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WSOP achieves second largest field and payout in 38 year history
Posted at 07/11/2007 11 PM in General Discussions by The Padawan.
WSOP achieves second largest field and payout in 38 year history --- The World Series of Poker is by far the largest poker tournament in existence today and this year’s tournament of 2007 showed some remarkable results. The World Series of Poker achieved its second highest ever field and payout percentages in its 38 year old history despite the US...

Posted at 05/05/2006 04:23:29 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Patience --- Hi everyone. Sorry I have not written in a while, but I have been on an intense poker research project that I would like to share with you.

In NL holdem, there are really just 3 games. Ring games are the basic for NL poker, and I enjoyed those for a while. The only pr...

Selective Aggression
Posted at 03/13/2006 09:47:07 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Selective Aggression --- I have been playing SnGs almost exclusively for the last month and I made what I think are some interesting observations. First, I did pretty well last month (thank you very much) and saw some interesting things. Some of these things are obvious when you think about them, but I n...

Mental Alertness
Posted at 02/19/2006 05:06:31 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Mental Alertness --- In reviewing my hand histories with Poker Tracker I noticed a pattern. I was losing consistently at certain times, and winning consistently at certain times. The players did not seem to be any better during my losing times. In fact, I think I saw more fish at the table when I was...

I learned a new word
Posted at 01/25/2006 08:52:39 AM in General Discussions by The Padawan.
I learned a new word --- I have learned the most hated word in poker. Variance. This is an ugly nasty word. Especially since I learned it the hard way. I got hammered with variance in 4 straight SnGs. It happened like this. In each SnG I was dealt AA in good position with 4 or 5 players left. Someone ahe...

SnGs – or how not to get bored with ring games.
Posted at 01/06/2006 10:40:30 PM in Sit N Go's by The Padawan.
SnGs – or how not to get bored with ring games. --- I think I have mentioned a few times that I do not like risking my stack. This is why I love SnGs. I know what I am risking, and the profit seems to be there for any tight player. So to add a little variety to my game, I have added them to my poker learning experience. Since they...

Game Selection
Posted at 12/30/2005 12:19:52 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Game Selection --- When I started playing on line I loved the SnGs. They only took about an hour, and I knew exactly how much I was risking, namely the buy in. If you haven’t noticed, I don’t like to risk my money, so the SnGs fit the bill and made me comfortable. I played like crazy the first week...

Hand Selection part 2
Posted at 12/13/2005 08:15:05 AM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Hand Selection part 2 --- I mentioned in my last post that I have made some monster mistakes in my quest to become a serious poker player. One of the monster mistakes was ignoring the probabilities in pushing hands post flop. The lesson learned from this is simple. If you are going to be a serious poker p...

Newbie Poker Hand selection
Posted at 12/04/2005 01:51:37 PM in Beginner Topics by The Padawan.
Newbie Poker Hand selection --- Greetings everyone. I am a middle aged man who has been playing home game (for fun) poker most of my life. I also spent about a year playing (and losing) on line. I decided a few months ago that I could be a winning player, so I began to take it seriously. I have now played serio...

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