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Two interesting hands…

I always enjoy seeing a good fold! There are precious few opportunities to see the folding of a good hand, in a big pot, when the player knows he’s beat. Usually, we as limit players, pay off way too often. Two hands occurred recently at my 8-16 game. Both times it was me versus the […]

Folding Kings

Why is it that pocket kings are such ace magnets? Every damn time, there seems to be an ace on that flop! This scenario, while frustrating, is somewhat easy to get away from. Why is it, though, that nobody can ever fold their kings unless there’s an ace on the board? There are equally terrible […]

Turbo SNGs = Glory Times


I’ve chronicled my SNG escapades over the last couple months, and fortunately the hot run has continued. After achieving iron man status on Full Tilt in June for the second month in a row, I transferred a large chunk of my bankroll to Absolute Poker to take advantage of 30% rakeback. Absolute is on the […]

Flopping a straight, and HATING it!

Limit hold’em is fun. You can play with whatever amount of money you’d like, and never have that entire stack be in danger on a single hand. You have a set amount to bet, and know exactly how much you’re going to have to call, should your opponent wager. Of course, the fixed bet also […]

Being young and tight

A healthy combination of ignorance and televised poker sure makes my life a whole lot easier. It seems that today, televised poker is littered with one or two poker playing professionals surrounded on every side by twenty-something young-guns, re-raising with their 4-5 suited and calling all-ins with gutshots. In turn, Average Joe poker player watches […]

Player of the Year Tournament Schedule

POY-ELIGIBLE WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS Sundays Black Bear ($100), 11:00 a.m. Mondays Treasure Island ($60), 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays Northern Lights ($30), 6:30 p.m Running Aces ($150), 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Canterbury Park ($200), 7:30 p.m. Jackpot Junction ($50), 4:00 p.m. Thursdays None Fridays Grand Casino Mille Lacs ($130), 6:15 p.m. Saturdays Grand Casino Hinckley ($100), 6:00 p.m. POY-ELIGIBLE […]

July, 2009 Issue

– Steve Malkovich wins Heartland Poker Tour event at Northern Lights – Mystery Man Dominates Local Scene – Underground Rounders: Kriesel Poker League – “The Squeeze Play” – College Student Wins $551,000