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post #16 of 296
I do that too. Mostly when playing while drinking. Its especially good at a tournament endgame. But I would address XXX directly. Like : "Hey idfnl, I heard you took a bad beat at the other table. You still playing 4-5 suited?" Some random shit like that. Really pisses ppl off
post #17 of 296
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Exactly. A great hand is never a time to bet hard, although its critical to vary your play... nothing intimidates the pussies at the table like taking a big hand to the end and scoring.

But say you pull a 99 with a 59K flop, you are in late position and everyone checks, goddam you better act like you have that konger.

IDK... If Im late and I flop second high set and whole round checks to me post flop (if I didnt raise preflop), Ill prob check too. Say turn is a Q with no flush draw action? You can bet your bippy the 1 seat will open with a bet, rest of the table will call, then me in late position get a free raise and trap anyone with a K or Q. Im well over 75% to win with a set vs. 2 pair on that.
post #18 of 296
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Originally Posted by BDC2823 View Post
I used to play quite a bit...once a week or so online, with friends, etc. I don't play much anymore. I know the odds and all, but lost interest when I kept losing big hands or getting knocked out of tourneys on the river when my opponent only had 2 out cards. This would happen like clockwork. When you get a guy to call/raise to all in after fourth street and you see he only has 2 outs and the first thing that comes to your mind is, "Fuck, not again"...and that card comes up again...you lose interest in the game quickly.
Play cash games instead of tourneys. Define your bankroll. Pick your stakes. Learn to play at that level. I'm not joking when I say that the game changes signicantly as you change stakes. Even small changes in stakes can give your tables a very different composition that should affect the way you play. Also, if you kept losing money on the turn you were probably not folding enough. Sometimes you have to fold that TP. It's strongest pre-flop. Also, post-flop you want to thin your opposition as early as possible whenever you can. This is easiest when you have position. If you have a decent hand and let people make it to fourth street and they beat you with a gutshot or something, often times, it was probably your fault, especially at low stakes where people play a very straightforward game and don't have much strategy. Really though, if people at your table are consistently going to the turn, you should be milking that shit cause they are playing with nothing most of the time.
post #19 of 296
My adventures in $5-10 NL over the last few years.

Edit: On second thought Im not going to post that graph...

Mainly FT Kelvin.
post #20 of 296
Really happy with this thread. I'm starting to play casually again and could definitely use some cleaning up of my game as the peeps I play with now actually know what they are doing.

What are the best resources if I'm playing a relatively low stakes home game, but the people are pretty serious?
post #21 of 296
See this is why poker doesn't interest me, it's for graph nerds and wise bean counters. I know a few people who play for a living , sounds boring as fuck but they like it I guess.
post #22 of 296
do you play FT pennglock?
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
See this is why poker doesn't interest me, it's for graph nerds and wise bean counters. I know a few people who play for a living , sounds boring as fuck but they like it I guess.

Its true the maths are part of the game, but there is much more to it than that. Guys who play down the line are easy to read and beat. I could never do it for a living though.
post #24 of 296
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
My adventures in $5-10 NL over the last few years.

Edit: On second thought Im not going to post that graph...

Mainly FT Kelvin.

5/10 was really fun, I don't even remember the prominent regulars back then but I had tons of fun pots with Dr. Giggy.
post #25 of 296
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
Really happy with this thread. I'm starting to play casually again and could definitely use some cleaning up of my game as the peeps I play with now actually know what they are doing. What are the best resources if I'm playing a relatively low stakes home game, but the people are pretty serious?
Harrington's books are pretty good. People need to be aware that there are significant differences between cash and tournament play. Two volumes on cash games http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...5426/sukii-20/ There's also a good book on poker math if math isn't your thing. http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Poke...4848493&sr=1-1 if you are playing limit, ed miller's book is good: http://www.amazon.com/Small-Stakes-H...4848609&sr=1-1 Understand that these books are just starting points, but they're good ones. There's also more general books like theory of poker and psychology of poker. Playing well is really a mindset though. Yes, you are playing a human opponent, but never lose sight of the underlying probabilities. Understand the probabilities and understand that you are going to lose when you make all the right choices. the only thing that really matters though, is whether you win or lose over time. Never get caught-up in whether you win or lose on a particular night, especially with home games where the games move slowly and you don't see many hands per hour. Variance is a bitch. Also, learning to classify your opponents early in the game is critical because it should govern how you play against them. Harrington's cash games book will probably be the most immediately useful. Be aware that strategies in poker are continually evolving though. Playing against a bunch of 2+2ers wuold be very different from a home game in what you might or might not be able to get away with.
post #26 of 296
Books aren't that helpful, but I believe there were some important beginner concepts in No-Limit Hold Em: Theory and Practice by David Sklansky.
post #27 of 296
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Wanna go heads up for ties on ultimatebet?

If you like playing on sites that used Superusers to cheat players out of huge sums of money and have massive security holes then Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker is for you.
post #28 of 296
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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
Books aren't that helpful, but I believe there were some important beginner concepts in No-Limit Hold Em: Theory and Practice by David Sklansky.
It really depends on where you're starting from and who you're playing against... It's best to read and then play a lot. Read some more (not necessarily books), analyze hands with better players, etc. Playing online is obviously best because you can use tools to help stay objective and identify leaks in your game. You obviously know this but mag might not.
post #29 of 296
^ Indeed. Harrington on hold 'em is a good primer.
post #30 of 296
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post

Also, learning to classify your opponents early in the game is critical because it should govern how you play against them. Harrington's cash games book will probably be the most immediately useful. Be aware that strategies in poker are continually evolving though. Playing against a bunch of 2+2ers wuold be very different from a home game in what you might or might not be able to get away with.

And realize everyone is trying to classify you... so vary your play. If you know some concrete patterns and have them down, they you are on the right track. If you sit there like a tool and play check check raise all night, you're gonna get rabbit ears.

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Originally Posted by kelvinsense View Post
Books aren't that helpful, but I believe there were some important beginner concepts in No-Limit Hold Em: Theory and Practice by David Sklansky.

I've just noodled around the web looking for tips and tricks and read them while I was playing a no$ game... eventually I learned what I liked and didnt.

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If you like playing on sites that used Superusers to cheat players out of huge sums of money and have massive security holes then Ultimate Bet/Absolute Poker is for you.

I cant bring myself to play for $ online. Seems ripe for getting swindled.

I like to play local games with friends, good atmosphere, beer. I like to practice on Zynga. Free, and hundreds of thousands of players. Good interface, lots of different levels. Best place to learn I can think of.
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