Random thoughts on WSOP logistics

Here are some of my guiding principles for series logistics this year. - I want buying in and getting my seat ticket to be as smooth as possibleThis can mostly be achieved by having a Bravo account that is loaded up with most of my buyins. Then I will use the Kiosks...

Summer Schedules

Update: Kim has added all of the schedules now. Pretty much anything happening this summer is in there.----Kim aka @wizardofviz is back with the annual guide to the summer events. It has WSOP + Wynn, Venetian and Golden Nugget so far. Aria schedule is out so I expect...

Ace King Two Ways

I happened to play two interesting and very different pots with AK that I wanted to share with you guys. The first one is an example of how sometimes you beat yourself up over a decision because the outcome was bad. When you break it down in more detail though the...

Poker math humor

If you don't follow @dankness3 he's definitely good for a poker laugh. If you don't know he was given a 25k seat to the PCA by Poker Stars, and here he's parodying a Rob Yong giveaway that involved guessing his starting holdem hand. So apart from the laughs if the...

Vegas Sherpa: Fergusons

Vegas Sherpa: Fergusons

The Vegas Sherpa segment will be a recurring feature where I share with members a recommendation of some off strip place to visit in Las Vegas. Today we'll take a look at a spot Downtown. When people say Downtown they are usually referring to one of three quite...

WSOP Main Event day one

I made day 2 with of the main. We started with 60k, returning with 88k and a dream. There were a few interesting hands but today I wanted to share some reflections on other aspects of day 1.I drew the Ballys room, by dinner time they had us seated 10 handed, ugh. One...

WSOP Logistics Part 2

WSOP Logistics Part 2

Greetings from Las Vegas. This is not a drill, the WSOP starts this week. Here are some last minute logistical things to consider.1. As has been the case the last couple years you can load money into your Bravo account so that you can use the automated registration...

God’s Gift to Poker

This is going to be tomorrow's newsletter but I think its an important one and I wanted you guys to see it first.It was a great week for poker but I'm afraid the community is missing the big picture and getting fixated on the antics of one Phil Hellmuth. Despite the...

The Crippled Stack and Big Blind Ante

Which came first in poker, the chicken or the egg?Credit to my friend David for suggesting I write about this topic as this situation is rare (and I admit never really paying much mind to it) but it happened to him in a poker tournament we played in together. When it...

When is a blocker not a blocker?

One of the buzzwords you hear in poker all the time is the concept of a blocker. The idea is simple enough, you having a card means your opponent doesn't have it and there's strategic implications to that. But today I wanted to share with you something fun and...

Raising Any Two Cards at WSOP Main FT

If you were watching the final table coverage on Tuesday you would have witnessed an odd segment where the overwhelming big stack starts raising any two cards. Everyone knows this is what is going on and yet the opponents are folding pretty much every hand.You might...

Big Errors in the Small Blind

I was intrigued by the story of Amanda Botfeld and her dad in the tag team event and found myself looking up some of the reporting. These hands really caught my eye. Disclaimer, pokernews reporting has been known to be wrong so apologies if I'm judging these plays...

Some Covid-safe Vegas Recommendations

Maybe if you are going to Vegas at all you are on the less covid caution end of the spectrum. Personally, I want to both live my life and be as careful as I can reasonably be. So given that we are being treated to a rare fall WSOP with hopefully amazing weather here...

Reflections on the 2021 WSOP schedule

Reflections on the 2021 WSOP schedule

As you probably are aware the full schedule is now available. If you recall I had sent out a link to Kenny Hallaert's spreadsheet, you can find it here and he has already filled in all the WSOP details. As I explained before this is a live document and he updates it...