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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 […]

Gaming – Tournament Tales: He’s ba-ack!

Gaming – Tournament Tales: He’s ba-ack!

After a 10-month absence from poker due to a family issue, I found the time and place to jump back into the poker tournament world. Couldn’t make it to the WSOP this year but over the Fourth of July weekend I found myself in San Diego at the Ocean’s Eleven Casino. I bought in to […]

Black Hawk and Central City from a visitor’s point of view

Black Hawk and Central City from a visitor’s point of view

Geoff, a good buddy of mine, came to town last week from the island of Kauai – way out on the west side of the Hawaiian Island chain – and one of the first things he wanted to do was to “Get up to those mountain towns.” When I asked why, he looked at me […]

Pokertalk – Down to $31 – almost to the felt

Pokertalk – Down to $31 – almost to the felt

Down to $31 – almost to the felt That familiar “Poker” itch came back over the past few days. So I headed up to Black Hawk and the Ameristar Casino’s poker room to play some $30 – $60 limit hold em with a ½ kill / the Big Game. There was one game going and […]

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