Mike Caro, in Poker Player newspaper column, August 29, 2011, page 19.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Just finished two Bodog single-table SNGs, $10 each. The first was Omaha/8. I thought that might be fun. First hand I flopped top full house and clicked the "bet" button every time it was my turn. On the second hand, when somebody put in a pre-flop raise three times the size of the big blind, it dawned on me that something was amiss. I looked more closely at the game header and for the first time noticed that it was pot-limit, not fixed-limit. D'oh! I likely could have made a lot more on the first hand. Well, actually, I probably wouldn't have signed up for it to begin with, since I don't have a good sense of PLO8 strategy.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Bored late last night, I entered two sit-and-go single-table tournaments on Bodog. I came in 3rd in the cheaper one and 1st in the pricier one. And as for today, I just finished another $15 daily MTT, coming in 2nd for $270. I had entered the final table as the short stack, so yay me for exercising much more patience than is my usual bad habit when playing online.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
My friend Shamus just put up a piece for Betfair about choosing a poker room for low-stakes games when visiting Vegas:
This guy lost 2/3 of his stack on this hand, half of that being the call on the river with ace-high--all because he chose to play a bad hand from out of position. And, of course, because he was drawing dead going up against the most powerful hand in poker.
I just finished reading The Big Short by Michael Lewis. If you have any interest in understanding how the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 occurred, you must read this book. It is far more readable and engaging than material about complicated financial transactions has any right to be.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I've mentioned many times that Seat 1 is my usual favorite. A couple of years ago I did as detailed an explanation as could about the reasons why I prefer it, here. In that post I mentioned that I had first started thinking about the advantages of Seat 1 after reading a column in Card Player magazine touting the strategic advantages of that position, but I wasn't able to find it or remember who had written it.