Sugarhouse

Last year Sugarhouse Casino erected a large white tent to host a full room of poker tables.  The tent is entirely appropriate, because inside it’s a circus.In other words, I had never been more at home!   The Village plays exactly like Sugarhouse.  Seven way pots at 2/5.  Three bet pots[…]

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Flubbing Lines

Poker is not a sport, but it is a performance.  I scored very poorly on my prep quiz for last night’s big game, and ended up playing very hesitantly.   I was fatigued and did not trust myself.Should I have gone to play?  Yes.  The lesson is not I have[…]

Subjectivity

Home at last, and cozily back at the Village as well, getting my feet wet after a long vacation.  The action is good, so perhaps that is why the dealer is surprised that I am leaving.  I can only tell her that there is more to life than poker.  In[…]

The Sands

I’m here at the “Full of Crepe,” finally having found some decent breakfast, more than a mile from my hotel at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  This isn’t the first amusing appellation on my trip out here.  The “Actia”- not to be confused with the painful social disease- transport[…]

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Soto

I consulted with Red Chip coach Christian Soto today in the comfortable confines of the food court at Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City.  We drank mango lassi and discussed improvements to my strategy as well as the particular challenges of my local games.While I can’t share this uber priority triple secret handshake knowledge[…]

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NY, part 3

“Loitering for Gambling” is the citation, handwritten and barely readable on the pink carbon copy.  It’s a shameful one, not for the gambling, but for the “loitering,” which is anything but what I was doing.  Or is it?  There are many other things to do on a bright day in the[…]

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KK in the Mirror

Tonight I stack off with kings versus fairly obvious aces, for the second time in the past few weeks.  It’s the third preflop set up of late, but why am I getting it wrong?3bet KK with tight image over TAG’s raise.  He massively 4bets, I snap fold.  He shows me[…]