I was playing in this home game the other day. There were a few drunks guys at the game and one of them thought he was just the funniest person to ever live. When you’re stone cold sober, trying to converse with a drunk person can be somewhat difficult and frustrating. Trying to play a nice game of poker with them can be much worse at times. Anyway……. This guy got involved in a hand...
When you first start anything in life, there is always a bit of a learning curve. At first you may make many mistakes, but you learn from them. Some quicker than others, but learn; none the less. The “unknown unknowns” are usually what catch people out when they start something new. This holds true when it comes to poker more than just about anything I have ever done in my life....
Poker is a great game that has many aspects to love, but also many to despise. The thrill of scooping up a big pot and the rush you get from pulling off a monster bluff is a feeling you can’t get anywhere else. This is what makes poker so amazing. But, poker does have an ugly side not often seen by the average person. To those who don’t play poker much and only see it on TV, they think poker...
We don’t write many blog posts here at HHSmithy, but when we do, it’s always for something completely awesome. UPTO 75% OFF BULK HANDS! Well, it’s that time of the year again… The famous HHSmithy Cyber Monday sale is back! This year is the biggest yet, with an insane discount on bulk hand histories of up to 75%! The sale is going to last for one day only: Monday 2nd...
Hey HHSmithy fans – we’ve got some good news! You can now buy Winamax and MicroGaming hand histories from HHSmithy! As with all of our hands, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best quality and freshest hand histories possible. All users also get free use of our hand history auto-downloader, which is absolutely magic! Set it up once, and all your subscription...
PTR Take Down & Poker Stars Datamining As you are all well aware of by this point, PokerTableRatings will no longer sell Poker Stars hand-histories. Our users our asking for our stance so here it is. We firmly believe that the advantage hand-histories offer is fair and discuss this in detail in our ‘Ethical Datamining‘ blog post. There are many misconceptions on how we get these hand-histories, but in no-way to we...
The Ethics of Datamining Poker Sites, Part Two (The Positive Effects of Datamining) In our last blog post, The Ethics of Datamining Poker Sites, Part One (Common Complaints), we outlined some common arguments given against the practice of datamining poker sites and gave counter-arguments from our personal viewpoint on the situation. In part two of this two part series, we are going to talk about the positive effects that poker data mining has on the Internet Poker community. Som...
The Ethics of Datamining Poker Sites, Part One (Common Complaints) Poker data mining services are the most important third-party for anyone who wants to play online poker in a safe and secure environment. At the time of writing, online poker is at a tremendous transition point: Countries are finally regulating, poker sites are starting to consolidate, and the DOJ finally shut down US online poker in the Black Friday scandal. Poker rooms are facing more...