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145% ROI is sustainable…

By on Mar 24, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

…right Gnomey?   Sorry.  That’s a bit of an inside joke between a friend and I.   Every time I come across a new game I seem to win the first few I play before crashing back to reality. I’ve recently become enamored with the hyper turbo satellites on Stars.  Of course just as I get comfortable with the structure, they go and change it up on me. Instead of a 500 chips sat with blinds at 25/50/10 they change it to a 750 chips sat with blinds at 20/40/10 to start.   I dabbled in a couple (literally) before setting down to crunch some numbers on these.     Clearly that’s sustainable, right?   😛   Of course, I wake up this morning, ready to dive into the new structure (which I think I preferred a little more) and they’ve changed them back to the original structure.   *sighs*   – – – –   Reading Monteroy’s post yesterday also inspired me to break down and give a...

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

By on Mar 18, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Cross posted at teammoshman.com   *******   A while back my best friend that I’ve never met introduced me to one of his favorite poker bloggers.  If you don’t have Poker Grump in your RSS feed, do yourself a favor and add him immediately.   The Grump quickly became one of my favorite poker bloggers.   Reading one his posts last night gave me one of those “Dang, I wish I would have thought of that” moments.   I highly recommend that you actually click the link and read the encounter in his words, but I’ll give you the Cliff’s Notes.   While playing live at the MGM, he had to step away from the table for a moment and post the blinds when he came back.  The flop came K68 with the 6 and the 8 being spades.  He called the button bet with top pair no kicker and was watching the button for a reaction on the turn card when the dealer swept the cards up and was ready to move to the next hand. ...

Lessons from Moneyball

By on Mar 7, 2010 in Baseball, Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally Posted on teammoshman.com   ****   A few years back a friend of mine, who had just moved out here to California from the Massachusetts, asked me how a state with 5 baseball teams broke down geographically.  I told him it was actually pretty easy to paint a picture of California in terms of team loyalty.  California tends to be a predominantly National League state.  Northern California roots for either the Giants or the A’s (or sometimes both when they aren’t playing each other).  Southern California tends to root for the Dodger or the Angels.  And no one outside of San Diego cares about the Padres.  If you ever meet a Padres fan, you can bet money on the fact that they have spent some time living in San Diego.   So being a Northern California kid, it was pretty obvious that my choice of teams was going to be either the A’s or the Giants.  I ended up gravitating towards...

25/50 is just awkward sometimes: Revisited

By on Feb 22, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally posted on teammoshman.com ***** In a previous entry, we looked at an all-in decision one of my students faced during the 25/50 level of a DoN.   Here’s the hand in question:   PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 5.2 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds 5 Ante (9 handed) SB (t2595) BB (t1515) UTG (t1770) UTG+1 (t1435) MP1 (t1795) MP2 (t1450) MP3 (t1667) Hero (CO) (t1450) Button (t1323)   Hero’s M: 12.08   Preflop: Hero is CO with Xx Xx 5 folds, Hero bets t125, 2 folds, BB raises to t1510 (All-In),  Hero ??   He ended up folding his AQo to the shove (a correct decision given how tight the BB had been and his equity against the likely shove range) but ended up losing 125 chips in the process.   Often you’ll hear that it’s not worth going after the blinds early because there isn’t much there and it doesn’t add much to your bottom line.  But is that really the case?  So the question we need to ask...

I’d like to thank

By on Feb 2, 2010 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

              …every single math teacher I ever had.   Without you this Double or Nothing win would not have been possible.     To celebrate I’m going to Disneyland. Catch ya on the flip side.   *****   Originally posted at teammoshman.com