Saturday, December 11, 2004


Four of a Kind

Last night I played two tables of pot limit Texas holdem at Party Poker. ($25 buy in.) Did pretty well. For me, the trick when playing pot limit is the better implied odds that come from playing pot limit. It took me a few games to understand this, but the pot tends to build much faster in pot limit than it does in either limit holdem or no limit holdem. In limit holdem, the pot is pretty much only going to grow at the limits set in the betting. And in no limit, people are always running others out of the pot by making big bets.

But in pot limit, you can get in pretty cheap, but then turn around and make a big raise or someone else will make a big raise, and a lot of times I'll wind up with a caller or two that shouldn't be in the hand because they felt like they were pot-committed.

Anyway-I played two tables for a couple of hours, and the only big pot I played in was the one where I hit four of a kind, four's. Went from $22 to $54 immediately.

Sorry I haven't blogged much lately. I haven't played much poker lately either, so I haven't had much to write about. I have been playing a lot more ring poker and a lot fewer tournaments lately. After my trip to Vegas my confidence improved a lot.

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