Thursday, December 18, 2008


Still grindin' cash games on FTP.

I have no interest in tournament and last nights Mookie solidified my decision not to play anymore MTTs. I'm tired of looking for that score. I'm tired of the 1, 2, and 3 outers. I'm tired of donkeys. I'm just tired of it.

I'm offically going to the grind. right 4-tabling full ring cash games. Right now thats all i can handle. I have gone up 6, but with working at home at night 4 tables is the max that will do. I have kinda also set a challenge for myselft as well. Right now i'm playing below my bankroll, I can handle higher stakes but want to start at the bottom and work my way up. I have set levels for myself to know when to move up. So far so good. I hade one losing night but it was for only a couple of bucks

The games are super soft. Softer then any tournament. IMO, all the money is in cash anyway. Maybe that should be the direction of poker. Cash Games.

High Stakes Poker is the best game to watch on TV. Also i saw Poker After Dark, had a cash game. thanks to my son, who decided to wake up at 2am, I was able to watch. The game is deeper, more exciting and it actually shows real decisions. Not math related decisions that happen more in tournaments.

The WSOP and WPT are getting boring to watch. I'm mean I watch, just because i love the game, but ESPN and WSOP, IMO failed with the delay of final table. The WPT is a sinking ship, for chirst sakes, the Borgata, the nicest casino on the East Coast doesnt even want any part of the WPT. Even the Borgata has recognize the decline of tournament poker.

The Borgata is still offering tournaments, but offering guarantees on lower buyin tourneys in the 2k, 3k and 5k range because they know its more managable for people to invest those amounts instead of 10k. and these tourneys are very very very deepstack, so in theory, you are actually playing with a cash game feel and atmosphere.

Overall deepstack poker is just better poker and its going to better the poker community in the long run.


Riggstad said...

Changs tonight! 8 pm Get after it. Bring anyone you want as well. All welcomme

corron10 said...

Let me know after the holidays.. way to busy right now. and what are the limits there.. i know chang likes to play deep.

BamBam said...

Couldn't agree more Corey!

Another feature of the deepstack variation, it makes NLHE a game of thinkers, rather than a game of poooooshers.

Now having said that, we all know I'm no NLHE expert. (ears are WAY too long and floppy) But I find deepstacks honour the intention of the game, rather than blemish it with the agro-donk mentality, that's rampant in the game today.

Totally.... IMHO.

Nice read Sir.

lightning36 said...

It was nice to have the time to get to know the final table people at this year's WSOP, but ESPN totally blew the coverage, making the players look like donkeys.

Shrike said...

Belated but 100% agreement that cash games are a purer, more interesting form of poker than pushbot tournament NLHE.