Friday, May 26, 2006

Late to the Party as usual......

Questions by TripJax...

1. What is the biggest mistake people make at a NL table?
Without a doubt...It's calling raises with low or medium pair, and gutshot straight draws.

2. What is the biggest mistake people make at a Limit table?
The biggest mistake in limit is to play too many hands and also passive play.

3. Why do you play poker?
It's such a great combination of competition, thought, and strategy. Mainly for the competition...but the profit possibilities are hard to overlook.

4. If you weren't playing poker, what would you be doing?
Probably playing Pool or Golf

5. What is your favorite poker book and why?
It has to be Super System...I keep going back to it more than the others to absorb info.

6. Who is your favorite poker player and why?
I think it's T.J. Cloutier...he has the right attitude and doesn't 'act' over the top when he wins or when he loses.

7. Which poker player do you dislike the most and why?
I don't dislike any player more than any other...All of the pros are fun to watch. I think it's more the type of player such as your 'wannabe' types that appear in a game whether it's a charity tournament or a casino 2-4 limit game.

8. Do your coworkers know about your blog?
I think one or two may have seen me posting to it..but I don't think anybody really knows. However, I do have to keep it relatively anonymous in order to avoid possible problems.

9. What is the most you have won in a cash game or MTT (both live and online)?
Live MTT I won 550.00 (tied) a local charity tourney in my town..we chopped between the last two because it was getting late and the chip lead was low. Online MTT-200.00
Live ring-game at Foxwoods 400.00 in 1-2 NL. Online ring won 250.00

10. What is the most you have lost in a cash game or in one day total (both live and online)? Lost about 180.00 online ring game 2-4 limit a couple of days after my daughter was born...I guess I was tired. Lost 200.00 in a live charity MTT with re-buys.

11. Who was your first poker blog read?
It was most definitely Party Poker Blog by Iggy.

12. What satisfies you more, your aces holding up for a big pot or a bluff working for a big pot? That pot that you know you can only win with a ballsy bluff! What's more satisfying than making someone lay a hand down that has you beat?

13. Why do you blog?
It's therapeutic for me to convey what's on my mind..just put it all out there in a steam-of-consciousness kind of way. I did this for a long time with no readers so I do it mainly for myself.

14. Do you read blogs from an RSS reader like bloglines or do you visit each blog?
I usually visit each blog...I do however read a couple of blogs from an RSS Bill Rini's.

15. Would you rather play poker for a living than do what you currently do for a living?
I would if I could but I can't so I won't.

16. Do you wear a tin foil hat on occasion?
Only when I play a large MTT on Party can just smell the multi-accounting sons o' bitches everywhere!

17. If you had to pin it down to one specific trait, what does a great poker player have (or do) that separates them from an average player?
One trait........above all else......PATIENCE.

18. Is Drizz the coolest person on the planet for naming his baby Vegas?
That is very cool...I read his blog and it makes me laugh. There is a lot to live up to in that name though...

19. What is your primary poker goal and are you close to accomplishing it?
My primary poker goal is to final table a major tournament....or for that matter a 1,000+ buy-in tourney.

20. What is your primary online site and why? Primary site for ring games is Party Poker and/was Empire Poker.....If you can build a bankroll there is no better site. Primary site for MTT's and STT's is PokerStars and Ultimate Bet...I seem to do better on both for some reason and they offer more of a variety.

21. What site do you dislike and why? I really hate Party...but only for the MTT's....I can never really get anywhere on their MTT's.

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