We had a 2-0 day in mlb on Tues for a +2.72 day. And believe me I am not doing the mashed potatoes!

Today nothing even close to a lean or a play in any sport that I can see.

Poker Comments:

Back to the 9 computers

The computers are instructive in other ways then what I have previously discussed. In the long haul over millions of hands the best programmer is going to take the money. But lets throw into the equation something that is present in ever casino poker game….the rake. My guess is after millions of hands its very likely that all 9 computers would show a loss in limit games.

In the game I play in the rake is 12 an hour. So a 40 hour a week player would be paying 480 a week. Lets say he is full time at 50 weeks a year. That comes to 24,000 a year in rake. But thats not all. Tipping the dealer a dollar for every hand you win comes to at least 5,000 a year if not a bit more. And again there are the cocktail waitress’s tips. Another 3,000 or so a year. These are pretty conservative numbers but the gist is a nut of 32,000 a year before you start making money. And if this is your only source of income and you take your living expenses out also..hmmmm…next to impossible at the mid limits to make it.

So the only way you have any chance at all aside from being a top player playing your best all of the time is to handicap your games. If the differences are only small then no one is going to make money.

A good example of this is the mid limit mixed games that go on at the Bellagio. First these are very high variance games. But as important the mixed games attract players that for the most part are proficient in the various games. You see 4 or 5 people of very equal ability shooting it out in a high variance game with the hope of picking up a live one or two players. In my opinion you might as well head to the dice table. The house gets almost all of the money.

So what do you look for…..at least half the table where you play significantly better then. And better yet…..you are one of the top 2 or 3 at the table. If you are unable to reach that conclusion pass on the game.

Good Luck Today

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