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Here is wisdom

By on Mar 26, 2010 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Cross posted at teammoshman.com   ******             Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. – Revelation 13:18       oops.   I felt bad for the other guy.  I’ve been on that end of the stick and know how much it sucks.  Then I started counting my winnings after the tourney ended and quickly stopped feeling bad for him.   – – – – – –   I’m really loving these hyper turbo sats at the moment.  Like most things I love, they will probably betray me sooner rather than later, but for the moment I’m enjoying the love affair.   I should probably thank Collin for introducing us, but I’m sure once I have a falling out with the Hyper’s I’ll be ruing the day I first saw that video he made.   Since I started seriously dabbling...

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...

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

25/50 is just awkward sometimes.

By on Jan 28, 2010 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

              Originally posted at teammoshman.com ******   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 ??   This was a hand recently played by a student of mine.  In video #990 on StoxPoker I made mention of the fact that if you never played anything but AA and KK in the first 3 levels of a DoN you probably weren’t missing out on too much equity.  This is especially true if your post-flop skills leave something to be desired.  Often you can find yourself raising a solid hand, only to be put in a position where defending it post flop can get tricky.  And for most beginning DoN players, this is a situation...

Missing out on +EV spots.

By on Jan 20, 2010 in Featured, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally posted on teammoshman.com ******* I was working with a couple of students last night, drilling on recognizing the very +EV spots that they had been missing, and it got me to thinking about the snow wheeling trip I mentioned in my last blog.   First of all, we had an absolute blast.  If you’ve never been a riding in a vehicle that’s tipped at about a 33 degree angle, you are really missing out on one of life’s simple pleasures.     We ended up leaving after work on Friday and drove a few hours to get where we had initially planned on camping.  There was one small problem.  No snow.  Now a couple of us had been watching the weather forecasts all week and were well aware that there was supposed to be a pretty big storm moving in.  We quickly decided that snow was better than ran and that we needed to go up.  The plan was to camp at Wentworth Springs, at one of the ends of the...