I found a few cool poker links. Looking for reviews of poker rooms in Vegas, so I don’t know where to go, I found the Poker Clan. They have a lot of trip reports which are cool. This guy’s report was a crack up. This is a guy who knows how to play poker, but ends up blowing 5K in Vegas.

The other thing I found interesting is these people measure their sessions in days, not hours. I thought if I played for 4 hours that would be a long time.

Also found a list of poker blogs which I haven’t had time to check out yet. Looks cool though.

Written while listening to “Hollow Again”
album Truthless Heroes
by Project 86
Written while listening to “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
album Billy Idol: Greatest Hits
by Billy Idol

Poker and Vegas

My best friend has a conference in Vegas next week and I’m going to go join him on Thursday and stay through the weekend. Last time I went to Vegas was two years ago with the Mrs. This is going to be a group of guys which should be interesting.

When I think about how much time I’ve got there sometimes it seems like a lot and sometimes too little. We’ll see how it works out.

I’m not the world’s biggest gambler and generally pick on game that I’m going to focus on while there. Last time it was blackjack with a little craps. Did crappy at Blackjack so I’m not doing that again. This time I’m playing poker. For practice I’ve been playing with fake money at It has a Java client which means it works with my Mac unlike most online poker places.

I’m learning a lot about Texas Hold’em, mainly fold a lot, which isn’t easy. But I’m learning.