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The Unlawful Internet Gaming Bill has passed despite the fact that there was no debate on the subject and according to research 74% of Americans oppose a ban on online poker. The Poker Players Alliance has issued a response and an action plan. Perhaps Wil Wheaton said it best,
So, according to the congress, [...]
My old poker table:
Taken at Ryan’s bachelor party
David Sedaris on gift lists
Chriss Angel Levitation Revealed (video with sound: requires Flash)
The Poker Machine: game theory vs. psychology in poker
I played at a table with “Dags” tonight at FTP. Usually I see John playing the $25/$50 NL tables where he buys-in for the maximum: $5,000. Today he was playing the $0.05/$0.10 NL tables where he bought in for the maximum: $10. That’s right, ten bucks. I couldn’t resist so I joined [...]
I recently switched from PokerRoom.com to Full Tilt Poker for playing online. Originally I had signed up at PokerRoom because they were the only site I could find that offered an interface for Linux and Mac users in the form of a Java applet. And I still think it’s a very good site [...]
Daniel Negreanu has written about what he thinks are the top ten mistakes that rookies make:
Bluffing too much.
Lack of patience.
Playing unaffordable limits.
Drinking alcohol while playing.
Quitting while you’re ahead.
Playing in tough games.
Playing too many hands.
Playing on tilt.
Playing too many hours.
Daniel expounds on these points in Rookie mistakes lead to disappointing games. I think I’ve [...]
Background: I’ve been playing Texas Holdem for close to a year now. I started playing online last Summer. I deposited $100 and experimented with a variety of formats including large multi-table tournaments, cash games, and single-table tournaments. By December 1st of last year I had close to $300 and had more or less [...]
Tonight I played in the first Poker Pub event since I found out about it this weekend. A crazy experience. The first table I was at had 3 or four people who had never played the game of Texas Holdem before. At the next table I was with several seasoned players. [...]
I was bored last night, and so I wrote a quick hack. If you’ve ever watched Texas Holdem on TV (e.g. The World Series of Poker on ESPN), you’ve no doubt seen the percentages next to the hands that the computer generates. I find that kind of data helpful, so I wrote a [...]