Gargamel’s Greatest Hits, Vol. I

Gargamel resurfaces in a fucking thoughtful mood – P. I’m in the midst of a downswing and getting best handed a lot. Instead of writing about how I want to tear up the cards and flip the table, I figured this would be a good time to write about my favorite moments in poker. They’re…

Poker and The Culture of Narcissism

Guest post and artwork from Porter today – P. You are a serious poker player. You post hand histories in the forums, subscribe to the poker training sites, and watch all the latest vlogs. You even have a coach. Yet you still aren’t crushing the games. Probably variance. But humor me for a minute, what…

Millennial Boy

A guest post today from Fernando, a Las Vegas player and student of the game. Enjoy – Persuadeo. The following is a tale of chicanery, risk management, and people who play poker in the desert. Old Man Collin (OMC) has been been retired and living in fabulous Las Vegas for about ten years. Prior to…

Gargamel: Superhero Call

We hear from Gargamel, who is back and playing lights out in 2017. I ask him some questions at the end. – P. I love going against the player in this hand I’m about to describe.  He’s the type to give you 75 bbs with six high.  He’s arrogant enough to play a bunch of…

Poker Dealing: Training and Early Days

(A warm welcome to guest poster RickyNate – P.)   Before I explain my experiences dealing poker so far or explain the process of becoming a dealer, I’d like to briefly introduce myself and explain why I chose to deal poker in the first place. My name is Nate, and for confidentiality in the Casino…

Gargamel: Leaving Money on the Table

Gargamel steps back out of the shadows with a guest post today. -P Something is definitely wrong.  Here I was in the midst of another crappy session.  I just 4b AA and managed to get 2 callers in a 100bb cap game.  Then I CRAI to ensure all the money would go in on 236cc. …

Gargamel: Dodging Coolers

New post from Gargamel, where he thinks through seemingly reciprocal spots. – P. Today I’m going to talk about hero folding and being able to put your opponent on a very narrow range of hands or even a single hand. First, what is a cooler?  My definition of a cooler is a hand in which you…

Gargamel: Still Salty After All These Years

Gargamel’s back with an update – P. Last year I had a 22 session winning streak end and this year it was a 22 month winning streak that fell.  The month started out with beats including, but not limited to AQ vs Q2 AIPF, QQQ vs AQ on AQ83 all in on the turn, and…