Mentholitis

I finally lost my mind last night. It started (well, it started in June, but that’s another story) when another poor fool shipped his gutter over my flopped straight after I potted the turn [...]

Sands

I’m here at the “Full of Crepe,” finally having found some decent breakfast, more than a mile from my hotel at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  This isn’t the first amusing [...]

New York Part Three

“Loitering for Gambling” is the citation, handwritten and barely readable on the pink carbon copy.  It’s a shameful one, not for the gambling, but for the “loitering,” which is anything but what [...]

New York Part Two

The reinforced door to the host’s apartment is being repeatedly struck and will soon be destroyed; small pieces of it fly into the hallway.  A hinge snaps.  The players are frozen by the [...]

New York

Note: I’m staying again with a friend in Manhattan so I was inspired to write up something that happened during last year’s visit. Without connections, it takes a bit of time to get into a [...]

Jet Lag

At the end of another long night of 73o and missed flops at two different limits and three tables, I’m exhausted, worn.  A favorite dealer has asked me what is wrong, (Nothing that can be [...]

35x (Part 3)

Mental game concerns are as inherent to a winning poker player as his technical strategy.  So spend time working on your mental game.  Read about it.  Keep records of it.  Act on what you learn.  [...]

35x (Part 2)

The games go on, as ever.  Poker mourns no one, especially so at this oblivious table, which barely manages a murmur beyond the obvious bad beat jackpot whimpers.  When he returns, DZ gets [...]

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