Tip of the Month – November 2012

One for the boys,

Be careful about inviting your wife to play poker with you and your poker buddies. You might find that she will threaten your place at the table. That is to say that since my wife started playing poker in our weekly neighborhood poker game there have been more than a few occasions where I was check raised by her and I am out, my bluff was called by her and I was out, or she calls a questionably high bet on my all in, only to hit on the river.

The moral to this story is nobody knows you or can read you better than she can. So if you want to enjoy playing the game longer and not end up cleaning the mess in the kitchen, because you are out while she is still taking your friends chips, you might want to adopt a simply fold when she is committed to the hand philosophy. Going head to head with her can be very disappointing. Especially if the there is a sink full of dishes.

I speak from experience.
They don’t call her the Black Widow for nothing.

Paul Smith
Poker Night in America

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