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***The Official Poker Thread***

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Skeet84, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Does anyone play? I play when I can. I play in free Tourney's, Cash games, and at Casinos. Thought it would be a nice to have a thread we can all talk about the game.
     
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  2. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    I play for a living. (half of my living)
     
  3. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    Your wife gets the other half?

    I've played on Party Poker (before they went anti US), Poker Stars (still do) and Full Tilt (don't like them, when I got to my first final table in a big tourney, my connection lagged)
     
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  4. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    I hate online but I realize not many ppl live a mile away from a poker room. What are ur favorite hands (Besides the winning hand)? I am a huge fan or 10 Jack suited
     
  5. Dolfan330

    Dolfan330 My wein is so chaffed...

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    I play online on Pokerstars. I try to stick to tables with higher blinds because the number of donks on lower ones are unbelievable. When I lived in Miami I played at the Miami Jai-alai, Miccosukee Casino and Hard Rock.

    Favorite hand: J/10 suited
     
  6. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    Favorite hand: QJT9 double suited in Pot limit Omaha
     
  7. Paul 13

    Paul 13 Chaotic Neutral & Unstable Genius Staff Member

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    don't really have a favorite hand and yeah, closest poker room is over 2 hours drive for me.
     
  8. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Got four Aces King high yesterday. Wooo
     
  9. Jt0323

    Jt0323 Fins Up! Luxury Box

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    I play with friends and online, when i turn 21 in may ill play a lot since Hard Rock is 5 mins away walking distance
     
  10. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    The Poker room I play at you only have to be 18 to play Poker. Its State regulated so you might be able to now
     
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  11. SICK

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    section do you travel? or just play online?
     
  12. Jt0323

    Jt0323 Fins Up! Luxury Box

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    yeah ive been to some New York Poker rooms where you had to be 18, but i think all vegas ones are 21
     
  13. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

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    I have played in 3 WSOP events and will be playing in a WPT event this March....I have been to Vegas may times and a couple times had some nice scores at the 10-20 NL game at the Bellagio. My problem is those 5 dollar slots and alcohol influencing me to play really dumb blackjack stakes.

    As far as online poker goes I was playing in the Sunday Million at Poker Stars almost every week for awhile highest finish was 34th but I ruined that in a cash game. I dont play online poker hardly at all. Now I play local tourneys and card clubs on occasion.

    Oddly I play way better drunk, this past summer I won the $50 buy in tourny at my church while drinking close to 20 plastic cups of draft beer...infact I puked later in the night. Not the first time ive played better drunk I think the booze just takes the edge off.
     
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  14. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Thats awesome Fin-O! I would love to go to Vegas and play in an event like that. I think I could do well but you need cards to help u. Poker is alot of skill but you need alot of luck and good cards dont hurt. I hate playing bad cards. I play in alot of 30-50 man tourneys and I do pretty good. Actually the last 4 that I entered I came in 2nd, Knock out early, 3rd, and 6th.
     
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  15. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

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    The envirement in a WSOP event is pretty mind boggling I went deep in the large fields everytime but cashed only once...me and Shanon Elizabeth were both leaning against a wall RIGHT NEXT TO EACHOTHER during one of the breaks (I got a smile thats it) all those guys on TV are short like me.

    Jennifer Tilly looked pretty ran down, had a beer gut.

    Andy Bloch actually knocked me out of one of the events when his Q-10 beat my 99 (all in pre-flop) the next day in the 2k event I was in the top 20 in chips already in the money had KK made a big pre-flop raise BB called with what else?He had QUEEN-TEN of spades....flop is 2 spades and a Queen, I push..he thinks for a few minutes and calls...turned a 10 for two pair and I was crippled and went out less than a half hour later.

    I dont blame him for the call since we were both in the $$.....he had top pair with a flush draw.

    Anyway IF you ever plan on playing in a big event like that be ready for a long mentally draining day. FYI
     
  16. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    online, local casinos, and I travel to Las Vegas.
     
  17. Firesole

    Firesole Season Ticket Holder

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    I used to play alot more than I do now. I've played in a few casinos around the country. For some reason I always play well outside of Florida. I've had so many cooler hands in Florida it is ridiculous. Lately I've played Full Tilt and at Daytona Poker Room. I seem to always get my *** handed to me at the Hard Rock casinos. I'm always running into AA when I'm holding AK, KK, or QQ.
     
  18. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Ouch that was a tough loss but I understand the call too. I actually got really lucky yesterday. I had K-10 off suit and a King on the flop. Guy next to me makes a big raise. I think about it and I pushed as I was down on chips and top pair with a decent kicker. He turns over pocket Aces!!!! I stood up cause I thought I was done. 10 came on the turn and I won! Two hands later I look down and get QQ!!! I make a reasonable raise amd the same guy I just beat pushes. I thought about and called. He turns over KK!!! I stand up and then a Q on the flop! Wow survive again. I have heard about the grueling days at tourney's.
     
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  19. Section126

    Section126 We are better than you. Luxury Box

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    Most you ever lost on one hand?

    I'll go first.

    $2,890
     
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  20. Fin-Omenal

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    Not far behind...2600 and some change at the Bellagio boat over boat and the guy was the biggest maniac at the table so I thought I had just doubled up.:pity:

    Most Ive ever won in a pot...around 3 grand....I have A-J and call a preflop raise in position flop A-A-J!!! He was pounding the pot and I just called all the way to the river then I moved in he insta called and tabled AK... It was nice to be on the right side of that.
     
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  21. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Haha most i have lost is only 200 and most I ever won was 325. I guess I still have my floaties on lol
     
  22. phunwin

    phunwin Happy kids are Dolfans. Luxury Box

    I love to play, but we keep it very small. As much as anything, it's about drinking beer, making horribly inappropriate jokes, and if you can win a few bucks, so much the better.

    I wouldn't want to play professionally or even semi-professionally. Just not for me. I salute those who do, though.
     
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  23. King Felix

    King Felix Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    did you talk **** with mike matasou(sp?)?
     
  24. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    Yes the nights with the guys is really alot of fun. Does not matter how much u play for as long as you have fun IMO.
     
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  25. Fin-Omenal

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    Never played with him, but I was playing at Ceasers and his brother was their drunk with one of the best looking asian chicks I have ever seen!

    He kept saying "Im Mike Matasows brother Im such a donkey" but he was playing extremely tight, thing is some people at the table didnt care and paid him off almost everytime.

    Table image is very important when I was obviously drunk people would automatically assume I was bluffing and paid me off more than they should have.
     
  26. King Felix

    King Felix Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    well if hes anything like mike, he's a donkey...

    i want to beat phil hellmuth just one time so he can get pissed he lost to an internet player lol...even tho i dont play anymore
     
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  27. Fin-Omenal

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    From what ive heard Mike is a very tight player, he has a knack to make it far in big fields for a reason....he just makes dumbass moves from time to time but a real succesfull player nonetheless.

    I was a couple tables over from Phil in one event he is very tall and there is always a crowd around him. I think the blow ups are for TV to protect his image as "the poker brat"
     
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  28. hammerbillsfan

    hammerbillsfan Suffering Bills Fan

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    I play live once and a while and just stopped playing online, got too boring.

    Places i've played poker at:
    Casino Montreal
    Casinorama
    Casino Niagara
    Seneca NF
    Turning Stone
    Foxwoods
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  29. Firesole

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    I have no clue what the biggest pot I've won or lost is, as I really don't factor that in unless I'm factoring pot odds. I've probably only won $6-700 in a day and lost up to $500 in a day.

    I don't play anything bigger than $1/$2 no limit here in FL. The day they change the law to where I can buyin without a $100 limit is when I play different stakes.




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  30. hammerbillsfan

    hammerbillsfan Suffering Bills Fan

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    check this **** out from today!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFn3XxRWcO0"]YouTube- EPT Berlin Robbed by 6 armed men, live stream recording. Pokerstars version of rush poker?[/ame]
     
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  31. Fin-Omenal

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    Wow, security must suck in Berlin because I was at the WPT just thursday and u couldnt get threw the door with a stick of gum!

    Lot of local home games get robbed though sad.
     
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  32. hammerbillsfan

    hammerbillsfan Suffering Bills Fan

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    Here's some crazier video!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3-sADcD0DY"]YouTube- EPT Berlin fight FULL footage! Security vs "gunmen"[/ame]
     
  33. King Felix

    King Felix Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    well depending on when that video was recorded(i didnt watch), that might've been the reason for the extra security.
     
  34. Skeet84

    Skeet84 New Member

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    No in the US where ever theres lots of money there will be alot of guns. Security is very tight along with the billion cameras
     
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