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  • Sigma Derby is Done at MGM Grand
    A popular, old-timey horse racing slot machine called Sigma Derby has finally been put down for good at MGM Grand. Sigma Derby has a passionate following, and until recently, there were just two in Las Vegas (and possibly the country). And then there was one. An MGM Grand rep confirmed to us Sigma Derby won’t be back. The company said it has “done everything possible to prolong its active lifespan but that’s simply no longer possible.” Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 01:17 am PST
  • Hard Rock Rolls Out Painless Drink Voucher System
    The first time we ever saw a voucher system for free drinks on a video poker machine, we had a minor meltdown. That was at Mirage, back in 2015. Then Caesars Entertainment made a splash when it rolled out drink monitoring to all its casino bars. We still had sort of a meltdown, but we learned some deep breathing exercises and started asking questions. Let’s just say we’ve done a 180 since 2015, largely due to understanding more about why drink monitoring systems are necessary and how, surprising...
    Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 09:05 pm PDT
  • Total Rewards Reportedly Will Rebrand to Caesars Rewards
    In what would be a big shake-up in the casino loyalty club realm, we’re hearing Caesars Entertainment will rebrand its popular Total Rewards program to Caesars Rewards in early 2019. There’s been no official announcement of the Caesars Rewards roll-out, but when has that ever stopped us from sharing news? cl_imgThu, 11 Oct 2018, 11:17 pm PDT
  • Golden Gate is Shaking Things Up Again
    Golden Gate is back in action again with some dramatic changes and a new casino expansion. We took a peek behind-the-scenes at what were, until recently, walled off areas of Golden Gate’s casino floor. The casino’s floor is expanding into the space previously occupied by Du-Par’s restaurant. cl_imgThu, 28 Jun 2018, 10:49 pm PDT
  • Take a Walk Along a Las Vegas Casino Surveillance Catwalk
    It’s rare when you see something you’ve never seen before, but gird your loins, you’re about to. A few years back, before Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall (originally Barbary Coast) was gutted to become the Cromwell, we got to stroll the casino’s old-school, labyrinthine catwalk. cl_imgWed, 6 Jun 2018, 01:41 am PDT
  • Triple Zero Roulette Debuts at Planet Hollywood and New York-New York and Everything Is Ruined
    Triple zero roulette has been introduced at two casinos in Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood and New York-New York. Venetian got the first triple zero roulette table (two, actually) on The Strip back in Oct. 2016, and it seemed inevitable the much-reviled game would proliferate. That it has. Here’s a look at the triple zero roulette table at Planet Hollywood. Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 11:30 pm PDT
  • Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Roulette
    Roulette is one of the most entertaining, and accessible, games in a Las Vegas casino. Even seasoned roulette players will be surprised by some of the fascinating aspects of the game we’ve hastily slapped together. cl_imgTue, 26 Dec 2017, 12:11 am PST
  • Station Casinos Tests Cardless Loyalty Club System That Could Change Everything
    Easily one of the most annoying things about gambling in casinos is the loyalty club card shuffle. Carry. Insert. Insert again. Insert again, with profanity. Leave behind. Stand in line to replace. Repeat. With all the technology at our fingertips, it’s baffling why players must continue to wrestle with plastic cards to get what’s coming to them. Station Casinos feels your pain and is doing something about it. Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 11:19 pm PDT
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Gambling With An Edge
  • An Early Christmas Present
    In my email inbox, I regularly receive pictures of royal flushes and other video poker jackpots. Frequently, I get thanks in the email saying that if my writing and classes hadn’t taught the emailer how to play, they’d never have a chance. And then the picture of the royal is from an 8/5 Double Double […] The post An Early Christmas Present appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 09:35 am PST
  • The Proposed Federal Bill on Sports Wagering
    As he promised he would before retiring, Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a new federal sports wagering bill this week. The stated goal of this bill is to regulate and standardize sports wagering among states that legalize it. Let’s take a look at what the bill could provide, both good and bad, and then analyze the likelihood […] The post The Proposed Federal Bill on Sports Wagering appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Fri, 7 Dec 2018, 06:59 pm PST
  • Podcast – Anthony Curtis
    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, owner of Huntington Press, and publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor. podcast click to listen – alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of Huntington Press and Las Vegas Advisor [00:34] Louisiana law that prevents skilled players from being barred. [04:27] Las Vegas […] The post Podcast – Anthony Curtis appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • Counting the Same Thing Twice
    I received some emails from a player, call him “Sam,” who was trying to talk himself into playing 8/5 Double Double Bonus Poker Multi Strike, a game that returns 97.07% when played well. It returns far less than that for most players because the game requires four separate strategies to play correctly. As most of […] The post Counting the Same Thing Twice appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 4 Dec 2018, 09:38 am PST
  • Podcast – Jimmy Jazz
    This week Bob and I talk to Jimmy Jazz. We talk about some credit card plays, auto rentals, and casino promotions. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.podcast click to listen – alt click to downloadShow Notes[00:00] Intro of Jimmy Jazz, frugal travel and credit card expert [00:38] Is the Total […] The post Podcast – Jimmy Jazz appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • How Would I Attack It?
    A friend lives near the Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio. In October and November, they ran a Thursday food drive promotion with the following features: On Thursdays, everyone who brings a non-perishable food item spins for $5 – $500 free play. Top five donators by weight every Thursday spin for between $100 – $500 free […] The post How Would I Attack It? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 27 Nov 2018, 10:15 am PST
  • Podcast – Listener emails
    This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com. podcast click to listen – alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Intro [00:35] Richard’s recent experience on a Norwegian Cruise Line. [06:12] Richard’s AutoSlash experience with a Priceline Express Deal car rental. […] The post Podcast – Listener emails appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 04:00 pm PST
  • My Experience with Gaming — Part II of II
    In last week’s blog, I laid out the nature of my beef with the Rainbow Casino. I was basically fighting over whether I could have someone play off $2,400 in free play — or get a check for $1,200. Whether my case had any merits or not, this was too small to involve a lawyer. […] The post My Experience with Gaming — Part II of II appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018, 01:27 pm PST
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  • 5 Reasons to Invite Women to Your Next Home Poker Game new
    As befitting the stereotype, many people unfortunately see poker as a man’s game, something to be played by gruff, grizzled types around a smoky saloon table with beers and cigars in hand. This is often true even of many casual poker players who just enjoy home games with friends. To be sure, female participation rates in poker are still quite low on a percentage basis, even as the live game has grown overall in popularity since the Moneymaker Boom. It’s not just the WSOP, high profile live even...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 02:56 pm PST
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Learn 7 Card Stud Poker new
    Texas Hold’em is the king of poker, but it is not the only poker variant out there. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve watched Texas Hold’em players walk by a 7 Card Stud table and scoff or make snide comments about the game. Some view stud as a “dinosaur game” and something that should stay relegated to the past. I grew up playing Stud, and when I started playing live poker I continued playing Stud despite the waning interest in the game. When I first started playing in live casinos around 2...
    Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 02:52 am PST
  • 7 Tips to Find the Best Poker Apps for Real Money
    In this day and age, people expect more and more things they have access to online to also be available on their mobile devices. Whether it is reading and responding to emails, browsing social media pages, or performing dozens of different work-related tasks, we’ve become accustomed to having it all available on our trusted phones and tablets that we carry with us all the time. Online poker is no different. Although it is a form of entertainment for most people, it is only natural to want to be...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 07:38 pm PST
  • Witnessing ‘The Tank’ Get Shattered
    I’ve had enough. As a veteran poker player and product of the Moneymaker Boom, I’ve seen plenty in my 15+ years at the tables. Anyone who has played for any length of time has. However, despite the heartfelt campaigning from some of the best in the game, something I’ve seen way too much of lately seems to have become far too prominent, namely open criticism and gross mistreatment of recreational players. We know the game has become far tougher to beat at even the lowest stakes, as the glory days...
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018, 01:41 am PST
  • Your Best Poker Stories: 9th Anniversary Contest Winners
    Last month, to mark the occasion of Cardplayer Lifestyle’s ninth anniversary, I announced a giveaway via our monthly newsletter (if you’ve not yet subscribed, now would be a great time to do so cl_img). cl_imgSun, 9 Dec 2018, 10:35 pm PST
  • Exploring CORE: The A-Z Course From Red Chip Poker
    Poker training sites have been around for many years now. Most have followed a very similar model: produce videos and series on various poker topics and let the subscriber take what they can from the information provided. This is, one could argue, a perfectly natural approach. But, despite its uniformity there’s little in the way of hard evidence that it produces highly-skilled poker players, and thus no absolute reason to infer that it is the most efficient approach for achieving that goal. Red...
    Wed, 5 Dec 2018, 12:17 pm PST
  • PRESS RELEASE: iNinja Poker Resurrection Series Begins at Diamond Jo
    iNinja Poker has announced a new tournament, entitled the Resurrection Series, set to offer an exciting new innovation to tournament poker. The name itself, “Resurrection Series,” was chosen in order to celebrate the return of a brand that was thought to be dead. iNinja poker started in the Midwest and blew up quickly, drawing huge fields in its first three years of operations before the company closed down in 2016. It was purchased early this year by professional poker player (and Cardplayer Li...
    Mon, 3 Dec 2018, 03:35 pm PST
  • Player Profile: Martin Jacobson
    The name Martin Jacobson is well-known in the poker world. The man who triumphed in the 2014 WSOP Main Event, claiming a cool $10,000,000 for his efforts, certainly earned his poker fame. Nonetheless, despite achieving what most professional and recreational players dream of, Jacobson has remained modest. Unlike many Main Event winners before him, he remains a bit of mystery to general public. Sun, 2 Dec 2018, 05:01 am PST
Anecdotes about Vegas, Low Stakes Poker, and the Characters Who Enjoy Both.
  • Kings AND Aces
    Yes, the title of this post is Aces and Kings.  Not Aces vs. Kings.  Been there, done that (multiple times).  I didn't get Aces vs. someone's Kings or vice-versa.  I got Aces and Kings in back-to-back hands (actually, it was Kings first, then the Aces).  So gather around, kiddies, and let me tell you about it.This happened in my most recent session in Ventura, the 1/2 game with a $100 max buy-in.  The second hand of the session I was under-the-gun and was dealt Ace-4 of hearts.  I limped in.  Ne...
    Wed, 5 Dec 2018, 06:13 pm PST
  • Vegas Poker Scene -- December 2018
    Here's my latest column for Ante Up.  The individual column has not appeared on the Ante Up website yet.  In fact, they haven't posted the column separately for a few months now, so I guess they have stopped doing that.  Oh well, you can go to the link I've provided and see the whole issue in pdf format.  Here's the draft of my column as I submitted it for publication.=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =The Venetian has revised and renamed their daily tournaments.  The n...
    Sun, 2 Dec 2018, 05:36 pm PST
  • Do You Know Who I Am?
    Part 2 of 2Part 1 is here and I assure you that you have to have read part 1 in order for this to make any sense.  We pick up right after we left offAs I got to level 8 (100/400/800), last level before my dinner break , I was only at $12K and as such I was still desperate.  And as said level progressed, and my stack dwindled with no opportunities for a score, I was clock watching.  The big blind was heading my way.  Now in a perfect world, I'd play the big blind and the small blind before break...
    Sun, 25 Nov 2018, 04:06 pm PST
Existentialist musings from Short-Stacked Shamus, an online poker player of (primarily) micro and low limits.
  • World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Tips
    The 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event is history, with all 78 bracelets having been won. The final table was entertaining from start to finish, although that final night with the marathon heads-up was quite a test for viewers. Being able to see every hand including hole cards is of course quite educational for poker players. So, too, were these strategy tips reflecting the changing dynamic that occurs as the table goes from nine-headed to heads-up. Watching #WSOPMainEvent2018 final table int...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:14 pm PDT
  • #pokerpopculture
    Starting a short while ago -- a little before I shared here the big news of my new book, Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game, which will be coming out via DandB Poker next summer -- I had an idea for something fun to do over Twitter as I continue to work on the book. I’ve mentioned here how I’ve found it hard to post on the blog since most of my time and energy has necessarily been going toward the manuscript. But I also find I want to share certain “poker an...
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 04:08 pm PDT
  • For the Book
    cl_imgWhen I last checked in I mentioned a new book in the works, one focusing on poker and popular culture that will be bringing together a lot of the poker-related writing I’ve done over the last decade-plus both here on the blog and via other outlets. As I’ve mentioned, the book will be called Poker and...
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 04:08 pm PDT
  • Book Announcement: Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game Coming 2...
    cl_imgI have some fun news to share, and for some reason April 1 felt like a good day to share it. This one is a long time coming, something I’ve hinted at here on the blog a few times before. The “poker and pop culture” book is happening. No foolin’! (And no shinola.) The book...
    Mon, 2 Apr 2018, 10:57 am PDT
  • Return to Macau
    cl_imgI have made the long voyage to Macau again, my first visit there since late 2012. Made it all of the way back, too. The first time I went was to cover the Asia Championship of Poker. This time I was there to help out covering the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau series (both for Po...
    Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 12:02 pm PDT
  • The Humans and the Bots
    cl_imgHad a thought today about the world in which we currently live. It was poker-related, too -- in fact, online poker-related -- so I figured I might share it here. Post-Black Friday my online poker playing essentially dwindled to some half-hearted noodling on a couple of the small, r...
    Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 07:19 pm PDT
  • Sliding Back
    cl_imgBack on the farm today after a week-and-a-half in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, so I thought I would slide back in here for a quick check-in. It’s called the “PCA” again after that one-year trial by PokerStars with new names and different branding, and I know many are pleased we’...
    Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 01:42 pm PST
  • Poker and Bluffing in Alas, Babylon
    cl_imgWe’ve had a pretty good month here on the farm. Elsewhere, too, as earlier this month I made another trip over to Prague for the latest PokerStars tournament series. As you might have heard, after a one-year trial with the different branding they’re bringing back the old “EPT,” “LAPT,” and “APPT” des...
    Tue, 2 Jan 2018, 08:49 am PST
Here is where I chronicle my poker adventures on my journey to becoming a competent poker player. Don't expect anything too serious, but wise words from a fool are no less wise.
  • Shipping the Foley Invitational
    I am honestly not sure what I am going to write in this post? I shipped a relatively well known local MTT over the weekend and I dont have the notes nor a crystal clear picture of important events burned into my memory. So Instead of starting with hands, I think I'll retroactively try and record my mindset (albeit from a good place).I have emerged from my recent studying of poker with some different focal points:1. There are situations where you play against the FIELD and others where you play a...
    Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 09:12 am PST
  • Post for the sake of post
    I changes leagues this year. Both leagues now have a main event first prize. One league is 45 players (I finished top 10) and the other is a new league to me with 27 or so players. The smaller league started in August, and I finished 6th. Not as good as it sounds as I was card dead for an entire MTT but hit a 1 outer for a Straight Flush halfway through the night. Still, good to have the score. I like the larger field of 5 tables as I always feel like in a 3 table there are never enough chips in...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 08:17 am PDT
  • Event#37 part 2
    1350+ entries... Day 2I got up early for day 2, a bit nervous. But more nervous when I saw my table draw. Most had cashed in WSOP events and Aaron Massey on my direct right with a crap-ton of chips. Lucky for me, we were both card dead... There are now 9 to the money and he raises from the cutoff to 2.4x BB. I am the button and have AKs... The two blinds on my left are very active, especially the small blind. So this is a 100% raise, but how much? I have about 30BB.I thought about it for about 3...
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 05:42 pm PDT
  • A really, really good Vegas trip - Event#37 part 1
    I've traveled to Vegas many a time, but I dont recall a time where while I was coming back, I really, really wanted to stay...I flew in Father's Day and instead of playing poker, went to Hoffbrau house and then went to see Absinthe. Money well spend.Was up fresh and early for the Event #37. I was calm and collected and had a plan. I played fairly loose the first two levels, especially from position. I ran my $7500 stack up to $10k, but then could not get 88 off TT65 board. I checked the river kn...
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 03:24 pm PDT
  • Event #37 is almost here
    ok, fine. So I only get to go to Vegas for 4 days and play in 1 event. I am a rec. Not much I can do about it now... I've put in some solid study time in the past few months, shipping the $25 6 max knockout MTT twice, and really have a good feel for ranges.Regardless of all of that, I haven't cashed in an online MTT large field in like a month. I've been playing the early levels well, but in the middle levels, I am not sure what is happening. Last night, I am not sure I could have avoided losing...
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 05:49 am PDT
  • Musing (and rambling) about GTO trends
    Just like everyone else in the poker world, I am absorbing two big trends. The Button Ante and GTO play. On the Button Ante: I think this is a LIVE ONLY necessity, to insure more hands per level. If that is the results of this, the extra nuances are well worth it. Do I play differently because of it? I think I am more willing to attach weak BBB defender in middle levels of an MTT. Now on to GTO. I have been working with range building and identification of for a few months now. I do like how the...
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 09:55 am PDT
  • Again, Laydown?
    10/20 NL - Holdem - 9 players $25 MTTCO: 747 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 4)Hero (BTN): 742 BBSB: 575.75 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)BB: 757.5 BB (VPIP: 75.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)UTG: 923.75 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 50.00, Hands: 4)UTG+1: 757 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)MP: 750 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)MP+1: 750 BBMP+2: 747.5 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR...
    Thu, 17 May 2018, 03:42 pm PDT
  • Laydown?
    This hand had been haunting me...I have $11k which is below the avg of $12k. $125/$250/$25 levelSeat 21: Big Blind (13,480 in chips)Seat 219: UTG (9,650 in chips)Seat 170: UTG+1 (3,363 in chips)Seat 70: UTG+2 (31,794 in chips)Seat 175: UTG+3 (7,815 in chips)Seat 247: UTG+4 (27,100 in chips)Seat 187: UTG+5 (9,000 in chips)Seat 25: Dealer [ME] (10,896 in chips)Seat 154: Small Blind (6,480 in chips)Dealer [ME] : Card dealt to a spot [Qs Jc] UTG : FoldsUTG+1 : FoldsUTG+2 : FoldsUTG+3 : Call 250 UTG+...
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018, 04:06 pm PST
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  • Nobody Does It Better
    I’d been a week in the excellent Baha Mar resort attending the partypoker Caribbean bash when I got a mail asking me to show up for a little while at ...
    Thu, 22 Nov 2018, 07:38 am PST
  • From Paris To London To Skibbereen, Killarney Calling
    I went to Paris in 1996 for two weeks. I stayed 19 years. So was a little concerned when I went there recently to promote the partypoker IRISH POKER MASTERS ...
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 10:23 am PDT
  • Poker In Wonderland
    Instead of being in Vegas as planned, I was in another of my favourite places. Galway. Galway is my second home. Or my first one, I suppose. I was delighted, ...
    Mon, 9 Jul 2018, 07:38 am PDT
  • Colette Doherty, The Legend And The Laughter
    I walked into the Eccentric’s Club in Dublin for the first time in the mid eighties. It wasn’t much to look at. Just a couple of floors over a shop ...
    Tue, 6 Mar 2018, 12:32 pm PST
  • Let's Give Something Back
    Last weekend I attended a fundraising/awareness raising poker night in Clifden for Pieta House. Clifden is so far west in Ireland that it’s nearly in New York. In fact, the ...
    Tue, 5 Sep 2017, 10:18 am PDT
  • Looking Older Every Day!
    The first event of the Irish Open festival was a phase 1 and Day 1 of the Dusk Till Dawn 6 millions guaranteed tournament. (sponsored by partypoker and played to ...
    Mon, 17 Apr 2017, 05:58 am PDT
  • Irish Poker, The Way We Were
    Looking at the upcoming stuff in Dublin (the Millions, the Irish Open, the JP Masters and the partypoker Grand Prix), I can’t help smiling and thinking of the pioneers who ...
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 02:52 pm PDT
  • Travel Advice Irish Style
    One afternoon in the noughties, I strolled into the bar in the Aviation Club de Paris to find the Irish poker community in town had increased by two, and almost ...
    Fri, 3 Feb 2017, 10:44 am PST
All the things I hate about the game I love
  • Deuce-Four wins again
    This time it was the final winning hand in the WSOP Millionaire Maker :https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-21-millionaire-maker/...
    Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 04:17 am PDT
  • Some news about TBC Tony
    Some of you have already heard that Tony was arrested and jailed yesterday. I learned of it from this tweet:Tony Bigcharles (@sevencard2003) was arrested this afternoon in what appears to be a charge related to a blog post he made today. pic.twitter.com/mZNvj3iki1— John Mehaffey (@John_Mehaffey) April 30, 2018The blog post in question is here. This is its final paragraph:Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 09:56 am PDT
  • Memphis MOJO on the Mighty Deuce-Four
    Good story here:http://pokerandbridge.blogspot.com/2018/01/wsop-circuit-is-in-tunica.html...
    Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 11:47 am PST
  • Life update
    I adopted a second cat. His name is Oliver. He's had a hard life. He was abandoned by persons unknown, and left to die--and he very nearly did. He has no teeth and no tail. But now he'll have enough love that it won't matter.cl_imgMon, 23 Oct 2017, 03:03 pm PDT
  • Confederate monuments
    I can recall only one unexpected encounter with a Confederate monument.In December 2015, Nina and I went for a hike in Pinnacle Park, near the town of Sylva, NC. Afterward, we decided to poke around the town and see what was there. We quickly found our way to what seemed to be the highest point: the courthouse. From the front of the building, there's a spectacular view down the main drag, with mountains in the background, as seen below. If I took a photo of that view, I didn't save it, but here'...
    Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 03:43 pm PDT
  • Frederick Douglass on immigration
    Warning: No poker content.Last night I started reading this book:cl_imgI bought it, after it had sat on my Amazon wish list for a long time, because I was reminded about Douglass by Donald Trump's embarrassing reference to him yesterday.I'll mostly read it in order, but I first turned to an 1869 speech...
    Thu, 2 Feb 2017, 06:45 am PST
  • PokerNews article #147
    On how good sleep can be your secret weapon for better poker.https://www.pokernews.com/strategy/sleep-better-play-better-how-sleep-affects-your-poker-26969.htm...
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 09:11 am PST
  • PokerNews article #146
    Six ways in which cooperation is a virtue in poker ...
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017, 08:11 am PST
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Waffles adventures living with marines
  • Brutal
    Brutal run of 10 losses in a row finally kicked in my destructive streak. Blah. Anyways building it back up.. Going to play out the $30 I have remaining. Still cashed out $50 earlier so am only down a few bucks..Going to become a $4 Omaha cash specialist. OMG. It totally hit my gambooler streak today.. lost 4 buyins then came roaring back and won 7. 6-Max Omaha is fun as fuck at the $4 level.. but probably not gonna live long on my $30... Anyways the side effect of this is I get to play a lot of...
    Fri, 27 Apr 2018, 05:25 am PDT
  • Meltdown Smeltdown
    So I failed to make my goal this week. Not the most horrible thing in the world but still disappointing in week 2. I did have a nice meltdown on Saturday that did not help. Basically ate up my profits for the week then fought back and got my losses back. I kept getting so fucked so far up my ass with stupid people calling with bullshit hands and going runner runner on me.Anyway that is poker. I am implementing a 2 game stop loss. If I lose two in a row I take a short break and peek at cute anime...
    Mon, 23 Apr 2018, 05:44 am PDT
  • Hahahaha I am so fucked
    Still winning. Slightly less than 50% cash rate. Still up $67 this week playing 6.60s on a $150 bankroll (now $117).. Still feels like I am a loser bwahahahaha.. oh my. I am gonna like get two 1st places in a row and then be like I be killin it bitches immma ballah your moms!!!! 1st 2 2nd 5 3rd 2 4th 6 5th 3 6th 7th 2 8th 9th Until then.. peace out..
    Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 04:52 am PDT
  • SNG Continued Fun
    Still mentally a fuckup. Still kinda losing more than I would like.. However now up like $62 for the week... and still 4 more days to hit the target of $100 for the week. I have been winning at about 50% right now.. some good and some bad ones. Won two in a row today thought. Got some quickies in this morning. Finally got my first 3rd place too! Was a cooler HU A9 vs AT I decided to shove.. he decided to call.. it is what it is.. SNGs 1st 2 2nd 4 3rd 1 4th 5 5th 2 6th 7th 1 8th 9th Hate that I a...
    Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 04:28 am PDT
  • Losing Streak
    A lot of you know me already but here is another look into the bad mentality that makes it hard for me to succeed in poker: I am on a losing streak.What do I mean by a losing streak? I am only up 44$ this week. I have lost like 2-3 SNGs in a row. My stats are 4-5 since I started taking notes. Big fucking losing streak right? Hell I even cashed in 88th place in a 780 person MTT. It was a eleven center for 1.10 but still..Fuck me if I have not gotten lucky too.. I mean first hand of my last first...
    Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 05:51 am PDT
  • The Good Things In Life
    The nice thing about playing poker online besides not having to drive 45 minutes to a casino... You can just sit there, doing an Al Bundy with your hand down your pants.. maybe picking your nose a few times.. and it's all good.. Nobody even looks twice at ya.The Global Poker cashout went perfectly. I applied on Friday night I think.. so I did not expect a response until Monday, on Monday they said they wanted a photo of my license not a scan.. so I sent that.. and by Tuesday the funds were sitti...
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018, 04:27 am PDT
  • Well that is a Weight off the Shoulders
    Bought in and pending my first cash out at Global Poker. Bought in for $100 and in my first week doubled up to $200 and cashing out $50. So far the cash out process is somewhat easy. It is kind of hard to find as you have to click buy coins.. then there is a cashout tab. Once you are verified via license and a bill from your address you get your cash back in PayPal. A fee is attached to payout apparently so will have to watch that. Will keep you informed as to how well this works.We all know tha...
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  • Going Well
    The upswing continues. I am hoping to be up a hundred by the end of the week and then cash out 50, and do it again to $300. I think making $100 a week would be pretty cool. I am not sure it's not possible at $6.60 SNGs. I am also not sure it is.. and I am usually hesitant to make these goals because if I start moving the other direction I get chasey.One other thing I am noticing. I had great success at the non-turbo games playing hard and just trying to make 3rd every game. I go on the site this...
    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 07:46 am PDT
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