Thursday, June 11, 2009
They came calling
Last Saturday I was sitting in front of my computer and my doorbell rang. I could see two men in white shirts and ties and holding bibles. Uh oh. I considered moving my browser to a porn site, then inviting them in. Now that would be interesting, but I'm not that diabolical.
When I opened the door, I found that, no, they were not Jehovah Witnesses. They told me they were Baptists, and just came to call to invite me to their church.
That reminded me of this quote from Jeff Hwang's book Pot-Limit Omaha Poker.
On page 220, he says "Don't go out of your way to make 'expert' plays. There are opportunities to make expert plays, such as raising a bettor (when you have) multiple draws in order to isolate him so that you have a better chance of winning in one direction or the other.
(Hwang then gives an example hand and flop.)
"Now that kind of play sounds like fun, but don't go out of your way to do it, as it is more likely to get you into trouble. Omaha players came to call."