I hate poker at the moment, she’s abusing me, crushing my self-esteem, breaking my heart and then laughing at me. I’m on a painfully sick downswing and I’m playing like a wanker. These two states of being have become so... Continue Reading →
I did a brief interview with The Welsh Paxman of Poker, Lee Davy, this week and he asked me if I thought that Poker Dealers got treated well at the table. (Read that interview on CalvinAyre.com here.) The short answer... Continue Reading →
If you’ve been playing online poker for a while, or reading the various poker forums, you will be familiar with the concept of the “Cash-Out Curse”. If you aren’t, it’s fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway to pad out... Continue Reading →
I’ve been playing UKIPT satellites on PokerStars in the last couple of weeks. This is a two stage qualifying process for me because I can in no way afford to buy in for the round two stages at either £82($100)... Continue Reading →
In general, I prefer online poker to live. It’s faster, it’s cheaper, it’s easier to manage tournament variance when you can play 100 tournaments a week, and, above all else, I can play in my underpants. In addition, I do... Continue Reading →
This week I had cause to re-examine the nature of “tilt”. I’ve had a cold week, nothing mathematically impossible, it’s a likely situation for any regular MTT poker player, and nothing my bankroll can’t sustain, although with 40 average buyins... Continue Reading →
"I'm financially bankrolled for the stakes and formats I'm playing, I'm just not sure I'm properly emotionally bankrolled."
"Did I play poker last night with an evil-genius?"
Let's count the ways casino operators hate Phil Ivey... no, can't do it, there's just too many of them! Embedded in 60minutes of waffle about meathead American Foozball players, there's an extended biographical interview with Ivey where he is very... Continue Reading →