I have a bad habit of living slightly in the future. For me this year is already about to be wrapped up, and new plans for 2014 are primed and ready to go. Yet, here we are, a whole month to go… well, except that I’m off on a winter break in a couple of weeks’ time .
More on that in my final posts of the year, when I’ll recap 2013 and show you what is in store for 2014. Here we go with the final ‘Planet Corp Update’ of the year, where I talk about the day to day plans and achievements here at Planet HQ.
As a tournament poker player you have two ways that you can measure your results and success in. You can either look at your Return On Investment (ROI) or your hourly earn rate ($/hr). Both are perfectly acceptable yardsticks – in fact a lot of players use a mixture of the two – but aiming to increase one will almost always see the other fall.
December is looking good for Sit N Go fans. Golden SNGs are back at PokerStars as part of their huge December Festival. Titan Poker are also offering 30% to 50% more points for Turbo games with 2 different date ranges.
This post is for players outside of the US – I’ll round up the latest from the US sites next week.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres once said: “You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that’s how it’s spelled.” DeGeneres must have been a micro-stakes poker player to come out with that piece of gold.
Some news came via Planet Greg yesterday that was a perfect example of ‘Bitter-Sweet’.
Vladimir, who has been a colleague and friend to us at Planet HQ for more than 3 years, followed a string of recent successes by winning his 2nd PCA Package from PokerStars - and now has the bankroll and confidence to move up levels in tournaments and to invest more in his own poker project – Russian training site (now expanding into English) InstaPoker.tv
Remembering back to when I first discovered the depth of strategy involved in poker – and things seemed quite complex. After years at the tables and in the webmaster business, I can’t help but feel that some people like to publish complex sounding articles, simply to show off their skills!
Today I decided to take 3 advanced concepts, and show you how easy the fundamental principles behind them really are. These are Reverse Implied Odds, Combinatrix and Prize Pool Equity Models.
Further Update: Just had an email from my AM. Canada stays live after all, and existing players from FI / NL can continue to play. So, this post is now just for new players from NL / FI. Will update again as things get clearer!
Fold. Pass. Muck. Three little words that mean you have given up on your hand and have tossed it back to the dealer, either real or virtual. It is a passive move to make and in a world where aggression is key some will frown upon you for such passivity, but sometimes folding is the best play even if it is one that your do not like to make.