Archive for the ‘Poker Basics’ Category

Why Is Poker So Popular?

October 4th, 2013 3 comments

When it comes to online casinos, there’s one game in particular that is always a favorite amongst punters: poker. So why is poker so popular? Read more…

Cat Skinning and Other Fun Pastimes

November 19th, 2012 5 comments

Rob had two interesting post.  (I know!) that discussed interesting aspects.  The first made use the old aphorism, “Are you good enough to fold KK?”  KK certainly has appropriate substitutes.  It falls in that benighted category we refer to as Hand History.  I have said before that text ones leave me stumbling about –ya really gotta be there.  Hand histories are the hair shirt of poker. Usually missing is the real context.  The only consistently great histories I can recall were in Shirley Rosarrio’s blog. Read more…

Categories: Poker Basics Tags:

Blind leading the Blinds

June 14th, 2011 No comments

Hard to come up with a poker post these days but I have one.   It won’t win awards or surprise but it is one of those things that is nice to reinforce from time to time. Read more…

Categories: Poker Basics, Poker Site Selection Tags:

The Cards Speak

January 31st, 2011 1 comment

OK, that is a rule used in casinos everywhere. On another level it is a pile of fertilizer. And we certainly use it from blog to blog to grow our view on the fairness of life, poker, and the voting on reality shows. Read more...

Categories: Poker Basics Tags:

Stud Eight Player Born Every Minute

November 9th, 2010 1 comment

Yup, I'm stealing from P.T. Barnum. Sucker and Stud8 player are interchangeable terms. I don't think there is a flavor of poker that attracts worse players. Write down this term: scoop. Belay that. Capitalize it and turn on bold and underline. SCOOP! Read more…

Categories: Poker Basics, Stud Play Tags:

Becoming A Stud

November 8th, 2010 2 comments

I want to talk about the part the books don't cover. Stud, like other poker flavors, is deceptively simple. Those riverboat gamblers could teach it to a rich planter in a few minutes. At least as long as Mike Sexton isn't there to throw in, “…and a lifetime to master.” Read more…


November 7th, 2010 4 comments

My opportunity to pleasure a women these days looks uphill toward slim and none. So, when the chance comes, I am in. Read more…


October 15th, 2010 3 comments

I've been a bit lax about posting but based on what's flowing through my RSS reader I'm not alone. About the only one's with consistent posting are the ones who are more SEO mavens than bloggers. I see their repeating headers and tell the reader to mark them as read. I should just drop their feed but every so often I find something interesting. Read more…

Categories: Life and Choice, Poker Basics Tags:

Josie Josie Josie

August 16th, 2010 3 comments

Yes, I am sounding like a Jewish mother. Actually, the girl has another Jewish mother. That would be Waffles. OK, now that the shudders have died down and the folks monitoring the seismic charts are left scratching their head… Read more…

Categories: Poker Basics Tags:

No Fold’em

August 10th, 2010 1 comment

That usually a modifier to Hold’em. The idea is they chase but then catch at a rate that causes one’s blood pressure to peak. In Mediterranean types, it leads to broken keyboards and flying mice making cracks in the wallboard. Seeing that I’m partial to MS Keyboards and Logitech track balls, it wouldn’t be cost effective to join them. Read more…

Categories: Poker Basics Tags: