A great quote from a cowboy trucker I ran into in Mesquite, NV. “I play poker so I don’t have to gamble and I play Omaha so I don’t have to play poker.” I agree….
Set Over “Set”
A recent tournament found me on the short end of an all-in hand. Someone said, “Tough to lose set over set.” To be precise, it was set over trips. There is a big difference, but over the years the terms set and trips have become interchangeable (incorrectly). A set is when a pair in the hole matches a card…
Poker/Gaming Books for Holiday Gifts
Super System 2, by Doyle Brunson, is his follow-up to his wildly popular first book. Along with Texas Dolly’s thoughts, various top poker pros write a chapter on their favorite game. Contributors include, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Lyle Berman, Jennifer Harman, Mike Caro, and Phil Helmuth. Barry Greenstein’s Ace on the River delivers an insider’s view relating to challenges at…
When Reno Was King
For a brief history of Reno, take a look at my monthly column at www.Travels-with-Hian. Update: Omaha Tutorial/Poker Resorts app should be back better than ever by year-end. Stay tuned!
The Challenge of Low Limit Hold ’em
What’s the problem? The answer is loose players. How do you shake them when it doesn’t cost much to draw for low percentage hands? Sure, in the long run, it will produce negative outcomes. However, when you’re playing with three or four calling stations at a table, the chances are that one will hit their miracle card (usually on the river).…
Can’t wait to start this new book by David Clary! Look for it at Amazon.