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On Thursday, I flew from NY to FL for my grandmother's funeral. It was a weird, surreal experience, one that I may write about in the near future, but not right now. I just wanted to ask for everyone's patience over the next 3 weeks. I spent a lot of time writing and building this humble blog, and being away from it for this sad moment in my family's history, followed by an upcoming 2 wk hiatus for a happy moment, my wedding and Tahitian honeymoon, made me realize that this blog may get the short shift for a while. I know that none of you will fault me for this. But you may read some other great blogs (see the links on the right) and forget about the Highness of Poker. Well, don't. Because there is lots of exciting poker and non-poker content in weeks and months and years to come.

On the poker front, I've been trying to clear my PSO bonus (referral code: HighOnPoker) at Titan, and much like Noble (of which the two share the same players and tables) it has been going well. I've been making lots of hit-and-run sessions at .25/.50 NL, and have been winning consistently. I'm up from $240 to just short of $300, with an additional $120 or so gathering dust at Noble. The cards have been good to me, and the other players have been bad for themselves. In my first hand today, I'm the BB with JJ. A player in EP/MP raises to $3.50. Everyone folded to me except for a player in EP yet to respond to EP/MP. I raised to $6.50. EP folds. EP/MP pushes for another $4 or so. I called. He had TT, and I was up a quick $10. That's how it has been going. Let's hope it continues.

On the live poker front, I plan on playing Thursday and/or Friday. Thursday will likely be a game at Robbie Hole's. Otherwise, I may play in a $40 freezeout at an underground club in the city called Genoa Club. They have a tourney on Friday which is $40 with one rebuy, which also may be the way to go. I've never played in a tourney with a set amount of rebuys, and I'm curious if it changes playing style. I guess it means that players will be loose until they rebuy, at which point they'll be tight. This is of course just a hypothesis, based on how a player ought to play. But as we all know, most players don't play rationally.

On that note, I was thinking about the difference in playing at a NYC underground club and an AC casino. Without much to back this up, I believe that NYC players are probably better and therefore more aggressive. The logic is this: any player can go to AC to play some poker. There are going to be a range of players. At my lower limits, there are also going to be a fair share of newbie players who play like scared kittens. I love these players. At NYC rooms, scared kittens are, frankly, too scared to play or even approach the room. The players who do come are probably people who are very into poker. There will be some foolish gamblers, willing to push with ATo, preflop. These players are there because they love any type of gambling and see poker as another way to toss a coin and win money. But there are also players who are students of the game (or worse, professors). These players love poker so much that they've probably read a bit on the subject. They also probably have more experience, as, presumably, they didn't learn the game at the underground club. So, there is my theory.

Now, I know some people, such as DP, have more experience than me at these clubs. So, please let me know if you think my theory is accurate.

That's it for right now. As I typed this, my luck has turned and I lost a chunk of change. That just goes to show that blogging while playing is trouble.

Take care of yourself, and your poker.

posted by Jordan @ 8:39 PM,


At 11:25 AM, Blogger GaryC said...

Take care of yourself, too, brother.
Welcome back.


At 4:46 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

Thanks G. It's a shame I'm only back for a week or so. That said, at least this time it'll be for vacation. Even better, my honeymoon, in beautiful Tahiti. I could really use a vacation.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger TripJax said...

Oh man...Tahiti...sweet.

We still haven't taken a honeymoon...6 years later.

Damn I need to win a poker cruise or something...

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

Hey, Trip just gave me an idea for the next Challenge. Maybe we should have a cruise challenge, choose an upcoming poker cruise or trip, and all focus on just winning a seat there. I'll need to mull that over.


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