If I could....
In contests throughout the country, whether they are beauty,
scholarship, or any other contest, contestants are often
asked the same question. Â "If you could have dinner with
anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"Â Usually the
contestant gets all mushy and names either mom, dad,
grandparent, Jesus, or Gandhi. Â Once again on the open
road of the Texas Panhandle my mind wandered. Â If I could
sit down with anyone for poker who would it be?Â
Â Â Â Â If I took poker players the list is
Are You a Successful Poker Player?
What is a successful poker player? A couple of months back,
I was talking with someone who was trying to figure out
whether they were a winning player. They went into how many
big blinds they had won per hour and how much money they had
won and lost in different sessions. They were worried that
they were wasting their time with playing poker. My first question is one that I ask anyone that is worried
about bankrolls, turning pro, etc.
Poker Bots: Giving Them a Taste of Their Own Medicine
At first they were only spotted sporadically in the shadier
corners of Macau, but lately they have become common even in
Las Vegas. Iâm talking, of course, about poker bots
â mechanical monsters who roam casinos around the world
disguised as ordinary poker players. They can read minds,
calculate exact odds and thrive on pain and bad beats. Early poker bots were fairly easy to spot â you could
identify them by looking for extra legs and antennas
protruding from their armpits.
Garry Kasparov is Mistaken about Poker
In an article on chess and computers for the New York Review
of Books, chess super ultra grandmaster Garry Kasparov
briefly mentions poker, and shows that he hasn't
understood it. The article is a well written and insightful treatment of
manâs old dream of building machines that can think
like humans. After machine defeated man in chess (something that Kasparov
can relate extremely accurately, being the man who was
defeated), the efforts of artificial intelligence
researchers and computer programmers have turned to other
games. Poker being one of the main points of interest for this
endeavor at the moment, in the end of the article Kasparov
is naturally led to touch upon the subject of poker and
poker playing computers.
Isildur1 Has his own Logic
*Has Isildur1 been staked or not? He seems to give
contradicting answers to this question. *
[/assets/Uploads/Blog/diagram. jpg]Plain as your nose
*$50K is not money to Isildur1. *.
Judas Iscariot the Original Poker Brat?
*Peter (from the rail):*
*Doyle Brunson (from the rail): *
Iscariot then storms off to talk to one of his buddies:
Bad-Beat Free Holdem – Soon on a Site Near You
*Some poker players claim bad beats are what keep the game
going. I donât agree. *
In it for the fun
Taking the Keno out of poker[assets/Uploads/Blog/keno. JPG].
HSP6: Gus Hansen Really Bad at Counting
After Phil Hellmuth left High Stakes Poker in a hurry, Gus
Hansen went on joking at his expense. Thing is, Gus fails at counting to ten (30 seconds into the
[youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=4eQl5Zszo9A#[/youtube]
Gus Hansen: âDescribe Phil Hellmuth in ten words or
Phil Hellmuth Meltdown on Video
Weâve seen the picture of Phil Hellmuth rolled up in
fetus position in his eternal leather jacket after busting
from the LAPC final table. Weâve read Tony Gâs worries in the open letter to
Hellmuth where he tries his best to make him feel a little
better about himself. Now itâs on video as well. (Once Phil leaves the room,
you can fast forward to 8:40.
Jason Mercier Talks WSOPE Coverage and Life On the Road
[youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=QbToXD0kxIA[/youtube]
Just busting from a high rollers event at the LAPC, Jason
Mercier takes a minute to update Poker Junkie on whats been
happening in his life both in and out of poker and his
thoughts on the WSOPE coverage.