Archive for April, 2005

Back to My Roots - Hawaiian Gardens Casino

Tuesday, 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 … give up. Shaggiest […]

Abdul is Pissing Me Off

Tuesday, 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 went missing. So when […]

Poker Musings is Card Club’s Blog of the Week!

Monday, April 18th, 2005

I almost fell out of my chair when I heard on the broadcast that my little blog was picked to be Card Club’s Blog of the Week for the April 17th podcast. I’m humbled by the comments, and hope I can meet the standard. I assume the 12,000 Sunday night visitors who viewed […]

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

In the recent weeks, one of the IGM/Party skins offered a reload bonus which required over a thousand raked hands to maximize. I noticed some complaining about the tightness of the games during these periods, and put some thought into figuring out how to deal with ultra-tight play at the $0.50/$1 level.

One solution was […]

“Inside the Poker Mind: Essays on Hold’em and General Poker Concepts”

Sunday, April 17th, 2005

Inside the Poker Mind

As I write this review, I need to note that my perspective is that of a micro or small-stakes player of poker. As such, I’ll mention my critique of this book up front: I think it doesn’t focus enough on a specific target audience. Quite a bit of the […]

Chip Census and Price Survey

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Since the television/internet poker boom began, the market for home poker chips has exploded.. Though there isn’t that much “unique” product, it’s almost like internet retailers are going out of their way to obfuscate the exact products they have available. I guess that makes sense if you want to avoid commoditization. Guess what, […]

Table Mods for IGM/Party Skins

Friday, April 15th, 2005

I mainly play at the IGM/Party sites, but cut my teeth in online poker play at Pokerroom. During my transition, I was quite shocked at the difference in the interface. The Party screen seems a lot busier than the Pokerroom screen. Turning off the characters helped some, but what really helped me […]

“Plays Well Multi-Way”

Friday, April 15th, 2005

The concept of hands which play well in multi-way situations was a difficult one for me to grasp as a beginning poker player. I read the phrase several times on-line and in books before I really thought about what it really meant. The presumption that I had from the phrase was that there […]

11.5g Poker Chip Type and Price Survey

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

The 11.5 gram chip is currently the dominant product available for home games. Though most sites are selling approximately the same product, I’ve always found it unclear exactly what varieties of product are available. Once I knew what I wanted, it was tough to find the places that carried it and compare prices. […]

Hold’em Poker by David Sklansky

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Hold’Em Poker by David Sklansky

I received an observation today that the beginning poker player can be easily confused by discussions which can quickly degenerate into what sound like jargon-filled babble-fests. Well, any sub-culture is going to have it’s own jargon that’s incomprehensible, and poker is a less serious offender than the norm. I […]