Thursday, July 19, 2007


In Poker always consider:

As you bet an individual hand, what you are representing by making these bets
As you bet multiple hands, what you are representing yourself to others as

Friday, August 18, 2006

Military ideas such as those in the "Art of War" can also be applied to poker. In my (non-bridge non-poker) blog entry on writer Van Creveld I note the military success elements of logistics, intelligence, convergence and sacrifice. These can also be applied to poker.

Logistics - Have sufficien bankroll to keep playing, to keep firing away
Intelligence - Who can fold, and who will keep on calling
Convergence - Picking the right spot to get all the chips in
Sacrifice - Limp in sometimes with a great hand- sacrifice a likely small gain for a possible big gain

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The WSOP is now running in Vegas and continues to August 10. Lots to learn following this, and the main site to follow it is

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Poker Questions?

I have no idea how much/how little interest there is in this - a poker blog for bridge players. However with the WSOP (World Series of Poker) going on, perhaps there is some interest. If you have any questions, or would like me to review a hand, please send me an email.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Welcome to the PokerMatters Blog

This blog will look at the considerations about online tournament poker for bridge tournament players.

First, why poker tournament play? Since the entry fee is fixed (somewhat if a rebuy tournament), the amount you can drop is limited. Since bridge tournament players are already conditioned to know they don't win most of the time, and treat bridge tournament entry fees as lost money, this non-winning experience will not be a problem for them in poker tournaments.