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The poker tips and bragging thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, May 25, 2010.

  1. Valor

    Valor Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome, now I'm interested in what you do for a living, considering beating 400nl is about 200$/hr and 500k a year...
     
  2. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    ^ thats proper play. dust off and play on. its the ability to totally forget bad beats and bounce back that will make you money.

    all sane scenarios point to both of you shoving there.


    Ya, but this comes on the heels of getting beat with quad 7's by a strait flush in Omaha hi - low

    I get it though. Its the luck element that makes it interesting and frustrating at the same time.
     
  3. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty awesome, now I'm interested in what you do for a living, considering beating 400nl is about 200$/hr and 500k a year...

    No shit, that's some pretty serious stakes.
     
  4. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure nobody has beat 400nl for that much in years.
     
  5. phreak

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    Pretty sure nobody has beat 400nl for that much in years.

    This. At least on Stars/FTP
     
  6. bob_gnarly

    bob_gnarly Well-Known Member

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    Wife's out of town this weekend...going to fire FTP for some marathon sessions!

    Can anyone comment whether the 400-1000NL games have evolved in the last 6 months?


    Some fucking deep stacks in this thread lol. I think highest I ever played ring games online was like .50-1 [​IMG]
     
  7. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    There's a huge difference between "i win money off my friends" and "I'm good at poker."

    When you get into poker seriously, it's basically all about analytics and critical thinking.

    My advice: variance sucks get used to it.


    Analysis, not analytics
     
  8. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    is poker worth getting into?

    i was trying to get into microlimits when i realized the amount of time required to put in reading and playing might not be worth the small amount one might gain.
     
  9. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    is poker worth getting into?

    i was trying to get into microlimits when i realized the amount of time required to put in reading and playing might not be worth the small amount one might gain.


    You mean to earn $$? Then microlimit is a waste of time.

    To learn the ropes, yes.
     
  10. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    ok. how do i beat micro and move on
     
  11. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    ok. how do i beat micro and move on

    Play about 10k hands.
     
  12. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    simply playing 10k hands will get me to beat microstakes?
     
  13. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    simply playing 10k hands will get me to beat microstakes?

    No, but you'll know how to play. You messing with me?
     
  14. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    no i actually want help. i've read most of the articles on 2+2. saw a few training videos on deuces cracked and grinder school. tried playing micro ring games. realized i sucked. so stepped way down and tried to play freerolls. played like 20, won 3 tickets, never got in the money
     
  15. alan

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    no i actually want help. i've read most of the articles on 2+2. saw a few training videos on deuces cracked and grinder school. tried playing micro ring games. realized i sucked. so stepped way down and tried to play freerolls. played like 20, won 3 tickets, never got in the money

    Read books. The ones that upped my game were Harrington's, but that was a while ago so there might be better beginner books out there now.

    Play at a level youre comfortable losing at.


    Forget about freerolls and microtourneys as a benchmark of your skills. Play micro cash games.

    The rake will kill u at micro, so forget about profit and think of it as practice. tbh if youre comfortable with the money id start at 25NL.

    I remember losing when i started out at 25NL and 50NL then make a killing at 100NL and moving up from there, sometimes if the moneys just too little for u u wont be serious about it.
     
  16. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    definitely not enough bankroll for 25nl
     
  17. alan

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    Just start lower and work your way up. And play somewhere with rakeback.
     
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    Get burned with big real money just once. You will remember those mistakes.
     
  19. Steve Smith

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    is poker worth getting into?

    i was trying to get into microlimits when i realized the amount of time required to put in reading and playing might not be worth the small amount one might gain.


    Is poker worth getting into? What kind of poker?

    Online poker isn't worth the time commitment for me. I played online for a few weeks in 2009 and made a few bucks on SNG's and matrix SNG's on Full Tilt. It was fun for a while but became a bit of a drag. Part of my problem is that I can spend too much time playing cards online.

    Brick and mortar casino and cardroom games are not an option for me since I live in North Carolina.

    Home games? Definitely worth the time in my opinion. They can be financially and socially rewarding. Home games give you the opportunity to play games other than holdem and Omaha. There is a whole world of poker out there beyond those two games. Ask someone over 60.
     
  20. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    home games is where i started, but i quit once i realized i never made any money. never lost any, but never made any. altho i feel like if i got in it now i could do pretty well
     

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