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Colorado Yesterday and Today

Colorado Yesterday and Today

While playing poker is one of my passions, another is getting out and exploring the many hidden and interesting spots throughout Colorado that link today with yesterday. I do this through finding old photographs from over a century ago; locating the spot in the photograph; and then matching up a photograph of the same spot. […]

GAMING – Thinking about poker: boorish behavior

GAMING – Thinking about poker: boorish behavior

In my previous article I recommended a stay at the Grand Hotel and Casino in Shawnee, Okla. Due east of Oklahoma City along I-40 and a pleasant stop outside of the hustle and bustle of the state capitol city. There are numerous hotel/casinos surrounding the city, on the east side this is the place to […]

GAMING – Thinking about poker: financing someone else’s game

GAMING – Thinking about poker: financing someone else’s game

I recently returned from a trip down south (“’Way down south in Dixie’”) and happened to observe two interactions between poker players. These prompted thought about poker and of behavior in which poker players either willfully engage and/or allow to occur. Before detailing these – the first in this article, the second next issue – […]

GAMING – Let’s Play Poker!

GAMING – Let’s Play Poker!

“Thanks for the memories” Lodge Poker Room In early September of this year the ionic poker room located upstairs at the Lodge Casino dealt its last hand. With an impending remodel of the casino and the promised draw of more revenue from slot machines, the legendary and well-known poker room is no more. After millions […]

When Donkey Moves Are Brilliant!

By Douglas (“The Donkinator”) Bergman  Can a stupid mistake ever pay off at the poker table? Yes! I am an example of a three legged donkey turning into Secretariat at the Belmont. Even an iconic poker movie agrees that horrible plays can have humongous payoffs! “Sometimes it’s about making the wrong move at the right […]

High Hand

High Hand

Did you know that many of the poker rooms in our mountain towns feature high hand payouts? The High Hand payouts usually involve rewarding an individual player for having the high hand in the poker room during a certain timeframe – the average being an hour or two in most casinos in an effort to […]

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 […]

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