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Ace King offsuit is a 2 to 1 favorite over seven deuce.  Often in STT (sit n go) or final table situations, there are situations in which a player is put to a decision that will close the action.  If your opponent is getting the proper price, they may be better off making a call with such a dog hand (tournament equity is different than chip equity, but that's a subject for another post) .  In which case, you should want your opponent to fold!

I've been playing more STT lately, and it's worth it just for getting chewed out by the recently busted!  I love destructive criticism.


I made it back in one piece. Without multiple liters of liquid courage, mornings are pretty easy in Sin City. The gathering seemed saner than recent editions, with a few exceptions. Vegas was full of Brits, in town for the Hatton/Mayweather boxing match. From the look of other reports, not sure I was even there. My spirits were lifted by seeing old friends and meeting new folks. In some ways I was closing a chapter, as I have stopped drinking, am playing less, and starting full time classwork in January. Details to follow ???


I'm heading to the madness that is the December gathering in LV. I have quit drinking. We'll see how this plays out.

Heavyweight Championship of Poker

From Peppermill's website:

The Peppermill Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada, is pleased to announce it will host one of the biggest events in poker in spring 2008, the Heavyweight Championship of Poker.

The championship game, the Heavyweight Title Bout, has one of the largest buy-ins ever for poker at $100,000. The tournament is already attracting some of the top poker players in the country and is expected to bring 17 days of heated poker play to the Peppermill.

Players can qualify for the Heavyweight Title Bout two ways: through satellites or paying the $100,000 buy-in. An extensive schedule of satellites will be offered at the Peppermill starting April 25, 2008.

There are a limited number of seats available for the tournament, so players need to act quickly if they do not want to be shut out.

The Peppermill will host the Heavyweight Championship of Poker just months after opening the new Tuscan-themed $300 million dollar expansion featuring an all-suite hotel tower, nightclub, three story spa and salon, Tuscan-themed pool, private garden areas and convention center. The Peppermill will be the perfect setting for poker players from across the nation.

Kevin Makes Day 2

My friend Kevin made it to the second day of the WSOP $500 Casino Employees Event. He is around 17k in chips and has a good shot at the money. 140 players left, 99 players paid.

Good luck, Kevin!