Originally Posted by provotrout
RE: NYT article on Jungleman:
"There has never been a player, from Doc Holliday to jungleman12, who can go head to head with the pain of poker and expect to come out with a positive Expected Value."
Mainstream coverage of poker is a joke.
I agree. I really did not like the underlying message from this part, "It is impossible to see Cates and Griffin sitting side by side in their apartment, backlit by three monolithic computer screens, and not wonder when Cates’s day of reckoning will come. Was the million-dollar loss to Gus Hansen the beginning of the end for jungleman12?"
I think his point is less about Cates and more about winning poker players in general, that we are all on upswings which will someday end...
I liked this part though... "Hansen asked Cates if he would like to play some Pot Limit Omaha (P.L.O.), a form of poker known for its wild swings and even wilder betting patterns."