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Last Day In The Mountains

by Roy Winston |  Published: Aug 15, '08

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I have really been having a great time with my parents in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. We have been playing golf, watching the Olympics, and just hanging out. I haven't yet got the; what's going on in your life talk, but I'm sure it's coming soon. The Olympics were great to watch. What's with the whole age thing and the Chinese gymnasts? We look like such cry babies saying "it's not fair they were too young for us to beat." Why just the other day I was in this bar and met this girl, or should I say woman and she swore she was 18, but that's a whole other story. From now on I am requiring two forms of ID. Anyway, I guess falsifying documents is easy when you are the government.

I have been getting a lot of work done as well. Finished up a couple of chapters on my book, which is coming along well and just about done. I'm also trying to redo my website. I'm not sure what I'm looking to do, I just know I don't love it the way it is. I have also been trying to plan my upcoming schedule, which is harder than it sounds. It seems that I either have three things simultaneously or nothing to do.

My next live tournament will be at the Bike in Los Angeles for the WPT main event. I will probably get there a couple of days early and play a couple of satellites. This brings up an interesting question; why play satellites? I often get that question while playing online and live. I play satellites for all main events and many other live and online events. There are a couple of reasons for this; 1st I think single table satellites are excellent game building tools. Obviously I like them to have a good structure, but when you play them you begin like a tournament, relatively slow and playing tight, and progress to shorthanded play, and hopefully heads up as well.

It always seems that at least a couple of players in each satellite are dead money so right there you are now looking at one in seven or eight instead of one in ten. If you get good at them I think you can wind up with a one in five or six chance of winning. In the long, run a positive return on satellites rolls into a discounted tournament entry, and a larger EV in tournaments. It is important to keep track of the satellites you play and how much you have invested in order to get a seat. You will go on runs where you are spending more than if you just bought in, but if you are good at satellites than they give you a huge advantage in bankroll management.

Lastly, I like playing satellites both live and online. That is really poker in general for me, if I wasn't enjoying it, I wouldn't be playing it.

For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send him an email. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well thanks anyway.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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