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  • It is hard to do, but not impossible. I think you have to set up a private room and password it. I would be down to try it, but I'm not willing to set it up.



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    • What even did Phil win his bracelet in?

      Also, do you guys consider Tuan Le a good player?

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      • Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
        What even did Phil win his bracelet in?
        No Limit Hold 'em

        Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
        Also, do you guys consider Tuan Le a good player?
        Yes of course. Anybody who displays an ability to win consistently at the professional level is a very good player.

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        • Originally posted by Damix View Post
          I hate A-K, I never win with it, Anna Kournikova, looks good but never wins. Suited is even worse, its gotten to the point that I pretty much fold it if anyone bets a reasonable ammount.
          Here is how I always play AK in cash games.

          AK is just ace high and it is rare that you really improve on the flop with this hand. In early position, just play this hand very conservatively. Just limp with AK. If someone raises, give him the benfit of the doubt and don't reraise, just call.

          In late position, play this hand aggressively, but if you get reraised, just call to see a flop, or fold if you are mid to short stacked.

          Use the same strategy with pairs QQ and lower in early position.

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          • Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
            My friend and I were discussing who the best players in the world are.

            All of poker i'd have to say Andy Bloch and Chip Reese

            Texas Hold 'em it depends whether it's a cash game or tourney.

            Tourney i'd say Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu.

            Cash games i'd say Chip Reese and Todd Brunson and no one is even close to them.

            Opinions?
            Brian Townsend, aka sbrugby, is by far the best NLHE cash game player in the world imo. He owns online and he has done very well recently in Vegas in live games. He won 600k off of Sammy Farha playing HU, and 1.25m more playing 3 handed again Johnny Chan and Farha (I think Farha, but could be wrong on the 3 handed game).

            The thing that ticked me off when I read his blog is that he didn't even tip the dealer when we won that 1.25m. Not a dime. I would have throws a 2k bone.

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            • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
              My rule with rockets is that when I limp with them and don't hit a piece, I will often release them against a scary board or if I make a read. Of course, if I hit a huge chunk, I will immediately play them for value. My main rule is that after second preflop position (#4 overall), I will not limp with A's or K's. It's just dumb to get too cute with them. I'd rather take a small pot or play then heads up or against 2 other players than risk it.
              I disagree. I see Paul Wasicka play AA very interestingly on High Stakes Poker.

              He was under the gun (UTG, or to the left of the big blind) and limped. Limpers all around, about 6 ppl in the pot. The flop came (forgot what it was), and someone bet and he folded immediately.

              The thing is, no sense in trying to make reads with AA since so much is out there with a lot of players in the hand. Just fold it and move on.

              The thing about raising with AA and KK in early position is that you don't want to raise and get like 4 or 5 callers which sucks and then you are in bad position the rest of the hand. I usually raise big with AA or KK in early position or limp-raise. However, if I limp and say it folds around the the button, and he raises, and then the blinds fold, then I will just call to make myself look weak and slow play them.

              I'll probably check the flop, and then he will make a continuation bet and then I'll make a raise there. Say he bets $15, then I'll raise to $40...so that is about what a 166% raise?

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              • There is no text book way to play any hand. Far too many variables involved on a hand to hand basis in this game. Generally, you want to raise with a premium hand such as AK. By pushing others out of the pot, you automatically increase your chances of winning from the get go. Also, it's easier to read others when they are reacting to your play, rather than vice versa. Don't let somebody with A-10 make that big raise and take the pot from you. You make the big raise and put him to the decision. Don't be nobody's puppet. You pull the strings. When people call a big raise pre-flop, you've already got a sense for what they've got. Trying to figure things out in an unraised pot is much tougher. But I'm just speaking in general terms. Like I said, there are far too many variables to come up with a specific play for any given hand.

                Bottom line- If you're not winning consistently with hands like AK, you're not playing them correctly. If you're folding AK based off superstition, then I'd suggest not putting money on the table in the first place.

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                • Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
                  man playing a little home game I have about a good size chip stack and people got knocked out early so we got to the final table pretty quickly.

                  I get Ad-Ah in middle position, blinds are $500-$1000 so I raise it to $4500 and I get 4 quick calls. Flop comes Kd-3c-8d. I bet $5000, guy behind me calls quick and everyone else folds. turn is a Jd. I bet $15,000 he calls. Now I have Ad-Ah with 4 to a flush so when the river is a 4s I am a little dissapointed because I wanted a diamond but I figure I still have the best hand and bet $20,000. Guy just goes all in for like $3,000 more and I don't hesitate I call. He turns over K-3 giving him 2 pair. How he called my raise to begin with threw me off.

                  I had about 16K left and I worked my way back up to over 100K but caught no cards after that. Finally blinds got up to 10K and 20K and I had 24K left so I had to go all in with 4-6 off suit.

                  if it wasn't a home game i'd have been pissed.
                  That is brutal that he didn't raise you on the flop and you could have put him possibly on two pair or a set. Calling really fast usually means a flush draw or top pair. or an open ended strt draw.

                  Brutal beat, good raise preflop, but I would have checked the turn when the diamond came out and just flat call the river.

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                  • Originally posted by bsaza2358 View Post
                    Not a bad layout, I guess. To me, getting your money back is just ridiculous. No one wants to sit there for hours only to make a net of $0. Pay 5th-8th more money and up the amount. I hate when they try to let as many people as possible cash...
                    Me too. I think the last payout should be 2x the buy in and it should pay out the top 10%.

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                    • I am seriously going to kill someone. I lost 45 bucks today in a home game. I lost 35 of it in 10 minutes to the same guy, both times he had pocket kings.

                      I am on the coldest streak I have ever seen. The past 3 times I have played, I have had 7 pocket pairs, 3 of them lower than 5. These times I have played have been for 5-7 hours each. It is absolutely horrible.

                      8 out of every 10 times I have had all or most of my money in, I have been ahead. Yet I have gotten sucked out on just about every time. Even my buddies I play with are saying it is like a single rain cloud is following me around.
                      I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
                      Hunter S. Thompson

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                      • Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                        I am seriously going to kill someone. I lost 45 bucks today in a home game. I lost 35 of it in 10 minutes to the same guy, both times he had pocket kings.

                        I am on the coldest streak I have ever seen. The past 3 times I have played, I have had 7 pocket pairs, 3 of them lower than 5. These times I have played have been for 5-7 hours each. It is absolutely horrible.

                        8 out of every 10 times I have had all or most of my money in, I have been ahead. Yet I have gotten sucked out on just about every time. Even my buddies I play with are saying it is like a single rain cloud is following me around.
                        It happens to everyone sooner or later.
                        Originally posted by nvot9
                        I'm going to personally PM you when the Mets win the NL East and the Phillies don't even make the playoffs.

                        Phillies 2007 NL East Champions & Back to Back MVP Award Winners.
                        Indianapolis Colts 13-3
                        Philadelphia Flyers 19-14-4 = 42 points
                        Philadelphia 76ers 14-18
                        Coach Bob Huggins 10-2

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                        • Everyone has a weird hand that they love to play. Mine is pocket 8's. For some reason I will always play pocket 8's and it usually works out in my favor.

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                          • Originally posted by someone447 View Post
                            I am seriously going to kill someone. I lost 45 bucks today in a home game. I lost 35 of it in 10 minutes to the same guy, both times he had pocket kings.

                            I am on the coldest streak I have ever seen. The past 3 times I have played, I have had 7 pocket pairs, 3 of them lower than 5. These times I have played have been for 5-7 hours each. It is absolutely horrible.

                            8 out of every 10 times I have had all or most of my money in, I have been ahead. Yet I have gotten sucked out on just about every time. Even my buddies I play with are saying it is like a single rain cloud is following me around.
                            Just think what it is like for the big pros playing $100/$200 blinds.

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                            • Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
                              Just think what it is like for the big pros playing $100/$200 blinds.
                              Or Phil Ivey regularly playing the Big Game at the Bellagio with $4,000/$8,000 blinds. Although he's the greatest cash game player ever so it's no big deal for him

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                              • Originally posted by SuperKevin View Post
                                Or Phil Ivey regularly playing the Big Game at the Bellagio with $4,000/$8,000 blinds. Although he's the greatest cash game player ever so it's no big deal for him
                                sbrugby>Ivey...I also think Ivey is overrated at NLHE...his best games by far are 7 stud, PLO, and 7stud hi/lo.

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