Archive for the ‘tournaments’ Category

Breaking down the A9 call of Russell Thomas

October 30, 2012 | 4:35 am | Derk

I have been working with Russell Thomas the past couple of months on short stack play and ICM issues.  I am doing an entire series of videos about my work with him over on PokerVT.com where I make poker training videos. You can also check out more of his training he did with Jason [...]

Big One for One Drop final table strategy

July 4, 2012 | 3:55 pm | Derk

While watching and listening to the broadcast for the Big One for One Drop there was a lot of interesting analysis from very high level pros, but there was a pretty big mistake that several of them made.  I heard them say a couple of times that once it got to the final table and [...]

Variance in SNGs

May 23, 2011 | 11:29 am | Derk

So, one of the cooler videos I did for Poker VT a while back was on variance.  I don’t think most people truly appreciate how crazy variance can get.  In one of my earliest videos I showed off a program written by RVG (who later went on to create HEM) that was an ROI simulator.  [...]

Looks like things have changed…

April 19, 2011 | 7:45 am | Derk

With the closure of the two largest sites in the US I’ve taken to playing a lot more live as I live in Las Vegas. I’m still feeling things out and running around to various poker rooms to see what’s going on at each one. Here’s a picture of Binion’s from earlier tonight:

I [...]

Hello darlin, nice to see you…

November 24, 2010 | 12:27 am | Derk

It’s been a long time since I posted a blog update.  I just never have anything interesting to say.
Anyway, I’m writing this post in part because the SNG series is back on PokerVT.   I haven’t run it in many months because of WSOP and then having a lot of eye issues but things are getting [...]

JCarver sat on my couch, $10 and you can sit in the same spot

March 15, 2010 | 9:52 am | Derk

Since getting over being moderately sick for a few months I’ve started to pick things up again. I’ve got a couple of students who are doing good: one went from being a losing player to being up 150 buyins in slightly over a month and has moved up two levels and the other doesn’t [...]

Derk wins $30k Super Turbo Guarantee on FTP for $10k

August 29, 2009 | 1:04 am | bragbot

2nd time I’ve won it, holla!