Hi Dr Tom,
I’m a small stakes cash game player who has painstakingly built up a bankroll over the last year by strictly adhering to the rules of bankroll management. However, I’m increasingly tempted to “take a shot” at levels way beyond my means.
August 11th 2006. The Pallazzo Suites, The RIO, Las Vegas. Bluff is attempting to conduct an interview with a newly crowned world champion, who bounds animatedly around the room in an attempt to explain exactly what had happened to him during the previous ten days of poker, his eyes wide with incredulity. His enthusiasm is charming, his laughter infectious. This guy will be good for poker, we think.
Dear Dr Tom,
I consider myself a solid tournament player, but I realise I still have a lot to learn – I’m a small winner playing $5 and $10 sit-n-gos. I recently satellited into a major Sunday tournament, worth $215.
There’s a growing section of the poker community deliberately buying in for the minimum as a moneymaking strategy. Playing against these types requires special attention, says Alex Rousso