Archive for the 'Musings' Category

Beware of Bonus-Hound Bankroll Building

Wednesday, 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 hitting the various bonuses from the Cryptologic poker […]

Poker Start-Up Expenses

Thursday, 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 […]

You’re Looking For What?!

Thursday, 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….

How on earth can the top entry search phrase for my site be gametime? I’ve put gametime into the various engines and seen nothing. […]

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses Pt.3

Wednesday, 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, […]

Sunday at the Bike

Thursday, 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 […]

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses Pt. 2

Sunday, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]