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Rabbit Hunting…A Rant

Not sure how you feel about “rabbit-hunting” but, to me, it’s annoying and slows down the game. “Rabbit-hunting” is when a player (who folded) asks to see the turn and/or river. Why? To see if they made a good fold or should have stayed in. Do they feel better or worse? Yes, if it was a good fold. No, if…

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Losing Streaks

Recently, I read a Tweet from iconic Hold ‘em champion Doyle Brunson. Wrapping up 2016, Texas Dolly said it was his first losing year in 15.  My first thought was wow!  And then a couple of things popped into my mind.  He obviously keeps track of his wins and losses.  Do you?  If not, you should.  Then I wondered about…

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Jacks

How do you play jacks before the flop? There’s an old poker saying, “There are three ways to play jacks; all wrong.” Let’s dissect it. Your choices are to call, bet or raise before the flop. Here are a couple of thoughts. > Of course, folding is apropos when a tight player to your right bets or goes all in.…

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A Set, Trips or Three of a Kind?

I’m often amazed that many Hold ‘em players don’t know the difference between a set and trips. Although they both are three of a kind, a set is two hole cards matching a card on the board. Trips occur when one hole card matches two cards on the board. Think of it this way: all squares are rectangles, but rectangles…

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Flashback Friday: Poker In Laughlin, NV

Had a magical week playing poker this week.  On Monday made the final table at the Colorado Belle and finished 9th.  On Tuesday’s tournament at Harrah’s finished first after chopping with #2 (higher percentage payout).  On Wednesday, at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Hotel & Casino, won a turbo tournament; flopped a full house on the fifth and final hand and quintupled…

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Omaha Poker 101 Video Tutorial: Tell

Tell: When a player inadvertently gives away information about their hand. It might be betting patterns or physical. Omaha 101 app creator, Howard Hian, explains the best strategy for maintaining strategic body language at the poker table. For more tutorials and advice mastering the game, download our Omaha Tutorial app.

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Congratulations!

Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Win 35 Casino Player Awards Accolades range from Best Players Club to Best Race and Sports Book RENO, NV. (Sept. 23, 2016) – The results are in and the winners are the Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus. The three resorts were recognized with 35 Casino Player Awards. Eldorado had 15 overall wins. Five…

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Omaha High – Low

As you probably, know, position is huge in Hold ’em. After lots of thought, I’ve decided that position in Omaha is meaningless vs. having playable hands. You can play any two cards in position in Hold ’em, but you just will end up in a world of hurt if you play any four cards in Omaha.

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Bad Beat Monday

Played in the daily tournament at Casino 99 in Chico, CA last week.  Slogged my way to the final table, short stacked.  Picked up A-K unsuited and shoved.  Called by both big stacks.  The flop came K-6-7, rainbow.  Thought I was in pretty good shape until another all-in and call.  A pair of Kings was turned up along with 8-9 suited.…

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