Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Obligatory Poker Post

[NB - this is an obligatory post in order not to be taken off blogrolls. So there. On the other hand, I can certainly use some motivation to actually write again]

I'm currently on a plane headed to New Jersey, and it looks like this is going to be my itinerary for the next several weeks. I also just talked to the realtor and she's going to be putting the house on the market tomorrow, so think good thoughts and prayers that the house sells soon.

My poker playing has been drastically cut down in recent times - I hardly played in Vegas and now that I'm back home, I'm only playing maybe once a week, and even then only when Kurt convinces me to come play cards. I just don't find that I have the desire to go play; perhaps some of that is the drive is getting to me, some of that is the fact that I have a lot of other stuff to get done in order to move out to the east coast in September-ish, but I think there's probably something else - I just don't need it to fill up time in my life anymore. That, and I'm kind of tired of getting sucked out on.

Kurt's starting to think that maybe it's time to go back to the 10/20 limit game, and I might actually have to agree. The other games at the casino are just so filled with fish, and while, yes, you want fish, I am of the mindset that you really want to limit the number of fish at the table.

Why you ask? Because yes, a fish will chase their three outers against you, and you want that. However, if you have 6 fish chasing their 3 outers against you (because no one knows how to fold), that's 18 outs against your hand and that doesn't make you as much of a favorite as you'd like to think you were, so the losses get harder.


At 7:34 PM, Blogger DrChako said...

I feel your pain. I actually read one of the pros (it may have been Phil Gordon) who said the same thing.

A good table to me is where I am average or slightly above (but let's not kid ourselves - based on my current poker BR, I suck), and there are no more than 2 crappy players.

My problem is that when I see multiple fish, I feel it's my obligation to take all their money.

And that's how I found myself on the rail...

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Chilly said...

I like the swings at a fishy limit table.

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