On Thursday I final tabled both the $160 double shoot-out and the $30 rebuy WSOP satellites but couldn’t seal the deal, finisihing 5/81 in the shoot-out and 7/169 in the rebuy. These winner-take-all satellites are really brutal. Although theoretically they do give an edge to the best players in the tournament relative to tournaments with … Read moreSo Close and Yet So Far
I was 8-tabling 1/2 NL on Wednesday, something I’ve decided to do for a while because I’ve been running kind of bad and it’s starting to stress me a bit and influence my decision making. Also, I’ve wanted to improve my multi-tabling skills for a while, and I don’t want to dive right into 8 … Read moreRoom for Error
Every day that I play poker, I’m going to try to post at least one interesting hand here along with my thought process. I hope some of you will respond with questions or criticism. The first one will be a quick one that probably did not matter at all in the grand scheme of things … Read moreGiving Your Opponent a Chance to Make a Mistake
A piece that I wrote, entitled “Attacking and Defending Dead Money in Tournament Poker“, appears in this month’s issue of Two Plus Two Internet Magazine. Although getting published in an internet magazine isn’t quite as prestigious as appearing in print, Two Plus Two Publishing is the largest and most prestigious published of poker and other … Read moreI’m a Published Poker Author!
In the wake of last year’s legislation, there was some concern that Harrah’s would not accept internet qualifiers into the World Series of Poker this year. Then again, this has apparently technically been their policy for a long time, and the sites have simply had some third party pay the entrance fee for players who … Read moreMore Good News for Online Poker
First, it sounds like Full Tilt will once again be able to offer withdrawal by check to its US customers. According to FTPSean, their rep on the 2+2 message boards, “Starting this week, our check service will be upgraded in the following ways: * Checks delivered by regular mail should be received within 10 business … Read moreGood News for Online Poker
I know I said I wasn’t going to use the blog to whine about stuff, but I’m making an exception, you’ll see why. The last few Saturdays I’ve either been out of town or had Boston Debate League obligations, so this was the first time in like a month that I’d gotten to play poker. … Read moreAnother Disappointing Saturday
My friend Logan is a third-year law student at Harvard and hosts a poker game most Wednesday nights. This is the third year he’s had it, and it’s evolution has been interesting. Three years ago, it was a $.25/$.50 Pot Limit Hold ‘Em game with a $25 buy-in. I remember once losing more than $50 … Read morePoker Night