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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Real World Sucks

Our hobbies help us escape from the struggles of day to day life, albeit temporarily. Well sometimes we need to acknowledge the suckitude of life, and do whatever we can to maybe help someone in even the smallest way. Go over to Bobby Bracelets site to find out what I am talking about. I will be donating.

After that, this seems completely meaningless, but live poker has been good. I am winning, the majority of players are not good, and I enjoy the chance to actually interact with people. My plan is to go 4 nights a week, and play online the other 3 nights. I am going to limit myself to only 1 online tournament per week as well.

I've noticed that since I started up live limit play that my post flop play online has gotten stronger. I really got into a rut playing NL, SnG's and Tourneys online. My game had gotten to such a preflop game that is was hurting my bankroll. By playing limit and having to play more post flop I am starting to get that part of my game back into shape.

I have been reading Phil Gordons "Little Green Book". Its not bad. I already know most of the stuff Phil talks about, but I have also learned a few new things as well. Phil is really good at relating the information in a way that you can understand. This is the only poker book that made me literally laugh out loud at a story he told. Its the story about shaky hands. I think the most useful piece in the book is the table were Phil basically removes the need for you to figure out pot odds. He tells how many outs you need to call based upon the percentage of the pot that your opponent bets. This is what Phil does best, he takes complicated concepts and simplifies them that even I can understand it. I thought the rule of 4 and 2 made things easy, this table makes it even easier. It gets the seal of approval from Vegaas.

IAPC! Notice how cool I am by making that an acronym? Thats how we IT people roll!

I wonder if the mystery will ever be solved.


  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger StB said…

    How long is the wait at the Pot nowadays? This still pretty busy?

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger vegaas said…

    Yeah, I always call ahead. They give you one hour to get there. I time so I get there between 50 to 60 minutes. After that, sometimes I get seated right away, other times I have waited up to an hour.

  • At 9:33 AM, Blogger Bloody P said…


    With you on Gordon's Rule of 4 and 2. My timer online doesn't go nearly as far towards the red zone as it used to when calculating odds. ;)

    I'm making a permanent move to your neck of the woods soon. Maybe we 'sconie boys can get together for a little home game action.

    BTW, I've linked you up.



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