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2016 Check-Up

I wrote up some plans, goals, and observations in the post-holiday dark.  How am I doing a little past sunrise?…is the year I read poker books again…. what will Applications change?I’m taking it seriously and reading it slowly.  I also inherited some unwanted poker books, one of which will figure into my[…]

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[…]