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Old 07-07-2017, 03:33 PM   #3476
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

Well you could have just put $40 in dead. It is a little ****ty to not post once the game has become 10/20/40


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Old 07-07-2017, 04:44 PM   #3477
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

Say you're really sorry. Promise to double straddle, even if blind, next time, and do it.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:53 PM   #3478
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Say you're really sorry. Promise to double straddle, even if blind, next time, and do it.


Yeah that's what I did

Wasn't enough apparently !
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:35 PM   #3479
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it's pretty horrible.
funny that was taken at the venitian. i was at the venitian waiting for a seat when this kid i played with a few times said to me "aren't there any good plo games in vegas. what the ****." now he was right. there were a lot of bad games overall- way worse than 2 years ago.i had several people whose judgement i trust tell me that last year the plo games at venitian were amazing- this year i played in some good games but a lot of terrible ones. i'm also in a great mood from being stuck about 30k for the trip.


anyway i said to him "you wear sunglasses at the table, don't say a word and spend half your time on your tablet. look around this place and most tables are the same. why would any whale want to dump money in these games" to my surprise when we got seats in the game he ditched the sunglasses and actually tried making a little table talk.



there was one guy i played with about 27-28 years old who just got it. very good player but also super fun and nice at the table and one night at the wynn we got everyone doing shots was an awesome fun atmosphere. there really aren't many young guys who "get it" when it comes to making poker fun these days.

After comparing this wsop to my trip in 2015 i'm convinced a lot of rec players just aren't enjoying themselves as much anymore at wsop and either stop going or just went for a few days this year and i don't blame them.
If you were playing 2-5 NL at the Wynn, the guy buying shots was probably me...lol.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:52 PM   #3480
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Well you could have just put $40 in dead. It is a little ****ty to not post once the game has become 10/20/40


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But if you forget legitimately then it's way ****tier for idiot regs to make a big deal about it and ruin the vibe of the game
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #3481
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But if you forget legitimately then it's way ****tier for idiot regs to make a big deal about it and ruin the vibe of the game


Blame game/wrong attitude. Can only control what you can control, just amend the situation and throw in your straddle anyways even after you mucked. Have done it plenty of times. Blaming the reg is silly, just tell him he is right and move on. Who cares if he is


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Old 07-14-2017, 10:11 AM   #3482
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Yeah I see both sides of it for sure. In retrospect maybe the best thing would've been to throw it in dead

In this context though the fact that I had already been straddling (it may have even been my idea I can't remember) and instantly offered to double straddle or whatever to make up for it should've signaled to the guy it was a genuine mistake and not a spot for him to get worked up over/upset the table.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:18 PM   #3483
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Man, been waiting for an update for a while, hope things are better for you dgaf.
This has been one of the best and realest threads on here.

I mainly play 2/5 but was playing some 5/10 on the weekend, been running bad for like a month and a half, finally had a good night and won like 2k at 5/10 only to lose 3k the next night, feels bad man.
I know it's totally standard for that game, but yeah reminded me of that post where you won big, only to lost more the next day, the swings can be rough. I'm gonna have to grind more 2/5 before I jump back there.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:42 PM   #3484
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Man, been waiting for an update for a while, hope things are better for you dgaf.

This has been one of the best and realest threads on here.



I mainly play 2/5 but was playing some 5/10 on the weekend, been running bad for like a month and a half, finally had a good night and won like 2k at 5/10 only to lose 3k the next night, feels bad man.

I know it's totally standard for that game, but yeah reminded me of that post where you won big, only to lost more the next day, the swings can be rough. I'm gonna have to grind more 2/5 before I jump back there.


It's pretty amazing and annoying how important it is to run hot while shot taking. Sometimes I think it's what separates guys in super high stakes (where most aren't actually properly rolled) and those playing below.

Was crushing my Vegas trip playing 5/10 and 10/20 so took a shot at 25/50. Of course I lose an all in pre My AQhh vs AQo. And that's the difference between feeling good + have a nice little buffer at your new level and being tilted playing 5/10 lol

I'm a recreational player so even though I keep my rl roll and poker roll separate it's not the end of the world and can shot take again but for pros it must be insanely demoralizing, especially when it's not uncommon for the softest game in the room to be the nosebleed game with [random celebritiy/hong Kong whale] that's so close yet so far lol
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:57 AM   #3485
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

I will add that my attempts to be a little DGAF have paid off handsomely

Vegas July 4th week I play at a Strip poker room, and I make a point of requesting starting at new tables, this week I played 2/5.

My plan is simple - get the table talking, get the straddle on, get the drinking going if possible, even drum up some rivalry.

Antics are sure to follow - some included a young man from England calling me and my friends at my end of the table "passive" , then soon thereafter I 4 bet him and he folded - we all got a big lol out of me reminding him that July 4th was not the day for an Englishman to call an American passive. the table lol, all in good fun and we then had even more action.

Another ex. was the "I call BS call" , in my straddle I wake up with KK and I 3 bet, only to get 2 callers that announced "I call BS, I call" hijinks followed on a flop of K 10 10 and I won a sizable pot.

I want to thank DGAF for him comments and advice that paid for my last trip to vegas
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