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Substitutions

I’m back in the ring, my game uneven, my life emptied out.  I feel, contradictorily, both dead to much of the world while pathetically in need of good news. I overcheck my emails, listen for texts, and even wonder if the postal box might have something of interest. As life[…]

The Rules of Chip Porn

The public distribution of Chip Pornography is not to be taken lightly. Breaking the basic rules is a big no-no, often involving damage to personal reputation and yielding severe self-esteem consequences. To help out readers of OOP, I will go through some basic Chip Porn Principles today.It must be said first that Chip Porn[…]

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Joe McKeehen Hits Snooze

Poker is a unique community, and as such, the pressures within and without which form it are somewhat different from its seemingly parallel worlds. Even the beautiful tools of understanding cultures and societies are put to the test when explaining poker. It is in fact scarcely a “community,” drawing a[…]

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[…]

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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[…]