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A matter of timing

By on May 3, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Cross posted at teammoshman.com   **********   One of the biggest headaches for me, when first taking on a student, is trying to figure out when a good meeting time will be.  I’ve had a couple of students here in California, a couple on the east coast, but recently most of my newer students have been on the other side of the pond.   Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m not the complete degen gambler and I still have a 9-5 day job, which limits the time I have during the week that’s available for coaching.  I can tell you it makes for an interesting lesson, when the student is dragging himself out of bed by 8 am and I’m trying not to fall asleep at 11pm.   Apparently this has also become an issue for MOSH MADNESS 2010 as well.   I was sitting back in the chat room when I saw this exchange occur:   Person 1: ok im playing my headsup on thursday at 8am Person 2: 8am ET? Person 1:...

Back on the playground

By on Apr 27, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Cross posted at teammoshman.com   ********   I’ve always had an affinity for the swings.  They are, to this day, my absolute favorite piece of playground equipment.  In elementary school during recess, more often than not, you’d find me on the swings.   There’s a rush that you get on them that you just can’t find on something like the slides or the monkey bars.  The thrill of having the wind blow past you as you try to push yourself higher and higher. Then,  finally getting enough momentum so that you actually get the chains to slacken a bit.  We all know what comes next.  Launching yourself off the swing as you hit the apex, trying to send yourself further than the last time you were on them.     I’m beginning to lose my fascination with the swings, but the thrill of that uptick keeps sucking me in for another...

Man, sometimes I feel old…

By on Apr 10, 2010 in Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Cross posted at teammoshman.com   *****   Overheard in the Team Moshman skype chat room.   TM member 1: So I found out that my mother dated gabe Kaplan     TM member 2: lol     TM member 3: i am not sure who is gabe kaplan?     TM member 2: commentator from high stakes poker      ...

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...

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. ...