This is the seventh part of a coaching series featuring Bluefirepoker coach Alan Jackson, the goal of which to create a roadmap that gives amateur poker players the greatest chance for success when trying to take their games to the next level. In the last article we discussed betting the turn and this time we discuss calling the turn.
“I’ll be really disappointed if I come ninth, especially since I’m bringing 50 or 60 people with me – that would be an anti-climax. We’ve been given ninth-place money, so it would be like getting nothing.”
First it was the headline about November Niner Sam Holden in The Sun: “Jobless Brit eyes £5m poker prize”. At the time, we all thought it was funny. Those silly people, they just don’t get it. Sam Holden isn’t jobless – he’s a pro poker player! It should have been a wake-up call for us. Those silly people have some control over what we do, and they’ve been flexing their talons for some time now.
Everyone loves a good spin-up story – a death-defying tightrope walk which, for a few hours or days – or years, in some cases – cheats variance and flies in the face of everything we try tell our readers about good bankroll management. Let’s face it; no one can resist a spot of impetuous, reckless heroism, whether it’s by impudently defying the house edge or just sheer common sense. So, from busto to robusto in as little time as possible, here are our favourite spin-up heroes…