December 24, 2008

Who Moved My Chips

I am not saying that I am reckless. But sometimes I just didn't know where my money has gone.

If there is someone I have to blame on, some of these flashy poker rooms are on my list. Quality of graphics is always these online card rooms' selling point, which however leads to the negligence of clear indication. At the end of a round, I even don't know who the winner is. I don't know if the server is unstable or something and I have to admit internet bandwidth is one of the elements involved. What I can see is the "montage" of poker hand actions in the twinkling of an eye. And then, a new round begins!

The story doesn't stop there! I don't know how much money I am offering to the poker room—the rake.

As luck would have it, I had the honor to chat with Robert Border, a WPT champion. He is obviously one of the best. "Professional poker player", that's the only title I can find for people like him. "Usually casinos don't put that (the information about rake) where most people can find it, it's buried in back pages…" Now I learned another inside rule! But not the exact percentage, still searching!

I wonder some guy in another corner of the world may meet the same problem. After all, these things are not registered in official poker rules.

Just now, news told me the French people pay 6,000 euro a kilo for a black mushroom—truffle. It really takes my thoughts away, and my breath, too.

1 comment:

The Muse said...

I think that is why VEGAS is so..."SPARKLY" !