thursday night, which he enjoys greatly. But theirs is a low … Continue reading Cinderella
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
To appreciate this post, please be sure to read my immediately prior post, about folding KK pre-flop in a live cash game. I also posted that hand on a Two+Two … Continue reading Daily Debacle – Fold QQ vs. pre-flop shove?