Monday, November 29, 2010

Pre Flop Shove... Suckout special

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Lately, I feel like I am always the bubble or close to it.


How often do you use the "float". The popular thing used to be the C-bet, but now that everyone is doing it, good players on every poker site are starting to use the float. You know that at least 75% of the time, you will see a c-bet (continuation bet).

You have 3 choices after the c-bet.

1)Fold. If you missed the flop, which is 67% of the time, you can safely fold and only be out the pre-flop bet. But since your opponent only hits the flop 33% of the time, you might feel like you are folding to a bluff and wish you had another option.

2)Re-raise. Regardless of your cards, you show strength with the re-raise. Now 67% of the time (when your opponent missed the flop) you should expect that they will fold. However, there is a good part of the time when they started with a strong hand (AA, KK, QQ, or AK) or you might be playing against a super aggro player, and in those two cases they will shove over your re-raise. Either way, you will have to fold unless you feel you have the NUTS hand, and that gets expensive.

3)Call. This is where we get the "FLOAT". First of all, you give virtually no information with calling here. You could have a monster hand, a drawing hand, or absolutely nothing -which is when you are really floating. Secondly, you get to see a free card. If you are drawing, you may hit. If you have two over cards, you may suddenly have the best hand. In either case, you have improved with good value. And thirdly, if you are in position or not, a bet on the turn takes out all the bluff c-bets. Because the bluff c-bet is much more popular now, you will certainly get more value by floating in this situation.

In any case, you need to be careful to pick your spots, but the "FLOAT" should definitely be a part of your weaponry when playing online.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I am so Lucky!

Shove from the small blind and get lucky! That's how I roll....

Still can Luckbox it anyway.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The HAWK returns for the winter

Trusturgutshot makes the right read preflop. No good after the turn.
Tom D runs into pocket rockets
I got no traction the whole time, so shoved a short stack into Ace high. BYE ME.
Mandalgan collects a knockout after bustin' Aces
Roy gets knocked out after being dominated pre-flop
Adam shoves with his pocket pair and gets knocked out by Mandalgan
Mandalgan takes out Todd with a set of 9's. Congrats to Todd for 3rd place
Congratulations to Andybel for first and Mandalgan for taking 2nd
How they all finished. See you next month!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Private Tourney 11/6/10 open to any readers

As posted on

We're hosting our first poker tournament of the WCOFF Poker Series this Saturday at 5pm EST.  Entry Fee - $5.00

In order to locate the tournament, click the "Private" tab in the tournament lobby & it is also possible to locate our tournament by clicking on Requests, then Find Tournament by ID:

Tournament #195590173 (11.06.10 17:00 EST)

The Password to join our tournament is - wcoff

Our tournament has been set up with a 9 handed payout structure and it is possible to view the percentage payouts on this link:

If you are new to Full Tilt, you can download the software to play - HERE.

Based on the number of entries we get for this first tournament, WCOFF will be including a satellite league entry for 2011 as part of the prize payout, so invite your friends and let's get more entries into this first tournament. Feel free to share this invite with others you feel would be interested in playing in our WCOFF Poker Series.

We've had a few WCOFF members ask if we could host regular tournaments and keep an ongoing points standings with the winner earning a seat in a WSOP event next year. We're definitely open to that as long as the interest is high enough to warrant the investment. So spread the word and let's have some fun on Saturday night.

Monday, November 1, 2010