Check out another new poker blog called: The Code. Here’s what the Poker Coder wrote about his blog: “The Poker Code is an attempt to better map my poker experience as I climb the ranks. I plan on shamelessly bearing my poker soul (I almost named my blog ‘Poker Soul’). I plan on expressing my views regarding current poker events and personalities. I plan on linking valuable poker information. And last, I plan (hope) to make this a decent read.”

Here’s my favorite part: “Check-raising makes you feel smart, it doesn’t win you any money. Betting out wins you money (this pot if they fold, next pot when you showdown a winner and bet out next time). I know I prefer winning money to feeling smart.”

World Series of Iggy

Just read about Iggy’s No Limit Tourney which he set up, ran, and played in this wekeend. Whew! Too bad he came in seventh out of 51 (his tourney paid out six places with $1100 going to the first place winner!) Sounds like a great time. I think we should all take up a collection and send Iggy to the as the Blogger Representatve.

Here are some highlights of his latest entry:

“51 players showed up for my first ‘real’ non home game no-limit tournament. I was expecting and hoping for about 30… $50 entry fee with all money redistributed in prize money. I rented the space because I thought it would be fun as hell to run a local no-limit tournament. And it was.”

Talk about high end organizational skills!! Here’s my favorite part:

“We also had guys named Tex, Dino and Gino. There were a couple of guys who looked a tad bit shady… I have some BIG friends. Non vegan types. So the built-in security was another bonus. The best decision I made was creating this as a no-drinking tournament… it was a sober game. Removing alcohol from the equation was a smart move. I can’t believe I just typed that and meant it.”

But Iggy’s not done. he’s mulling another huge tourney! I might have to drive out to Ohio to sit in on the next game!

“Now I’m entertaining thoughts of a 200 person NL tourney. I have 8,000 square feet of space at my disposal. 20 tables, 200 chairs, 2,000,000 in chips – how hard could it be?”

More New Poker Blogs

I finally had the chance to check out some new blogs out there and I added them to the roster…

  1. Royal Poker is a poker player (a friend of Iggy) with a brand new daughter! Read about his tales of poker and fatherhood! This is what his site’s tagline reads: “Discussions in Poker, family, and life — working to make them all fit.”
  2. A Middle-Aged Man in Moderate Distress is a great blog. Here’s what Chip says: “Join an American male on his odyssey through life, marriage, and new fatherhood at forty. Warning! Rough language, and some gambling content. Should be 18 or older to view.”
  3. Openers: A Poker Blog is run by Ed. He admits: “I’m interested in the game, both its practice and its theory, and there are some questions we could ask. One that leaps to mind is whether a political liberal, a softie as it were, can even be a good player. Poker after all is intensely capitalistic (to paraphrase Jack Lemmon [I think], “Poker is all the terrible things that made America great”); and it is a capitalism that thrives at it utmost when it’s unregulated (pot-limit, and even more so no-limit). So can a liberal play with anything more than mediocre skill? “
  4. Ugarte’s Poker Grovel is a site run by 30-something New Yorkers. I have to contact them to see about any loose home games around town. Check out the site.
  5. Poker Perspectives is run by Studs in central Florida. Thanks for the link-up!
  6. Poker & Devotion… What I’m learning about life as a grinder is run by a female poker dealer. Some good posts on there.

That’s it for now. Looks like I have 28 poker blogs linked up (29 if you count mine!) If I missed your blog or if you are a newbie, send me an e-mail, so I can take a peek. See ya, McG