Final Table: The Ace

I had a bad feeling about the semi-final table, and my hands confirmed it as soon as I sat down. I was never able to get into the action and every time I bought a cheap flop, nothing good came up. My stack was short and it would have gotten...

Round 3: The Ace

Today we’ll hear from The Ace, a Software Engineer originally from Argopoli, Salerno, Italy. While he calls his poker style tight, he claims to know when it’s time for a change. Sometimes it happens that you fold bad cards and realise after the river you had the winning hand, but...

Round 3: The Deliberator

At the start of Round 3, I was already in danger with only 4K in chips. I needed to double up and fast. With my limited stack size relative to the blind levels, my choices were largely all-in or nothing. At the start of the round, I was reasonably fortunate...

Round 3: The Poker Shark

The good times kept rolling for me in round three. Especially as we neared the final table “bubble,” I noticed my opponents tighten up significantly, which played well to my looser style. I was able to take a lot of blinds and induce some folds on the flop to grow...

Round 3: The Newbie

My last hand in the tournament was a solid, played-to-the-hilt hand. I was at the point in my game where either I folded until the blind came back around and knocked me out on a bad hand I had to play on principal, or I could go out swinging on...

Round 2: The Deliberator

Today’s guest post comes from The Deliberator, a Development Team Lead with a loose aggressive poker style. He’s been playing for the seven years he’s been at SIG; let’s see if that practice pays off for him. Round 2 was uneventful except for 1 hand I played pretty badly and...

Round 2: The Wild Card

Today we’ll hear from The Wild Card, a Business Analyst originally from Canton, MA. When this guest poster first came to SIG, she couldn’t properly shuffle a deck of cards. Through over two years of practice, she’s not only one of our players, but also a dealer in the tournament!...

Round 2: The Poker Shark

Today’s guest post comes from The Poker Shark, an Assistant Trader originally from Chicago, IL. With a loose aggressive poker style and a lot of confidence, this Shark is a fun one to watch! It’s better to be lucky than good, but it’s even better to be both! I think...

Round 2: The Newbie

I came close to losing it all last night. I ignored another player’s signals that he had a flush and came within inches of being forced to go all in, in the hopes of a straight. But the closest moment came right at the end, when I was dealt a...