Covering poker tournaments for the last six months has helped refine my poker instincts -- the ability to intuit what the proper decision is from the limited information available in any particular hand. My instincts have always been somewhat decent, but careful observation of scores of poker players during the last six months has improved them. The problem is that since I haven't been playing much poker, my ability to trust those instincts is very rusty. And really, what good are instincts if you don't trust them?
[Yes, this is me berating myself for not being able to lay down Ah-Qc on a board of As-3c-6d-Qd in a deep stack tournament when I felt there was a strong possibility the other guy was on Qh-Qs.]
Housecleaning and arranging is my primary task right now. CK and I just changed houses in Las Vegas, from a 1400sf rental with someone else's furniture to a 2500sf rental with our own. Boxes are everywhere. It may be a few days before I return to regular posting. I will be enjoying the sounds of three inches of snow melting off our roof in the interim.