Poker on my Driod-X

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It has finally happened. I can now play online poker on Full Tilt Poker on my SmartPhone, my VerizonWireless Droid X. By way of disclosure, I am an affiliate of Full Tilt Poker.

Currently, I am limited to playing the “Rush Poker” tables on my phone, but that is a good start for me.

In fact, based on the method I am currently playing, “Rush Poker” is ideal for me. I am currently folding up to 96% of the hands I am dealt, therefor I would be spending a lot of time waiting for a hand to play.

“Rush Poker” is fast enough that I get a few good playable hands an hour. With the right hands, I am able to win enough that I leave most sessions with at least 125% more than what I started with. In some cases, even 250% more.

One of the things I have done lately is to step down to games with buy-ins of $10 or $20 dollars instead of the $25/$50 games I was playing before and being crushed instead of being the crusher.

If you are not familiar with “Rush Poker”, the basic idea is that you are moved to a new table and dealt a new hand as soon as fold your current hand. You can even “Quick Fold” out of turn to speed up the action.

Even though you have been moved to a new table, it appears that you are at the old table and that you folded when it was your turn.

I can choose to play traditional Texas Holdem, Omaha High or Omaha Hi/Low at micro level stakes such as .02/.05 blinds all the way up to $2/$4 blinds.

I did a search today and found out the “Rush Poker Mobile” APP was pulled from the market so if you still have an itch to play online poker you may have to go to AndroidLife to get it.

Have you tried out the new “Rush Poker Mobile” APP?

What has been your results?

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No Limit Holdem – I try to keep on learning

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I play a few online Poker Tourneys, mostly on Full Tilt Poker, of which I am an affiliate (see my FTC page for disclosures).

Some of the times the event is a Twitter Poker Tour Event and some of the times it is a event – I am a member of both fine groups.

The poker game I play the most is texas holdem – and it is quite a challenge.  While cards matter some, it also helps to know your opponent’s tendencies.

Does he open light for a raise (starting with a weak hand such as KJ versus a pocket pair or AK).  Does he re-raise light.  There is a lot that goes on in a no limit holdem game and to succeed,you need to keep your wits about you.

It is a good idea to keep notes, but also be aware that an opponent might play differently from one day to the next or even from one hand to the next.

Do you take notes? Does it help your game?

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Supporting the TPT – TwitterPokerTour

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Recently PokerStars started what they thought was an original idea, a “twitter poker league”.

Well, I hate to tell them, but the “Twitter Poker League” has been around a lot longer and has been on twitter a lot longer.

Best yet, there is no charge to be a member. Plus there are all kinds of rewards and camaraderie that cannot be measured in monetary amounts!

Check out the Twitter Poker Tour, the original Twitter poker league!

I think you will see that the “TPT” is the one.  Check it out and let me know what you think?

OhCaptain has issued the following Invitation – Everyone is invited – Time to spread the word and give back

OhCaptain has planned and oranized a charity event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity. $5 of your buy-in goes to the Ronald McDonald House.

here’s the details:
Date: June 16
Place: FullTiltPoker
Time: 9PM CDT (Same time as Mookie)
It will actually be running in place of the Mookie. BDR will be broadcasting it.
Charity: Ronald McDonald House
$5 + $5(Tournament, charity)
Password= vegas1
Tournament#= 164273435

See the entire post by OhCaptain by following this link!

Give something back by playing. Dead money is accepted (if you don’t play).

"Full Rush" tables at Full Tilt Poker

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It would be hard to imagine that anyone who plays online that has not heard about “Full Rush” poker being played at FullTiltPoker.Com, an affiliate site of mine.

The concept is very simple. You can “quick fold” any hand when you are not the big blind and be moved to another table and get dealt a fresh hand. If you are the big blind, you can “quick fold” as soon as you are raised. You can also advance click a fold option selection, which is helpful if you are playing multiple tables.

The basic idea of the quick fold is to allow you to see more playable hands while folding away the junk … unless of course you crave the action and like playing position poker against the unsuspecting.

There are opportunities to steal blinds if you are the first raiser in the pot, say from middle position.  The blinds may defend button and cut-off raises so you cannot always count on the blinds folding to a pre-flop raise.

There are opportunities to defend blinds with air .. if you re-raise instead of flat calling and then make a pot size bet, the player trying to steal the blinds from the button or cut-off position will usually fold, although not always.

Play the Full Rush poker tables at FTP is a way you build your bankroll and experience action the likes of which you have not seen before. It is also a easy way to lose your bankroll when you make bad decisions. You are also going to run into maniacs and you will have worse hands hold up and beat your good hands.

Be prepared for a roller coaster ride as you end up having to play all styles of players and if you are unable to adapt, you will be losing out on a chance to chip up.

Where do I stand today … I am down about $25, but am now getting some of that back as I have adapted to the many styles of play needed to master these tables. A word of advice: If you lose more than two buy-ins, give it up for a while; if you are winning, keep playing until you start to lose your edge. Because of the increased number of hands you play, you will find that you might to lose your ability to concentrate after a couple thousand hands and that your decisions are not the best. So keep that in mind.

If you have not tried Full Rush poker tables and are a FTP member, give it a try. If you are not an FTP member,  click on one of the FullTiltPoker.Com links and join me at the tables. Look for StevieTrips. But you might have to look quickly as I jump from table to table.

Do you play online poker? Have you played at FullTiltPoker.Com? Have you tried playing at the “Full Rush” table? What were your results?

A “Full Rush” table tip! If you want to see how hands play out at the table you are currently on, click the “Sit out” option before folding. This way, you will be able to see the action at the table. This is helpful when you want to find out what someone was playing when they went all-in and were called.  I once saw an 83 suited go all in against a K8 suited. A three hit the board and the “83” won. These players wagered over $20 each on what was a coin flip.

Initial thoughts on ClubWPT – an affiliate site

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I signed up for a two week trail subscription on and decided that I liked the site. Based on what I saw, I also decided to be an affiliate member as well, meaning that I earn chip money if someone else signs up with ClubWPT using the ad on this site.

The software reminds me of the older UltimateBet site now known as UB’. The table interface and options are the same as the older UB software, including the detachable chat, a feature that I enjoy.

For $19.95 a month I get a minimum of 500 tournament points per day to be used for buy-ins for Sit N Go’s and scheduled tourneys.  Just today, there were over 50 events available with buy-ins ranging from zero to 400 points with most of the events priced at 25 points or less. You can earn points that can be used to play more games.

This site is geared up for the player that aspires to play mostly in tournaments. The “cash games” on this site are using only “play money”.

Based on this weeks schedule, there are daily $1,000 prize tourneys with top place being paid $150. There are also events that can win you a seat to an upcoming WPT event or even a spot at a WPT Boot Camp!

There are even Sit N Go’s with buy-ins set at 10, 25, 100 or 250 points.  The point games are either No Limit Hold ‘Em or Omaha Pot Limit. The “play chips” games selections include those and Stud, Stud 8/b, Triple Draw and Omaha H/L.

To find out more check the following links:

The best part of the site is that it is an absolutely legal online poker site for US  citizens.

Have you looked over Club WPT? Do you already play there? What is your player name there? (mine is stevebrogan)

Switching Gears!

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Today’s post is a bit off topic as I share with you some of the blogs that I like to read and that I think have value. I use Google Reader and subscribe to about 50 poker related blogs. Using Google Reader allows me to preview the current postings and then choose the ones I want to read in detail.

One of the blogs I read is the “Poker Bankroll Blog”, which uses guest writers. There is usually something there that I find educational or at least very entertaining.

This week I read Swyyft’s posterous blog and was entertained by the story he shared concerning the chat during a session with a high stakes online poker player.

The Mystical Jett is another blog site that contains very interesting and thoughtful posts and reviews.  Jett’s twitter account is @mysticaljett. I play poker online from time to time with him.

Paul Ellis writes on Pablos Place where he brings a lot of passion about poker, putting a “Bad Beat on Cancer”.  On twitter he is known as @coolwhipflea. We also run into each other on the online felt.

Bill Rini, a professional poker player is currently living in Thailand and always has something interesting, and very often, important to say about the state of online poker around the world at Bill’s Poker Blog.   Just visiting to see what pictures he has posted there is an adventure.  Follow Bill on twitter, @billrini.

Goeff Manning, aka @cprpoker on Twitter, has at least three great blogs. Complete Poker Rules contains recent stories regarding poker as well as sections about the rules of various poker games.  The Twitter Poker Tour site is both a forum and a resource for those of us who play on the #TPT tourneys. You will find the leader board, schedules and lots lots more. His latest site, Worth Cause Poker is dedicated to getting out information about fund raising poker events for charity. If you know of any local or national events, please let him know so that he can include it in his blog.

These are just a few of the many blogs that I check daily. Do you have any favorite blogs that you go for poker news or entertainment? Do you have some that you would recommend to me or others?

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Charity Tournament to benefit "Bad Beat on Cancer"

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The following paragraph is from my friends at the “Twitter Poker Tour”. They are joining scores of other poker related sites to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer and support research. Please take the time to read this and do what you can. If you can not play in the tourney, please consider contributing to the fight against cancer. Thank you.


On November 15th, the Twitter Poker Tour will be conducting its Second Charity Tournament to benefit Bad Beat on Cancer. The tournament will again be hosted online at Full Tilt Poker. This time around the tournament will again headline Full Tilt Poker Professional Andy Bloch, and for the first time, Full Tilt Poker Co-Creator and Bad Beat on Cancer Co-Founder, Phil Gordon. Many other Professional poker players and celebrities are expected to also join the event. Read more

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