Tony's 'Live Poker' Blog Entries
Friday, December 30th, 2011
Without a doubt, the highlight of last Friday's session came from the fun $1-$2 table. Some hyper-aggressive player opened to something like $22 from early position. Action folded to a player in middle position. This player was PLOWED...
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Whether it's poker playing, business, or personal finances, it's easy to be seduced into thinking that the goal is mere maximization of $EV. After all, money buys everything from fancy electronics to the time of others. However, other considerations exist. It's important to realize that utility is more than simply $EV...
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Some friends of mine have been working on an awesome project - a project so awesome that I'd like to share it with you. It's called PokerNearMe, and as the name implies, it finds poker near you...
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
The 6/23/2011 edition of Keep Flopping Aces is now downloadable. Keep Flopping Aces is a podcast hosted by Lou Krieger and Shari Geller, and I appeared as a guest on the 6/23/2011 show...
Friday, June 17th, 2011
Lesson from a hand I played in a recent WSOP single table satellite.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
The most eventful 10 minute tournament break in poker history?
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Next time you're at a tournament final table, know when you should make a deal and know how to politely decline a deal that you don't want to take.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
Bet-sizing considerations when playing against an opponent who's known to be on a draw
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Analysis of when you should late register for tournaments based on whether you're +cEV or -cEV during a tournament's late registration period.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
When playing online, it's impossible for your opponents to act out of turn. And it's impossible for your opponents to reveal their intended actions. When playing live, things are a bit different...
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Here are some exploitative adjustments you can make against players who don't think about money relative to the size of the pot.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
One mistake in a big pot can cost more than mistakes made in five (or more) small pots. However, since small pots occur much more frequently than big pots, mistakes that you make in small pots may actually be bigger than those you make in big pots.
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Poker strategy is complicated. Measuring your effectiveness at poker isn't. Your effectiveness as a poker player is defined by one number - which we can conveniently call your poker hourly...
Sunday, August 8th, 2010
It takes more than temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit to stop me (though I guess keeping my place air conditioned at 82 degrees Fahrenheit softens the blow a bit)! I haven't had time to play poker since the +$813.66 session I had last Wednesday. However, UB has been keeping me busy, I've been making final arrangements for the ...
Friday, July 16th, 2010
It's been quite a week since my last blog post. I've been doing quite a bit of programming for three different things I've been working on. The hours have been long, I haven't played any poker, and I'm a bit tired, but I've really enjoyed this past week. Improving one's skills at something is always a rewarding experience!
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
I'm a bit sick today, but the show must go on! I'm predicting a non-negligible amount of sniffling, nose blowing, throat clearing, and coughing. However, I'm also predicting an overwhelming amount of killer poker analysis. The high quality of today's content should compensate for the low quality of my voice:
1.) The importance of board texture in no-limit hold'em ...
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
It's been 6 days since my last blog post, and it's been raining a bunch in Vegas. I miss the sun, but it's stupid to complain about rain here; we need every damn drop of water we can get!
Meanwhile, John Vorhaus (JV) was in town over the weekend. He played in a celebrity charity event for the Heartland ...
Friday, December 25th, 2009
Merry Xmas! I fell asleep last night while watching Wargames, the classic hacker movie from 1983 starring Matthew Broederick...complete with a Galaga arcade scene, dot matrix printers, and dial-up modems. It's a bit cheesier now than it was when I saw it as a kid. But some of the stuff in it is just classic:
1.) School ...