Archive for the 'Bankroll' Category

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 […]

$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 […]

New project: $100nl full ring

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I had some discussions with a non-poker player about my difficulty getting comfortable moving to $50nl FR. 3-1/2 years ago I deposited $50 on PokerStars. After a month of donking around the bankroll was down to $18, but then I decided I would be willing to redeposit in order to earn the $50 deposit bonus. […]

Should I move up to avoid the bad players? Part II

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Part I covered some basic elements to answering the question. For Part II there are some derivatives of the results in Part I. For one, I mentioned in Part I that if you’ve been at that level before, then playing underrolled or moving quickly through levels is not so bad. There are a number of […]

Should I move up to avoid the bad players? Part I

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

You hear it over and over again; “I can’t stand the suckouts” “I hate the donks that chase and hit on the river” “I can’t beat these awful players” “He calls my AA with xx and flops a full house” “The site is rigged in favor of bad players to keep them playing” And finally; […]