Reading Time

18 02 2013

 

February 15 was a big day for me it was my birthday.  The big 24.   It has been a rough year so far and I hope a birthday break is what I need to refresh my mind and body and reset my engines.  I got crushed in Choctaw, and now I just played Cesears and I am currently in an 0 for 18 streak in tournaments.  The cash games have been cruel to me as well.  I decided to skip the main event and my next series is back in my town of Reno Feb. 28-Mar. 10 for their World Poker Open.

 

So my birthday went well, I went to Circus Circus and played the Midway, which is one thing I happen to be good at.  I won a bunch of stuff animals and took my girlfriend to a nice dinner for V-Day.  I got some awesome presents, which included like 10 different tournament books.  That’s a lot of pages for a guy who does not like to read much.  But it is what I need to get back on track.  Here is the list of books I got: Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 & 2 by Jonathan Little, Winning Poker Tournaments One hand at a Time Volumes 1, 2, & 3 by Eric Lynch, John Van Fleet, and Jon Turner, The poker Tournament Formula Volume 1 & 2 by Arnold Snyder, and Math of Hold’Em by Collin Moshman & Douglas Zare.  Please let me know if these are the best books and which ones I should read first keeping in mind that I am a live tournament player and do not play online.

 

I think that reading and studying are crucial to learning and increasing your knowledge of poker.  I use to read a lot but haven’t read in a few years.  I think when I read I play better.  If you combine reading with discussing hands with valuable friends and watching videos you can increase your EV by quite a bit.  Now that I have all these pages I am setting a goal for myself.  10 pages a day!  That’s it.  The reason is just like working out you got to start somewhere.  I can read a book a month and increase EV per month.  Again let me know if I am reading the wrong books or which ones should be read first to read. Next time I will update you guys on my status in Reno.  Where I will get back on track and win some tournaments!





Welcome Back Capps

1 02 2013

Well it looks like I am still alive and kicking which means that I am back to return to the blogging scene.  So it has been nearly a year since my last post, which means I have a lot to catch up on.

First I graduated from college and have moved back to Las Vegas.  I currently live with my girlfriend in a kick ass apartment and we have a Maltese six year old.

me and superstar during Christmas

me and superstar during Christmas

Now as of poker I would like to say that I am a six figure-annire but unfortunately not.  I did however hit a score in Reno in September as well as a chop at the Rio daily 2pm $235 this summer.  I also finished 27th in the Caesar’s main event out of 1600.  All of my results can be seen here.

So poker has been going pretty well for me except my last trip that I took to Durant, Oklahoma, which left me 0 for 12 in tournaments and an understanding what life on the road is like.

I am back and will be blogging weekly in an effort to connect with more people and get into the poker world.  Right now my ultimate goal is to work for PokerNews this summer reporting on the WSOP and working a way to be a reporter.  Poker is a big part of me and whether I am playing, reporting, dealing, or commentating, I want to be involved with this game and the people that comprise of the world that it lives in.

I look forward to writing more posts and meeting many more friends and reporting on the journeys I come across. Watch out poker world here I come for all the marbles!!!