The Gordon Pair Principle

I am a big fan of Phil Gordon. I think he does a great job of simplifying concepts and calculations to help me make better decisions at the tables.

Got a pocket pair and want to know the chances that someone behind you have a bigger pair? Here's a quick way to figure it out.

The Gordon Pair Principle.

Thanks Phil.

Mack The Halls

Karen's doing a holiday show.

Here are the details from her mailing, if you aren't on her list...

Hello again! 'Tis the season for the gift of entertainment to be re-gifted
close to a hundred times over!

And, not to be left out of that mix, I'm doing something new this year - my
first solo evening in a long LONG time!

Some holiday tunes, some cool songs having absolutely NOTHING to do with the
holidays, some originals, great arrangements thanks to Steven Ray Watkins,
who'll be joining me at the piano. Sincerely hoping that if you're in town
the weekend of the 14th you'll join us - it promises to be a very fun show!

Karen Mack in
With Steven Ray Watkins on piano, Matt Wigton on bass, and Marshal Rosenberg
on percussion

December 14th - 17th at The Metropolitan Room
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 7pm, Saturday night at 8pm
34 W. 22nd St. (btw 5th & 6th Aves.)
Reservations: (212) 206-0440 (or email me here)
$20 cover ($15 for MAC/UCB/AEA and other such starving artists)
2 drink minimum - Credit cards cheerfully accepted

Happy December and hope the new year brings you every good things!

Mack The Halls