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Some days you’re the pigeon

The bloke on Pokerzone TV (remember that?) used to say,“The one sure thing about luck, is it will change.”Well, since my previous post on running badly, things have turned around nicely. Last night I finally made it back to the top of the UK Sharks Player of the Month table having conceded top spot to […]

Almost Kicking Up A Sunday Storm

Last night I finished in 133rd place out of a total of 48,235 players winning $250.82 in the Sunday Storm on PokerStars.Whilst it wasn’t a bad return on my investment, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t go further, but despite never building a relatively sizeable chipstack I played well in the longest tournament […]

Not worth chewing?

I hate tournament poker.PokerStars – $5+$0.50|25/50 NL – Holdem – 9 playersHand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.comUTG+1: 3,690.00MP: 3,670.00MP+1: 1,340.00LP: 2,405.00Hero (CO): 4,045.00BTN: 1,245.00SB: 3,080.00BB: 2,650.00UTG: 3,025.00SB posts SB 25.00, BB posts BB 50.00Pre Flop: (75.00) Hero has UTG calls 50.00, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 50.00, fold, Hero calls 50.00, fold, fold, BB checksFlop: (225.00, […]

My First Couple Of Week’s Of Poker In 2014

The first game of poker I played this year was also the first tournament of the UK Sharks Player of the Year (POTY) championship.The tournament was won by the enigmatic SteClarke (well done Ste), but my own performance can only be described as average at best and certainly not the best of starts to 2014 […]

Learning How To Observe Effectively

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read’em and Reap – A Career FBI Agent’s Guide To Decoding Poker Tells by Joe Navarro with Marvin Karlins, was one of the first poker books that I read and also one of the most beneficial, certainly in terms of live play.Below is an important and useful section on how to observe […]

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made By Poker Beginners

Below is an article I wrote some time ago about the 10 most common mistakes made by beginners when taking up the game of poker.1. Playing Too Many HandsA common trait displayed by most new players is their tendency to play far more hands than they should, particularly pre-flop. The cost of calling blinds and […]

Stu’s Beginner’s Guide To Calculating Odds

The most straight forward explanation of how to calculate post odds is to compare the number of unknown cards to how many outs you have and then do some simple division.For example, if you hold four cards needed for a nut flush on the river then there are 46 unknown cards, (your 2 pocket cards […]

Rope a dope

You know how the tables are overflowing with aggressive players nowadays? Isn’t it nice when a hand comes along that you can catch them with!Here’s one I had on Sunday afternoon. The guy on my left had been relentless, so I was confident he would keep betting…888 Poker – $0.10 NL – Holdem – 7 […]

New Year Poker Resolutions 2014

Below are my New Year’s resolutions for poker in 2014; I’ve made them quite realistic (I think) whilst somewhat difficult to attain, hopefully when I come to look back on them in reflection come the end of the year, I will have least accomplished some of them and come close with the rest.Hit my first […]

That was then, this is now.

Seeing as how Stu has shared with us his experiences in his last poker tournament of 2013 (over here), I thought I’d do the same.On Boxing Day afternoon, my son and I played some three handed games with my daughter, who was visiting for the day. We are all competitive types, so the fact that […]

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