Archive for category: Yada Yada Yada

Simulated Variance Online

24 November, 2007 (11:59) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Online poker does its best to simulate the up and down swings that are mathematically probable for live-action players, mostly by delivering vastly unlikely beats upon players in predictable patterns. If you’ve had any experience online, you’ve certainly heard the complaints that online poker is rigged. While this is typically pronounced by players with limited […]

Site Updates with New Design

1 November, 2007 (20:43) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I’m so pleased with the results of the new redesign of Chess and Poker Dot Com that I can’t stop clicking around the site exploring all of the great looking guides! It really is the result of tons of hard work paying off. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I already do. […]

Happy Birthday to Your Humble Narrator

29 October, 2007 (21:35) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

The wife and I had a great weekend, catching the scare-flick “30 Days of Night” in a rare adults-only outing after enjoying a nice meal out. We were of course celebrating out 6th anniversary which rolled around on Saturday, which means my phenomenal lucky streak continues! Then we had the families over for an early […]

Smile Chess Players

23 October, 2007 (18:23) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I always see pictures of players at the chess board with the typical Chess faces: blank and emotionless. You’ve heard the term “Poker Face” I’m sure, where the players try to wash all emotion from their palette and look as much like members of Tony Soprano’s crew as possible, but Chess Face is just about […]

Internet Card Shuffles are Completely Random

23 October, 2007 (17:33) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Here’s a snippet from the last two tourneys across two different sites: First three hands of the tourney are AA, AK suited, AA which for those of you who play online know is just a harbinger of doom for the rest of the tournament. So cruising right along past the money bubble and into the […]

Happy Fourth Birthday Chess and Poker!

19 October, 2007 (22:46) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

On this day in 2003 ChessandPoker.com was launched. Four years later, we’re still pushing forward and stronger than ever! I’m working hard to roll out our new design this weekend which I think looks very, very cool. And I’m ready for the relaunch, I’ve been working on this thing for months! This year we’re going […]

Straight Flush Machine

23 September, 2007 (10:22) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I’ve had much better results lately in the middle stages of tournaments where historically I’m either massively chipping up or busting (which is pretty standard but still), considering that I’ve tried to consciously avoid distractions such as surfing the net or playing 6 tables at a time. I’ve been getting deeper more smoothly and playing […]

Sit and Go…Home

16 September, 2007 (07:16) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I’m not sure if MTT (multi-table tournament) success has done something to alter my results in Sit-and-Go’s, but I’ve been stinking up the place of late any time I sit down to play one. Granted, it’s not entirely because of bad play but I’m the first to admit my attention level goes way down in […]

Nice Hand = Nice Suckout

14 September, 2007 (18:30) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

Somewhere along the way in the vaunted hallowed halls of online poker chat the oft-typed observation “nh” (nice hand) has taken on an alternate meaning: nice suckout. Let’s say you’ve got your opponent all in drawing virtually dead, such as AA vs 66 with a rainbow board of A72. When the turn and river both […]

Eye of the Tiger

6 September, 2007 (16:56) | Yada Yada Yada | By: James Yates

I like to watch the Rocky movies to get myself pumped up for…oh wait, that’s Daniel Negreanu. I listen to the sound of my own voice talking smack whenever we engage in family gaming, WOOT! The wifey and I often find ourselves embattled in the dark art of hand-held Yahtzee, that some demon spawn invented […]