Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Games. Show all posts

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Games He Plays

Teenage nephew is already hooked on computer games and I don’t think he’d stop doing that. After coming to school and on his free time, I always see him in front of their computer either browsing Facebook or playing games. The usual games that he plays are Cross fire and Special Force which are tactical games and I’m not sure if there are eotech 512 holographic sights feature included in it. Though he plays those games, he’s not abandoning his studies for his parents will definitely ban him from using the computer. Worst is he can be grounded for few days if he’ll not follow his parent’s advices.
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Sad to say though that there are some students who are already addicted to computer games that sometimes they are already skipping school, lying to their parents and doing other bad vices. I hope they’ll realize that playing computer games is only a pastime and should not become their way of life.

Monday, May 24, 2010

WSOP Player Spotlight: Phil Gordon

You have to wonder sometimes if there's something lucky about the name "Phil" when it comes to poker. After all, with so many big name Phils in the professional poker field today (Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Laak to name a few), it seems like it may be more than just chance. There may be no one better to tell you about it than Phil Gordon. His ability to teach, act as a commentator, and player poker successfully are all noteworthy hallmarks of his success over the years.

Gordon graduated with a degree in computer science and went on to work with a company known as Netsys Technologies. Netsys was bought out by Cisco, and Gordon's ground floor position in the company allowed him to become a literal millionaire, freeing up his time so that he could focus on things that were more important--like poker. He began traveling the world, playing the game, participating in more tournaments, and steadily progressing up the brackets of major tours.

Gordon placed fourth in the 2001 WSOP, narrowly missing his chance at the bracelet but building his poker winnings even further. He made two additional final tables in the WSOP over the next few years, and placed well in World Poker Tour and other events. His live tournament winnings as of the end of 2009 exceed $2 million, but this isn't the only way that Gordon makes money with poker.

The name Phil Gordon is familiar to many spectators of poker simply because he's a frequent commentator for major events. He also frequently hosts poker television shows (including invitationals, showdowns, and long term television series). This same skill has allowed him to teach. He offers high quality one-on-one teaching, including a poker boot camp, and gives advice through published books on poker.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Art of Deception in Poker

The amount that you can bluff and the tactics that you can use to deceive and manipulate your opponents will vary depending on where, what, and how you're playing poker. Your opportunity to bet in limit games will have much more slender effects than your bets in no limit games. Furthermore, if you're at a casino, your physical appearance and persona will play a major factor, and hiding tells is very important. In online play, these factors aren't visible, and you will lose the chance to read your opponent's tells. Still, you can bluff atCaesars Online just as well as you can at Caesars, Las Vegas, if you know what you're doing.

Bluffing is risky business, since by its nature it means that you do not have a winning hand. If your opponents can tell this and call you down, you will lose. If even one of your opponents has a winning hand, they will call you down. In any case, you will lose, and generally, you'll lose substantially.

Keep track of your opponents and what they are playing. Pay particular attention to when your opponents seem willing to fold. Once you have a basic read on people, you can take opportunities to bluff for a pot. You should never bluff when you have more than two or three other players in the pot with you, and when you bluff, you should always choose to represent a card or hand. By representing (or acting as though you had a specific card or hand), you will be able to have a more consistent and believable display. Beware of the risk of the other player actually having that very hand. This is why it's so important to do this only when there are a few players, since this diminishes the likelihood of other players having a made hand.