Author Archives: Poker Mutant

Is Juice a Killer?

What if the 2Pair Poker Tour came to Oregon and nobody came?Well some people came to Eugene for their first excursion outside of California, though not nearly as many as they were hoping for. Their first tournament last Thursday, scheduled for … Continue reading

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My Two Minutes of Fame

So I’m listening to the end of last week’s 2+2 Pokercast, it’s just wrapping up with some comments from the previous week’s show thread, and suddenly I hear my name, because Adam and Terence read my reaction to their view of the Phil … Continue reading

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Shuffle Off to Omaha

Bovada $200 Guarantee Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo (T1,500)This game went pretty well, if I do say so myself, even if I did forget for much of the first portion that it was Omaha High, not High/Low.Hand 1 UTG2 T1,500 20/40I came … Continue reading

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Ship, Ahoy!

I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I’m going to ride this little surge as long as possible. After busting out of the event at High Mountain, I came home and played Bovada’s nightly $4K guarantee $5.50 … Continue reading

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Poker Mutant Birthday

I’m not in Prague.But the past couple of weeks haven’t been too bad for the Poker Mutant. Just after my last round-up, I had another short dry spell after a min-cash in the daily Bovada $4K morning tournament, including a … Continue reading

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Game Theory Optimal

A couple of commenters scoffed at the conclusion to my recent PokerStars recap of Martin Jacobson’s all in hands, where I suggested that Jorryt van Hoof—who had open-raised before two players he had covered 5:1 both went all in—should have considered calling … Continue reading

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Four Years (or My Long Poker Road)

It’s been just about four years since my first post here, just before my 49th birthday in 2010. So at the end of this week I turn 53. I’m still not making a living playing poker, but as I wrote … Continue reading

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Moar Cards

A couple of tournament droughts have been broken with a short flurry of cashes, just in time for the holidays. 5 cashes in 13 tournaments so far this week, with 11th and 5th in a couple 100+ entry games, my … Continue reading

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Crunching the Numbers

My latest work for the PokerNews.com Strategy section:

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Doing the Minimum

Bovada $7,500 NLHE 10K Chips, 10-Minute LevelsA longish streak of non-cashes in live games drove me back into Bovada’s arms for the night, which resulted in a cash (at last!) but one that was a bit unsatisfying.Hand 12 UTG3 T9,910 … Continue reading

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