Monthly Archives: October 2011

Double Barrel

During a recent session at Big Beaver Tavern in Troy, I experimented with a move I had stayed away from for some time: the double barrel bluff.  I habitually use continuation bets to take down small pots on the flop, … Continue reading

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Just How Aggressive Are You?

So before Black Friday I played online on and off, testing my skills, trying to see what all the fuss was about the young internet players.  I would win some, and then I would move up stakes and get crushed.  … Continue reading

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The Return

I decided to take a one week break from the blog and the podcast because of the passing of my uncle, Mike. He wasn’t a poker player, and I don’t even know if he watched poker on TV, so I’m … Continue reading

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Is Poker Like Major League Pitching?

With the Tigers fighting in the ALCS, I listened to the announcers describe a pitch sequence and how the pitcher (Doug Fister last night) was setting the batter up for a strike out pitch. Obviously you would think that since … Continue reading

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Big Bets Pre-Flop in 1/2 NLHE Live Play

We have all been there.  You’re sitting at a live 1/2 NLHE game, maybe at Greektown, maybe at Northville Downs. Someone raises from early position for $10, and then there’s three callers before you look down at pocket queens in … Continue reading

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The State of Michigan Poker

As I think about the many hours that I have spent in Michigan poker rooms in the last twelve months, I am trying to think about that question that is often asked of professional or recreational poker players who play … Continue reading

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The Short Stack

I recently was lamenting to a friend about having a bad session against a table full of short-stackers and how they were able to skirt what I perceived to be my superior post-flop skills by shoving all-in pre-flop or committing … Continue reading

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Anything but Hold’Em

If you are one of those poker players that enjoy all types of poker, or maybe you have been running bad and are ready for a change of pace, you might want to see your local poker room spread more … Continue reading

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The Big Prize

I was approached some time ago by a local poker player with an interesting idea for a local tournament for a big prize. One of the premises of the idea was that there was a demand by local players to … Continue reading

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