Archive for the 'Guides' Category

Poker Start-Up Expenses

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Hope I can take this opportunity to thank those who have been sending me email. I try to answer every one sent. As I promised someone, I’ve been looking into what kind of expenses a new micro-limit player should expect online. I decided to provide my own start-up expenses and contrast them […]

Playing During IGM/Party Bonuses Pt. 2

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

There was another Party reload bonus which started just over a week ago, and I wanted to further explore my previous experiences with low-limit play during a party bonus. Once again, I observed that during peak times, the absolute highest pot games were getting huge waiting lists. If you were willing to attach […]

2+2 Archives of David Ross

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

davidross is a 2+2 forum member who has written updates in the 2+2 forums regarding his “experimentation” with going pro as an online player. As he explains in his first post, he works as a contract computer consultant, and his schedule left him a rare break between clients. So in the couple weeks […]

Chip Census and Price Survey

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Since the television/internet poker boom began, the market for home poker chips has exploded.. Though there isn’t that much “unique” product, it’s almost like internet retailers are going out of their way to obfuscate the exact products they have available. I guess that makes sense if you want to avoid commoditization. Guess what, […]

11.5g Poker Chip Type and Price Survey

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

The 11.5 gram chip is currently the dominant product available for home games. Though most sites are selling approximately the same product, I’ve always found it unclear exactly what varieties of product are available. Once I knew what I wanted, it was tough to find the places that carried it and compare prices. […]

SSHE Preflop Charts & Pot Odds

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Here are two charts that I hope you find are useful:

Small Stakes Hold’em’s preflop hand chart and Turn Card Pot Odds calculation.


I printed the hand selection charts on a single page, but cut out each chart and taped it to the left and right edges of my monitor. The turn odds chart is printed out in landscape on a separate page. I cut it out and taped it to either the top or bottom edge of my monitor (or both if I had thought of it).