Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hey, TripJax, look!

1. What is the biggest mistake people make at a NL table?

Calling, not raising or folding. This applies to NL as well as Limit, in my mind. My biggest mistake is playing too tight.

2. What is the biggest mistake people make at a Limit table?

See above, but not folding soon enough, which isn't quite the same as calling.

3. Why do you play poker?

I love games. I caught the poker bug from a home game I played at just for fun and now it's a great way to pass the time in the evenings.

4. If you weren't playing poker, what would you be doing?

I run, climb mountains, play softball, play X-Box, spend time with the fam, but mostly I'd probably be reading or doing something productive, lol.

5. What is your favorite poker book and why?

Harrington's books are simply awesome. I also liked Phil Gordon's Little Green Book.

6. Who is your favorite poker player and why?

I have too many for many different reasons, but the guy I admire most is Phil Ivey because of his ability to read hands so well.

7. Which poker player do you dislike the most and why?

Shawn Sheikan. I'm not even bothering to see if I spelled is name right. What a jackass.

8. Do your coworkers know about your blog?

A couple.

9. What is the most you have won in a cash game or MTT (both live and online)?

Cash game was that $171 I picked up recently in a casino (hey, I'm new, back off). Online I once cleared $85 in a .25 NL game. Basically because of my conservative play, I'm never going to have monster nights unless the cards really come my way.

10. What is the most you have lost in a cash game or in one day total (both live and online)?

I haven't lost much more than $25 in a day. See above for the reason why.

11. Who was your first poker blog read?

Pot Committed. I love her writing.

12. What satisfies you more, your aces holding up for a big pot or a bluff working for a big pot?

AA if I played them correctly.

13. Why do you blog?

I love to write and I write for a living, so blogging helps me sort out my own thoughts about the game as well as try to share tips with others. I don't think it's very good, especially for my standards of my own writing, but it does help me sort out my thoughts.

14. Do you read blogs from an RSS reader like bloglines or do you visit each blog?

I just read what I have linked from my own blog.

15. Would you rather play poker for a living than do what you currently do for a living?

Poker for a living? Hell no. It's far too much fun for that; it would be really hard to make a living from it. I'd be a stressbag.

16. Do you wear a tin foil hat on occasion?

No. But occasionally I wear donkey ears.

17. If you had to pin it down to one specific trait, what does a great poker player have (or do) that separates them from an average player?

The ability to put players on a hand. Anyone can bluff and play a big hand aggressively, but I'm amazed at how well the pros can put a guy on a hand.

18. Is Drizz the coolest person on the planet for naming his baby Vegas?

Drizz really seems more like the geeky type (even if he does play softball), which is another reason why I love his blog, but I have to admit, that's an extremely cool move.

19. What is your primary poker goal and are you close to accomplishing it?

To finish ahead at the end of the year, and I'm going to have to lose a lot to not make that goal.

20. What is your primary online site and why?

Hollywood Poker for the good reload bonuses and Pokerroom because I have a Mac.

21. What site do you dislike and why?

I don't realy dislike one.


TripJax said...

Good stuff...I loved the donkey ears comments.


GaryC said...

You HAVE to get a tin-foil hat dude, well, maybe right after you get rid of that MAC. LOL.

Good answers.


GaryC said...

See???? I am still reading occasionally.