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Pieces Of Micro-Pie

I stumbled across a conversation on Twitter this week about a player selling action in a large comp. From what I could understand, it was a $5k buyin live tournament, and the player in question was a serious and winning... Continue Reading →

GOLIATH2016: Giant Success or Oversized Fail?

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I made time in my busy schedule of online micro-stakes poker, writing a novel no-one will ever read and scratching myself to go to the GOLIATH festival at Grosvenor Casino at The... Continue Reading →

Bots: Skynet Becoming Self-Aware?

I stumbled across this link this week on 2+2 about a “poker-bot ring”. I’ve heard of poker bots before, but I don’t really know what they are. I was once told by an experienced online player that as I almost... Continue Reading →

Advanced Poker Terms In Micros Friendly Language

I’ve noticed there is some embarrassment associated with not “knowing everything” within micro/low stakes poker, but, due to my massive ego, I have never been ashamed to say “durrr… what?”. I’m really happy to say that people message me all... Continue Reading →

4bet Shoving for Value? That Is My Jam

I was asked an interesting question by one of my Twitter buddies this week, it was: “Is getting big chunks of your stack in pre-flop really giving you a good ROI?” He asked me that after I went on Twitter... Continue Reading →

Chatbox Chumps: A Total Pain In The Poker?

I was playing a $5 online tourney the other day, it was the last four tables from around 1000 players, and the game was, predictably, intensifying. The top prize was about $1500, which is a large bankroll injection for anyone... Continue Reading →

The Cash-Out Curse: I’m Telling You, It’s Real

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 →

PKOs: Progressive Or Regressive?

A good part of my normal micro-tournament schedule is made up of Progressive Knockout tournaments (PKOs). If you don’t know what they are, they’re a crazy form of bounty tournament where a percentage of the buyin is attached to each... Continue Reading →

Satellites: Mountains From Molehills?

I’ve been playing a good few satellites in the last couple of weeks due to the fact that it’s the time of year for the TCOOP on PokerStars and I’m a micro-tard with a midget bankroll that can’t even think... Continue Reading →

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