Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Goodbye Macau

Any thoughts I had entertained of playing in high-limit Macau cash games were quickly laid to rest today with the continuing plunge of the Chinese stock market.

Several months ago I invested my bankroll in some speculative Shanghai high-fliers, but committed the cardinal sin of being over-leveraged. So not only am I busto (once again), but am facing margin calls to the tune of several 2/5 buy-ins.

I have spent the last 6 hours lying prostrate in front of the Buddha statue at the Aria, praying fervently for the speedy recovery of the Shanghai Composite Index.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Vignette V

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2nd chance for tournament poker?

I have religiously avoided poker tournaments in favor of cash games for over 10 years now, thanks to a traumatic experience which I refer to here.

Truth be told, there has been no shortage of sporadic pain at the cash tables as well, so maybe it is time to re-evaluate my tourney embargo.

The only tournament books I have in my library are the outdated "Harrington on Hold'em (Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments, Volumes I and II)", and Sklansky's "Tournament Poker for Advanced Players". I am therefore looking to add some more recent literature, and to this end am considering "Kill Everyone". "Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time" (3 volumes) has good reviews, but I am more interested in live tourneys rather than online.

Is "Kill Everyone" worth the read, and does anyone have other recommendations?