Here it is, the second week of the tournament, and Cinderella’s ride to the ball is back to being a Halloween decoration. Goliath is peeling David off his heel and using his sling to pick his teeth.
Premium hands are simply few and far between when large pots are at stake. Tournaments are won by aggressively going after smaller pots with a range of starting hands. The trick is learning how to do that without becoming reckless.
The world’s most successful tournament competitors, like me, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, Phil Hellmuth and countless others, like to play small ball poker.
Remember a few weeks back when I said that Georgetown looked like a fine-tuned machine? Remember when I even went so far as to liken them to Voltron? Yeah, well, right now, the Hoyas are more like Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit.”
Did Tim Tebow really have to damn us to another year of hearing college football announcers gush like they’re describing their first true love?
You probably know by now that I’m a proponent of small ball poker. It’s a technique that allows you to play more hands while limiting your risk.
The best players in the world rely on small ball poker when playing in No Limit Hold’em tournaments.
After putting together a solid first three quarters on Friday night, the McLean High School Highlanders lost 21-14 to the Washington & Lee High School Generals, faltering in the grit of the fourth quarter that allowed the Generals to score the lone touchdown of the final period.
Regular readers of this column know that I am a proponent of small ball poker which is characterized by low pre-flop raises and restrained betting on the flop.
Despite defeat, the Falls Church’s (F.C.) All-Star teams finished the season with strong performances from their players, new and experienced alike. Here is the round-up of the All-Star Finals: