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World Series of Poker Recap
July 19, 2011, 7:18 pm
I've been away for a while so I figure now is a great time to let you all know what I've been up to and what's in store next for Outstanding Poker!
I spent the last 2 weeks out in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. This was my first time participating in the event. As I'm primarily an online cash game player, the WSOP doesn't appeal to me as much as it does for MTT (multi-table tournament) grinders but I figured this year it might be fun (and profitable) to play in the Main Ev
Back from the fight
December 15, 2010, 12:26 pm
So I was away the past few days in Montreal where I went to the UFC fight of Georges St-Pierre vs. Koscheck. While the undercards were somewhat weak, the main event was an awesome spectacle of GSP just dismantling Koscheck with left jabs. After Round 1 he had his eye almost fully swollen shut. Clearly GSP, not known for his striking, had a gameplan and masterfully executed it.
I'd say you need to do the same thing in poker. You should have a solid gameplan versus the var
Dealing with shortstackers
November 17, 2010, 2:43 pm
Got an email from a member asking about how to deal with all the professional shortstackers at the table and how they manage to play upwards of 24 tables at a time. Here are my thoughts:
I'd imagine some use software like TableNinja to help them with multitabling and some don't. If they're playing 6 tables then they can probably get away without, but if they're playing upwards of 24 tables then they probably have some sort of script that helps them with bets. You're right -
High Stakes Action
November 9, 2010, 10:40 pm
I promised to start posting some hands from my daily sessions so here's the first one. I was playing $10/20 NL against a decent lineup. The player in question here was another pro running 22/16 with an 8% 3bet. We didn't have much history at this point but since we were somewhat deep at over 200 big blinds each, I read his smallish 3bet to be weak, so I decided to 4bet bluff. Surprisingly he min-5bet me so I figured I'd take a flop given it was only $300 more and $1250 al
October 28, 2010, 12:43 am
Just got back from a brief trip to Vegas with some of my buddies. Didn't really play too much poker except for a few hours on the first day there at The Venetian. As you guys probably know, I'm much more of an online poker fan - I just find the live games too slow. Why play 30 hands per hour when you can play 500 hands/hour online? It's sometimes fun to jump up stakes when playing live and really focus (since the players are worse compared to online), but they only had $5
Back from vacation, time to rock!
September 13, 2010, 3:00 pm
Now that the new site is launched and most of the technical issues are ironed out, it's time to get down to business poker-wise! I've also been on two vacations over the past month, and I'm happy to announce that I got engaged a few days ago on a trip to Paris with my girlfriend. We took a dinner boat cruise down the Seine river which ended up at the Eiffel Tower where after much haggling I managed to convince her to say 'yes'. Kidding aside, I was quite happy with how it worke
Quick tip on reading maniacs
July 30, 2010, 12:54 pm
Came across this common situation today that I figured I should share about reading maniacs.
The guy too my left was a maniac betting on every street non-stop. A quick tip on reading maniacs - when they actually do have a strong hand/monster, they slowplay it. They love to 3-bet big hands preflop and then check-back the flop. So if you ever see a maniac take this line and then start betting weird on the turn/river, be concerned that they have a strong hand. Or use