Beware of Bonus-Hound Bankroll Building

June 1st, 2005

Ware! Ware, I say! There’s a typically wonderful post on the Two Plus Two Forums which discusses, with great earnestness, a procedure for building a bankroll via bonus-hounding. Let me save you some time. The author discusses building a bankroll from $100 by Read the rest of this entry »

Poker Start-Up Expenses

May 26th, 2005

Hope I can take this opportunity to thank those who have been sending me email. I try to answer every one sent. As I promised someone, I’ve been looking into what kind of expenses a new micro-limit player should expect online. I decided to provide my own start-up expenses and contrast them with what I’d reccomend for a new player. Read the rest of this entry »

You’re Looking For What?!

May 26th, 2005

Yeah, I don’t have the cool rambler-gambler style that some of your other cool bloggers do, so I don’t have the really wacko search terms from the engines. However…. Read the rest of this entry »

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses Pt.3

May 25th, 2005

Even limiting my play to Party and Empire, there have been five bonuses in the April and May. I can’t say I’m big fan of the phrase “bonus whore” (except in my weaker moments), but for bonus money definitely helps out us low-limit grinders. This is the third time I’m writing about bonus-clearing, and I’m a bit wary about doing it. Quite frankly, I’m worried Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday at the Bike

May 19th, 2005

Last Sunday was the first time I played at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA. Until then, my cardroom experience was limited to Hawaiian Gardens and Commerce, so it was a very interesting contrast. A friend of mine who I’ll refer to as “The Falcon” called me up early in the afternoon to socialize, and the first thing that popped into my head was Read the rest of this entry »

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses Pt. 2

May 8th, 2005

There was another Party reload bonus which started just over a week ago, and I wanted to further explore my previous experiences with low-limit play during a party bonus. Once again, I observed that during peak times, the absolute highest pot games were getting huge waiting lists. If you were willing to attach yourself to an 8-person waiting list based upon the pot size at a given point in time, you might have been dissapointed to find out that the table-complexion had changed when you actually sat down.

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2+2 Archives of David Ross

May 4th, 2005

davidross is a 2+2 forum member who has written updates in the 2+2 forums regarding his “experimentation” with going pro as an online player. As he explains in his first post, he works as a contract computer consultant, and his schedule left him a rare break between clients. So in the couple weeks of downtime he forsaw, he decided to experiment with full-time online play. There are at least Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller

May 2nd, 2005

Getting Started in Hold’em by Ed Miller
Getting Started in Hold 'em

Ed Miller and the people at 2+2 Publishing have really hit the ball out of the park with this book. I’ve mentioned in my previous review of “Hold’em Poker” by David Sklansky that though Read the rest of this entry »

Back to My Roots - Hawaiian Gardens Casino

April 26th, 2005

What a hellish week it was, poker-wise. Abdul Jalib has brought my poker blogging to a screeching halt, without being any kind of prescence on the internet for the last few years. After butting my head against his writings, various 2+2 threads, and r.g.p discussions, I’ve decided to … Read the rest of this entry »

Abdul is Pissing Me Off

April 19th, 2005

I’m in the process of trying to make any kind of sense of Abdul Jalib. I’ve heard of Abdul’s slightly different school of preflop strategy on and off for a few months now, but I didn’t take the time to hunt down what the information was until after Read the rest of this entry »