It was Saturday night, which means I’m playing poker in someone’s garage. Just about everybody is a regular player, so we get to do some higher level thinking. Level 1, … Continue reading Great Flop for Me
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
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
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
I just returned from a weekend poker trip to New Orleans. There were eight guys on this trip, one of whom – for purposes of this blog I’ll refer to … Continue reading Hashtag: They Always Have It
Last night I was playing in a local house game, when this happened. A player I don’t know straddled for $4 on the button. I thought I heard someone call … Continue reading Tippy Top
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
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!
This hand took place last night at a home cash game, blinds of $1/$1. Two players limped in, and the button (for purposes of this post, I’ll call him “Jeff”) … Continue reading Fancy Play Syndrome
This happened Sunday while at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, in Cherokee, NC during the World Series of Poker Circuit stop. For the uninitiated, this casino is owned by the Eastern Band … Continue reading Trail of Tears
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
One way to decide whether to call a big river bet is to ask yourself “What can I beat?” And of course, it the situations that require this question, the … Continue reading What Can I Beat?