Nonsense Poker

Female Women

The new Bill Fillmaff episode is quite a disappointment. It features “Amy Luke,” a top female professional poker player. The actress sucks and her riffs on Annie are sub par. I expect higher quality from my free internet spoof shows.

And now, here they are: Jodi’s Poker Goals 2006!

1. Become a winning limit player.

I was break even this year in limit play, and I know I can do better than that. I realize this is a very general goal with many steps to success. I think these will include: rereading “Small Stakes Hold ‘Em”, posting more hands for discussion on this blog, and playing more hours of limit hold ’em. This last will be the most difficult, since I enjoy tourneys more and generally would rather spend my poker time playing those. But being a winning limit player is important to me, and I want to make it a priority this year.

2. Play more deep stack tourneys.

The Sunday is a big time commitment, and I’ll probably lay off that one for a bit since I’m going to need my weekends for apartment hunting and moving for now. There are weeknight deep stacks that could fit better with my schedule, and they have higher buy-ins and smaller fields. Both good things.

3. Continue playing 180-person sng’s.

The fields are weak and I believe I have an edge here. I’m going to push it!

4. Take trips to casinos.

I really enjoy playing live poker and I want to play both ring games and tourneys at some point this year. I’ll probably wait until after the move, but I plan to try for AC and Foxwoods at some point. If any NYC players are interested, let me know! I would love to go out to the Series, but that will only happen if I win some crazy satellite…or find a backer!

5. Find a home game.

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I don’t know any home games in Brooklyn/NYC that are played around 5/10 or 10/20 stakes, and I don’t have space to host one myself. I would like to play in a fairly serious game, not any crazy “guts” or “747” type games. If anyone knows of one, please let me know.

And there you have it, my 2006 poker goals. 2005 was a great poker year for me, and I hope for more of the same in ’06!

Happy New Year everyone.