Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Good Morning.

While looking for that low blinds push/fold table I spoke about previously I managed to dig out my copy of "Kill Everyone" by Nelson, Streib and Lee. It's a brilliant book. Here's why:
1/ While reading on the bus I was able to discretely flash the book title every time someone got on and managed to have the seat to myself for the entire journey.
2/ It's got to be the best damn tournament book ever written. I really can't see how any other book could even come close. It's comprehensive... Not only did I succeed in finding the (far from the money, or chip EV stage of the tournament) push fold charts I spoke about yesterday, I found some unexploitable 3-bet shove charts - how did I miss these first time through?!? And some charts to help with calling all-ins. It also has the most comprehensive section on tournament bubble equities and strategy adjustments I've seen in print. I think I must have had my head in the clouds the last time I read this book. Why it doesn't have a permanent place on my desk is way beyond me. Well, at least I've just rectified that. Please buy this book, just take a leap faith - it's only $30.
Right, random plug over. Going to watch a couple HU videos this morning then leap into some HU games and have an MTT or two running in the background. I need to adjust my HUD so hope that doesn't take too long. I am currently using specialist stats for HU games. In an MTT I'm not sure I really want to know how often someone is raising my limp from the BB. OK, GL all.

1 comment:

  1. never heard of it but thx for the recommendation. adam