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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 […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back To Basics

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Getting Back To Basics

It’s been a few months since my last article due to a family issue and even longer since I’ve played poker. Getting everything resolved took away most of the stress and finally afforded time to relax at my local Pokertorium. There had been disappointing sessions some months ago; while I welcomed the break from playing […]

GAMING – Tournament Time

GAMING – Tournament Time

Time to jump back onto the wild and crazy tournament trail that begins at the Golden Gates Poker Parlor and, if all goes according to plan, will end with a championship at the World Series of Poker in 2016. To start, I chose a Saturday evening $130 buy-in tournament with 20 minute levels and a […]

Gaming – Get up and go!

Gaming – Get up and go!

We had just begun a new $30 – $60 ½ kill hold em game in the Ameristar Casino Poker Room and I was the big blind. It was the first hand and by the time the betting was finished it was $120 with six callers for a total of just over $700 in the pot […]

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