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Poker Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by _RL, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. _RL

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    Re: Poker

    I do, but only for small stakes. I remember on the RMMB that some of the posters set up some games on FTP. I'd be down with that.
     
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    Re: Poker

    I play anywhere from .25/.50 NL hold 'em to $10/20 blind hu Omaha depending on my roll and/or state of sobriety. I still say Full Tilt needs to come with a breathalyser.

    I'd be down for a tourney if someone wants to throw it together. ^
     
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    Re: Poker

    Any regular board member who cares enough and who plays online should come here and list where they play/at what stakes, and whether or not their interested in a smaller to medium sized buy in tourney. This could fuel the fire to get something going. I know of at least a few perennial online poker players from the old board that migrated over. Unfortunately it doesn't look like D-Rock did, he would've been a keeper.
     
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    Re: Poker

    I play on Full Tilt, mostly in the following:

    * .10/.25 NL Hold 'em cash games
    * $2 SnG Turbo NL Hold 'em (9 or 18 total players)
    * $3 SnG Turbo NL Hold 'em (90 total players)
    * Other NL Hold 'em tournaments

    I'd be down to play a NL Hold 'em tournament with a $10-$20 buy-in on a regular basis.
     
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    This may be the proper place to vent about the fact that I've had the World Series Main Event ruined for me two years in a row. This year, it was fucking Fox News that ruined it for me. Tuesday morning I went to work, and we generally have one news channel or another on in the background. I was looking forward to watching the final table that night. Walk in to work and hear about "The youngest World Series winner ever". FUCK.

    Year before that, I was in San Diego, and that Jerry douche won his entrance into the main event on some qualifier. The local casino where he won was using it in a radio promotion, even though the final table hadn't been shown yet.
     
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    I have started back up playing on Full Tilt. Low stakes, sometimes the Micro stakes if I'm on a bad streak. Usually tourneys no more than 6 dollars. 10/25 cent ring games. Most NL HE but sometimes I'll play PL.

    I would be down for a lower staked tourney.
     
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    I would be interested. But I haven't played online much since the gestapo rolled in. I used to play on Poker Room. SnG $20 or whatever. But I am more or less down for whatever, assuming the stakes aren't too ridiculous, like my liver or something.
     
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    I think I have made an account with just about every semi-substantial US friendly site out there. Most of them don't garner enough traffic to make them profitable. I can objectively (subjectively) say that Full Tilt is the best. Everything from the sheer amount of different games that it offers, to the number of different sized tournaments, to the huge number of active players and even the entertainment value of having a good amount of legitimate pro's playing there at all times make it the cream of the crop. PokerStars can make a lot of those claims too, but something about their setup is just off to me, I've never enjoyed that site.
    I downloaded party poker a year or so ago for nostalgia purposes, and that site is ON POINT. Their layout is unmatched. I would easily dump all my other accounts (other than Absolute Poker which is the only place where I get rakeback) to play there.

    Also, for those that don't know... there are some major legislation issues going on at the moment (and for the last few years), where in as soon as 6 months from now online poker in America could be a thing of the past. Which would subsequently probably make my utilization of my Euro citizenship a thing of the future. Everyone root for Barny Frank on this one.
     
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    I grind $6.50 45 man turbos on Stars. I'm the opposite of the poster above in that I love Stars' layout and find Full Tilt's a bit off. On occasion I'll take a stake to play a big field MTT, but for the long haul I'm pretty comfortable with the degree to which I'm beating the 45 mans.

    Anyone who plays on Full Tilt and doesn't have rakeback associated with their account is throwing away money. Set up a new account, blackmail support, whatever, do what you have to to get rakeback.
     
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    I agree with you man, but the only account I actually have rakeback on is AP/Ultimate Bet, and there is just WAY more money to be made on Full Tilt. Also, I've heard of people's accounts being closed and the money seized if you try to set up a multiple account and they find out. And I have tried for years to manipulate support into giving me a rakeback account (as recently as last week). If you or someone else can figure out a way for me to do it I'll be damn thankful and transfer a nice little bonus to your account. I've all but given up at this point.
     
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    I'm in. Would it be the $20 you said it would be before?


    In other poker news. I played this past weekend at a small Indian Casino. $1/$2 blinds. Bought in with a hundred and left with three hundred. Sure not a whole lot, but for me it was a good couple hours worth of work. I hardly ever play live poker but I found that I play much smarter compared to online. Plus most people there weren't the greatest of players.

    Does anyone else find themselves playing dumber/looser online because it almost doesn't seem as real? Or is it just me?
     
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    After doing a bit of research on the twoplustwo forums, it looks like there might be a way get rakeback with an existing Full Tilt account (given that you did not get Full Tilt using another affiliate):

    1) Rakebackpros is the preferred rakeback affiliate for Full Tilt. Sign up for an account here.
    2) E-mail the Full Tilt support team (support@fulltiltpoker.com), saying that you signed up with rakebackpros for an existing Full Tilt account. Ask to take advantage of rakeback.
    3) E-mail the rakebackpros support team (support@rakebackpros.com) with essentially the same message.
    4) Wait.

    Two days after doing the above steps, I got the following response from rakebackpros:

    I've read that people have been successful with such requests. Good luck.
     
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    I'd be down for a tourney on Full Tilt. I play there most of the time, grinding 11 and 22 dollar SnG's.
     
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    *sigh* I only notice this thread two days after self excluding myself from FT for the next 180 days...otherwise I'd be all over this. The username is McLeary. Look for me again sometime around July at the .25/.50 NLH tables.

    I kept my account on PKR (username: Qewball) active though because their self exclusion is for life. It's not a bad site and the whole e-mote body language deal they got going on really adds a lot to the game. I know it sounds weird given that it's online play but if you've played it you'd understand. Plus they've recently added live sports betting. Another plus I find is that the site is still rather small so the experience level of most of the players tends to be above average.

    On the con side, loading tables is pretty slow which makes getting into an SNG a bitch sometimes. Also their betting interface takes some getting used to. Oh, and STAY AWAY FROM THE MINI CASINO GAMES!!! (I'll be back on that site in March.)

    I effectively swore off PokerStars long ago but I won't get into that.

    And just for fun: see where you rank at http://www.officialpokerrankings.com
     
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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.sharkscope.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.sharkscope.com</a> is better for stats, IMO.
     
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    But sharkscope costs money. OPR is enough to satisfy my random curiosities, while any detailed stats on myself or the people I play with are better gotten from HEM.
     
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    Nottt bad, Aeutius. MTT's or SnG's? Five free searches a day on Sharkscope btw. But if you're more of a cash game player or mix it up like myself, then pokertableratings.com is actually by far the best free site for self/opponent play I've seen yet.

    And Chater, you could count me in if it's on that Sunday.
     
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    45 man turbos. It's donk shove poker but I loves it so.
     
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    Nice, I played the 90's on FT when if I have a couple hours to kill, can be ridiculously profitable... and ridiculously annoying when you bubble. But that's the life of MTT's...

    Anybody played Full Tilt today since the update? It's a new game called Rush Poker, and it might be the new big thing in online play. Rather than sitting at one table, you pick what type of cash game you want to play (e.g. .25/.50 NL 6max), and once you finish your hand, you are automatically moved to a new table where the cards are instantly dealt. I just got done playing/watching for a couple hours, and it is pretty g'damn intense. I think I can already see four distinct type of players forming in it:

    Type A will only play group 1 hands, as they get to see so many more hands an hour now with this setup, they figure that they will just capitalize on these.
    Type B will try to raise/steal virtually every blind, and just make their money eating up the type A players.
    Type C players are the players who are probably just playing as they always do, not making any significant changes to the amount of steals/folds they generally make.
    Type D seems less common, but I think I'm noticing people who are specifically focusing on re-raising the Type B players, banking on the fact that there's enough of them for this play to be profitable with the amount of times that they will fold preflop, and if they call they will at least have position. Also, the fact that the other player knows nothing about you, is out of position, and can see another hand at a new table so quickly would probably make it easier on them to fold. I found myself doing this a decent amount and had some luck with it.