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GAMING – 100th Poker Column

GAMING – 100th Poker Column

This is my 100th “Let’s Play Poker” article and it seems like yesterday the first one was published back during the week of March 11 – 17, 2008. One line I wrote in that first column, “The poker scene in the Black Hawk and Central City area has seen many changes since the opening of […]

Thinking About Poker: After a While…

Thinking About Poker: After a While…

Have you ever had to put things you like to do on the proverbial ‘back burner’ and just leave it be for a while? Well, that’s what has happened to me as a deadline for others in my industry has just wiped out any spare time for poker. If you have missed my articles in […]

GAMING – My big money management mistake

GAMING – My big money management mistake

Ask any professional or successful poker player and they will tell you that strong money management is the key to being a consistent winning poker player over the long haul. This means keeping track of your stack while at the table at all times – are you ahead or behind and how far? It means […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Equanimity

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Equanimity

Equanimity: e-qua-nim-i-ty [noun] Calm temperament; evenness of temper even under stress The last few articles I have written covered, in essence, a ‘back-to-basics’ approach I decided to employ while returning to the poker world after an enforced absence. I detailed the importance of having patience; waiting for the right time and combination of factors with […]

GAMING – The popularity of the $1 – $2 / $100 Limit hold-em game

GAMING – The popularity of the $1 – $2 / $100 Limit hold-em game

The most popular and prevalent poker game throughout our mountain towns continues to be the $1 – $2 / $100 Limit hold-em game. For example, last Saturday evening the count of these games compared to other type of poker games was right at 3 to 1 in the four poker rooms I visited with many […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting back to basics 3

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting back to basics 3

As a quick review, circumstances had dictated my absence from the poker tables for about nine months. During that time when I had time to myself, I began thinking about … well, poker – duh. I looked back on the last few years of playing and decided I wanted to recharge my game. I felt […]

GAMING – Dogs Playing Poker and Updates

GAMING – Dogs Playing Poker and Updates

One of the famously iconic Dogs Playing Poker oil paintings known as Poker Game, done by Marcellus Coolidge over a century ago and part of a larger set, was sold in November 2015 for a record setting $658,000. Experts believe this may have been one of the first paintings Coolidge did with dogs and could […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back to Basics 2

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back to Basics 2

In my last missive I reported to you how a poker hiatus afforded the opportunity to review my performance at the felted table and the conclusions arrived at. It prompted the first article with this title: I dug out old poker books and in restudying them decided I was too lax in playing a serious, […]

GAMING – 2015 Results & 2016 Commitments

GAMING – 2015 Results & 2016 Commitments

2015 Financially, this has been a tough year for me as a player. As of today, with 10 days to go in the year, I am negative $879 for 2015 and am looking at my first losing year in quite a while. This total breaks down to 48 winning sessions and 40 losing sessions, including […]

GAMING – The big, big game

GAMING – The big, big game

I went up to play some cards on Saturday night in the Ameristar Casino Poker Room and was hoping for a real active $2 – $5 – $100 Hold’em game or even a nice $30 – $60 limit Hold’em game. But, to my surprise I walked into an absolutely wild and crazy $40 – $80 […]

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