Playing Poker From Behind the Curtain?

Yes, I’m starting to believe my drought has really ended. Last night I tried playing two .50/$1 tables but Paradise couldn’t seem to keep a second table full and the number of players kept fluctuating from four to six. Luckily I had jumped on one that stayed pretty solid at ten players so I kept […]

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Chat Like A Pro

I caught one of Grubby’s posts and the following jumped out at me: I’m usually quiet in chat, not even saying “nh” but throwing in a “ty” if someone says it to me. I think there’s a danger in talking about how bad you’re running, as it affects your image. People will begin taking shots […]

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Lessons From Losing

Ahhhh . . . I think I may have risen out of my card funk. For about the last week of online playing I had been getting my butt handed to me. Over about 5 sessions I lost 150BB. I’m not going to claim that I played every hand like a pro but when you […]

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A Real Showdown (almost)

I was up in Monterey this weekend scuba diving with my buddy Jason. He’s got the poker bug as well so when we got into town he flipped through the phone book and found some local card rooms in the nearby town of Marina. After dinner we headed up to scope these places out. Perhaps […]

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Random Thoughts 03/17/04

PokerTracker is an excellent tool for many reasons but one of the new ways I’ve found to use it is to uncover the re-loaders. Have you ever been playing and you see some guy sit down with something like $100 and then maybe an hour later you see him at $60 (with a good chunk […]

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Random Thoughts 03/16/04

Whenever I think about playing a marginal hand, I try to take Lee Jones’ advice in Winning Low Limit Hold ‘Em; Look for an excuse to fold. I’m usually pretty tight but if you’re sitting at a loose table, it’s very easy to turn a profitable session into a breakeven or losing session by playing […]

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Random Thoughts 03/15/04

Random thoughts going through my head tonight as I played online: Why do people say “nh” about hands that were not very nice nor were they played well? Case in point, I folded pre-flop so I’m a spectator (i.e. I’m not emotionally involved). Two suited cards hit on the flop, everybody checks around, turn brings […]

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Why Instant Messaging Is Evil

Instant Messaging used to be a great tool. Unfortunately, like email, once it became popular it went from useful tool to annoyance. I don’t think it was anything about the technology itself but I think the longer that it was around the more people projected their own social flaws onto it. What follows is an […]

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DARPA Grand Challenge

One of my clients is Axion Racing, a team that entered the DARPA Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge is a government sponsored competition with a $1 million prize going to the team who can successfully get an unmanned, fully-autonomous vehicle from Barstow to Las Vegas over rough terrain. Yes, a fully-autonomous vehicle. No driver. No […]

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Play Until It Hurts

HDouble over at The Cards Speak has an interesting post where he ponders whether poker is he sees poker as a hobby, a sport, or if he’s just in it for the money. He ends by saying that he’s unsure which but I couldn’t help but remember a supposedly true story told by Mike Caro […]

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Let Go Of My Eggo

Have you ever just had one of those momentary lapses? Last night I was playing at a little monthly cash game I play in with some buddies and I�m holding AXs. Flop comes T87 with no real flush draw for me but I’m heads up so I decide to stay with it and see if […]

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The Poker Novice Speaks

I guess for my first poker posting that I should talk a little bit about why I like playing poker and just exactly where I am in my game and where I want to go. First off, I have what I refer to as “intellectual obsessive-compulsive disorder.” I tend to take on hobbies and become […]

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Let’s try this again

Welcome to my new, new, new weblog. This is probably the fourth different re-launch of a weblog for me. I started out back in 2000/2001 when the whole Internet sector began to melt. While having lunch with a buddy of mine we were relating our disgust over the overly negative reporting going on in the […]

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