Archive for the ‘Tournament Play’ Category

Cat Skinning

April 18th, 20122 comments

Messy, right?  The line, of course, is: there is more than one way to skin a cat.   Being a dog person I’ve never fully understood all the ramifications of that.  Poker is all about that.  Mojo again provides the basis for my doing a poker post.  Seeing that playing poker only shows up in my rear view mirror and to paraphrase, I need to rely on the courtesy of friends. Read more…

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Nits and Lice

March 3rd, 20123 comments

Well, the nicest, nasty old man from the southern climes scored again.  I wrote a nice look the last time he final tabled.  He made a comment to that that really made me laugh.  It was to the effect he is just a nitty player and undeserving of any special attention.   That sneaky bastard! Read more…

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Black Cats and Black Birds

January 13th, 20128 comments

Well, it is that day that send the fearful under their favorite rock — Friday the 13th.  That the black cat.   The Black Birds give poker players pause — it big chip time, doncha know. Read more…

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Gamble up and Deal

November 9th, 20114 comments

With the blinds at abusive levels, you don’t expect passive play; might run a few hand before an elimination though.  Or not.  We got three young men.  But, even petite girls have control issues at times.  Is it the poker table or playground?  See this line?  I doube-dare ya. Read more…

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Nine guys walk into a room

November 7th, 20111 comment

There wasn’t a priest or rabbi in the bunch.  Yes, I was able to get ESPN3’s feed over the net.  I watched it to the dinner break when there were four left.  This morning the report was that the short stack that looked very vulnerable heading for supper lived up to expectations. Read more…

An Epic WOW

October 8th, 20111 comment

So, it is noon and the Internet is looking old.   So, on with the boob tube.  I figure PBS must have something better.  Luckily, it comes up on channel 2 and the lipstick cams are showing cards.  It is Epic Poker.  Well why not? Read more…

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May 9th, 20114 comments

OK, hold it.  That’s the name I’m going to call the Nook (B&N e-reader) that I’m am buying used on Amazon of all places.  What did you think I was talking about? I have a history of toofless naming of things.  When I was about 8, I got a chicken for Easter.  I named him Pecker.   Hey, I was 8!  I had great parents they only smiled.  My Grams laughed but then she hugged me — no harm, no foul. Read more…

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Gods of Poker

April 28th, 2011No comments

I am meeting on UB with the Gods of Poker.  (Miramax release date next Friday)   I went to see if the Stud8 tournament might have a few more.  Not to happen — 6 runners.  But I saw a 1K guarantee.   It too was a 3.30er but also a rebuy.  It had been running about 40 minutes and had 80+ playing.   I believe that is overlay. Read more…

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I am Amazoning

April 21st, 20112 comments

Well, it is about booking. Read more…

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Decisions Decisions Decisions

April 14th, 20115 comments

Jordan and I don’t have a love-hate relationship but we are seldom on the same page.  His game is a marginally tight – aggressive one.  That is a game I cut my eye teeth on as many have.  It is the realm of the coin flip. Frankly, it is also the home of greater variance. Read more…