Eight Bluffs

It’s not all about you.  Poker teaches many lessons, and the reasonable players among us learn that one quickly, go crazy all the time, or quit.  At the games last night, the action was so sweet and heavy I conceived of a chip dispenser that could be installed, like an automatic[…]

When They Adjust

In a recent hand I played at 5/10 I was coolered but learned a valuable lesson.  Against the same villain as in this interesting spot, I three bet a premium over a standard open and a call, and only picked up said villain, the original PFR.  On J73cc, I cbet[…]

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Banker Error, Collect 200 bbs

As I’ve written before, the august Banker, Prince of the Village, has taken the tack of avoiding confrontations with me.  This was a regrettable development, but who would blame him?  He collects chips like interest from his adoring Smurf clients by just sitting in the games, and his invincible reputation[…]

Black Friday

I’m driving home through the dense, tufted fog with a crease so deep in my forehead that it is threatening to dislodge my eyeballs.  After making one mistake all night and nearly bringing home 200 life sustaining bbs, without coolering anyone and playing extremely well, I lose almost all of[…]

I’ve Had a Few

There were three crucial hands in last night’s session, but I’m going to focus on the final one, because it is the most subtle.  In the first, I lost my nerve after being put into a tough spot right off the bat and took a line that lent me to being[…]

Delirious Hour

In the beginning, I used a detailed database to chart my opposition’s tendencies.  A spreadsheet, with a name, a quick summary, and then street by street tendencies.  I remember reading that Phil Ivey once kept a notebook of all this thoughts on poker, which he later lost and never bothered to[…]

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Smurfs’ Revenge

I play unexpectedly in a small game tonight.  I’m just trying to pass the time sleepless and to get something going, maybe take a bite out of the damage inflected yesterday.  Unfortunately, I continue to run badly – I won’t even put this on twitter as I hate whining and[…]