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  • Confirmed: Total Rewards Will Become Caesars Rewards
    Caesars Entertainment has been kind enough to confirm a story we first broke back in October 2018: The company’s loyalty club, Total Rewards, will be rebranded as Caesars Rewards. We are not a psychic, we just play one on the Interwebs. The switch from Total Rewards to Caesars Rewards will take place Feb. 1, 2019. Here’s a look at the new Caesars Rewards cards. Wed, 19 Dec 2018, 10:34 pm PST
  • Player Hits Rare Sequential Royal Flush for $217,000 Jackpot
    Lots of video poker players dream of hitting a royal flush. Some of us have even played on and off for, oh, 20 years and have never hit one. Not bitter. At all. One lucky video poker player at Red Rock Resort not only hit a royal, they hit a rare sequential royal flush. The player’s $5 bet reaped an incredible $217,591.55 jackpot. And the Internet went wild. Mon, 17 Dec 2018, 11:55 pm PST
  • 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
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Gambling With An Edge
  • So What? new
    The Las Vegas Advisor publishes a “Question of the Day” every day. People send in questions and the LVA gets someone knowledgeable to answer each question. Often video poker questions are shuttled my way. In a recent QOD, someone noted that they were quarter NSU Deuces players at Green Valley Ranch Casino, which is run […] The post So What? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 09:50 am PST
  • Podcast – Rufus Peabody
    Our guests this week is professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody,  who tells the story about being shut out of a $1 million first prize at the Draft Kings NFL handicapping contest. We also discuss his sports betting process, and his podcast, Bet The Process. podcast click to listen – alt click to download Show Notes […] The post Podcast – Rufus Peabody appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 04:00 pm PST
  • A Free Play for LVA
    We’re getting lots of questions about our incentive deals with DraftKings. There are currently two. The first is for funding a DraftKings daily fantasy sports account and the second is for players who bet sports in New Jersey. They’re both relatively straightforward – join and play a minimal amount and get a choice of Huntington […] The post A Free Play for LVA appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 02:16 pm PST
  • Couldn’t There Be More Exceptions?
    I was having dinner with a buddy, Al, who received a text from someone we both knew, Sandy. The text showed a picture of 8/5 Ace$ Bonus Poker along with a query whether I published a strategy for it? Ace$ Bonus Poker is just like Bonus Poker, except the four aces each have a letter […] The post Couldn’t There Be More Exceptions? appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 09:25 am PST
  • Podcast – Spanky part 2
    Our guest this week is a professional sports bettor, Spanky.  We discuss how his operation works, and the art and science of sports betting. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.podcast click to listen – alt click to downloadShow Notes [00:00] Introduction of […] The post Podcast – Spanky part 2 appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 7 Feb 2019, 04:00 pm PST
  • A Lesson from Improv
    I regularly participate in Thursday night workshops for an improvisation group in Las Vegas. Improv is a form of on-stage comedic acting where the scenes are made up on the spot in response to a suggestion from the audience. Although the group I go to is “clean burning,” meaning the language is suitable for all […] The post A Lesson from Improv appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Tue, 5 Feb 2019, 09:35 am PST
  • The DraftKings Free Bet
    We’re getting a lot of questions about how the DraftKings free bet works. I was in New Jersey in January and got to try it out first hand. My account of that appears here. Actually, it’s not just DraftKings that’s offering this type of incentive, so the information here should apply (in most part) to […] The post The DraftKings Free Bet appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Fri, 1 Feb 2019, 01:35 pm PST
  • Podcast – Super Bowl 2019 with Frank B and Anthony Curtis
    Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis.  We discuss the upcoming Super Bowl and opportunities for sharp bettors. podcast click to listen – alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of sports bettor Frank B and Las Vegas Advisor/Huntington Press publisher Anthony Curtis. [00:34] Did Frank and Anthony enter football contests […] The post Podcast – Super Bowl 2019 with Frank B and Anthony Curtis appeared first on Gambling With An Edge.
    Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 04:00 pm PST
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  • Poker Tips By George: Don’t Lose new
    If you regularly play poker in venues like new casinos UK, you are doing quite well if you’re a net winner in over 50 percent of your sessions. That’s because heading into battle at the felt you have a rather steep “poker hill” to surmount in addition to besting the other players at your table. The cost-to-play is a huge obstacle. In a low-limit game like $4-$8 hold’em, the rake figures to be about $25 per hour on average. The total amount is even higher at short-handed tables and in higher-stak...
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 05:49 am PST
  • Top 3 Tips for Using Blockers
    The concept of blockers in poker has been around for a while, but it had primarily been used by Omaha players. It was only in recent years that some top players have started to seriously consider the idea of blockers in Texas Hold’em and how these can and should influence your game plan in certain situations. In a nutshell, a blocker is a card that prevents your opponent(s) from having a particular combination of cards. For example, if you have the Ace of hearts, one thing you can know for sure...
    Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 06:25 am PST
  • Strategy with Stas | Lesson #4: Bet or Check-Raise with a Full House
    Editor’s note: This is Lesson #4 in our weekly “Strategy with Stas” series. Each and every Sunday Stas Tishkevich, founder of the Poker Fighter Training App, brings you a new lesson in article + video format. We hope you enjoy this feature from the Poker Fighter School, and would be happy for you to share these posts — as well as your feedback — on social media. Pre-Flop Action is folded to us and we see pocket tens in the cutoff position. We will open-raise from this position in at least 25% of...
    Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 10:12 pm PST
  • When The Wife is Away, The Husband Will Play (Poker)
    Since I took the leap to become self-employed in poker media almost two years ago, I’ve been fortunate to do quite a bit of traveling. Visitors to this website have seen the articles, interviews, and videos I have produced from places like Barcelona, Las Vegas, Malta, Los Angeles, Bucharest, and the Bahamas. What you don’t see is that, behind the scenes, there’s a very special woman enabling all of it to happen, namely my wife, Miriam. Each time I jet off to another poker event, Miriam holds dow...
    Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 12:18 pm PST
  • What the Flop?: I Came. I Saw. I Cried.
    Ed. Note: This is the second in a series of recurring articles by Christina Bradfield entitled “What the Flop?” a poker column about the absurdities, humor, and just “random stuff” that goes along with playing poker. You know that famous line in “A League of Their Own”? “There’s no crying in baseball.” Well, I’ve come to find out that’s an unspoken rule in poker. Nobody enforces it, but think about it: What’s the last time you saw someone burst out crying after their trips got sucked out on the...
    Mon, 11 Feb 2019, 06:17 am PST
  • Staking Satellites: Bringing More Women to the Felt
    Ever since poker has become mainstream, which has been the case for some years now, we’ve had numerous discussions about how to bring more ladies to the felt and get more women interested in playing. Traditionally speaking, poker has started off as a “men’s game” and, as we all know too well, traditions are often hard to break away from. There are many reasons why the number of women in poker is quite small compared to male players and we won’t go into all of these reasons in this article. Howev...
    Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 12:13 pm PST
  • Strategy with Stas | Lesson #3: Missed Flush Draw on the River
    Editor’s note: This is Lesson #3 in our weekly “Strategy with Stas” series. Each and every Sunday Stas Tishkevich, founder of the Poker Fighter Training App, brings you a new lesson in article + video format. We hope you enjoy this feature from the Poker Fighter School, and would be happy for you to share these posts — as well as your feedback — on social media. Pre-Flop Action is folded to us and we see ace-eight suited in the dealer position. We will open-raise from this position at least 42%...
    Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 02:43 am PST
  • John Henry Was a Poker Dealin’ Man
    “Can’t we get a table with a Shuffle Master?” the kid said, with just enough whine in his voice to get on John Henry’s last nerve. John had been dealing for two hours without a break and he was ready to slap the kid. Sure, the kid could play. He had probably played more hands online in his few short years than Texas Dolly or Amarillo Slim had played in their whole lives, but he could be an arrogant little shit sometimes. “I’m faster than that machine anyway,” John said, “I never have a red light...
    Thu, 7 Feb 2019, 06:52 am PST
Anecdotes about Vegas, Low Stakes Poker, and the Characters Who Enjoy Both.
  • Returning to Vegas in Style new
    The Nightmare Before—And After—ChristmasChapter 9You can find the previous chapter here and remember you can find all stories in the series using the label, Stranded in Vegas. I woke up the next day to unfamiliar surroundings.  Damn, I was still in Buffalo Bill's.  It hadn't all been some horrible nightmare.  But as soon as I got up, I discovered the one really good thing about Buffalo Bill's.  It was the shower, and more specifically, the water pressure.  It had been years and years since I'd f...
    Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 11:03 pm PST
  • Back to Blackjack--But Did I Martingale?
    The Nightmare Before—And After—ChristmasChapter 8And we pick up the saga right after I've checked into my room at Buffalo Bill's, right on the state line between NV and CA.  The previous chapter is here, and remember you can find all the posts in this series by using the label, Stranded in Vegas, even though at this point in my story I'm actually stranded in Primm.With all the stuff I thought I needed in my room, I was totally exhausted, both physically and mentally.  I was also starving.  I als...
    Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 05:00 am PST
  • Getting Hosed in Primm
    The Nightmare Before—And After—ChristmasChapter 7The previous chapter is here.  Remember, you can find all the chapters by using the label Stranded in Vegas. So I had just parked in the Whiskey Pete's parking lot, in picturesque Primm, NV, just before the damn needle on my car's temperature gauge hit the red. The first order of business was securing a room for the night.  Now as I was listening to my voice notes just now, I started to wonder why I hadn't booked a room while I was sitting there o...
    Tue, 12 Feb 2019, 06:02 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.
  • $250 MTT revisited
    $250 MTT, (123 runners at the start)early levels strategy: Plan to stay away from EP and big pots with pairs.AQo, called button 3bet. checked gutter. did not bluff turn.min raise AJo intending to not call 3 bet... cbet vs BBJTo call raise OOP, the BB with 77, folded when button 3 bet MP.KJs button with UTG limp, raise. flop st8... (no action)min raise A7s, will fold to 3bet. flop A, EP check calls. pot turn on two flush board draw board. EP folds.min raise AJs UTG intending to fold...
    Mon, 28 Jan 2019, 12:19 pm PST
  • Frustrated in the New Year's $250 MTT
    I played a big $250 online MTT that racked up over 400 runners... Never had I folded so many hands in my life. I recorded the entire thing with notes, thinking there would be some great hands to go through... Instead I paid $250 to fold cards for 3 hours. So, how bad was it? (In 3 hours, never a pair higher than 88 and not a single AK)I am going to do some processing on Wednesday and review with the coach and see if there was any escape. I dont see it. I think I played as close to mistake free a...
    Mon, 7 Jan 2019, 11:33 am PST
  • 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
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  • Alan Ball, The Devilfish, and The Man Who Passed The Aces
    I met a guy at the bar at the recent Grand Prix in Dublin who had probably watched more TV poker than Jesse May. His favorite was the Legends of ...
    Wed, 6 Feb 2019, 09:29 am PST
  • 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
All the things I hate about the game I love
  • It hasn't forgotten me
    Yesterday I played online poker for the first time in a couple of years, I think. Just an easy $15 single-table sit-and-go.This is what happened:cl_imgSat, 5 Jan 2019, 09:12 am PST
  • Deuce-Four wins again
    This time it was the final winning hand in the WSOP 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.— 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:
    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.
    Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 09:11 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...
    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 10:04 pm PDT
  • 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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  • partypoker To Eliminate Rake on Bounty Element of PKO MTTs
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