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College and the Army - Life's a Gamble Excerpt

Beating the games was the easy part. Getting out of town with the money was the tough part.

~ Johnny Moss

Once I got to Ohio State, I discovered that I was much more talented than the other guys in the dorm at playing cards, whether it was gin rummy, hearts, euchre, or poker. As a kid I had paid my dues with Danny, but I discovered that I was now in a clover patch in college. These guys were not nearly as good as I was at any card game. It was time to get some “Danny money” back.



Blind Stealing, Qui Nguyen Style

At the final table of any large multi-table tournament, the prize payouts increase rapidly with each player eliminated. Most players, especially the smaller stacks, are just trying to outlast their opponents, to move up in the payouts. There is good reason to do this, and mathematically we demonstrate this in From Vegas to Vietnam! using the Independent Chip Model (ICM). However, when taken too far, it can allow aggressive players like Qui Nguyen to show a profit too easily from blind stealing.



In this series of PokerSnowie hand history reviews, Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Little discuss an interesting spot that Byron played that Snowie disagrees with. Jonathan usually figures out why Snowie chose its play, but even he is sometimes stumped.

This week, Byron and Jonathan discuss whether or not you should get all-in with Q-Q before the flop for 125 big blinds.



A Butchered Tournament Hand

I was recently told about a hand from a $1,000 buy-in live poker tournament that illustrates a few significant flaws in the strategies of many poker players (both professional and amateur). With blinds at 6,000/12,000 with a 420,000 effective stack, a splashy player limped from first position and then the player in second position raised to 42,000. Everyone folded around to our Hero who decided to call from the small blind with Kh-6s.



Understanding Implied Odds - Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Excerpt

In my groundbreaking tournament series, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, I outlined my pre-flop strategy based on stack sizes. This concept was foreign to many players then, and to many, it still is even now. Even some decent players who frequent the middle stakes have not extensively thought about their pre-flop strategy, or they use the same predefined strategy for all stack sizes. This is a significant mistake.



In this series of PokerSnowie hand history reviews, Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Little discuss an interesting spot that Byron played that Snowie disagrees with. Jonathan usually figures out why Snowie chose its play, but even he is sometimes stumped.

This week, Byron and Jonathan discuss playing middle pair when lots of draws miss on the river.



The Sporting Life - Life's a Gamble Excerpt

The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning, but how he handles his losses.

~ Bobby Baldwin

In my young years, it seemed that Danny Robison was as much of an influence on me as were my brother and my parents. Not only was Danny a fast talker and a gambler extraordinaire, he was a great athlete. He was the number-one man as a sophomore on the Fairmont High School golf team that won the Ohio High School State Championship, and upon graduation received a golf scholarship to Ohio University.



Two Blunders in One Hand

I was recently told about a hand from an amateur poker player that illustrates two detrimental mistakes that many amateur players make on a regular basis.

In a $1/$3 cash game, a tight, solid player raised to $20 out of his $800 effective from third position at a nine-handed table. An unknown player in the cutoff called. Our Hero decided to call with 9d-8h from the big blind.



We are delighted to announce that D&B Poker has launched a weekly magazine that will appeal to everyone who enjoys our books and other products. We are also very pleased that renowned author and poker professional Jonathan Little has agreed to be editor-in-chief. Numerous D&B authors will be supplying educational content in various formats that explains and amplifies topics that appear in their existing books or books that are currently being written.


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