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 shuffler in the table, to…

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 it versus a breakeven bingoer…

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 repeat.  My database was not…