Mean Gene
Mean Gene
Pittsburgh's most decorated poker blogger, which I admit is like being the best shortstop in Greenland

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My Articles

Presto, the Arlo, & the Hammer
An Online Code of Conduct
The Ethics of Ratholing
"The Professor, the Banker..."
"Ace on the River"

My Columns

Lose the Shades
If You Can't Say Something Nice
Whither the Kicker
The Lady is a Champ?
Covering the WSOP (or not)
Statistics, Luck, and Poker
Poker and New Orleans
Managing a Bankroll
How To Tell A Bad Beat Story
Telling Lies
The Power of Poker Tracker
Advanced Card-Handling

My Greatest Hits

5 Things To Do Before I Die
Cafeteria Nostalgia
Mean Gene's Dubious Dating Tips
Poker and Business?
There's No Such Thing As Luck?
Isabelle, Je t'adore
No Shirt No Shoes No Service
Well, The Food Was Good
Good Morning, Mr. Matusow!
The Weekend of our Discontent, I
The Weekend of our Discontent, II
Books That Left Their Mark
Ode to a Fish Sandwich
Bill Simmons Ain't the Poker Guy
The Sports Guy Still Ain't the Poker Guy
Again, The Media Tackles Poker
Five Years After 9/11
Hitting Pretty Girls in the Face
Sixth-Graders Suck

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Tao of Poker
Up for Poker
Boy Genius
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Poker Works
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Bad Blood
Love and Casino War
Double As
Lion Tales
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Poker Nerd
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Human Head
Sound of a Suckout
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TP's Table Talk
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    Saturday, November 19, 2005

    Oddjacking Off

    Ecch, I can't believe I wrote that title.

    Not much blogging this week because I've been pinch-hitting over at Oddjack the last two days. Tuesday night I was out looking for salami and bologna (I was at the grocery store, you sickos) and my cell phone rings. Lo and behond it's the Boy Genius asking if I can lend a hand for a few days. I'm always one to pitch in when the need arises, and so I've just spent two days furiously clattering away. If for some reason you want to read what I've been up to, here are the links:

    CNN's Hacktastic John Walters
    Why Penn State Will Annihilate Michigan State
    Matriculate This
    Poker Bloggers Not Good Enough, Apparently
    Tournament of Champions Aftermath
    Making Mobney
    Anger Comes In Many Different Flavors
    Jesse Ventura To Take One For The Team
    Is Daniel Negreanu The Latter-Day Koko B. Ware?
    WPT Wannabe

    Kudos to the people who actually wrote the stuff I linked to. I definitely added some grey hairs the last two days.

    And then I sat down to play some poker and had One Of Those Nights. I thought the Wil Wheaton tournament was at 7, when in fact it was at 4. So I missed that. I've been wanting to get more experience in multi-table events so I plunked down a whole buck to play in a 45-person SNG. I doubled up midway thru when I check-raised with the Hammer and got called by aces. I cracked those aces when I made a wheel on the river and I was on my way. I'm playing these micro-multis to crank up my aggression, and I started bossing my table and before too long I had the chip lead.

    Then my computer froze. Got back on and seized the chip lead again. I was up about T5000 over my nearest competitor when I was dealt AK suited. I raised, and the #2 chip dude went all-in. He'd been doing this a lot, and I thought he might be making a move. I don't think I should've called with AK anyway, I still would've had a big chip lead. I called, he had jacks, and I lost the race. Two hands later I was dealt A-Q in the big blind, went all-in, and got called by aces. In three hands I went from the dominant chip leader to out on the bubble. That's some good pokering, folks.

    OK, so I decided to play some micro NL. Got some cards, quickly doubled up. Then I lost 1/2 of that when I made an ace high flush when the ten of diamonds popped up on the river. I bet, dude went all-in, I called, and he turned over pocket tens which gave him a full house. Oops. Later on I flopped trip 8s, got all the money in and had the guy hit his two-outer to make trip kings. Then I cracked my own aces by limping and letting three other players see a cheap flop. Lost to 9-5. As poorly as poker can be played, is how I played tonight. Time to rock myself to sleep. get this widget Please visit Pokernews site for more poker news, poker strategy articles or poker rules.

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