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Old 05-16-2017, 03:32 PM   #251
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Maybe, but small stakes 08 is the easiest form of poker that I know of.
What's your coaching rate?
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:41 PM   #252
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I seriously wonder if whatever I do wrong when I happen to play O8 can be easily catalogued onto a 3x5 card or something because I literally cannot win
I've never cashed in a chip after buying into an O8 game.

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I'll relate another quick BJ story from Resorts:

Playing 2am Monday and I have to leave to get to work. I'm up ~13K. The floor lady asks why I'm leaving, I explain, she says they'll send me home in a limo and I can sleep, I say 'what about my car?', she says they'll have someone drive it behind the limo, I say ok, 2 hours later I'm plus ~25K and leave and can see the floor lady is visibly pissed, I get out to the limo there's a guy w/ a box, asks my name, I say yes, he says he's from room service, I say I'm taking a limo, he says 'it's room service for the limo.'
That could never happen to me. Well, I don't play blackjack any more, but even when I did, it couldn't happen. I know the game is so -ev that if I ever hit a hot streak and got up, say half a buy-in, I would fastquit so I could end a winner.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:21 PM   #253
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:31 PM   #254
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I've never cashed in a chip after buying into an O8 game.
Low stakes live O8 is a game so mind numbingly easy to play, you could be that_pope level drunk and still print money. Draw to the nuts. Play 2 way hands. Push equity edges. Draws with redraws. Current best hand is only drawing to stay best.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:29 PM   #255
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4-8 on the turn guy goes all in for 4 chips (half a bet) and the next guy slides out 8 to complete. I'm not in the hand but ask dealer if that's allowed...everywhere else I've played he could call the 4 or make it 12 but not 8. Floor is called and it stands and everyone is looking at me lol
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:10 PM   #256
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4-8 on the turn guy goes all in for 4 chips (half a bet) and the next guy slides out 8 to complete. I'm not in the hand but ask dealer if that's allowed...everywhere else I've played he could call the 4 or make it 12 but not 8. Floor is called and it stands and everyone is looking at me lol
You're right and it's a pretty standard rule. Lots of places screw it up. Bovada was the best. 4/8, someone goes all in for $1 on the river. Your options are fold, "call" $8 or raise to $16.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:24 PM   #257
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That is lol worthy.

If your low stakes O8 game isn't 6+ ways to the flop for 1, 2, or 3 bets, you might need to write stuff on the back of your 3x5 card.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:08 PM   #258
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The post says "today is my 60th birthday" but the post is from 2010. Did someone transcribe the whole conversation from a cuneiform stone tablet or some sort of cave painting?
I'm not THAT old! I've still got a good few years before I become an OMC! Had to look up 'cuneiform', though.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:16 PM   #259
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If your low stakes O8 game isn't 6+ ways to the flop for 1, 2, or 3 bets, you might need to write stuff on the back of your 3x5 card.
That's absolutely the conditions at 4-8 and often enough at 8-16. I can just see him checking his cheat sheet, lol. All that he needs is what you told him and avoid the boredom trap.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:53 PM   #260
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So shots when he sits down and beer rest of the night? That's the that_pope plan, afaik. DeathDonkey was more of a rusty nail sort, I think.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:10 PM   #261
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I haven't had a Rusty Nail in years! Damn I like that drink and DAMN THIS METFORMIN!
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:10 AM   #262
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The O8 game I have easiest access to is definitely not 6-ways all the time, but it's close on Tuesdays from 3-6p where the jackpot is doubled and there are additional high hand bonuses.

I have a vague recollection of the 4-8 half-kill game at Bay 101 being a little more nutso, but it just made it more painful.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:01 AM   #263
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The O8 game I have easiest access to is definitely not 6-ways all the time, but it's close on Tuesdays from 3-6p where the jackpot is doubled and there are additional high hand bonuses.

I have a vague recollection of the 4-8 half-kill game at Bay 101 being a little more nutso, but it just made it more painful.
Not when I played it. The games I've played in, maybe a half dozen total among 4 card rooms, exactly zero of them had 6+ to the flop.
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Apparently the nerds on Mass Ave in Cambridge, MA are really good at trivia. We finished in third place, which was good enough for a $10 gift certificate.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:39 AM   #265
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Goddamn. I'm about out of my tree. Thankfully, my wife and I are skipping town soon so I can concentrate on my awful golf game instead of my awful poker game.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:13 AM   #266
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The keep playing the same 5 bands on the radio, all sung by the same guy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:19 AM   #267
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what a time to ALIVE right?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:51 AM   #268
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Apparently the nerds on Mass Ave in Cambridge, MA are really good at trivia.
Beat them up and take their trophies.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:35 AM   #269
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The keep playing the same 5 bands on the radio, all sung by the same guy.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:43 PM   #270
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I guess it's time for Gen X stars to start dropping like flies, too. Too bad, they were a lot better at music than the crap us Millennials get fed.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:49 PM   #271
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How many of us here are millenials?

I'm one.

Roll call. Millenials unite!
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:53 PM   #272
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #273
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Before getting my foot in the door of the startup world, I worked for a defense contractor as an on site worker at Hanscom AFB. So I had my fill of baby boomers there, and one of my direct superiors was a boomer.

Once during a training seminar, somehow modern day credentials came up (for my job, you needed a college degree in a quantitative field to be allowed on the contract), and she brought up how "nice" it must've been to go to college, and how she "had to get a job at 19 and go to school part time to get her degree", as the room full of millennials rolled their eyes and facepalmed as she described to us exactly what we wanted to do after high school.

Yes, Boomer lady, college good. We're all so thrilled to have $60k in student loans and 4 years out of the work force so that we can have the same job you had while taking classes at the local community college in your free time.

/generic millennial rant about boomers
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:57 PM   #274
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I'm routinely told that I shouldn't expect financial compensation for extra effort, that it doesn't work that way, and that I should be willing to go the extra mile to show I'm a team player. When I ask for a raise all I show is that I believe I'm entitled to more than other people in my position. Millenials just don't understand.

Okay, so basically don't work hard, got it.
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People who propagate antagonism between generations should remember the world changes really ****ing quickly.

Working your way through college was a really cool thing to do back when the average tuition to average income ratios were less than a billion. Working off student loans is no harder or easier. The boomers' parents called them soft for having horseless carriages take them to and from elementary school instead of walking five miles barefoot in the snow like they used to do in the good ol days.

Millenials will one day regale their children with stories about life before the Matrix and how back when they were young if you wanted a glass of water you had to get a glass of water instead of calling your robot servants to bring you one through your brain implant.
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