Homework

I had hoped to be writing a very different post than this one. Back in the days when I was obsessed with thin value betting, thinking that was the pinnacle of poker excellence, I was, naturally enough, equally in thrall with playing perfect sessions. Getting all the value. This goal[…]

Poker Blog Roll, part V

http://www.subjectpoker.com/, a blog-cum-newsite, officially closed but curiously still left up after several years, serves as a reminder of many things. First, excellent, attractive design and strong writing make for a killer site. You would expect this from sharp guys like the SP founders, listed here. The frequency and interest level of their[…]

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O M C

There is some reasonable folk wisdom basically suggesting that as people grow older, they mellow and become gentler.  Hard line conservatives often become more sympathetic to leftist solidarity arguments as they see suffering and human limitations. Aging liberals begin to see the wisdom of principles and so called Natural Law[…]

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Professional Poker

Very interesting post here from Doug Hull, almost out of the blue in a thread where the poster is really just looking for permission to move up a stake.Virtually every working pro I know is semi-retired, has a wife with significant income, has a side business that affords a lot[…]

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Love Letter

The controversial, noted, and Pulitzer-winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar was addended by a “talk back.” I had the opportunity to see the performance, as well as attend the discussion, which is something I will generally skip.  After all, you can expect a lot of very dull sentiments at these[…]

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Empathy

“Running GREAT!” Dan kept mouthing. “GREAT!” He wouldn’t stop complaining. He wanted attention, and it was grating. After limp calling from UTG and folding to a cbet, he flashed me 106o. “Can’t hit a hand!” He rebought again for yet another forty big blinds. “Can’t even make top pair.” He[…]