Archive for the Poker Category

Flopping a Royal Flush

Posted in Poker on January 8, 2009 by thebigsmoke

This is not the first time this has happened to me, but damn. The odds of this happening are 1 in 649,740.

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My favourite poker bluff of all time: Phil Ivey at his best

Posted in Poker on December 24, 2008 by thebigsmoke

Sit & Go

Posted in Poker on August 23, 2008 by thebigsmoke

I just played my first Sit & Go on Full Tilt (6-handed). I know it’s only small stakes, but damn, I’m good.

Full Tilt

Posted in Poker on August 12, 2008 by thebigsmoke

I recently signed up to Full Tilt. Ladbrokes, the site I usually use, has had a software upgrade and now often runs super slow on my machine.

So far I’ve managed to make a fairly consistent profit on Full Tilt, although I can’t say that I’m raking in the cash. If not for the welcome bonus, I might be just about even, perhaps even down. The players are really tight and seem to wait until they hit trips then bet, although there are also some crazy bluffs. I’ve yet to see much in between. Also, I have to turn the avatar feature off at times, because it’s just too hard to take some players seriously.

In case you wondered, ‘What Evil Lurks’ is the name of the Prodigy’s first release, which in turn sampled the old Shadow radio show, which opened with the line, “What evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Now you know.

Dan Negreaneau’s amazing poker reads

Posted in Poker, Television on August 12, 2008 by thebigsmoke

This is how to make reads in poker. Negreaneau is my hero.

God of Gamblers

Posted in Film, Poker on July 28, 2008 by thebigsmoke

How can you not want to play poker after watching this?

You probably shouldn’t watch this if you haven’t already seen the movie, as it’s basically the ending.

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