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04-04-2008 / 14:13
Cash games / Casino / Personal / Poker / Texas Hold'em

Gambling Maniacs!

Every once in a while a live poker player like myself sits at a table that he loves and hates at the same time. I try to scout tables for players I know and have mental notes on — but not yesterday. The regulars were all at the $10/$20 table and I didn’t fancy to go up against the specific players that were sitting there as I would have been sitting on the exact wrong side of two aggressive players on the high end of my games moneywise (I never play over $25 BB).

Anyway, went to the $5/$5 NL game and found a table of absolute madmen. I sat down on a showdown Ace-Ten vs. KQ, both all-in pre-flop, stacks of about $250.

AWESOME… or not. It was a rollercoaster. I had aces in the first half hour, made a huge raise due to the table being so loose, one guy shoved — and showed AQ. I doubled up — and I kept cleaning out players by playing LOCK DOWN POKER. Started off with $300 and ended at about $2900. Not too shabby.

03-16-2008 / 04:07
Ali G / Cash games / Casino / Gambling / Personal / Texas Hold'em

I played poker with Ali G.

ALI G POKER MONEYAnd he took my money…

I mean I was sitting at the $2/$5 table (yes, it’s rare, but it’s excellent as you can steal a little easier haha) and I lost over $400 to one guy, who looked 100% like Ali G.’s twin brother — NO KIDDING. We had great fun, but he seemed to always outflop me. I flopped a set once — and he flopped top set against me. I made a flush on the turn once — and he had flopped a set, the river paired the board. I flopped Aces up when he had AK and the board paired tens…

Anyway, I took a lot of smaller pots and managed to only be down $120 total — so I’m good, and I didn’t go on TILT. :)

02-11-2008 / 15:39
Cash games / Online poker / Poker / Texas Hold'em

Two-outer on the river: Excellent Suckout

Got to love WATCHING (not experiencing first hand, plz) when someone pulls out a one-outer on the river — this guy rightfully calls a bet with the overpair, but he’s faced with a higher overpair….

Luckily — he makes the miracle suckout on fifth street. AWESOME!!!!!! source!

Dealt to marshmong [ ]
Dealt to Hero [ ]
Dealt to tiboots62 [ ]

FOLD BigDukesix
FOLD monst1
CALL marshmong $0.10
RAISE Hero $0.60
CALL tiboots62 $0.55
CALL flammandz $0.50
CALL marshmong $0.50

FLOP [Pot $2.25]

ALL-IN tiboots62 $0.10
CALL flammandz $0.10
ALL-IN marshmong $6.33
CALL Hero $6.33
FOLD flammandz

TURN [Pot $15.11]

RIVER [Pot $15.11]


01-21-2008 / 14:58
Bluffing / Cash games / Homegames / Omaha / Poker / Texas Hold'em

The secret of winning in low-stakes home poker games

In this short article I’ll be talking about a very simple and effective way of winning in low-stakes poker homegames. What I’m talking about is valid for most kinds of poker, but especially to Hold’em and Omaha type of games. Realize though that this technique will take focus and poker skills after the flop – but I’m assuming you’re not completely clueless when it comes to poker when you’re taking the time to read up on poker websites…

homegame pokerAnyway – my winning strategy starts with basic knowledge on the players you’re playing with. Seeing as homegames usually have the same suspects, it’s pretty easy to find out who likes to go for draws, who bluffs a lot and who only plays the real hands. Make sure you know these things. Make sure they know your style too – and make sure they feel you are a loose cannon.

Accomplish that by bluffing. A lot. A whole hell of a lot. Take the first half our to lose 25% of your stack in bluffs. Plan on losing because of your recklessness. Plan on playing way too loose. Home cashgames always start off slower (pots will be way bigger at the end of the night!) – so early times are perfect for risky play. Show your bluffs.

Once you feel people are calling with inferioir hands pre-flop – you got ‘m where you want ‘m. Do NOT TIGHTEN DOWN YOUR PRE-FLOP GAME. Keep taking charge of a lot of pots pre-flop – you’ll get more callers – and you’ll get payed off when you finally hit a real hand against a mediocre one…

It works – good luck! ;)