Monday, May 26, 2008

Poker and the Sasquatch! Festival

This article combines two of my favorite things: poker and Seattle independent music. It’s only mildly poker-related, but since I know a few of you appreciate the music scene like I do, I thought I’d share.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ultimate Bet cheating scandal

Ultimate Bet has a group of users with potripper-esque stats with 60% VPIP and 150 BB/hour win rate. Furthermore Ultimate Bet and Aboslute Poker are both owned by the same company...what are the odds?

More information on a thread over at

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why limit Stud?

Last week at lunch poker Ryan was pondering as to why 7cs was played limit, presumably as opposed to NL or even PL. I immediately piped in that there were too many streets to which Ryan replied that there was only one more. After some quick math I determined that he was indeed correct.

After pondering it over some more I think that it really would be a different game, or rather not really much of a game, if it were NL. I think that hands would rarely get to 7th street and that would take away a lot of the game. In Razz for instance anyone with A23 or even three primes would be hammering that pot before they bricked. In 7cs it would be a shove fest when anyone had a big pair or rolled up. I think part of the appeal of 7cs is the delicate balance between early made low strength hands racing against draws to more powerful hands with the River being the finish line. And 7cs/8 would not even exist since low draws would never get to their fifth card even if they were catching perfect up to that point. I suppose a monster draw could try it but they would probably be put all in before they get there and will just need to hope to coast into a hand after the money gets in. Even going pot limit would shut out any drawing hands if two or more big pairs starting re-potting each other on 3rd.

Yeah, I think 7cs has to be Fixed Limit.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

There was a request

So I’m simply fulfilling that request. I know this isn’t the venue for this sort of self-promotion, so I can remove the link in a week if you’d prefer to not have the TNP site muddied up. But more than one person at TNP requested it, so here it is.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Omaha hole card nicknames?

Hey any of you Omaha junkies ever notice someone referring to a set of hole cards by nicknames? Hold'em has big slick, pocket rockets, big lick, the hammer, etc. but there seems to be a dearth of Omaha nicknames. Only one I could easily find was AK47.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Have we talked about this already?

Has anybody played here before? Seems like, with it’s “legality”, the chance for a larger amount of d0nkitude is there.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

WSOP Main Event final table to be held in November

As Joe pointed out, the Main Event will abruptly stop at the final table and resume many months later in November.

Jeh says there are good reasons for it. I'd like to hear them.