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The poker tips and bragging thread

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

  1. matik23

    matik23 Well-Known Member

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    Well I was joking with the career thing. I realize I'm not going to live off micro stakes.
     
  2. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Well I was joking with the career thing. I realize I'm not going to live off micro stakes.

    Ah, sorry, I took yous a serious.
     
  3. phreak

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    First night at a new game near my new place, I really didn't want to play and I don't care about money right now, just wanted to meet some new people cuz I'm new to the area. But damn, ive never seen a 1/1NLHE game so crazy. We played from 8 to 4 and 18 players came through in all; some serious degens. When we broke we cashed out 4.5k to 6 different players and I never had to rebuy. Highlight of my night was winning an 800 BB pot that went to showdown (my total bluff overshove that was snapped by a low drawing hand)
     
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    Can anyone recommend a website or download for mutliplayer poker that is free and isn't a hassle to play for fun? There are so many and I don't know what is good or not. I remember I had a java game or something like that that allowed me to connect to a bunch of games, but that was a while back.
     
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  6. jarude

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    Not me, but my friend just won the EPT Berlin. Pretty crazy... this guy would crush everyone when we played in the dorms at uni. He played online a ton and this is his first big break. 825,000 euro is quite a bit of bank...
     
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    ^ Nice cash. Did he pay the full entrance fee or win some satellites?
     
  8. jarude

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    FAIK he was the Pokerstars online qualifier. Not sure if he paid the fee, but either way, damn. That's a life-changing amount of money for a 23-year old, 2 years removed from an undergrad.
     
  9. idfnl

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    Can anyone recommend a website or download for mutliplayer poker that is free and isn't a hassle to play for fun? There are so many and I don't know what is good or not. I remember I had a java game or something like that that allowed me to connect to a bunch of games, but that was a while back.

    Zynga
     
  10. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I always thought that the last guy on the bubble that didnt cash out was a total idiot.

    [​IMG]

    Played a tourney last night, finished 9th. Cash out was for the top 8.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts on WSOP 2011?

    Heinz is the obvious favorite. Lamb is definitely a real life good player but I don't love him at all. Don't really get some of the adulation.
     
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  12. idfnl

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    2 lucky guys. Imagine playing that many hands of poker and not crashing out.

    Heh, won my first poker tournament 2 weeks ago. Won .0005% of what these guys will get but eh.
     
  13. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    What did you guys think of the new WSOP format this year? Better than I expected with not showing the cards. Almost prefer it.
     
  14. Steve Smith

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    Derailment, but is there any online real money poker for Americans now?
     
  15. LawrenceMD

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    sportsbook.ag

    I use them mainly for my sports betting, but they run a competent poker application (that needs to be installed) too.

    It has the similar games to fulltilt.

    I used to deposit using my visa, but now visa (just like the other CC companies) don't allow it... but the western union transfers are actually very easy and they even refund any fees (along with a lot of other bonus promos) if you deposit $200 or more.
     
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  17. idfnl

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    When are people going to realize online is rife with cheating. Its so easy.

    - Setup 2, 3, 40 accounts.
    - Setup separate vpns
    - Play 1-n players at a table as if you are separate people

    OR

    - Instant messaging
    - Share cards with e/o

    Not worth the risk, imo
     
  18. LawrenceMD

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    ^play sit an go tourneys, double up tourneys, and heads up tourneys.

    play sit and go tourneys. the two table tourneys at the most. the profit margin for cheaters is too small (where the winner typically only gets around 3x, 2nd place 1.5x, and 3rd place 0.8 payouts).

    also try out the double up tourneys - where its 10 players and all you have to do is finish in the top five and the tourney immediately ends and you double up your buy in. the double up tourneys are quick and really develop patience plus bluffing techniques.

    also always play the turbo speed versions of those tourneys. its just too much work for too little profit margin (if working in teams).

    those type of tourneys are just too hard to make a profit off cheating. sure the the last rounds really emphasize luck, but at least proper play is still rewarded where if you play well you'll be right there in the money towards the end.

    plus playing turbo heads up really sharpens your feel playing with pure odds.

    its the slow full timed cash games that you can be blatantly cheated on.

    playing the turbo tourneys properly also will help your live game (be it cash games or tourneys) immensely. also remember there is cheating in live games too. its up to the dealer to figure it out (if they're not in on it) and since the house makes money of the cut of the pot... most of the time the house doesn't give a shit if there's cheating because it profits either way.
     
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  19. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    If they are too hard to make a profit off of cheating, then arent they too hard to make a profit on period?
     
  20. Steve Smith

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    I think most people play poker for the enjoyment of the game. Of course, since I hate losing then I have to win overall and win in most sittings. Even so, making a certain profit per hour or per year is not the reason why I play.

    I would add the Matrix poker tournaments to the list which Lawrence mentioned. Full Tilt had these several years ago. BTW I had long since cashed out of Full Tilt before their legal problems. Online poker was profitable for me but it lacks something compared to a face to face game.
     
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