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Saturday, January 03, 2004

Russ Gorgeiv & Party Poker Blogs

"Your first duty is to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Game; cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n come Mocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, God, and Country."
Motto at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 National Press Club, Washington D.C.

Tons of poker links below, so please humor cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next paragraph.

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My humble apologies for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shilling but I've received some new traffic and wanted to let people know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y could play on Empire for Party Poker. Hell, I didn't know this back in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 day. Plus I've posted some good stuff cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last two weeks - so I'm rewarding myself with a shill paragraph. :)

New readers should dig through cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 archives. Poker blogging has been an interesting experience, to say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 least. I've found more new poker blogs below - let's hope even more join cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fray.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: it's not how you win at poker, it's how you lose.

As Steve Badger says:

The problem is: you just can't will yourself to win -- be it a tournament, a single day's play, or even an individual hand. And cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n, unfortunately for some, not winning is something many players simply can't handle. And being able to not win well is a fundamental, key ingredient of being a winning player.

There is a new poker blogger out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re who realized he was steaming and found cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 intestinal fortitude to walk away for a few days. Kudos to him for knowing he needed a break. Denial or allowing yourself to play in that 'threshold of misery' as Mike Caro calls it, is a very expensive leak, usually fatal to your bankroll.

I think a particular strength of mine has been my persistence in using losing as opportunities for learning. I rarely have many epiphanies while cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 deck is hitting me in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 face but I am very diligent about analyzing my play while losing.

Whenever I get hit with bad runs or a big session loss, I typically blame my poor play first. This is my natural tendency after indoctrinating myself in Sklansky and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ilk - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y ingrained in me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 knowledge that a good player can suffer large losses - in fact, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are unavoidable. How you handle cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 key.

Geez, RGP is still a cesspool with little value, but I did see a question posed about a very successful and profitiable ring game player who refuses to play tournaments. Steve Badger chimes in again with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reply:

> I won't specify who it is, but I'd like to know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 logic behind not
> playing tournaments. Is it an EV argument?

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Some skillful ring game players suck at tournaments. Some skillful
tournament players suck at ring games. Some great free throw shooters suck from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 three point line. Some great sprinters suck at marathons.

Also, it's a matter of taste. Some people like to quit whenever cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y want.
Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs live to exploit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moments when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weaker players hit "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wall"
towards cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end of tournaments.
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A quick appeal to readers: per cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker blogger SNG, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FatGuy:
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If, by chance, you run across or are aware of any Linux software out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re that we can use, I'll be happy to install it for our World Series of Bloggy Poker Goodness. We could even use PayPal as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bank.
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I'm at a loss for what to do. I'm sure one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 smaller sites would oblige us but not everyone will want to put cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir money in those. Arrrg.

Alrighty cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n. Massive poker linkage time:

Izmet rules.

The PokerGrub has posted Part 1 of his Vegas Trip report. Always entertaining reading.

Here's a new poker blog, 665 Livejournal Ave, with a pleasantly long Las Vegas trip report as his last entry.

For any of you college students out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, I saw this link in Felicia's blog and although I'm not quite sure what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hell cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are doing, thought it worthwhile to post.
College Poker Championship

Brian's poker journal is a new poker blog from a Vegas local. As I always say, Vegas is a great place to visit, you just don't want to live cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.

Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r brand-new poker blog, Poker Code, is off and running. Let's hope he keeps it up.

Don't forget to bookmark cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Royal Poker Blog. I enjoyed a fascinating discussion with Royal on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 subject of 'Why Play Poker?' What makes it so compelling - is it just about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money - is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re ever an end-game? How about goals?

Veteran blogger Cards Speak has a nice recap & explanation of Morton's Theorem. If you aren't up to speed on this concept, go read his post now.

Chris Halverson's interesting post about Izmet and application of ramming and jamming in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 low-limit games. So far, it's +EV for Chris.

Up for Poker has posted his New Years Poker Resolutions.

Stick and Move finally made a brief poker post. I like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea of doing a Mark Gastineau sack dance around your computer when you scoop a big pot.

And let me leave cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best for last. Digging through some of my old bookmarks again and found cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se gems. Excellent writing and insight into a player taking a shot at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big game.

Patri plays in a huge poker game at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2000 World Series of Poker.
Wow, There's A Lot Of Money On This Table!
(or How Seven Hours Can Cost $12000 in Blinds)


Also, Patri's first World Series of Poker.

Whew, that's a buttload of links. Enjoy. I may have to start anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r damn poker blog so I can actually WRITE about poker again.

Speaking of which, did anyone else notice that Party Poker hit 26,000 players last evening? I wonder how much of a spike we'll see after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NBC World Poker Tour broadcast on SuperBowl Sunday? Thank you Poker Gods!

Whoops, turns out this is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 truth:
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PartyPoker.com broke records again on New Years Night.

PartyPoker.com exceeded 27,000 in total players logged in, had over 7,600
real money live game players and over 9,600 real money tournament players.
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Why on earth would you play anywhere else?

I'm gearing up for my shot at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 $200 +$15 NL tourney this weekend. Wish me well.

Link of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Day:
My favorite Iraqi blogger. Anyone who likes to drink cold beer and play Counter-Strike is OK in my book.
Healing Iraq Blog
The eve of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New Year for me has always been cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gloomiest and most depressing time of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 year. While cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world celebrates till cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 early morning I would be sitting over drinks with friends while wearily staring at each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, cursing our lost youth, and wondering what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future will bring us. At some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se occasions we don't even notice cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 clock striking twelve, sometimes we just blurt out a half-hearted hurray, greet each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r and sit back drinking ourselves to oblivion.





Friday, January 02, 2004

I've been asking Fuzz to write anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r post about beating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 50.1 games. Please dig into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 archives if you missed his first one. For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 record, Fuzz has ran $50 into $1000 on Party Poker, almost exclusively on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 50.1 tables.

The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of management. :)

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I will try to sum up my whole post in one sentence, if you do not have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time, or inclination, to read my entire post.

If you are going to win at low limit poker, you must learn how not to lose.

Notice, I did not say anything about maximizing bets, or even about winning pots. If you know when to fold, everything will fall into place over time. You WILL win pots, you will take players money that are worst than you. But, if you take every loss personally and say "I can't believe he played that" cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you will lose.

Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r very important point, one that I know Iggy has mentioned, table selection is one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most important aspects of LL poker. If I sit down and I see a check-raise or cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop or turn, I leave cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table. If I see someone check cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop around and he had hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 nuts on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop, I leave. If I don't see at least 4-5 players seeing every flop, raised or not, I leave. There are 100 full $.5/$1 tables on Party every single night. I don't need to sit with sneaky players. There are too many ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r tables for me to sit at anything less than an ideal table. Every now and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 jackpot with 2 or 3 players that burn through all $25 in 2 orbits.

What follows are a few scenarios that seem to popup quite a bit, interspersed with my random thoughts on how you can win at low limit poker.

UTG bets out. I have AA. Ends up getting capped preflop. Long story short, I couldn't lay 'em down I lose to 62c when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn gave him cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flush. Shit like that happens several times a night. What pissed me off was not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fact that my AA lost to 62, but that I couldn't lay it down. I knew I was beat, but I kept rationalizing why I should stay in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hand. I lost $2 on that hand. Now to those big boys out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, that isn't shit, but in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 $.5/$1 that is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 difference between a winning player and a losing player.

I lost for close to a year before I finally started winning. In thinking back, I can't say why I lost. I had a solid foundation. I knew correct starting hand requirements and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 importance of position. But I still lost hundreds of dollars playing little 'ol $.5/$1. I am only now starting to realize I was never that bad of a player, but I just couldn't let go of hands. Here is how my thought process has changed: AA in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hole, it gets capped preflop. Flop comes 722, UTG bets out. Before: "It was capped preflop and he is UTG, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is no way he has a 7 or a 2." Now: "Of course he has a 7 or 2, or even better 72." Now, to be fair, I will normally call this bet on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop, hoping for an A on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn. If no A on turn, I let it go when it gets expensive.

Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r scenario: KK, 4 people see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop. Flop comes K93, all hearts. If you think you have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best hand, you might for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moment, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second that 4th flush card comes out and suddenly someone in front of you bets out, you have to really think. This is where pot odds come into play. Is it worth cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 call knowing he has cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flush for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chance you will hit your boat on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 river? That will only come with time and experience.

If you ever find yourself calling river bets for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sole purpose of "I've got to see if he has it." You WILL lose money. This is not high limits poker. This is not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP. LOW LIMIT PLAYERS DO NOT BLUFF!!!! If you take one thing away from this post, it should be that. LL players might as well play with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir cards up. It would really make no difference. They are telling you what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have, especially in limit. NL might be a little different, but not really.

My closing thoughts:
If you do not have a hand that can beat whatever 4 card straight/flush or paired board that is out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you MUST fold. If you can not lay down AA when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board shows 789T2 and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only guy sticking with you bets out, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you will lose money. If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board makes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir hand, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y will scream it out loud. If you choose to ignore cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir screams, you will lose money. It goes back to my previous point, ll players don't bluff. The players you are playing with might be bad, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are not stupid. Remember, its only a game, have fun and make money!
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Thanks Fuzz!





Thursday, January 01, 2004

"Judged by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollars spent, gambling is now more popular in America than baseball, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 movies, and Disneyland combined."
Timothy O'Brien

A few tasty things to post.

Most importantly, thanks to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ever-alert HDouble, I discovered that my links to Abdul, were in fact, linking to Izmet Fekali's web site. Turns out that Izmet is as much cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 expert as Abdul (cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are close friends) and both sites are MUST reads.

Best of all, Izmet actually took cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time to read a little bit of my blog and sent this:

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Omigod, I just saw this on your weblog:

"When in doubt, fold. If you like winning, you'll have to do lots of folding. Flee and live to tell."

This is incorrect and harmful. Gosh, I need to update my pages pronto...

Duh, I was so stupid cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n...
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I asked if he'd explain, which he graciously did:

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Tight play is essential preflop, but suicidal postflop (!). By tight I
mean excruciatingly tight, usually tighter than anybody at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table.
Meaning, when you do enter a pot you can afford to play extremely
aggressive postflop (as your average hand is so much better than
opponent's). Meaning, you could almost *always* go to showdown and make a profit (again, because your average hand is so much better than
opponent's).

Also, because of my default aggression, pots get mighty big that I
cannot afford to be bluffed. It is much better to waste a bet than a
pot. Call. Better yet, raise.

Folding is a disease.
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Izmet rules. Here are a few more tidbits:

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Preflop fold, fold, fold. Postflop pound, pound, pound.

> with 5 callers on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop in low limits, is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 increased variance
> worth this aggressive post-flop play?

In multiway pots aggression is even more important. But, it must be
much more selective than usual. In ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r words, you have to pick your
spots. When you do, you usually pump *really* hard.

> many uber-tight, intermediate skilled players probably still fall
> on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 side of weak - how big of a profit leak is this?

It is a huge profit leak. It is a no.1 downfall of many big name
players. The no.2 is playing too loose.

I have little respect for big names, you'll note. Online gaming
surfaced a lot of truth. Poker of yesterday is gone. For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time
players from all over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world can play at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same table (or just
watch). Online poker is a huge Darwinian ecosystem on fast forward
(because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 play is so much faster and one can play multiple tables).
Only cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best can survive and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weak must give way.

It is my belief that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is no tougher hold 'em game than Paradise
$20/40 anywhere in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world and that's including $200/400 games and
up. Anywhere.

> i reference morton's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365orem

Remember, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot must be just cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right size for Morton's
cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365orem to apply. Usually and especially in loose games cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot is too
big and is out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "Morton zone".

More important than Morton's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365orem is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 concept of multichance outs
(I'm searching for a better term). A good example is when you hold say
AKh on a flop of 2s3h9h against an opponent with Q2d. He has current
best hand on flop, but because you have *two* opportunities to hit your
draw (on turn or on river), your hand is much more valuable (has more
pot equity) than his on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop and should pump it up not as a bluff,
but for *value*. In this particular situation, AKh wins with any heart
(9 outs), ace (3 outs), king (3 outs), trey (3 outs) and 9 (3 outs). 21
outs translate to about 80% chance of winning cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot on turn or river,
and I didn't even count cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 possibility of a runner-runner like TT or
54. The current best hand is definitely fucked on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop. This is an
extreme example but nevercá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365less a very important one. Note that this
concept has nothing to do with Morton.
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I love this. Izmet, if you are reading this, thank you so damn much. Again, I highly recommend anyone wanting to deepen cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir understanding of poker concepts and strategies, to read both Abdul and Izmet. It doesn't get much better than this, and best of all, it's all online.

Izmet > Phil Helmuth

Moving along to blogs, Jay posted about online poker. Sadly, he just moved his game from Paradise to PlanetPoker. Good Lord, Jay. Why? WHY?
Slight Uptick.

Here's some great stuff. A new poker blog from my man, Royal. I've known Royal for several years now and can attest to his poker acumen and all-around smarts. Most chemical engineers are pretty bright kids, even if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do play Magic (obligatory dig). I am stoked that Royal has decided to write his poker thoughts online. He's been a big-bet specialist over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 years and has had fantastic success in tournaments, with many cash wins this year alone. Trust me, he knows poker.
Gaining Acceptance (Permission) from that Significant Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r

As an old married guy, I related to that post, especially about being honest and accountable. If you can't be accountable with your poker play to your SO cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you will have major problems becoming a successful player.

I've been bugging low-limit (50.1) champ, Fuzz, to write a post about beating low-limits after he parlayed $50 into $1000 on Party Poker cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se past months. And voila, he has! I'll be posting this tonight or tomorrow. I've got a dinner party tonite and must get rocking on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Beef Wellington and crab bisque.

Thanks for reading!

Link of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Day:
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Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Howard Lederer & Annie Duke Poker Blogs
Or: How to prevent bad beats by always going in with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 worst hand.

"The smarter you play, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 luckier you'll be."
Mark Pilarski

Happy New Year!
This is amateur night, of course.
The pro's stay home.

This is gonna be a long post, so let's get right to it, shall we?

My regular readers have heard me squawking about wanting to tackle satellites to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big weekend poker tourneys that award $60,000 first place payoffs. Thanks to a little encouragement from HDouble, after finishing 20th outta 550 players last time, I ponied up $9 for anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r one last nite. And played very well again, damnit.

I'm looking at my notes and with 85 players left, I was 5th biggest chip stack at 80k (average stack size 28k). Sadly, I was also drunk as a skunk by that point. Damnit, five hours of playing poker and drinking extra stout will do that to you. I just wanted to go to bed - I did have to work cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next day, after all.

Anyway, down to 27 players, costing 15k an orbit in blinds/antes, I see AA in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 SB and move in after a button raise by a pretty large, loose stack. He makes a terrible call with A9s and my aces hold up. I'm at 260k now and essentially shut down, coasting into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table, WOOHOO.

So hell, now I get a shot at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big money for my $9 investment. Can you say overlay?

All of you Chris Moneymaker wanna-be's better brush up on your no-limit game because online WSOP qualifiers are gonna be fast and furious this year. I hope my ten eleven readers will keep us appraised of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 different qualifiers at different sites when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time comes.

Of course, my readers are smart and play at Party Poker (sign up with Bonus Code IGGY damnit!) but I'm sure we all do our share of random poker message board surfing and information gacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ring. Please do your part and share.

Speaking of WSOP satellites, I told a good friend today that I would possibly sell my WSOP seat if I ever won one. He threatened me with bodily harm if I did so. I'm pretty sure he was serious.

Let's do some linkage:

Binion's Horseshoe may be shopping World Series of Poker
Three likely potential buyers for tourney say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have not received solicitations
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Meanwhile, Nevada gaming regulators are looking into television commercials and a Web site operated by an Internet casino that refer to Binion's Horseshoe and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 World Series of Poker.

The www.truepoker.com ads feature cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2004 World Series of Poker logo, promoting a contest offering a chance to win a seat in a "super satellite" tournament at Binion's at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 World Series.
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The ESPN 100 list of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 top stories of 2003, Poker on TV ranks 98th. We
rank right ahead of Lewis University Volleyball and right behind Hip-Hop
and Sneakers.

Are you ready to peruse some brutal threads on Russ Boyd and Pokerspot? Head to RGP where Russ foolishly attempts to rationalize his actions once again. Hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 archives for plenty more than this long, vicious thread. Russ Boyd needs to STFU.
Info on Russ Boyd

On a lighter note, I discovered this info about professional poker players user names on Ultimate Bet:

Joe Buttons is Phil Ivey
Howard Lederer is Jack Walsh
Phil Gordon is Tall Phil
Rafe Furst is Tiltboy
David "The Devilfish" Ulliot is Devilfish
Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs like Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth and Lane Flack use cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir own name
(Duke and Hellmuth are paid contract UB players)

Damnit, Phil Helmuth, your book sucked ass.
Is it any wonder he is mocked by Sklansky and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ilk?
Oh cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 humanity.

Poker blogs - Whoa, Mister Decker came back with a vengeance. I've got his back.

My inspiration for honest, intelligent, no-bullshit poker blogging. he was prolly my only reader for my first month of blogging. Now he's one of ten eleven readers, but that's still an improvement, right? Anyway, he hasn't posted cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last few days, but today he weighed in with a doozy. go read today's post. Now! And yes, I concur 110% both with falling in love with my starting hand too often and his thoughts on poker vegan.

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Falling in love with my starting hand has been a problem for me in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past, and seems to have resurfaced. KK is only a good hand until an A shows on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board. Right? I need to remember that and dump cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. My own stats have proven that to me.

Ok, those easily offended read no furcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r.. you've been warned.
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Hdouble pontificates about John Feeny and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "strategic moment" in a hand. I'd love to see more posting about this because Feeny has in some small way captured cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 essence of poker with that concept. And that's why it's so difficult to grasp.

Tao of Poker is in Miami, beating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hell out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 recently legalized Florida low-limit hold em games. Phish fans should read his phish reposts and poker players should read his poker reports. Pauly's life is a fantasy camp. People should PAY to live as Pauly.

The Fat Guy rules. Trust me, it's worth a daily visit.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Poker Odyssey - Sophomore Project. Excellent idea, but it doesn't interest me. Focus on playing correctly - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 results will take care of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365mselves. Playing poker is a marathon, not a sprint. Small sample sizes mean nothing.

Thanks for reading.

Link of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Day:
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Monday, December 29, 2003

Phil Helmuth Poker Blogs

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best way to shake up an ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rwise boring Monday nite? No-limit multi-table tournament, that's what! I've shed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 grinder persona and am solidly in no limit tourney mode. I'm one of those types who doesn't excel when playing both limit and no-limit. SNG's are a different animal, of course, but in terms of mind-set, I prefer to be focusing on one or cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r.

But's that's just me - recognizing a weakness in my play. I know that my grinding game suffers when I'm playing and studying no limit poker. Yours may not, but be aware of potential leaks, if you jump back and forth.

I lost about thirty five bucks playing $50 no-limit ring games last evening but I won't saddle you with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ugly details. Suffice to say, I didn't play well. Zagged when I shoulda zigged and vice-versa. Kept waiting to double-through and it never happened. Coulda been much worse than $35, that's for sure.

BTW, interesting factoid: on PokerStars big-bet ring tables, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have removed all-in protection on some tables. As someone who has never intentionally disconnected, I think this is very cool. It's a loophole too easily abused, imho.

But Stars is still far tougher than Party.

BTW, PokerStars support alerted me that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y could not honor my request for a single-table private SNG. Apparently, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are deluged with said requests. Doh - what next?

Please read my prior posts relating to chip tricks and table image, but this page is worthy for anyone interested in being cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next Russ Boyd:
Poker Chip Trick Tutorials

Mene Gene with yet anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r excellent long poker post.
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This was a move I returned to time and time again. If no one made a strong play at a pot after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board didn't look especially ominous for anyone I'd check, wait for some smart-guy to make a feeble attempt at a steal, and raise him. Recently I read (I wish I remember where) that a check-raise on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 turn is a powerful play, and I definitely learned cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 truth in it.
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Maybe from David Ross, a few weeks ago? If I wasn't playing right now, I'd go dig up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 post in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 archives.

Best of all, Gene is finding Party to be to his liking.
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I'm not pauperizing anyone, but I'm now up $140 after three weeks on PartyPoker. This after clearing only $2.75 after six weeks at PokerStars. Thank you, Iggy, a case of Guinness is in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mail!
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Hmmm. Guinness.

Ok, that's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 deal now. Send me Guinness or sign up with bonus deposit code IGGY on Party Poker. :)

I found this snippet about Microsoft's hiring habits:
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Poundstone highlights two reasons why puzzle interviews have caught on at Microsoft. The first is that most senior executives, including Bill Gates, are puzzle solvers and game players by nature. Gates is a competitive bridge player and I saw him playing $3-$6 Texas hold 'em (cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same game played in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 World Series of Poker) at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Mirage hotel in Las Vegas to see how he stacked up against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 locals.
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I've discovered a few newcomer poker blogs that I'll link to once cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have a few posts under cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir belt. Lotsa promise cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.

Allow me to leave you with Abdul, Playing With cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Fish. You should spend lots of time here if you are serious about poker. Thanks to HDouble for reminding me of this resource. Go read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 emails back and forth between Sklansky, Abdul and Carson. Ignore at your own peril.

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When raised, stop, think, re-evaluate. A raise is an incoming message. What is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sender trying to communicate? Does he have something to say or has he just pressed a wrong button at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wrong time? Bets and calls are often automatic, not so with raises. When in doubt, fold. If you like winning, you'll have to do lots of folding. Flee and live to tell.

Think about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game. Listen to pros, listen to losers. You can learn both ways. Make your own opinions. Make your own mistakes. Re-evaluate. Post. State your opinions. Ask. Comment. Disagree.
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Link of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Day:
Making Friends in Afghanistan





Sunday, December 28, 2003

Russ Gorgiev - GCA Poker Blogs

"The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker table all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time."
General David Shoup

Quick post of a few random thoughts.

Anyone else notice Russ Gorgiev's - GCA conspicuous absence from RGP? For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 record, he sent me a nice holiday greetings email. Sorry Russ, I'm still not giving you my credit card number even if your mythical site ever goes live.

I truly look forward to reading Felicia Lee every day. I'd be happy if I could be half as interesting as her. If you aren't a member, go join her Yahoo group now - you won't regret it. She's having to deal with a significant ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r who isn't quite as successful as she at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker tables. Imagine cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 quandry if your (losing poker playing) mate refuses to read poker books and asks you to "recap cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m." Yikes! A must read.

For my long-time readers, you've read my trip reports to Lexington for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 monthly BlueGrass Poker Series, a no-limit tournament set up to send a player to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP this coming spring. Sadly, I received this email over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weekend.

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"I appreciate your inquiry about renting a room at ********* for you and your friends to play cards. Unfortunately, we cannot provide
accommodations for you until we get confirmation from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 proper local and state authorities that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is no state law or city ordinance that would prohibit this type of activity."
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I was waiting for this. Their setup has been TOO perfect. Huge banquet room, lavish cash bar and smoking allowed. I kept wondering how cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y got away with it.

I'm gonna keep alive cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea of a poker blogger sit and go. I have written PokerStars asking if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y would allow us a no-limit SNG at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir site. I'll prolly get shot down, but it's worth a try.

I'm gonna go sit some NL ring games. Wish me luck.

I leave you with this post analyzing (who else?) Phil Helmuth and his style of play in NL tournaments for all you WSOP wanna-be's. Hopefully, one of us lucky bloggers will win a seat in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Big One this year and can actually use this advice to knock his ass out.

Operative statement:
"Folding to reraises is often a poor pot odds decision that many allow by stating Tournament strategy supersedes pot odds."

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Phil Hellmuth Question:
I am curious about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wisdom of Phil's chronic "offended" reaction /
constant belittling of players who call with weak hands against him (like
his reaction to Sam Grizzle calling his pre-flop raise when Sam held a weak K-J offsuit). If you believe he is simply unable to control himself, stop
reading (and, you might be right).
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Lee Munzer's reply about Phil Hellmuth:

From Phil's perspective:

He wants to be called by players who hold weak hands. By "intimidating" us he might stop us from calling him headsup when we hold real junk like 10s-9s or 4-4. That's bad for Phil. But, I think what he really wants to
accomplish is having us fold to his many steal raises when we hold marginal hands like 8-8 or A-J and he semi-bluff/steal raises with A-x or 6-6. If he can accomplish that goal, he wins big by intimidating us (takes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 worse cards). He also can *reraise* with 7-7 and wants us to fold 9-9 or two connecting overcards. Folding to reraises is often a poor pot odds decision that many allow by stating T strategy supersedes pot odds. When Phil makes us fold to his reraise, that's almost always what he wants (unless he holds A-AS or K-K). So, on balance, by attempting to bolster our calling requirements through "fear of harassment" I wonder if Phil Helmuth gains or loses equity against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 average T player?

From our perspective:
In most situations we should consider calling Phil's raise or reraise more
than we should consider cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 average player's raise. We should also try to
put him in when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 decision is close (between call and raise). Why?
Because Phil can raise and reraise pre-flop with a larger array of hands
than most (similar to Phil Ivey). In addition, Phil Helmuth lays down many coin-flip situations because he loses his self-perceived skill edge. Finally, from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r side of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 equation (analyzing our opponents), Phil Helmuth is a very good (if not top ten) player, thus we should be more willing to gamble with him pre-flop as opposed to outplaying him on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop or "gambling" with a poor player.

Lee
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Phil Helmuth Poker Blogs

"Las Vegas is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only town in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world whose skyline is made up neicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r of buildings, like New York, nor of trees, like Wilbraham, Massachusetts, but signs. One can look at Las Vegas from a mile away on Route 91 and see no buildings, no trees, only signs."
Tom Wolfe

From a prior post of mine:

John Feeny talks about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "strategic moment" in hold em in his fine book, "Inside cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker Mind." He's referring to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moment when a strategic decision is made during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hand - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 brief time before and during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moment finds a player assessing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 relative merits of his playing options and choosing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one he deems best.

One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 major elements he says separates an average player from an advanced one is a well developed tendency to think about what opponents are thinking.

But playing on Party Poker more often than not causes me to think, "What cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 HELL was that guy thinking?"

Here I am, wanting to knock out a long, rambling post but I'm doing well in a bigass multi-table NL tourney. Maybe I'll get knocked out so I can complete this tonight.

Update: I finally decided to stop cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 grinding and sat in a satellite for a $500 no limit tourney on PokerStars. About 550 players. I got off to a roaring start, building up to 30k when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 average stack size was around 11k. When we were whittled down to 100 players I was 8th biggest stack, which bode well, because only cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final nine players won an entry into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big tourney.

Down to 20 players, blinds at 3000 - 6000, I caught AKd on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big blind. One raise by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 biggest stack in mid. I move in. He calls. He shows K9h, woohooo, domination! But alas, he catches a damn straight with that nine and I'm out, in 20th place. As TJ Cloutier says, you gotta win with *and* beat AK to win a no limit tourney. Pivotal hand.

Iggy: raises 37844 to 43844 and is all-in
Kashan: calls 37844
KING TONE: folds
*** FLOP *** [7s Th 7c]
*** TURN *** [7s Th 7c] [8d]
*** RIVER *** [7s Th 7c 8d] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Iggy: shows [Kd Ad] (a pair of Sevens)
Kashan: shows [Kh 9h] (a straight, Seven to Jack)

The problem with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se tourneys is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 damn time you have to invest. For a drinker like me, this could be problematic. ;)

So.... I finally picked up Phil Hellmuth's book. I want to be nice, but I can honestly say it's likely cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 worst poker book I've ever read. To be fair, I'm not done with it yet, but his advice on limit hold em is terrible.

But Phil Helmuth knows tournament play, so I'm trying to glean some nuggets of wisdom from his no-limit section. I won't go as far as to say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 book helped me in my tourney last nite, but his ideas did help me to play mid pocket pairs much stronger than I normally would. Because I was typically playing very tight (18% of flops seen last night) and enjoyed solid table image, I could push thin edges with success.

However, I would highly recommend SuperSystem over Phil's book when it comes to learning cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 heavily aggressive no-limit style that many pro's use. Plus, esteemed blogger, Alan Bostick, warned me to ignore cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Omaha and Stud advice in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 book, so I skipped over that. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 little I did read, it's quite obvious that Phil is out of his element.

I have much more to rant about Phil Helmuth but I thought this post from Daniel Negreanu a few days ago on RGP spoke volumes. It was relating to Phil's latest Cardplayer column that publicly takes Phil to task.

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You know, this goes way back. Back before Alan Goering, Toto, and more
recently Hoyt. I remember a while back at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP Phil Helmuth was down to three at a pot limit Omaha final table with Amarillo Slim Preston and some total unknown who obviously had no clue how to play poker.

Phil and Slim were bantering back and forth, clearly certain that when
cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y got heads up it would be an entertaining heads up match. The young unknown stayed quiet. Phil complained about having to fold this hand and that hand to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 youngster. I mean, how lucky can this kid be to get AA like twenty times against me at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table???

Somewhere around this time Phil Helmuth wrote a nasty column about an
excellent european player named Dave Colcough. In that column, he
basically called Dave everything but a donkey. Well Dave Colcough is far from a donkey, and if you read his column about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 events you would see a
completely different story from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one Phil presented.

Anyway, back to our little story. Phil Helmuth finally lost to that little
unkown punk and went out in third place. In fact, that unknown donkey
went on to win his first bracelet at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 age of 23. Eventually, he went
from being that "unknown rookie" to none ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r than... Phil Ivey.

Mr. Phil Hellmuth, you are a better human being than this. While I consider you a friend and don't want to bash you, you leave me absolutely no choice. You bash Toto, you bash Alan, now you bash Hoyt. Why? I KNOW you don't want cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same treatment in return, so why not give credit where credit is due and show "some humility?"

Yes we all know you play no limit very well. Why do you find it so
appealing to use your column to discredit those that were lucky enough to beat you?

I know this is not who you are, because I know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "good Phil."
Unfortunately cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 people here, and those who read Card Player are left with reading your hateful words about those who have accomplished things you have not.

Toto won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 USPC... you have not
Alan won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WPT championship... you have not
Phil Ivey won five bracelets in several forms of poker... you have not
Hoyt won a WPT event... you have not.


After reading your column, how could anyone possibly eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r sympathize
with you, or see you as nothing more than a toddler throwing a temper
tantrum?

I never thought I would make a post like this, especially now. Yet
reading your latest column made me think ??#$#@$##!??? What is Phil
thinking? Dude, you need to chill for real. You don't have to be an ass
to get attention. You write a great column WITHOUT all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 negativity
towards your peers.

Stick to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 facts, and show EVERYONE cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same respect you would like
cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to have for you. Yes, that INCLUDES cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 donkeys who hit three outers on you!!! :-)

Respectfully,
Daniel Negreanu
www.fullcontactpoker.com
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Gotta love that Canadian guy for having cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 temerity to write posts like this. Wonderful stuff. I'll save more Phil Helmuth bashing for future blog posts.

Interesting thread on 2+2 about taking notes on your opponents.
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As I'm starting to play "serious" online I'm trying to think of a good system for player's notes, at least a better system than my current one, which is eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r nothing or "retard". Does anyone have a good system that works well?
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I'd encourage everyone to check out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 thread in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Internet forum. Poker Odessey chimed in with a response as well as Ms. Sunshine, who submitted an expert's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365sis on said topic. Amazing stuff.

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 record, when I sit at a table for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time, I'll copy and paste cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 limits and date on every player in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 notes box.
3.6 12/28
$50 nl ring

Whatever cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game is. I'll do it on any site that allows it. There's so many damn players now, it's important to tag cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 players you have sat with before. It's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 smart play and takes 20 seconds.

It's a big help when I'm sitting with a couple regulars and can easily delve into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir past play via PokerTracker. I'll never be a Ms. Sunshine, but I think player tracking is extremely important to be a successful grinder.

TheFatGuy continues his foray into online poker, offering up this hilarious witticism:
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No-Limit is like playing against Danny DeVito in One Flew Over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Cuckoo's Nest.
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He also asks for some advice:
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I want some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long-time online players to cut loose with some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tips for finding those schools of sandies that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y're always talking about. No matter what table I sit down at, it seems like I'm playing against all of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker bloggers out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.
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There's far too many tables available on Party for you to waste time on a tight table or to play with tricky, aggressive players. Table-hop! Keep hopping till you find a table to your liking.

Per game selection, mentioned in a prior post and discussed with blogger extraordinaire, HDouble, here is some insight from a veteran player per 2+2:

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It's amazing but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 crackheads dry up above 3/6 at party and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n multiply like fruit flies at 15/30. The best advice I could give would be to take a shot on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stupid loose 15/30 full tables. You should be able to beat cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se tables
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Speaking of Party Poker, I did some digging on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 three ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r skins and deposit bonus situation. Here's my findings:

Eurobet - 25% first deposit bonus up to $50
Intertops - 15% up to $70
Multipoker - No bonus for players with existing Party accounts

Bah.

Sports Illustrated had a column on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 legality of online sports gambling.
Gray area

Lastly, I'll leave you with some solid advice from a grinder:

You should be cold calling so infrequently that you can't even remember cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last time that you did so.

Cold calling raises with medium and small suited connectors is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fast track to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poorhouse. Yes, even with 3 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot. No matter WHAT Phil Helmuth says, he's flat out wrong.

K, gotta go root for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bengals and Steelers!

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