Saturday, October 08, 2011

Vancouver is great for all of us US online poker players.

Or at least those of us who were making $60K a year at PokerStars or FullTilt and can afford the move.
The rest of us low limit grinders will have to tough it out here in the States until Teddy KGB, in the person of the US Department of Justice, finishes it's bad behavior and we finally regain the right to play online.

Click here to see how some of our more fortunate online poker playing brethren are doing in the other "Land of the Free", Vancouver, Canada.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Daniel Negreanu's Jedi Mind Trick

Daniel is my hero.

Must be interesting to know that your opponents have watched you play lotsa hands on teevee and base their expectations of how you'll be playing on what they've seen.
So when you know that they think they know this or that about you, how do you play based on what you suspect may be their thinking? Too deep for me.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Banned PokerStars TV Ad

Not safe to show to the kids, that's for sure. Unless they've already watched Scarface a dozen times and play Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

You Don’t Get To 20 Million Friends Without Making A Few Enemies

So the Online Poker Black Friday has come and gone. The inappropriately named US Department of Justice did a bad, bad thing, came down on the biggest players in the online poker world just to flex its political and financial muscle. End of the world? Hardly. Just like back in 2006 when the UGIEA was tacked onto the Safe Ports Act there will be a period in which no one is really sure how things will shake out. The easy access of the past few years has been crippled. While FullTilt and PokerStars are out of the US market there are still online poker rooms like Cake and Carbon Poker which have good reps and are still taking US players, so you can get your Texas hold 'em fix. Will players flock to those rooms? Too soon to tell. Will players be able to deposit and withdraw funds as easily as they did with FT and 'Stars? Again, we'll have to wait and see.

Industry insiders are predicting that within two years we'll be able to play online at rooms like and, and rooms like those will be the big players in the US. For what it's worth, if you live in the US, call and write your Congressional representatives and politely express your outrage. While it's unlikely that any Senator or Representative will want to oppose the DOJ's move with elections coming up it is time to get the ball rolling. Talk to the clowns who represent you and let them know the the unjust behavior of the Justice Dept. is a crime against your individual rights.

Also it wouldn't hurt to add your voice to a large group of outraged citizens.
The Poker Players Alliance

Most importantly: don't panic.

For those of you fortunate enough to live in more civilized countries PokerStars is still offering poker 24/7.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday morning non-poker awesomeness

Morpheus meets the Dude

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

High Stakes Poker - Brad Booth vs Phil Ivey: KK vs 42

Monday, May 17, 2010

Allen Cunningham and Jamie Gold at the 2006 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Another great read by Cunningham. And his cheer section is fronted by Mike Matusow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

bad behavior at the Main Event of the WSOP

So let's say you're playing in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker and you make a straight flush on the river. And let's say your opponent is Jennifer Harman, a world class poker player, and a lady. How do you act, how do you behave when revealing your unbeatable monster? You've got a world class hand, and you know you're about to take a world class pot. Do you act like a gentleman or like a world class schmuck? Like Corey Zeidman.