What makes me so interested in this is just how much people want to be believe it's true. It's really fascinating to me the people always have to find an external force that's gonna change the way that random events happen.
- short tem luck in poker
- full tilt lucky people
- things to do to get luckier at a poker game
- poker's just luck
- is fulltilt poker luckier when you first join
- luck factor by richard weisman
- can't find the fold button
- deebakes blog poker
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I missed all the prop bets, but I think there is hope I could still get a gold star...a slim glimmer of hope...here's my wrap up. And here's what coulda been...had I not had a fantastic summer with the family and missed the entire completing of the prop betting process. I think I'm becoming a grand master of missed opportunities.
Posted by OhCaptain at 8:38 AM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
It would seem that the time to plan the trip to Las Vegas for the gathering is now, at least officially. Ain't it August?
OhCountess and I started planning our next trip to the winter gathering on the flight home last year, so the thought of not going this year hasn't been at issue, our biggest issue is where to stay. There are worse problems. The other thing to think about is what to do. Saturday, I haven't heard of anyone getting married, Gracie...you ain't renewing already, are you? So Saturday should be left open for the big tourney. I just really hope people have their bounties. I knocked out several people last year, and got only one REALLY COOL bounty, but that's a whole other post.
As a noob last year, I was clueless of what was all the WPBT had to offer. With a year under my belt, I can safely say that I'm still basically clueless but now I have options. CK and Bam are putting together the official golf outing. I love golf and what a great photo-op! Well, I wasn't chosen as the Official Photographer. Yeah, that honor went to Astin. So I may need to actually pony up the cash to play and shoot. Gotta talk to the Mrs tonight about that. I'm officially on the fence. Oh, and I haven't played golf in about 9 years...
The lovely Katitude has a fantastic idea, visit the Neon Museum! The hours for this are sketchy at the moment. Probably a good thing that it's August. My camera was jumping out of the bag to shoot this place. Looking at the rules, there might need to be some more research into just how to shoot this place. Gawd, I hate photo rules...and this place has them...
And lastly, PirateLawyer and myself would like to remind everyone that we are going to the Pinball Hall of Fame. This place is a BLAST! Here's my recap from last year. Anyone is welcome to join us. There is a bus stop near by so you can come and go as you please. If you plan on taking a cab, print off the map, direction and write down the address. Most of the cabby's will have no idea what you are talking about. You don't HAVE to go with us per se, it's just more fun when you are making the machine crack over and over with witnesses...free games are the bomb!
Looking at this day, I'm not sure how I'm gonna do all of this. I think I'll request a longer day on Friday. If last year is any indication, the day will most likely be fueled with antacids and caffeine with a handful of ibuprofen. Cheap beer is a killer and that's all they serve at the Geisha Bar at the IP. Sorry Bostonians...Sam Adams ain't that good.
Let me know if you are going or want to be reminded about the Pinball Hall of Fame. I can't wait to get back...
Posted by OhCaptain at 2:38 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Last night, PushMonkey, NumbBono, and I were talking on Buddy Dank Radio about what motivates you in poker. The conversation started when Numb brought up my recent victory at Poker League. Push had mentioned that it takes at least $10 for him to really care about a poker game. To many, bar poker lacks the necessary motivation for people to play poker correctly. It's a freeroll and the prizes are usually not life altering.
Last week, I wrote a post and talked about how I am an extremely competitive person. I hate losing. Be it for $1 or $1000, losing to me is more important then the money. Sick, I know. I began this season of poker league with one goal, win it. Second wasn't an option. Second sucks. I've placed second, it sucks monster huge monkey balls.
I'm sitting here wondering how I use this information about myself and others. I remember watching an episode of (can't remember the name so I'm making this one up) Cribs CardPlayer edition, where they should the home of Barry Greenstein. I've always found it fascinating how he talked about how huge a bet needed to be to get his "juices flowing".
I've played poker where the only outcome was bragging rights...and fought my ass off to win them. Probably my most motivating prop bets of all time were not wanting to by Bodie25 a bowel of soup at Olive Garden. For me, it was never about the money, it was about making sure Bodie25 had to buy me soup.
Why is it that for me, the thrill of competition is enough and for others there has to be a much more tangible sting? An even more important question for a competitive person like me is how do I exploit this at the card table? I think I'll be using this as means to control my opponents motivation. If I know they are playing for the money, minimize it. If they play for a sick desire to win, fasten my seat belt. Not sure.
So, what motivates you? How do you use other's motivation to your favor? Why did I just send my brain down this path? Is four flushing Push more fun then one person should have playing the Mookie? (the answer to that last one is you must try it to taste just how sweet it is :-P)
Posted by OhCaptain at 10:50 AM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Just a quick note before I collapse.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Looks like a made a mistake in calculating the points for poker league. I ended last week 1 lousy point behind the league leader. I busted with 2 tables left when my K6o couldn't beat 44 even with the spiked K on the flop. The river 4 really sucked. The guy one point ahead of me was still in it when I left, I'm pretty sure he knows how to fold. The two guys in second and third busted long before me, so unless he goes really deep, we will be down to the wire next week. I've finished second at least twice before...
On my way home tonight, I was thinking about why I really prefer tournaments to cash games. I think it has a lot do with the fact that I REALLY hate to lose. In a cash game, you sometimes get felted or lose a big pot, it's supposed to happen. When it happens to me, I just hate it. I really try to avoid to rebuying into a cash game. I'm usually really tilty when it happens. At least in a tournament, I'm out, for the most part, I usually don't have time to buy into another one...which is usually for the best.
Winning is fun. Losing sucks.
My two cents for the day. Coin flips suck.