Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Poker & Pasta

In this video I offer some further thoughts on recent play particularly with regard to adjusting to table dynamics and progress playing against the LAG style - plus see some food from a tasty little Italian bistro here in Las Vegas.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Back to the Tables

Alright so I've been on this little hiatus from poker for a few weeks, but yesterday I got a chance to get back to the felt, so I decided to head back down to the Aria for their 1 pm.  I had some fun and made a (very modest) profit; here's the video to tell the story.  Plus, this video now with Dancing Girls!

I think it's worth talking some about the monster stack that I referenced in the video because really, I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.  Imagine a daily tournament structure, even a relatively slow one like this one, where with 8 or so people left one stack is still around 200 bb deep.  The way that he stacked all these chips was a little, well, interesting as well.  Stacks of no more than 20 (which to me is not a problem cause I hate putting more than about 25 in a stack - too afraid I'll knock em over) but he kept all of these stacks in a single row along the rail.  Needless to say it got to the point where he was taking up about 2.5 seat widths of rail space.  Fortunately when the TD colored up he bought up the vast majority of his smaller value chips so the stack could be somewhat contained.  Anyway, that's certainly an interesting experience having that player on your immediate left.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010