Preparation

I’m a planner. I like to consider and ponder and plan. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do throw caution to the wind, but mostly I like to know what is happening, what is scheduled. It’s a little bit anal I admit but you can usually depend on me being on time. With that in mind I’m planning for next week when I go on holiday. I need to get some things down before we go, and as I’m out three nights this week (Thurs/Frid/Sat) and we leave on Wednesday next week, well I need to get my finger out! (no, it’s not actually IN anywhere, be really difficult to type if it was… ) We are getting new blinds …

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Can you tell?

A quick stroke of the chin, a flicker of the eyes round the table, a slight linger before flicking your cards flat. Or in my case a ‘woooop’, a fist punching the air and a little victory dance. OK, maybe not. I’m still learning the basics of Poker but far more interesting to me is the subtle tactical and psychology side. To bluff or not, to show your hand or not, when to raise the stakes, when to try and lull in your opponents, when to play a hand, when not, there are so many subtle variables in the basic gameplay that rely on … well, almost a sneaky nature. I can see why so many people enjoy playing the …

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