I’ve been busy, and while still on track to get back to 85 hours this month, had missed an entire week of poker. However, last night’s performance was last week’s show all over again, with another solid win that pushed me past my monthly target, despite being in deep to[…]

Performament Patty vs. Mace Daddy

The dust-up between Dr. Patricia Cardner and Mason Malmuth looks dormant. Celebrity skirmishes are usually fun to watch- especially when destiny brings competitors uncomfortably close to reality.  Abe Limon, High Priest of L.A. poker, attempted to act for Fate last month, but even he cannot release the statue’s tears or make[…]

Triggers You are here oop


Limon delivered the goods once again the other night toward the end of his poker call in show.  A player expressed frustration at not being able to capitalize on a games situation very similar to my own, where a limited pool of identified types play in (mostly) easily categorized styles.[…]

Me Vs. Me

I remember my very first casino experience very well.  Before busting out midway through a $50 daily at TI, I had opened tens from EP and gotten raised.  I was pretty lost on the whole in this environment, as everyone seemed so competent and serious.  I worried about strong players[…]

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The Information

I remember and regret my first post on Crush Live Poker.  I was trying to express the desirability of having as much information as possible before making a play, and my intention did not translate well on the screen.  In addition to being exposed as rather absolutist, my point wasn’t even[…]

Home Game

I’ve a run but successful home game for many years.  It is, on the whole, my pleasure to run, but it is more than that.  It’s my belief that private games are the grass roots of poker, and just as I have written about the duty of players in public[…]


I continue my heavy grinding hours with back to back ten hour sessions, but a different Persuadeo shows up to each one.On day one I was at nearly my best.  I pulled off a pretty spectacular three barrel, featuring the ole’ pot sized bet on the river to finally get[…]

Twilight of the Idols

The long, slow downswing, against which, like the cancer it has been, I diagnosed, summarized, and prescribed some low stakes immersion therapy, was in part brought on by a lack of hours of $5 games at the Village. My absence, however, has had other effects besides a deleterious one for[…]