Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Poker Gang

If you read The B17 System, this article will give you some idea of the playing styles that you can use to support it. The way I play, it involves the use of four unique characters who get to play the game at various times. May I introduce Killer, Bozo (he's everywhere), Titus and Ernie.

It's not a coincidence that there are four members to this squad. They go hand in hand with the four engine system of the B17. Here's who gets to play when we have the following number of engines. 
  1. Ernie
  2. Titus
  3. Bozo
  4. Killer
We'll start with 4 engines and work our way down to 1—small stack, soon to be out of the game, unless we get lucky.

We like to play Killer. He's a daredevil. He likes to call all-in a lot. He can get you into trouble with his reckless abandon, but he can also get you to the final table.

Bozo is, of course, a clown. He doesn't fear calling all-in in the right places. I think he gets to play the most because he's good buddies with Kenny Rogers—You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em......

...if you play poker enough that song will go through your brains several thousand times in your poker life
...I think Daniel Negreanu is a Bozo, I'm serious
...I think that's his playing style, most of the time

I think he's English. He's kinda' conservative. He only plays strong hands. If he wins hands, he tags Bozo who goes back in the game, sometimes even Killer.

Ernie's an accountant. We really don't like playing Ernie, but you know, he can surprise you. His job is to get the other guys back in the game. He's gonna' have to call all-in soon. With any luck, he gets the team back in the game. If he doesn't, the other guys pat him on the back and say, "Nice try, Ern. We'll get 'em next time." know, Poker is a fun game, especially if you play like Bozo opposed to playing like a bozo
...remember what your Mom taught you—table manners
...enjoy the game

Daniel Negreanu biography link courtesy of

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