Author Archives: Poker Mutant

New Articles

Two new articles at PokerNews.com in the last week, for anyone who read my last blog post on WSOP payouts over the years.The first went a little deeper into how the formula for the payout structure works, teasing out the … Continue reading

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Satisfaction Guarantee

A lot of electrons have been spilled over the announcement that the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event will continue to feature a $10 million guarantee for the first place finisher and World Champion of No Limit Hold’Em, with … Continue reading

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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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