Archive for March, 2011

I’m currently working on teaching myself Pot Limit Omaha online, multi-tabling the $1-2 stakes. Since I’m also working on increasing the number of tables I play at once (up to 20), I have also taken to “short-stacking” the games, which makes my decisions easier.  That’s not to say they are easy, by any means. PLO is an extraordinarily complex game, as the following hand I played recently illustrates:

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Mar
18

Sometimes a Monster — AQ in No Limit Holdem

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In no limit holdem cash games, AQ is known as a “trouble hand.” A hand that can get you into trouble in big pots.  If you are re-raised with it in a live cash game, you are likely to find yourself facing a big pair between AA and JJ, or AK. A range that obviously has you crushed. And if you are the re-raiser and get called, you are likely facing close to the same range. For this reason, it is best to play small pots with AQ, and particularly with the “initiative” (you are the initial raiser and have command of the hand). You never want to get all-in before the flop.

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Mar
08

How I Got Broke (3-06-11) — NLH Tournament

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Yesterday was the $215 buy-in Pokerstars Sunday Million 5th Anniversary Tournament.  They put a $5 million prize money guarantee on the tournament, which means they needed 23,225 entrants just to get their money back!  Not to worry, 59,128 players entered, and the total prize money was $11.8 million, with $1.6 million and a lamborghini reserved for first place. Crazy.                               Read More→

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