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Expected Value

July 9th, 2009No comments

  Does the average poker player expect value?  That isn't something most players want to talk about.  Various reports say that about 8% or less of those playing online are profitable players.  So, the expectations of roughly 92% isn't directed toward adding to their retirement funds.  Additionally, most of those folks don't have a clue as to what is actually happening with their account.  Most of us play for the same reason – enjoyment.  Read more…

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Online Poker is Riggs’d

July 7th, 2009No comments

You need to run by the Nut Straight for a great rebuttal-discourse on my last post.   It is very well done from an insider’s point of view.

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Shooting Stars

July 7th, 20094 comments

In the halcyon days, sites competed for players.  This competition was cut throat.  Those at the top could compete a bit less than those struggling for players.  With the coming of the UIGEA, the battlefield was altered dramatically.   The 800# gorilla (Party, dammit) was run out of the market.  Stars stayed and went from #2 to #1.  Number 3 was PokerRoom that had left even before the UIGEA and is defunct today.  So, what else did the change bring about? Read more...

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The Decline and Fall

July 6th, 2009No comments


with a silk umbrella and the handle of a broom.  Hard as Phil was able. Boom! Boom! Boom! Read more...

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Give The Lady What She Wants

July 5th, 20091 comment



That is the biography title for Marshal Fields.  It was their policy. Their return program started with an apology and however stupid the clerk might think the reason, the return was allowed. The policy was unique – then and now.   There is no longer a Marshal Fields.  It is owned by Macy's. My mother shopped there a lot.  It was upscale but not ostentatiously so.  People avoid that appearance.  Read more...

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Your Sponsored Players

July 4th, 20091 comment

 While backing a fellow player is time honored,  I am not referring to throwing another tournament token Waffle's way.  I am talking about the big money you have invested in players who are plunking down “their” 10K today to win fame and fortune at the WSOP. Read more...

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