Archive for the 'Philosophy and approach' Category

Desiging a poker bot

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Well, I’m not really designing a poker bot, per se. But it’s an approach that I’m planning to use for a while. A respected (by others besides myself) poker friend of mine once suggested establishing a goal for your poker sessions, such as, focus on opportunities to float. Then you would keep an eye out […]

Me against Myself at Rush Poker

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Have you ever tried playing against yourself, running two instances of the same game so you can play against yourself? Run a little competition between one version of yourself and the other? As a kid I remember shooting baskets and playing a game of 21 by myself. One player was named Ernie and the other […]

$10 Rush Poker opponent synthesis

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

One of my current projects is to play $10nl full ring Rush Poker until I earn $100. This is partly because I can’t bring myself to give up on the convenience of Rush (crack) poker and also because I want to do something with the undersized ($300) portion my of bankroll that I have at […]

Rush Poker Super Turbo

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Here’s a weird game that I’ve never noticed before. It was probably always there and I never saw it. On Full Tilt for 5 FTP points you can play a 180 seat Rush Poker tournament in Super Turbo format. Super Turbo means that you start with 300 chips and the blinds are 15/30. Rush means […]

Playing more marginal or dangerous situations

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

(This is an old post that I never got around to posting.) Sometimes when I play Rush Poker I use different strategies. Focus on stealing from late position. Focus on trying to raise everything preflop. Focus on playing tight and just earning FTP points for the Take 2 promotion. Rush Poker puts you on a […]

Tale of two poker bloggers

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I was flipping though some poker blogs the other day. In one I was left trying to figure out how good he is, though he wrote about recently moving up to the $1/$2 tables online. Later in the post he talks about having gone bankrupt before. Not personally bankrupt, but his poker bankroll, both his […]

Embracing losing

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Some time ago I sent an email to an online friend, someone whom I consider to be something of an online sensei in the realm of Zen. Unlike the author of Zen and the Art of Poker my friend doesn’t know much about poker, but also unlike the author of that book my friend does […]

Why do we play overly conservatively?

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

What causes us to play too conservatively? We may have a standard TAG game or be somewhat LAG, but there are times where we just don’t play our normal game, where we find ourselves opting too frequently to check or fold or to passively call down rather than betting out or raising. Here are some […]