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Online Poker: When the winning stops

Online Poker: When the winning stops

Closing my Zoom NL50 tables after a 30-minute session, I checked my balance in the Poker Stars Lobby to see it to have barely moved off the $1,000 I deposited 3 months previously. That capped off 8 months of a flat win rate in online poker, something that had not happened to me in almost 2 decades of playing. Lack of a winning streak? All of my good streaks and all of my bad streaks of every length and depth

PokerStars Jeager is back!

PokerStars Jeager is back!

Another year, another 3 months in SE Asia. On most trips, I elect not to play poker and enjoy my time instead. But after my miserable 6 months of poker on WSOP-NV since merging the states, I felt I had to play seriously. Not only to make some money, but to analyse my play. So far, I’ve only been playing NL50 Zoom, but it’s safe to say the games are quite a bit softer than WSOP-NV. I’m sure some of

Win+Shift+Arrow

Ahh, thanks to this pcgamer article for helping me with moving tables since the merge. It still baffles me how wsop software actually got worse when they merged the states. PcGamer article

The Agony of Poker

The Agony of Poker

Five days left in WSOP’s DIY bonus. I feel like I never want to see another card again. So far, I’m about $500 up, not a good two weeks normally, but the $2000 bonus will make it worth it. Even if I break even, I’ll consider the bonus a successful half month. But this will be my last grind of its kind. Today, I was playing with ease. I was making hands and getting calls, things were fine. When I

WSOP Online Circuit Promo Plethora

WSOP Online Circuit Promo Plethora

Update 6:04pm Sep 15: This article was in error as to the Happy Hours. The double APPs do not count toward cashback. They only count toward loyalty status. Updated to reflect this. WSOP.com is billing their late September tournament series as an Online Circuit event, which presumably means the winners will receive rings. For tournament players, this adds some events to play that may bring out more recreational players. But, are you aware of the cash game promos WSOP.com is

New Orleans Seven Stars Annual Retreat

New Orleans Seven Stars Annual Retreat

For my annual retreat, I had planned to take it to Atlantic City again as it’s a great summer destination. Alas, my terrible host once again told me “no problem, I’ll get it done,” and then didn’t reply for two weeks. So instead, I decided to get max value for the Annual Retreat and that meant New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). I called the property and spoke to a host who booked me for the next week. NOLA advantages The main

Sorry, seat not yours

For 4 years, every time WSOP updates the client, I think maybe they’ll fix the waitlist bug. And every time, I’m disappointed.

The Progression of Tilt

The Progression of Tilt

I was chatting with another player about his “particularly bad run” over the last two days. I suggested that he take a break and do something else and he answered that he “plays through” his bad runs and that it “doesn’t affect his play.” I’ve heard the same thing for two decades of playing poker and it’s as much bullshit today as it was in 2000. Do I fall into the same trap as him? Absolutely. But as my career

Tilt becoming major problem

Well, tilt is becoming a major problem for me. With the number of games, it is harder to table select, which makes my EV lower, which makes swings more common. I hate stop-losses, but I may need one with the new flavor of WSOP.

Coding Away

For as long as I’ve messed with WordPress (since 2011ish), I’ve never delved into coding it until now. It’s hella fun. Testing Aside functionality. Now I can post snippets to the blog instead of to social media. That way I can vent without it being seen!