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Poker Talk – An amazing run – $1,800 in 18 minutes

Poker Talk – An amazing run – $1,800 in 18 minutes

Last Saturday morning, I had an amazing run at the poker table. My wife and I had stayed over Friday night and I headed down early for an hour’s of play in the $30 – $60 ½ kill limit hold em game. There were two games still going from the night before and I jumped […]

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Discourtesy, disrespect & rudeness

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Discourtesy, disrespect & rudeness

I am reminded of an old 3 Stooges film where they see some lawyers. As they enter the office door is painted with the name of the firm: Dewey, Cheatham & Howe. Of course the result of their efforts is chaos, disorder and mayhem (the name of my attorneys). Anyway, I thought I would enjoy […]

Gaming – Friday night poker – playing with a world champion

Gaming – Friday night poker – playing with a world champion

On a Friday when a huge storm was scheduled to blanket the entire Front Range, I woke up with a huge poker itch. I had taken a vacation day and wanted to get up to Black Hawk, play, and head home before the snow flew. Thus, late in the morning I headed up the hill. […]

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Live action odds & ends

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Live action odds & ends

I arrived much later in Black Hawk than usual, so avoiding hours-long wait for a seat at a very popular casino, I went to my next choice where I quickly got a seat in a $1/$2 NLHE game and began to settle in. Looking back at this session, I recall it was fairly uneventful – a […]

Gaming – Perfect Poker in 2015

Gaming – Perfect Poker in 2015

The New Year is here which means it’s time for a new Poker Tally Book. Keeping this record of my play up to date and accurate will be one of the keys to my success at the tables in 2015. Simply put – a playing record and overall total makes me be honest with myself […]

Gaming – Playing short stacked

Gaming – Playing short stacked

In the famous 1998 cult gambling movie Rounders, the character played by Matt Damon – Mike Mcdermott, said, “I’ve often seen these people, these squares at the table … all their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such […]

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Live action odds & ends

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Live action odds & ends

I arrived much later in Black Hawk than usual, so avoiding hours-long wait for a seat at a very popular casino, I went to my next choice where I quickly got a seat in a $1/$2 NLHE game and began to settle in. Looking back at this session, I recall it was fairly uneventful – a […]

Gaming – Playing poker professionally is a tough road

Gaming – Playing poker professionally is a tough road

There have been two separate occasions in my poker playing life when I have ventured into the world of playing poker professionally. On the first occasion, I was a propositional player (also known as a prop player) at The Long Branch Saloon in Central City back in the early 1990s. In this gig, I made […]

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Jackpots & Bad Beats

Gaming – Thinking About Poker: Jackpots & Bad Beats

I don’t know how many times I have heard poker players say, “I wouldn’t play this hand except for the fact they’re ‘bad beat’ cards. For the uninitiated, just what are ‘bad beat’ cards? Usually they are the two hole cards a player must have which, combined with three cards from the flop, turn or river, […]

Gaming – Saturday night at the tables – poker time

Gaming – Saturday night at the tables – poker time

WHOO HOO – it was Saturday night and time to play some cards. The kids were all busy; the wife was out with friends; and work was caught up. It’s poker time baby. My plan was to take $500 that was burning a hole in my pocket and really make some money – doubling or […]

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