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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…