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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 […]

Gaming – World Series of Poker – 2015

Gaming – World Series of Poker – 2015

WHOO HOO – I headed out to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 13 for a string of days at the 2015 edition of The World Series of Poker. This will be my sixth visit to the event over the years and the plan is to make it the most profitable yet. The great news […]

Gaming – Best and worst hands played of 2015

Gaming – Best and worst hands played of 2015

Last weekend I played one hand great and, just a few minutes later, played a hand so terrible it is officially labeled as my worst play of 2015. The best play was just three hands after sitting down into a $2 – $5/$100 limit hold’em poker game. I looked down to pocket A’s in middle […]

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 […]