Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AQ Any Good?

Some thoughts on how in certain situations a "premium" hand might not be so premium.  This is one of those things that's very situational of course, but I thought this was a good way to think of things somewhat differently:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Online Poker & the Law

Last night I was reading a forum thread regarding the (now solidly? defunct) effort by Harry Reid to get an online poker regulation scheme through the lame duck session of congress.  I started to type out a response which kept getting longer and eventually I thought, "well, if I was a blogger, I'd turn this answer into a blog post".  Since I'm a vlogger though I offer you some video commentary on Poker's recent visit inside the Beltway:

As noted at the end of the video, I wanted to provide some links to other great blogging in this area.

For some of the leading tracking of the course of the bill, take a look at F-Train's posts here.

For some excellent legal analysis about the ability to win this fight in the courtroom, go to Grange's posts in the CrAAKKer blog here.

For a perspective on the future implications for online poker in an unregulated environment, take a look at this post over on Thinking Poker.

For some general overviews of the course of the Reid bill, take a look at Short Stacked Shamus' writings here at Hard Boiled Poker.

And for some generally grumpy thoughts on the issue, take a look at the Poker Grump's posts here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thumbs Down @ Red Rock

I'm typically a "glass half full" kind of person, I try and see the positives in things and definitely tend to give people the benefit of the doubt, but as you'll see here, I really couldn't muster up positives for this recent experience: