Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Blogroll Updated

I've updated my blogroll to highlight some of my new favorite blogs. Some of them have been around for a while, some are newer, but they're all good. Here's a list. Check them out.

_Biggestron Writes Poker
_Just A Small Pair
_Missives from a Degenerate Underachiever
_Poker Poison
_Poker with WillWonka
_Up For Poker
_ZAPLAB's Another Poker/Life/Anything Blog

The only poker I played today was the $8K guaranteed $26 buy-in tournament on Full Tilt. I finished in 20th for a payout of about $57, which is OK, I guess, but I really play these things for a shot at the bigger money.

Fortunately, a good player did make the bigger money! Joe Speaker came in fourth place for a $1,000-plus award. He played really well. The biggest hand he had was when his stack was big enough to limp with 88, and he busted two players after flopping a set. It was ugly.

My tournament wasn't very interesting. I had just about an average stack the whole time, but I was surrounded by deep stacks most of the tournament. That made it harder to steal, which put a serious damper on my game. Then I didn't get any calls when I did finally get dealt some premium hands. Eventually, I had to push with QTs from late position, and I got called by KJo. I got no help.

I ordered four poker books today: Harrington Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (I never finished reading these), "Weighing the Odds In Hold'em Poker" by King Yao and "How Good is Your Limit Hold'em" by Byron Jacobs and Jim Brier. I don't plan on reading these books all at once, but I will probably get through them pretty quickly.

I haven't read a good poker book in a while. Now that I think about it, I haven't read a poker book yet this year. Good thing these are on the way.


mookie99 said...

Start with the Harrington books first, those are awesome. Great for tourney players.

Joe Speaker said...

Ibid what mookie said. Nice run, gnome. All you could have done with what you were dealt. Thanks for the sweat.

FatBaldGuy said...

Yep, the Harringtons are good stuff. Post a review of the other two when you get done. I like to know if someone sees a good poker book.