Archive for September, 2008

Every move has a purpose

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 2 Comments

No matter what your poker experience or skill level it is important to be reminded from time to time that every single action you make at the table, whether online or in person has a purpose. In this case, I am not talking about possible tells like how long you take to make a decision, how you put your chips in the pot or things like body language. Today I am focusing on the simpler things, betting, checking, raising, re-raising or check-raising. My girlfriend played an interesting hand last week Read more [...]

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A weekend of fishing, drinking and playing cards

Sunday, September 28th, 2008 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | 1 Comment

I just returned home from a so called "Gentlemen's weekend" with my girlfriend's dad and 15 of his friends who I have never met before. The "Gentlemen's weekend" has been an annual event since 1996 and this year I was invited. To the outside world the primary theme of the trip is fishing but in reality it is more of a social get-together with good food, a lot of alcohol and semi-high roller (at least on my budget) card games. The weekend started with a boat fishing trip out at sea. For those Read more [...]

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BRB Free roll at Titan Poker – 27th September

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 | Poker Freeroll | No Comments

Hi Guys We have a poker freeroll for the readers of the Poker Bankroll Blog and our Poker Forum on the 27th at Titan Poker. Prize poll: $50. A password to the tourney will be given to all members of our poker universe, PokerBRB and Poker Bankroll Blog. Just post a message in the tournament thread, "Poker Free Roll September 27th", and you will be sent a password a few hours before kick off. Titan Poker does unfortunately not accept American. But we have another freeroll October 5th at Poker Read more [...]

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Coach or be coached

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 | Poker and Life, Poker Articles | 2 Comments

Have you ever had to teach something to someone? It can be anything at all from how to tie your shoes or kick a soccer ball to how something in your car works or some complicated aspect of your business works? I think we’ve all been in that situation on some level or another but maybe we never thought of it as teaching or coaching. When we explain something that we have come to take for granted we are forced to think about it in a way that we normally wouldn’t, which is why I think that one of Read more [...]

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A great weekend of poker

Sunday, September 21st, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Tournament | No Comments

So my girlfriend was out of town visiting some of her friends for a birthday party. Having the place to myself I invited one of my good friends over for a weekend of poker. He arrived Friday evening at around quarter to nine and by nine o' clock we were playing in 4 big tournaments on two laptops: A 150000$ Guaranteed 75$ rebuy on Titan Poker A 35000$ Guaranteed 10$ rebuy on Titan Poker A 10000£ Guaranteed 50£ buyin on Inter Poker A 7000£ Guranteed 30£ buyin on Inter Poker My friend Read more [...]

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Playing small pocket pairs

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 3 Comments

According to the following chart on EV (estimated value), no matter where you are sitting at the table does pocket 2s have a positive EV. This means you will lose more money playing them, than you will ever win. So why do people play them? For those how don't know, EV (estimated value) is the average of what you expect to make on any particular hand. It's important to note that EV and actual results will vary massively over any short term period. Once you have played enough hands (an infinite Read more [...]

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Ladbrokes Poker Review

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Network, Poker Room | No Comments

Ladbrokes poker is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular poker rooms. Designed with the player in mind this site offers a quick smooth and user friendly interface with easy table navigation and table play. Ladbrokes easy to use software including sports betting and casino rivals the biggest poker sites on the web. Featuring fast loose cash games with high average pots make Ladbrokes a great place for players looking for action and good profits. Being that Ladbrokes is so user friendly Read more [...]

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Poker Warfare

Friday, September 19th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Strategy | 2 Comments

If poker is war, then chips are your ammunition and one must always use their ammunition thoughtfully - after all, once the ammo is gone, so are you. It is with that idea that I have always been keenly aware of ensuring purpose to every chip I commit to a pot. That being said, you can't play scared poker and win, in fact - I think it is essential to have an utter disconnect from money completely when at the felt (as strange as that may sound). Worrying about losing money has no place at the felt Read more [...]

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Freerolls Update

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 | Poker Freeroll | 1 Comment

Hi All All is set up for a great weekend on the PokerBRB and Poker Bankroll Blog community. We start the weekend with a freeroll at Poker Nordica tomorrow (19th September): Tourney Start: 9PM CET (central European time) and 2PM (Central Time, US). Prize pool: $50 Freeroll name: PokerBRB II Read more about the tourney on our poker forum. On Saturday we have a freeroll at Titan Poker: Tourney Start: 21:05 Server time (22:05 CET). Prize Pool: $50 Freeroll name:BRB Free Read more [...]

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Poker etiquette and karma

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 | Poker Articles, Poker Rules | 8 Comments

I found myself in a very interesting situation the other night that really made me think so I thought I’d share it here and hope to get some response form other players. I also figure it might be a good thing for beginners to think about, so hopefully some of them will read this post as well. During the past week I have been on a bit of a heater, finishing first in 6 straight $5 6 player tournaments and finishing second a few times. For the most part my week has gone the opposite of last week’s Read more [...]

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