Posted: December 11th, 2013, by ray zee
a couple new players came to town to play from washington. both good players and handled themselves well.
with our larger stakes lately it is just a matter of time for players from elsewhere to trickle in. i am surprised so few come through with the easy games in the northwest. wouldnt be too hard for someone with discipline to pump up pretty good if he spent the time.
plus all seasons are beautiful and pleasant to travel around unless a storm comes through and then you have to hunker down for a couple of days .
Posted: December 6th, 2013, by ray zee
well it has been around ten below near me and 30 below elsewhere in montana. burrrrr says the pirate.
no fun at all but at least its sunny when so cold. and of course the games are good as no storms are here to stop the players from seeking the shelter of a nice friendly card game of no limit holdem or hos.
hos was big for a while now no limit seems to be the bigger games and better games. it goes back and forth.
one good thing at both places we play we can get good food at the table. always a good thing for the players.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013, by ray zee
this week going to get blasted with cold winter and snow. wind chills near minus 30. so poker is in the fix.
nothing else to do except gamble. plus with holidays around the games are slow sometimes but some of the good action players are out and about.
the other night the roads were all ice. on my hill i couldnt stand without my feet sliding.
this is winter in montana.
Posted: November 28th, 2013, by ray zee
happy thanksgiving from all those at two plus two. have a great holiday and get outside for some exercise after eating your fill. poker gets slow right around this time for a few days so take the rest and be ready for the new rush coming in.
and remember dont drink and drive as if caught or in an accident it will follow you for the rest of your life. and isnt worth it.
Posted: November 24th, 2013, by ray zee
last night i finally beat my friend Pavel out of a few pots. lately he has been getting me good. but as in all things when it comes easy you get complacent and then it gets you.
after a good run it is normal to think it will continue and it never does. as long as you dont go wild and blow off all your dough you can adjust to reality.
some do and some dont.
Posted: November 23rd, 2013, by ray zee
the deer are in the rut right now. at my place i get to see these big bucks (five points a side) following around the does. this is the time they get shot easily by hunters as normally they arent out in the open.
during the rut bucks throw all caution to the wind and chase the girls wherever they are.
this year there is a real big one that beds down only a hundred feet from my front door. its so nice having him around as the rest of the year the big ones spend most of the day hiding in the thick stuff.
Posted: November 23rd, 2013, by ray zee
been having a few good no limit holdem games. lots of fun with some good people. the new montana laws have helped enable some players to win which should build the games over time.
there is new competition as well and more tournaments as they were made legal to easily spread. all that will only help the players. when the players get helped the casinos do better as well. even though most dont think about that.
the cold weather brings in the players too. as long as it doesn’t get too fridged with bad roads.
Posted: November 22nd, 2013, by ray zee
the cold weather has hit northern montana. we saw 4 degrees and more on the way it looks like.
no real snow yet but i did plow my driveway once so far this start of winter.
the chickadees are at my bird feeder all day long getting fat for winter. they must eat a lot to stay alive.
today a small merlin hawk came by the feeder to feast on the small birds. no luck for him as he dived through the branches he missed all the chickadees and came up empty. the little birds made themselves scarce for awhile till he was gone. nature at its finest. with me in the middle.
Posted: November 15th, 2013, by ray zee
poker has definitely picked up in montana since the limits were raised. we have some bigger games with plenty of action. many of the games are tighter than before because players are more careful as they can lose more of their stack now in a single pot or all of it.
it is also harder to get game starters as most players also have a choice of places to play and go where they get the best deal. that is competition and it is good.
most places are really just one table rooms in the back of a bar, but nice as well.
Posted: November 13th, 2013, by ray zee
lately one of the local games has been playing big o. five card omaha split. i hate it as the game is too slow and leads to having too many people just waiting for and making the nuts. it ruins the game for me. but some like it as the money passes around more at least they think so.
mostly it is a boring game for better players as there isnt many opportunities to win without the best hand as people stay in to the end as there are too many possibilities.