It’s easy to record your results when you’re playing well. The trick is to record your results all the time. Every new site, every new variant, every level and in every state of mind or emotional wellbeing – drunk, tetchy, in love – there should be no excuses. If anything, you learn more about yourself and your game from those times “when you weren’t really playing properly”.
I'm playing in a live cash game. Blinds are £1-£2 and I'm UTG +1. UTG straddles. I look down at aces and flat call. It's quite a lively table, plus there's been a straddle, so I'm hoping for a lot of action...
Bluff Europe writer Alex Rousso examines why implied odds can make or break you in No Limit Hold'em.
Marty Smyth never really played a lot of poker tournaments; he always preferred to battle it out at the highest online cash games he could find, back in his bedroom in Belfast. Every year, however, he’d go on a beano to Dublin – just for a laugh – and would usually end up on the final table of the Irish Open. In 2007 he won the whole thing. Then on a trip to Vegas in summer, he in inadvertently became the Pot Limit Omaha World Champion and the only Irishman to collect a bracelet in 2008.