Posted by Dr Fro 10:41 AM
The new Cadillac of Poker is well underway. I think that, given the ridiculous amount of entrants in the Main Event and the consequential lack of "name" pros at the final table, the $50,000 HORSE event
will take over as the premier WSOP event.
I was in Brussels a couple weeks ago. The casino was two blocks from my hotel. They don't offer poker there, so I "played" blackjack and roullette. By "play", I mean "lost every bet that I made". As a result, my net gambling winnings on the year are just north of $100 positive, even though my poker results are well north of $2,000.
We are spending the week on the golden shores of Galveston, Texas. We saw plenty of sunshine yesterday, but if the weatherman is right, we may not see the sun again.
I am re-reading Ray Zee's book on high-low split poker
. The two concepts that he most hits on in the O/8 part of the book are watching out for counterfeitable hands and high hands when a low has (or still can) qualify. These two concepts are, of course, not relevant to Holdem. As a result, most Holdem players, playing Holdem strategy while playing O/8, are often playing incorrectly. Since most players these days cut their teeth on Holdem before attempting O/8, it would stand to reason that there is a lot of money to be made at O/8. Methinks I should play more of it.
Viva los Estados Unidos
. DaMarcus Beasley's miss around the 90 minute mark was pretty pathetic. Other than that, the boys in red, white and bluee did us proud.
We lost the golden boot.