They Had to Get Lucky to Beat Me
"I keep losing via suckouts. " How many times have you been
at a table, played your heart out and then either lose a
huge hand or are all-in and ahead only to have the player
suck out on you? For many of us, more times than we can
count or remember. Do you ever consider that this is a good thing? If you are
in a game and the only way that you are losing or being beat
is via someone getting lucky, then you are playing very
well. Let me give you an example from the 2009 WSOP.
An Epic Slowroll
The following video is about the only way you could, or even
should get away with a slowroll. [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=9WHUcmPtw2A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
I've never played with Jack, but I did get to watch him live
at the 2008 WSOP.
GoodBye to You, Russell Hamilton
So long to you Russell Hamilton, poker hates you more than
you can know. Wo, wo, wo. God bless you please Russell
Hamilton, now its time for your cheating ass to pay. Hey,
Kahnawake Gaming Commission,
Is Your Career Worth $550?
A couple of months ago, there was a story circulating of a
dealer being canned from the Bellagio in Las Vegas after
said dealer stole a $1,000 ante chip out of Bobby's Room. Now, there is a new story where four floor supervisors tried
to defraud Planet Hollywood out of money after falsifying
records regarding "phony jackpot reports. "
From reports, it looks like these four supervisors were
piece mealing out jackpot claims from poker players and then
pocketing the money. There are 26 different special or high
hands that will win players money in varying amounts.
Poker Revenues Epic Fail and a Poker Reality Show? WTF!
Poker is not feeling the effects of the recession like other
industries. To this PartyPoker and 888 Holdings have this to
say, "Epic Fail!" Earning for both companies are off huge so
far this year. PartyPoker is down 29% over earnings from
last year and 888 Pacific Poker is down 35% compared to last
year. Granted, both sites do not allow U.
Durrrr Not Going to the Hall of Fame but May Get Nice Consolation Prize
The ballot for the Poker Hall of Fame is shorter by one name
and that is Tom "durrrr" Dwan. According to Poker Hall of
Fame Governing Council:
"With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the games most
exciting young players, he does not currently meet the
criteria for Hall of Fame selection. We wish him well and
expect he will again be considered once he has âstood
the test of time.
Poker Hall of Fame,
The Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge - Do You Care?
It was supposed to be the ultimate in heads-up poker
challenges. Tom "durrrr" Dwan was to take on all comers
(except Phil Galfond) for the Million Dollar Durrrr
Challenge. Nine months later.
Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge,
Online Poker May be a States Rights Issue
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals basically upheld the
UIGEA on Tuesday and dismissed the iMEGA's claim that law
was too vague. However, the judges made the following
statement in the filing:
âIt bears repeating that the Act itself does not make
any gambling activity illegal. Whether the transactionâ¦
constitutes unlawful internet gambling turns on how the law
of the state from which the bettor initiates the bet would
treat that bet, i. e.
The 2010 WSOP is Just Around the Corner
Well, looks like that the 2010 WSOP schedule is on the
horizon according to Seth Palansky, the Communications
Director for the WSOP. The following are some things you can
expect for next year:
1. NO $40k buy-in event. This has had mixed reactions.
World Series of Poker,
Big Names Taking a Step Back
Recently, both Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and Brian
Townsend have both expressed or stated their intent to leave
high stakes online games due to variance. Brian Townsend is
moving on to trying to master mixed games where Galfond
outright states that the thought of losing all that we won
over a year in a big downswing bothers him. Townsend also made a statement that I have held to for years
in that if you move down a couple of levels from the highest
stakes, you will make the most money. The main reason is
that there are many more fish at these levels and also, the
massive downswings will not hurt your bankroll as bad.