Back To The Tables
I must admit that I have become rather excited at the fact that I will be back into full poker mode starting this week. It’s been a while and this whole being reformed thing just isn’t panning out for me. I mean, it’s hard enough being on the wagon these days…so a non-poker gambling life is just out of the question. Thus, will be looking for the bloggers online to play some poker with. For the first time now that I think about it. Yes, I’m bringing the pain and maybe a hammer here and there.
I suppose that you should read a few people’s blogs because they have some good stuff on there. First, you might want to read Al’s blog because he’s celebrating his one year anniversary of blogging. Also, read Iggy’s blog because he’s the man when it comes to giving you all stuff dealing with poker. Then there is Pauly (remind me if I ever have a kid to not have him become a writer) who is dealing with a loss of a fellow compadre in the writing world.
On that note. The bloggers have taken some huge losses over the last month. Iggy lost a good friend, as did I. Now Pauly is dealing with the loss of one the influential writers in his life. Tough times my friends, tough times indeed.
I hope all is well and lookout because I will be on the tables this coming week. It helps that I have my computer up and running in my room…yeah!yeah!
Checking On The End
Checking a hand at the end is one of the lessons that I have been learning as of late. And guess where I’m getting that information and for free? Give up? Well it’s cardplayer.com I’m not sure what you think of the his magazine and I don’t care (by the way, I think it’s the best of the poker magazines out). What they have is a daily hand you have to go through and guess what to do in your position. I really like this because they explain as to why you should bet on the end and why you shouldn’t.
I know to some of you this may sound simple. Yet, saving one bet or two (via the raise when you bet) is the best way to play your cards when you aren’t sure you have the best of it. For instance if a guy raises or bets until the flop…then on the turn he checks as you do…on the river he checks and you decide he must be weak so you bet out and he comes over the top. Now you have to go into the tank and think of calling the raise. Thus, I say in the situation where you aren’t sure you have the best hand on the river the best thing to do is check. If you check you are still getting the money for the win (if you have the losing hand that doesn’t cost you either). I know, I know, there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration, like was the guy Mr. Tight? How this guy has played past hands and so forth. But you might want to hit cardplayer daily after checking if your favorite bloggers have written something for the day.
I suppose this is just my thought process writing here and how I learn as I have said over and over.