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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jakearoo, Jan 12, 2008.

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  1. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    Any shooters on here play serious poker? What, where and how do you play? Just for discussion. Jake
     
  2. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Jake,
    Okay, do well live and am ahead about $4000 live, but do not do well on line! I never get the high level ( %) of bad beats live that I get on line! Tom Rhoads
     
  3. AJ100

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    Tom, I used to play on line until I did a little research. I learned that some of these sites use a weird system(to me)of dealing. In a Texas hold-em game after the initial two cards are dealt to the players, the remainder of the deck is RESHUFFLED. After the flop, the deck is RESHUFFLED. Same with after the turn. Never played a live game when that was done. LOL

    The other thing I found out is they use what they call "action" cards. This is to give the game some action, and keep the game moving. For instance, one player gets a great hand and ends up with a full house only to be outdrawn by a better fullhouse. Or you get that flush only to be beat with a higher flush or four of a kind. You bet the farm and end up with a "bad beat." The one thing I noticed right away when looking at the tables on the pick a game screen was that one player would have a large amount of chips and the rest of the table would be way below that amount. Seemed that if you got the right seat it didn't matter what cards you caught, you would suck out and win. Just my observation after playing for a few months. I quit.

    AJ100
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Playing poker on-line can't be compared to live poker. The on-line games are written programs, depending on how it's programed to function, figuring out the "how" part helps you win in those. That method won't work in a live game when a guy is handling his chips with emotions involved. We owned a card room in Ca. in the early 90s and the holdem game was our mainstay.

    I like playing holdem but the best gambling game I ever played is called 3-5-7. Fast, furious and can be costly as all he!! if your not careful and don't know the hand odds pretty well. Hap
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    I lucked out and won $300 online and quit playing for real money online after that ... I figured there was a reason the odds were against most online players so I took my $300 and run ... I like playing heads up but for real in a casino or some of the hotels have card rooms set up for "Hold'Em" from time to time in the area where I live ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I was a dealer while atending UNLV. I saw many a novice play at the Texas Hold'em table and loose all their money. At least one or two of the players at each table in most casino's are Pro's. Beware, they will take your money given enough time.
     
  7. Pocatello

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    I'm playing an online tournament as I type, and just won a hand for 2300 chips. Another player went all-in with three tens. Unfortunately for him I had a full house, tens full of Kings. Currently I'm sitting 394th out of 2946. It won't last.
     
  8. AJ100

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    He was on the receiving end of those "action" cards.

    GL

    AJ100
     
  9. AJKohler

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    Um, Pocatello, how did you have tens full of kings against three tens? That rather sounds like the deck had five tens in it - and in the Old West, that was a shootin' offense.

    Tony
     
  10. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    AJKohler.....Common cards.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  11. DJM

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    A question for you on line poker players. How do the poker sites convince you or certify that all cards dealt are a random event subject to the normal laws of probability?
     
  12. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    Tony, I didn't think anybody doesn't know Texas Hold'em. I play on Full Tilt and Pokerstars. Do a Google search and give either a try.

    I finished in the money, making about $1.30 for a $0.50 buy in. Not too great on an hourly rate.
     
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