Q8os vs A3s preflop battle

This is a weird hand from the seniors event that I think kind of exemplifies the kind of stack depth mistakes you might see in this cohort. An early position player off a deep stack limps (there is more open limping in seniors events and unlike in open events it's not...

Pick your summer guide

These days there's a number of summer tournament guides. I find myself always returning to two that I consider most reliable (because they are heavily viewed so errors are likely to be caught) and easy to navigate.The OG in summer schedules is Kenny Hallaert's...

Tier matching across various casinos this summer

When I walked into the Wynn last week I had forgotten my players card. As they were printing me a new one the guys said, do you have status at some other casino? I was keen to get to my tournament and brushed him off. But when a friend pointed out the offers I...

A Missed Overbet in the Seniors

A few levels into a seniors event at the Wynn I open KJs from UTG. It folds to the small blind who hadn't noticed my raise and tries to complete (this is a minor factor in the hand but makes it seem even more like nobody has much of anything). SB eventually figures...

Bounty Tournaments

Bounty tournaments seem to be gaining in popularity especially with the advent of mystery bounty events. Here's an example from a bounty event I just played to give you a sense for how bounty tournaments are different and why people make a lot of mistakes in bounty...

WSOP 2024

Presented for now with no opinions. Will share my thoughts soonAt least at the moment they seem to have put a busted link in the press release which is kind of standard Caesars. But the full schedule is there you can link to it here

Game of Gold Episode 4

A super interesting hand happens early in the episode between Jason Koon and David Williams. You can find the hand here.Jason opens the Ks8c and David defends Th8d and they see a flop of Ad8s6c. Jason cbets and David Calls. Turn is 5s and it goes check check. So far...

Game of Gold Episode 3

Game of Gold Episode 3

A couple of the hands I found most interesting in this episode were hands played by Maria Ho. If you do nothing else watch the AK vs AA hand here That hand is something else but before we break that down we'll talk about a Negreanu hand and another one of Maria's...

Game of Gold Episodes 1 & 2

Game of Gold Episodes 1 & 2

If you haven't had a chance yet you might like to check out some episodes from the new poker show Game of Gold. In my newsletter this week I talk about some of the reasons I think the show has been successful but here I want to take a deeper look at some of the...

What’s the Deal with Backdoor Draws?

There are not a lot of poker topics more subtle than that of backdoor draws. Folks who are too loose and commonly get out of line are more than likely to use it as an excuse to overplay a hand. In contrast, folks who are just learning to play correct disciplined poker...

Street Poker Part Two

Last post I talked about the structural implications of the $300 rule in Washington. Let's talk about some more generally applicable structural issues in these games.I played a hand recently on a modest stack of 600. A loose early position player made it 20, I made it...

The Richard Seymour Hand

This post is a deeper theoretical dive into the hand I discussed in this weeks' newsletter. The hand where I defend T9dd from the small blind versus his Hijack open and check call three barrels on KTxxQ.In game my logic was something like this: - He's opening very...

Player down

TT < AK aipf on the first hand. A somewhat nuanced spot so I'll share it. Very first hand, capable EP player w chips opens, folds to me in the bb w TT and just over 30bb so this would be a big jam. 99/88 I flat. TT from the small blind is definitely a theoretical...

Thanks

Appreciate you guys coming out to the Horse Trailer Hideout last night. Was a great end to my day off so thank you for taking the time to hang out. Good luck to everyone today whether you are playing poker or replacing multiple AC units.