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Posted: August 9th, 2014, by ray zee

i had a tough time last night in the tournament i played.

each time i had a good spot it got wiped out or someone made some move which prevented my gaining. or after a bunch of rounds the blinds were getting close to me having to make some moves.

well i had the big blind and 5 people came in the pot limping. at this game they also limp sometimes with good hands when they shouldnt. except for the first player in i was reasonably sure no one was likely to call my all in if i made that play.

the play seemed like a no brainer and it back fired as the first guy called it and all other went out. he had aces and sent me packing for the night.

still it was the right play as i needed to get chips and this spot looked like an easy place to get some.

Posted: August 8th, 2014, by ray zee

i have always been a fan of owning motorcycles. i havent been without one for over 50 years.

riding and having the wind in your face and feeling the road is another thing. it doesnt get better when going somewhere. of course when its raining or icy then they suck big time.

i just bought another one. but this one is a little 100 for just jumping around on. it also will be used as a shuttle for floating rivers so two cars are not needed on each trip. i have a bumper rack for it and it goes along just fine. drop it off at the first point and drive back to get the truck when done with the float.

sure bikes are dangerous. but those that say that do far more things that can get them as well.

just my thoughts on this.

Posted: August 4th, 2014, by ray zee

this is the time of the year for the county fairs all across the united states and many other countries. i try to go to at least one every year. although some are really hokie most will have alot of fun things going on.

there are always lots of farm animals smelly up the fairgrounds and making lots of noises. its fun to watch the judging to see which is best. i still dont know what that means though.

the food is better than in the past which consisted of mostly corn dogs and french fries. now you can get some nice exotic type foods from professional vendors.

of course for the kids there are the rides and junk food.

talent shows abound and top name people are in the  feature shows.

all i all county fairs are fun.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014, by ray zee

some players improve really fast. an example is scott, a player that plays in a weekly tournament i play in frequently. scott is a builder of high end homes and very good at that. last year when i met him he played poker with a passion but only okay. since that time his improvement is amazing. he now makes the right bets and calls and doesnt give away money on bad plays during the tournament. which was his big leak in the past.

that is the key to doing well. all players can improve to good playing and make money in poker if they put their mind to it. only a few are willing to do the work. which means thinking about the game and implementing what you thought about and decided is right.

Posted: July 26th, 2014, by ray zee

oregon is in the process of passing a bill to outlaw all smoking on the beaches.

they have already banned it in all state parks. claiming  the smells and butts that are left everywhere has to stop.

it will be interesting to see how the big companies that push tobacco will try to overturn  it. oregon is a state that can get this through. there will be lots of controversy from the smokers and people who believe in unlimited rights.

Posted: July 25th, 2014, by ray zee

been running a little dry on the last few tournaments i played. i seem to go out quickly or soon after getting to the last table.

i do play to get out soon by trying to get a hold of some chips. other wise its only an all in or nothing move as the blinds go up. then you arent playing poker but just trying to get better cards than your opponents.

you need to last but need to last with chips so you can at least make a good play and have chips to win without a showdown.



Posted: July 22nd, 2014, by ray zee

it doesnt look like the israel hamas conflict will ever end. i dont see how it can when both sides are never going to give in at all until one is destroyed.

so with israel being by far the strongest, it makes sense to me that they will prevail at some point if they dont keep having cease fires and starting all over again in two years after their enemy is stronger with better rockets.

waiting it out is only going to make hamas get regrouped and ready for the next time. they will never quit as they have vowed to drive the jews out.

the only chance is if the Palestinian people throw out hamas and send them packing. and that isnt likely unless they cause themselves so much disaster the people cant take it anymore.

Posted: July 12th, 2014, by ray zee

they have been forcing me inside to play poker. you see a heat wave of 90 degrees is hanging around and that is way too hot for me. i am a 70 degree guy and dont like it hot.

but the games have been full as summer is the best around here in montana for poker, or when it rains.

the guys that have hay fields arent coming in though as they are out all day and night getting the crop in before a rain hits it.

the golfers come in late as the tournaments are in full swing. so just have to play with the more regular players.

Posted: July 11th, 2014, by ray zee

tough day yesterday at poker. playing 40 dollar limit. lucky for me it wasnt a bigger game, got cracked by a case king to beat me, and then ran into aces against my pocket kings, and then runner runner.

so i was stuck pretty good. but since i dont steam i just sat there and ground my way back to close to even. some days you are doomed to lose, but making it a smaller loss over steaming and making it a giant one is the key to having money in the long run.

Posted: July 7th, 2014, by ray zee

right now many or most poker players are wondering or thinking about who may win the wsop. well really who cares. someone of this group of thousands will get more than his or her share of cards for the event,

and they will also get lucky and not get cold decked and have a giant hand beaten and also win most or all of their coin flips for big pots.

this person will be celebrated and talked about for a year or two and then forgotten unless they come right back and win a few more events.

then it starts all over again next year.

my advice to the winner– play small stakes until you can prove you actually can beat a poker game.