Archive for the 'poker' Category

Why am I not winning?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

There are a lot of sources that will tell you how to play poker; books, websites, television and DVDs just to name a few. These experts might also tell you how not to play poker; don’t limp preflop, don’t chase with bad odds and so forth. But even with this information players often come on […]

Zoom Poker is here!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Zoom Poker is here! Or, nearly so. This quote from Lee Jones, PokerStars rep on 2+2: Zoom is not going out today. There’s a 70% chance it will go out tomorrow (Friday, March 16th). If that doesn’t happen, there is a 99% chance that it will go out Monday the 19th. And then this: The […]

Homelands Security buys public support by giving poker money to Baltimore police

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Any American poker players wondering where your lost future poker monies are? You’ll be happy to know that your lost online poker future has helped support a Maryland police force.  

Idiots in the US Department of Justice: Threat to PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute Poker

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I was wondering why my site links to PokerStars and FullTilt weren’t working. I thought it was something on my end, but it turns out it’s much stupider that than. The US government has seized the domains for, and The .net version,, still seems to be operational. Claims of money laundering? […]

Leakfinder session with Splitsuit

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I signed up for a Leakfinder session with Splitsuit, full ring no limit holdem coach on the former Stox poker site. When you sign up for it you get one stats review session with Mpethy and one sweat with Splitsuit. I signed up back at the end of March when I was still trying to […]

February 2010 Carnival of Board and Card Games

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Time for another Blog Carnival of Board and Card Games. I’m pleased that this month I got two submissions that actually qualify. Most of the time the submissions have nothing to do with board or card games, or else they’re about poker, and of a much lower quality of poker discussion than is already here. […]

Epic losing

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Back in December (2009) PokerStars made another run at the Guinness record for the biggest poker tournament. After hours of wading through 149,196 players to finish second, bommel222 won $30,000 for his $1 investment. After a prior lifetime high winnings of $26, he promptly lost all of it, in the period of just over a […]

Fear, of poker aggression

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Are you ever hesitant or afraid to make what you believe is the correct poker play? You’ve read about how to play, studied some hand histories and analysis, now one of the situations faces you. When do you hold back? Or hesitate? Second guess yourself, not because you’re not sure, but as a delay tactic? […]