Archive for the 'Poker psychology' Category

Idiot chat at the poker table

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Normally I ignore most chat at the poker table, unless I’m playing with friends. I always leave the chat on though as sometimes I can learn useful information.   But sometimes it can be really annoying. This situation I couldn’t find good tables at $100 or $50 so I went to $25nl where there were […]

It’s just luck

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

What gives you a kick when you play poker? What are the situations that you really enjoy about playing the game?  Common answers: winning a big pot, making a big bluff, calling a big bluff with your reads, encouraging a maniac to give you his entire stack. I ran across a player in the 2+2 […]

Fighting harder at the poker table

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

You’re one of the better basketball/hockey/soccer players in your city league. You get a break and have one man to beat. One on one you know you can come up with a way to beat the guy in front of you 95% of the time. You think that he’s not awful, so you press a […]

Characteristics of my B and C game

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Here’s what I think are some characteristics of me being off my A game, represented by characteristics of my B and C games. In turn I could define my A game as an absence of the characteristics of B and C. B game, slight tilt: tired too many tables The first two could lead to […]

If I were Emmit Smith ….

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Emmit Smith, former running back of the Dallas Cowboys and Dancing With the Stars winner, is one of the celebrities asked to play in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. This tournament is a mixture of entertaining big name poker pros along with celebrity players. My blog is not a poker news blog so my reason […]

I call

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Afraid to raise? Don’t want to fold? Just call. This is how the thinking of a beginner poker player goes. Here are some of the problems with raising the bet: Two out of three times that you have unpaired cards (like Ace-King) you will miss the flop. Now what? When you hold two Queens, a […]

A Good Loser

Monday, January 31st, 2011

To be a long term winner at poker, you have to be good at losing. You’re going to lose. You’re going to lose often. The more you play the more times you are going to lose. It’s the nature of poker. Poker has too much luck involved for a person to become the New England […]

Still losing, after all these years

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Just checking in with a player that I’ve been tracking for some time. This player plays $1 six seat Sit and Goes on Full Tilt. They’re still playing, and still losing. See the nice angled line in their winnings graph. At least they’ve slowed down and aren’t playing as much. The details are that they’ve […]