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  • Originally posted by duckseason View Post
    Well, like I said, great poker players don't act like they're invincible. Because they know from experience that no matter what they do, they will lose quite often. I'm sure you're good. Anybody who reads a few books can be good. But if you're not even playing for real money, then you really aren't playing poker at all. It's actually a bad idea (imo) to sit there and rack a $3,000,000 play money bankroll. Not only will that instill false confidence, but it will naturally throw you off your real money game. Just like when you spend too much time playing with a mini basketball on a 9 foot rim. Takes awhile to get the mechanics back in place when you go back to the regulation ball and hoop.
    Exactly what I've been saying. Playing with play money is a COMPLETELY different game than playing with real money

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    • Originally posted by duckseason View Post
      Well, like I said, great poker players don't act like they're invincible. Because they know from experience that no matter what they do, they will lose quite often. I'm sure you're good. Anybody who reads a few books can be good. But if you're not even playing for real money, then you really aren't playing poker at all. It's actually a bad idea (imo) to sit there and rack a $3,000,000 play money bankroll. Not only will that instill false confidence, but it will naturally throw you off your real money game. Just like when you spend too much time playing with a mini basketball on a 9 foot rim. Takes awhile to get the mechanics back in place when you go back to the regulation ball and hoop.
      I play in a cash game once a week with my friends, .50/1 game. Its really fun, but of late I never bluff because they have caught on.

      Once I get a job after college I am going to put a lot of money online...also I don't think I am necessarilly great. I have a lot to learn. My greatest weakness is being greedy at the table. Sometimes I try to win every pot when I see the oppurtunity. Sometimes it works, other times I lose big pots.

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      • Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
        I play in a cash game once a week with my friends, .50/1 game. Its really fun, but of late I never bluff because they have caught on.

        Once I get a job after college I am going to put a lot of money online...also I don't think I am necessarilly great. I have a lot to learn. My greatest weakness is being greedy at the table. Sometimes I try to win every pot when I see the oppurtunity. Sometimes it works, other times I lose big pots.
        Nice. There's the humility I was looking for. haha. Yeah, it doesn't get much better than playing poker with your friends. The only thing I can think of would be playing strip poker with their girlfriends. Just kidding. Wait, no I'm not. That would be awesome. Wait, no it wouldn't. Anyway, yeah the obvious drawback to playing with the same people all the time is that all your tells become magnified. You need to use that to your advantage. Either you need to be the best reader at the table, or you need to be very crafty with your gear changing. Obviously, you should focus on both at all times. With friends, it's not necessarily practical to sit there stone-faced like Jesus Ferguson. So you need to be keenly aware of the body language you emit in various situations. You can create a tell by acting a certain way when you have a certain hand in a certain situation. Then, you can use that tell against those who noticed it by acting the same way in an opposite situation. Eventually, if you play the balancing act correctly, people will mostly play straight up poker against you. And that's when you have them in the palm of your hand. Make them react to your game, and you'll be in control of the game. You should never think that "they've caught on" to your bluffing pattern, because there should be no discernible pattern.

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        • I played for the first time in a while yesterday. I won. It was great. At a time when half the table was gone and there were 5 people left. 3 of them good (myself included), one decent but rather new, and one very lucky to be there. I took out one of the good players and the second highest stack with four 10's. He had a weak full house considering what was on the board. After the river he was looking to bet big, stopped after picking up a big part of his stack, and stared me down for a bit. Then he puts the chips down and goes all-in. Right into me. I'm normally a decent player as far as the betting and playing goes, but I'm pretty bad with tells, so I'm ecstatic at what just happened. I stay reserved an unnecessarily pretend to debate the call for a while. He wanted to kill me when I turned my hand over. I was surprised he did what he did, he had played very well all day and was the only player that was able to lead me on and drag chips out of me. But I was glad to see him go and increase my lead to a dominant status. It was smooth sailing from there on out. $$$

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          • Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
            I play in a cash game once a week with my friends, .50/1 game. Its really fun, but of late I never bluff because they have caught on.

            Once I get a job after college I am going to put a lot of money online...also I don't think I am necessarilly great. I have a lot to learn. My greatest weakness is being greedy at the table. Sometimes I try to win every pot when I see the oppurtunity. Sometimes it works, other times I lose big pots.
            Read this

            Click on the first link.

            http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...ker+josh+arieh

            Very good read on bluffing. Can't post the link because it has a word we can't use in it.

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            • Slow rolling isn't cool.

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              • Originally posted by duckseason View Post
                Slow rolling isn't cool.
                I know, and I got what I deserved from the fellow players. But this dude was dragging chips from me all day and was being a prick with the fireworks.

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                • Originally posted by SuperMcgee View Post
                  I know, and I got what I deserved from the fellow players. But this dude was dragging chips from me all day and was being a prick with the fireworks.
                  I hear ya. It just comes down to treating others the way you want to be treated in return. Since you were just reciprocating the ill-will you had received from him, I have no problem with it. But it is a good way to put a target on your forehead. And hey, sometimes that can actually be a good thing at the poker table.

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                  • Is this right?

                    Is this the ME?

                    http://www.cardplayer.com/tournament...8?viewall=true

                    last tourney on the bottom
                    http://www.cardplayer.com/tournaments/event_list/842

                    Edit: Nevermind, they split day 1 into 4 or 5 different days.
                    Last edited by Acreboy; 07-08-2007, 12:46 AM.

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                    • As I predicted, Harrah's f'd up the entire ME. The blind structure is an absolute joke.

                      I say the WSOP needs to build its own casino or something so it can make tables more accessible by players and enough room to accombany the thousands of players every year. Also, it could have seperate suites to accompany the high stakes cash games going on.

                      Harrah's is a joke though, they mess up the WSOP every year. Maybe the fields are too big but something has to be done.

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                      • Originally posted by simms2clayton View Post
                        As I predicted, Harrah's f'd up the entire ME. The blind structure is an absolute joke.

                        I say the WSOP needs to build its own casino or something so it can make tables more accessible by players and enough room to accombany the thousands of players every year. Also, it could have seperate suites to accompany the high stakes cash games going on.

                        Harrah's is a joke though, they mess up the WSOP every year. Maybe the fields are too big but something has to be done.
                        Harrah's owns the rights to the WSOP so good luck with that.........

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                        Originally posted by Job
                        On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                        Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                        So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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                        • Originally posted by duckseason View Post
                          I hear ya. It just comes down to treating others the way you want to be treated in return. Since you were just reciprocating the ill-will you had received from him, I have no problem with it. But it is a good way to put a target on your forehead. And hey, sometimes that can actually be a good thing at the poker table.
                          Totally agree. This one kid in my local cash game slow rolled me when he had quads and next time I get involved in a winning hand for me I am going to slow roll his ******* ass and see how he likes it.

                          I mean, I know 2 wrongs don't make a right, but I am just gonna remind him not to be a punk at the table.

                          I know I talk a lot of trash when ppl make stupid plays against me, but slow rolling is totally different.

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                          • Man, according to this Ivey, Matusow, Raymer, Tim Phan, Men Ngyuen, Bloch and Phil Laak have busted.

                            http://www.cardplayer.com/tournaments/chip_counts/7278

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                            • If you guys never had an account at Absolute, Ultimate Bet, or Full Tilt, you can get a free $100. They give you $50 and put $50 in a bonus account. After you play a certain amount of hands, you can cash out. It's sounds too good to be true, but it's legit and there's no risk.
                              http://www.yourpokercash.com/?addby=beba1b

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                              • Originally posted by Acreboy View Post
                                Man, according to this Ivey, Matusow, Raymer, Tim Phan, Men Ngyuen, Bloch and Phil Laak have busted.

                                http://www.cardplayer.com/tournaments/chip_counts/7278
                                Yeah but my boy Allen Cunningham is still there! :D

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                                Originally posted by Job
                                On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                                Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                                So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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