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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 →

Stop, Drop And Chop.

"That said, I was not in a good place on the final table on this particular night, and I know how quickly it can go the other way."

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 →

Poker: My Life Without Wizards

"You can’t just be “addicted” to poker if you’re winning… can you?"

PokerStars Changes: Recs v Regs?

"Players at all levels have given PokerStars this power, so none of us can cry when they use it, we should have thought about it earlier- all of us. Captain Hindsight is a total arsehole."

My Fantasy Micro-Festival: Living The Cheap Dream

If you don’t understand a market, you cannot sell to them, and if the poker industry cannot sell to micro/new/recreational players, then the long term future of UK poker is as bleak as a funeral on a Scottish beach.

What Were You Thinking? Seriously. What?

"I know there’s been a lot of ranting about tanking recently, and everyone’s all about the shot-clock. I’m very much on that band wagon, because live poker is slow, too damn slow, and in danger of being really boring, not just to recreational players, but to half-competent online grinders playing even low numbers of multiple tables."

Found A Leak? Read A Book.

"When I read/study poker in the newly available time originally allotted to poker anyway, I find that the next day, I sit down to a new session with a bit more hope. I feel like I have something else to expect from this game, because I feel like I have something new to bring."

Time For A 1c Thought? Costly.

"In today’s economic climate, how could I possibly turn my nose up at even the tiniest bit of money?"

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