Apr 13 2009

Full apartment on the turn

If this scenario plays out, the small stack will only get 2:1 vs. aces, while the chip leader will only get 1:1 in a larger side pot vs. aces…

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Apr 13 2009

Quads on the flop on the very first hand

A big pocket pair can spell trouble during the very first hand of an ultra-low buyin play-chip event. But sometimes you’ll find yourself in exactly the right seat with exactly the right players…

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Apr 11 2009

Runner-runner straight flush

You flop a monster and your opponent is a 100% raising station. You check to him and he overbets the pot. Do you think he’ll call an all-in?

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Apr 09 2009

One step closer to a Ragpicker

Netbooks bring us one step closer to Jeff Dunte­mann’s vision of a full-blown com­pu­ter lurking under a Star Trek com­mu­ni­ca­tor…

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Mar 19 2009

Quad salvation on the river

It kept getting better for him at every point — until the river card…

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Mar 15 2009

Quads on the river

…and you face a calling station who will pay a reasonable price to see the river with almost any two cards…

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Mar 15 2009

Let’s call Wikipedia what it is — a documii

Calling it an encyclopaediae won’t suffice, as it doesn’t signify a mass plural noun. The shortened form “wiki” won’t suffice, as that term now describes any given single compendium of knowledge. I’ll admit ‘wikii’ would suffice, but I strongly suggest we need a dissimilar word to avoid confusion, as it’s too close to both “wiki” and “wikia”…

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Mar 15 2009

Quads on the flop; a full apart­ment on the river

You’ve got pocket kings in the small blind and a brand-new player in the cutoff seat has just pushed all in with his first two cards. What would you do?

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Mar 14 2009

Straight flush on the river

Let’s say you river the stone cold nuts. You’d love for just one of your opponents to call your all-in. What if two of them take the bait?

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Mar 14 2009

Quads on the flop

You flop an absolute monster, but the cards simply refuse to give your opponents anything useful to work with…

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