Sorry for the recent silence, but I’ve had a busy few days. On Tuesday, my non-profit organization, the Boston Debate League (BDL), co-hosted a luncheon with the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL). To be brutally honest, the BDL’s organizational and institutional capacity is severely underdeveloped right now. That is to say, we’ve accomplished … Read moreBoston Debate League Luncheon
Ever since I first heard it on the soundtrack to Trainspotting, I’ve been a huge fan of the Lou Reed song, “Perfect Day.” Cameron from 2+2 just sent me this amazing link to a live performance in which Lou Reed sings a duet with a most unlikely partner.
This isn’t really all that interesting of a hand, but I’m supposed to do one from every day I play, so this is from the $500 Sunday tournament that Full Tilt has quarterly or whatever. We’re about two hours into the tournament, which has a very good structure. Blinds are 120/240 with probably some kind … Read moreFolding Queens Pre-Flop
I ran like ass in everything I played yesterday except the Stars $300, but I ran very well in that and finished 3rd for just under $9000, so it was still a quite good day. I’ve uploaded the entire hand history from the tournament using Pokerxfactor’s hand history replayer. This is an amazing tool for … Read moreA Welcome Change for a Saturday
I found a kind of interesting article on Card Runners recently by one of their guest pros named Zimba. The piece, entitled “The Myth of the Socially Non Redeeming Activity“, disputes not only the claim that poker is actively harmful but also the claim that it is, “inherently unproductive from a social perspective,” that is, … Read moreThe Unproductive Profession
I’ve posted once before about my home game, (but something’s wrong with my permalinks- gonna have to figure that out, stupid Blogger), so I’m going to skip a lot of that introductory material. If you haven’t seen that, you can search for it (it’s in the February archives or under the Personal label) or just … Read moreHome Game Trip Report
One of my goals for the year was to put some time into improving my play in poker games besides No Limit Hold ‘Em. I bought Poker Tracker Stud and spent a good deal of time in January playing Stud games, but since then I haven’t done much towards this goal. At a cost of … Read morePlayed a little Stud/8 today
I sat today in a 5/10 NL full ring game on Full Tilt. This is slightly higher than the stakes I usually play, but mostly it is odd for me because I almost never play full ring online. But FTP pro Layne Flack was at the table, and judging from how the game was playing, … Read moreTry not to vomit on your keyboard