Poker Tip: Table Selection

September 30, 2007

One of the best ways to maximize your ROI (return on investment….) in poker is to sit at a table in which you have an advantage.  Sounds easy right?  Well… it is pretty easy.

Keep a few things in mind: Read the rest of this entry »


Barry Greenstein Living Large

September 26, 2007

Check out the robin hood of poker’s digs in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA as he gives a tour to Cardplayer.


The value of a buck.

September 24, 2007

Poker players, especially the professional types, find themselves completely disconnected with the value of a dollar.  Playing poker, often with hundreds or thousands of dollars on the line, makes that $100 dinner not seem like a very big deal.

 Here is a good article, on pocketfives.com, related to the value of a buck.


Poker Helmet – Eliminate all Tells!

September 19, 2007

Check out our latest invention – the Poker Helmet!  Guaranteed to eliminate all physical tells from your live poker game.  Enjoy.

Poker Helmet


Halo 3

September 18, 2007

Admittedly, we aren’t big gamers, but after seeing a snippet of the Halo 3 game, and crazy graphics – we might need to dust off our nintendo up up down down left right left right skilllz:

Halo 3


Greg Raymer wins WCOOP #6 on Poker Stars.

September 18, 2007

The big guy with the dinosaur glasses did it again, and won a World Championship of Online Poker Event #6, the pot limit omahi w/rebuys event on Poker Stars.  There was no report if he actually wore the glasses during the event.

Apparently when the two final players, Raymer and the chip leader O.Mustang, made it heads up they tried to negotiate a chip deal.  While the terms of the attempted deal are not available, all we know is no deal was struck.  O.Mustang ended up refusing the ‘unfair’ deal, and also ended up taking second.  Oh well, gg.

Other results and cashes:

1. Greg ‘FossilMan’ Raymer $168,362.40
2. O.Mustang $97,022.40
3. MrSmits $64,919.40
4. rutasasha $49,938.00
5. -db- $40,663.80
6. PlayaAAK8 $32,103.00
7. Rsa87 $23,542.20
8. Rage Of Fury $15,694.80
9. Oswaldo $9,274.20


Marc Ecko is Crazy (and Cool)

September 17, 2007

Marc Ecko makes clothes.  He has also made a name for himself with spectacular clutter breaking stunts.  His latest involves the ‘democratization of the barry bonds debate’.

He paid 750k+ for the Hank Aaron Record Breaking Homerun ball, and is now giving you, the people, the voice to decide what to do with it.  Either:

A: Give to Cooperstown and put in the Hall of Fame,

B: Brandish it with an asterisk and then do A.  or

C: Launch it into outer space. 

Personally, PROP votes for C.

Vote Here: http://www.vote756.com/marcecko/

Read the complete story @ SI.com here.


Annette_15 – Wins WSOPE and £2,000,000!

September 16, 2007

Wow!  Already an online multi-table-tournament (mtt) legend, Annette Obrestad has just proven herself on a global stage, winning the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.

This event was a £10k entry, with first place receiving £2m!  That’ll certainly help her online bankroll…

From Poker News – the final hand played out like this:

John Tabatabai has the button. He calls, Obrestad raises to 100,000 and Tabatabai calls. The flop is {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. Obrestad bets 250,000, Tabatabai raises to 750,000, Obrestad moves all in and Tabatabai calls. Tabatabai shows {5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for two pair, but Obrestad has top set with {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The turn is the {2-Clubs}, and Tabatabai is drawing dead. The river is the {Q-Hearts}. Jack Effel pauses play to count down the stacks to see if Tabatabai is covered by Obrestad. She does, and Annette Obrestad wins the 2007 WSOPE Main Event, earning £ 1,000,000! John Tabatabai is our runner-up and will take home £ 570,150.


World Series of Poker Europe – Main Event

September 13, 2007

Going into Day 3 – Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius are leading the field.  Other notables include Annette “annette_15” Obrestad in sixth, Annie Duke is seventh, and even Jamie Gold has some chips.  Read all about it @ Poker News.

Patrik Antonius WSOPE Main Event


How Addiction Works

September 12, 2007

If you have ever run around your house to get back to your computer so you didn’t miss a hand of online poker, perhaps you should read this:

How Addiction Works


Jesus and the Jew

September 11, 2007

In non-poker related news, check out the latest tv/internet reality show making waves in LA:

more available here


Poker Health Tip – Control Your Tilt

September 10, 2007

Often while playing online, we come across those individuals that completely ‘lose’ it at the table – cursing, beraiding others for their ‘bad’ play, moaning about all the bad luck they have, etc.  You know the type.  We have a recommendation for them: either a: move down in limits so it isn’t so painful, or b: quit playing all together.

Neither choice is all that appealing to someone stuck a few hundred or a few thousand at a time, but it is a necessary choice.  Playing successful poker requires a calm emotional state – to think clearly about the game – at a higher level than the ‘average’.  Generally, playing successful poker will result in you getting ‘sucked out on’ more often than you do it to someone else.  So don’t let that next unlucky hand set you off.

It all hinges on being able to put it all in perspective. Read the rest of this entry »


Paul Wasicka’s Take on Bankroll Management

September 7, 2007

Good discussion on playing within your means.


iPhone price drops $200 – so what.

September 6, 2007

This stuff happens all the time, in a variety of industries.  Take the automobile for example – every month, manufacturers come out with a slew of incentives from consumer to dealer/sales people to motivate the market to buy now.  The next month, invariably, the incentives get better, on a product that is now one month closer to extinction. 

So all you iPhone early adopters out there that are pissed – well, sorry.  Next time, don’t be so damn cool right off the bat. Note: As an aside, I think the iPhone is a cool toy, with neat features that I don’t need just yet as I find my T-mobile Dash to be durable, efficient, and easy to use.

This guy has a good perspective: Click Here


WSOP Coverage on ESPN needs work.

September 6, 2007

The coverage this year seems to be similiar to years past, but ESPN should start consulting with poker players to see what information we want to keep track of while watching. 

There should be regular estimates of # of players remaining, better chip counts at featured tables, current average chip stack, current leaderboards, time remaining in the level, what the next level’s blinds/antes are, and more featured tables – more hole cams – for example at the end of Day 2 during the WSOP ME Gus Hansen was Read the rest of this entry »