Archive for the 'Goals and plans' Category

Controlling Zoom Tilt

Friday, March 29th, 2013

After thinking that I figured out how to manage my Zoom Tilt, I played another 18,000 hands or so of 0.01/0.02 PLO. Had a nice run up, then fell off. But by the time I got around 18,000 hands again I had recovered. So, next project; take the learning to another level. But PLO is […]

Playing the $10 Million Sunday Million

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

I’ve agreed to be staked to play the $10 Million guaranteed on PokerStars tomorrow. The expectation is that there will be a significant overlay. The buy in is $215 with $15 going to the rake, $200 going to the prize pool. Start time as I write this is thirteen hours away and there are 15,759 […]

Alderney Gambling Control Commission suspends license for Full Tilt Poker

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Since Black Friday (April 15, 2011) the three sites affected have reacted in varying ways. PokerStars has been clear about their efforts to send money to US players who are no longer able to play for real money on their site. Full Tilt, the second biggest site, over the years has often been categorized with […]

Discipline, the god of poker

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

What’s the biggest single factor that separates the winning poker players from the losers? I postulate that the key difference is discipline. Not knowledge, not understanding odds, not experience, not personality; discipline. Some knowledge and experience are mandatory to be sure but the one key difference between a winning player and a losing player is […]

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 […]

Comparison of rake costs, from site to site and level to level

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

PokerTableRatings gets a lot of flack, but they are uniquely able to do a lot of things. They’ve broken stories on hackable poker site encryptions and they’ve supported research on players with multiple accounts. Now they’ve released statistical info on the cost of rake at various sites and at various levels. For them it’s 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 […]

$5 to $100,000

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Turn $5 into $100,000? By playing poker? And in less than 12 months? Boku87 set himself the challenge of doing so, and according to his blog, he’s made it. Chris Ferguson had the most famous version of this type of bankroll challenge, turning $0 into $10,000. So Boku87, a pro at PokerStars has taken it […]