[All In!] *** The Final Table *** - Poker Discussion

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Dal--Intrepid, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    QFT. Although I think it depends on what limits one plays. I used to play at a casino which was relatively close to where I went to college. I started out playing $2/$4 limit, but too many idiots play that because it's the lowest limit the casino offers. I eventually moved up to $3/$6 which begins to weed out the idiots but still has a lot of them drawing towards 2 outers. Eventually, to get the best poker, I started playing what the casino calls 100/200 No Limit. The blinds are $2 and $5, and when you sit down at the table you can buy in for either $100 or $200. Then you play No Limit Hold'em until you decide to leave or are broke. I would often walk out of the casino with a couple thousand dollars in my wallet after a good night of poker.
  2. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    I went through the exact same progression. Started with the low limit games and got sick of drunks that treated it like play money poker. My last trip to Vegas I finally did the $100 NL game and just waited out the drunks and idiots. Seemed like after 1-2am was when all the drunks came in trying to impress their girls at the tables and they were easy pickings. And this is coming from a guy that is at best a solid player. It may not be the best strategy for learning a lot, but when you're only in Vegas for a few days, it was effective at paying for your trip. :p
  3. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    How much did you win? Was it pretty profitable?
  4. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    I played about 2-3 hours on a Friday and Saturday night and came out almost $600 ahead. I'm a fairly tight player, so making too many moves is hard for me with the table constantly changing and filled with drunks who will call anything because they're buzzed. If somebody has been at the table long enough to see how I play, I may make a move on them because they'll know how I've been playing. While I like poker, my Vegas trips are my only chance to get to the craps tables, so I spend a lot of time there. It's weird because I always tell myself I'm gonna spend a lot of time playing poker, but I never play as much as I think I will. I think I'm just addicted to craps. :p
  5. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    The new season of High Stakes Poker started a couple of weeks ago. I think this is by far the best poker being shown on TV. It is always great to see these tournament one-hit wonders like Jamie Gold or Sean Sheikhan come in and play with real players like Brunson, Elezra, Farha, and the like. Doyle has been abusing Gold for two shows already and the table has already staked Gold to another $50,000. Gabe Kaplan came out of the announce booth last week and joined the game. Doyle gave Gabe all his $5000 chips ($110,000) to play with and Gabe has already made two huge plays, including one against Mike Matusow who should be ready to steam by the next show on Monday.
  6. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I'm gonna have to watch this. What network has it? I don't like Gold. His smugness on WSOP annoys me.
  7. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    Monday nights at 9:00pm on Game Show Network for the new season. They replay it during the week at different times also, as well as some of the previous seasons. But this is Gold's first season on the show, so you'll know it's recent when you see it.
  8. RealMadrid Jedi Knight

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    I actually met the man who finished 8th in the 2001 WSOP main event. Hearing him tell stories about playing with all of the players you see on television as professionals is pretty interesting.
  9. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    I have a cousin who used to work with Dmitri Nobles.
  10. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    It'd be cool to have a bunch of people join Party Poker, or some other free poker site, and start a JCC table for Hold'em :)
  11. Kyptastic VIP

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    Can you make private tables? Because that would be fun.
  12. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    Some places used to let you do private tables even with a free account, but I think now with most at least the host has to have a pay account, but I'm not sure anymore. My online play has come nearly to a standstill lately. I was an UltimateBet and PokerStars guy. I did a little at Party Poker, but that place just always played so slow on my computer.
  13. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    When its poker season (main event, live and delay on TV) I play partypoker regularly. I have not played it in a long time, but it works fine on my computer. A JCC table would be very fun
  14. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I'd be game (no pun intended) for a JCC Table
  15. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    So what does everybody play on? At PokerStars there are usually a couple of empty tables at the bottom of their page. While we may not be able to lock it up privately, we could probably have a majority of it covered if we have enough people. There might be a few non-JC'ers, but it'd probably be OK. PS (and I think most others) have a search function to find people by their screen name, so we could set up a start time, one of us snag a table and tell everyone our screen name, and meet up. We could also post the table number and place here in case someone comes in late and decides they want to join us.
  16. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    I'm not currently registered at any online poker site. So, you know, whatever is okay with me.
  17. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I'm game if it's on party poker
  18. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    let's have it on partypoker
  19. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    do any of you play the multitable tourneys at party poker, if so what is your screenname?
  20. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    That's a great idea.

    And does anyone else besides me think Norman Chad is the most annoying personality on all of ESPN?
  21. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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  22. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    wow, that's pretty impressive. I can't wait for the main event to start and to follow it on the computer each day
  23. Dal--Intrepid Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I was going to make an absolutely baseless prediction today that Eli Elezra would win the WSOP Main Event this year before the thing started, but I forgot about it. But now it's been going on for several hours and Elezra is already out, sooooooo . . . .

    Even though I imagine some nobody will actually win it, my "name" pick will be Ted Forrest. Once again, no real reason, just a dumb luck guess . . .

    First day eliminations of "name" players today include Eli, Amarillo Slim, Josh Arieh, Dewey Tomko, and Mel Judah so far . . .
  24. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    Dal, can you Highlight To Read format results for the WSOP main event from now on? some folks like to be surprised when they watch the event on TV, and HTR is just a courtesy for them.
  25. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    I will follow the Main Event online, the chip leader after day 1A is Timton Oliver with 260,000
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