Nate and Andrew enjoy some “alone time” and answer listeners’ strategy questions (and a programming question) from the mailbag. Here’s the online MIT Computer Science Course that Nate recommended. Strategy Hand 1 100 BB effective stacks Dealt to Hero: Ks Ts UTG folds, Hero (MP) raises to 3BB, Villain (CO) calls, BTN folds, SB folds, … Read moreEpisode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!
My birthday always falls during WCOOP, so it’s been a long time since I took it as a vacation day. But this year’s events felt more skippable than usual (the only thing I was really tempted to play was the $2100 PKO, and even then, the mid-week $2K events just weren’t that great – this … Read moreWCOOP Day 20 ($500 6-Max)
I know it’s been a while, but I’m so close to finishing this review I figure I might as well go the distance. The only WCOOP event I played on this particular Wednesday was the $500 6-Max Progressive Knock-Out. I scored some early bounties, including with flush over flush and this one here: PokerStars – … Read moreWCOOP Day 18 ($500 6-Max PKO)
There was a $2100 Super Tuesday WCOOP, but I ended up not playing because I began my session at 7AM with the $215 6-Max Rebuy, and because other things were going well, I’d been playing straight through from then until the start of the $2100 and didn’t think I would still be sharp towards the … Read moreWCOOP Day 17 ($215 6-Max Rebuy, $530 Courchevel, $44 Bounty Builder)
I slept poorly on Thursday night, probably a combination of adrenaline from making a significant final table with drinking caffeine later than usual (because of the final table) and replaying (ok, beating myself up over) some key hands in my head. I hadn’t planned to take Friday off, but the offerings weren’t that great so … Read moreWCOOP Day 14 ($530 Progressive Knockout and $215 6-Max Rebuy)
I was excited for the $215 6-max that started at 10AM. Most of the short-handed events so far in the series had been higher buy-ins, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to play short with some weaker players. I lasted all of 15 minutes: PokerStars – 100/200 Ante 25 NL (6 max) – … Read moreWCOOP Day 12 ($215 6-Max, $1050 Progressive Knockout, Big $109 Final Table!)
I took Tuesday as a proper vacation day. Emily and I drove to Mont Tremblant, a ski resort about 45 minutes north of where we’re staying, to hike and get dinner. It was a nice drive deeper into the mountains, with the leaves already beginning to turn. Resorts aren’t really our scene, but the place … Read moreWCOOP Day 10 ($530 NLHE and $215 6-Max Zoom)
Emily and I did some extensive grocery shopping in the morning, returning in just enough time for me to squeeze in a quick workout before the start of the $1050 Progressive Knock-Out. I late registered the $215 PLO around the same time. I’m barely competent at PLO, but I do want to get better at … Read moreWCOOP Day 2 ($215 PLO 6-Max, $1050 PKO, $530 8-max NLHE)