Wednesday, October 05, 2005

My Brain is Dumb

Have a few meatier poker-type posts floating around in the brain hopper but they'll likely have to wait until next week. I've been a damn busy monkey the last few weeks and my brain is feeling mush-like at the moment. So instead of any decent poker content, you just get babbling. Ha.

Go read Senor Rini's latest post if you're looking for decent poker content. That idea has been floating on the periphery of my thoughts for awhile, as far as what the "ideal" game is to be sitting in. While I generally subscribe to the notion that the higher the table VPIP, the better, I'm also realizing that my nature isn't always suited for some of the wild and wooly lemur play that sometimes results. While your potential BB/100 is pretty much directly proportional to the mean VPIP of all the other players at the table, that whore variance also tags along for the ride. There's got to be a certain tipping point for most of us with a finite bankroll and limited time where we're better off accepting less variance and a lessened upper threshold of return, for smoother, steadier profits.

It gets even trickier if you're aggressively rolling poker profits into other investment vehicles. You're not necessarily sacrificing EV by eschewing variance in favor of smoother, smaller returns at the tables if those reduced profits are generating compounded interest elsewhere. Especially if you're in it for the long haul.

Have I mentioned that I'm going to Vegas tomorrow?

Not really sure what my poker plans are, in the city with all the bright lights. Thankfully we're staying in a more poker-friendly casino this time, so hopefully I'll be able to get much more poker time in, likely later when the wifely one has gone to bed. I'll probably stick to 10/20, as most of my degenerate gambling roll is tied up online in sportsbooks at the moment (which is a pretty damn degenerate thing to type).

Longhorns, I'm not doubting you, whatsoever, as all signs point to goodness, but I am going to be one unhappy, tilting monkey in Vegas if you somehow manage to lose to the Sooners again this year.


Dr. Pauly said...

Have fun in Vegas!

DuggleBogey said...

Straight up, or are you laying the 13.5?

Donkeypuncher said...

good luck mang!

Drizztdj said...

This is the only safe week to bet on the Vikes!!!