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“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 […]

First Impressions: Positively Fifth Street

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Positively Fifth Street by James McManus

McManus invites comparison to Hunter S. Thompson by referencing him so heavily in the first self-narrative section of Positively Fifth Street, then coyly disclaiming the comparison he’s attracting. If gonzo is a tone and an attidude, then yes, McManus does fit the label. Most people know the story […]

Gold from “Inside the Poker Mind”

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Inside The Poker Mind

While doing more follow-up reading for reviews, I came across this gold from Inside the Poker Mind by John Feeney. In his terrific Bad Plays Good Players Make essay, Feeney references the arguments which Malmuth and Sklansky make in Hold’em Poker for Advanced Players about too often semi-bluffing past the flop. […]

I Don’t Like “The Theory of Poker”

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

The Theory of Poker

I’m re-reading The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky, and remembering all the reasons why I didn’t like it the first time around. It finally hit me that I just might not be the target audience for the book. It feels like it was written for people who play multiple […]

-Tracker and -Office: I See the Future

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

While investigating Poker Office for a contrasting review between it and Poker Tracker, I caught a glimpse of the potential future of online play-tracking software. I don’t want to get sidetracked into a full review of these products, but I would like to say that there are serious issues in the current generation, depending […]

Hello world! Poker Musings is alive!

Friday, April 8th, 2005

Welcome to Poker Musings. It’s amazing what a labor of love a site can be before the first post is up. I’ve been playing the odds on this site (and hope to completely avoid any other hints at jargon-filled meandering … uh-oh), using it as an exercise to relate one active hobby (poker) to an admittedly inactive one (writing). I don’t really know any of the etiquette for blogging, but I hope to learn quickly.