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Old 04-24-2010, 10:48 PM   #26
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Okay thanks for the info. I'll probably start out playing 2/5 and move up accordingly. I haven't played much at the Venetian, usually stick to the Bellagio when I'm in town, but I've heard lots of good stuff. I've heard some positive things about the Aria room and may check it out.
I've had a lot of recent experience in the 2/5 - 5/10 Venetian games (though I'm back in the east til WSOP). They aren't tough but they are generally really tight for live standards. In reality, you should really check out the Wynn 2/5 - 5/10 games. I generally consider these to be some of the softest games and loads of action. Sometimes, the 5/10 games can be tough but the Wynn attracts a lot of rich businessman. Plus the rake is good and it's 9 handed as opposed to 10 handed everywhere else.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:54 PM   #27
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I've had a lot of recent experience in the 2/5 - 5/10 Venetian games (though I'm back in the east til WSOP). They aren't tough but they are generally really tight for live standards. In reality, you should really check out the Wynn 2/5 - 5/10 games. I generally consider these to be some of the softest games and loads of action. Sometimes, the 5/10 games can be tough but the Wynn attracts a lot of rich businessman. Plus the rake is good and it's 9 handed as opposed to 10 handed everywhere else.
Thanks for the advice. I have to play 6 hours a day at the Venetian to get the room rate deal. I'm going with a buddy and he will probably play a decent amount too, but he's a 1/2 player and definitely a pretty raw player.... better than the average 1/2 live player, but still raw.

I'll think about checking out the Wynn. I can probably head over there at night after I've put in my hours at the V.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:55 PM   #28
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Anyone ever play @ LC? Someone once told me that the 5-10 game is far better on friday/weekends than the 3-5 game, and during the week the reverse is true...any truth to this?
I play there often, but I don't play that high. Just 1-1-2, so I can neither confirm nor deny.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #29
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In the thread on the ATF forum, it was noted that at 5/10 and above, live players don't seem to have an issue posting in the MS/HS forums. At that level, most players have experience in both worlds and can give appropriate advice. It was felt that the micro players just didn't have the experience live to be able to give good advice.

FWIW, I disagree, but I was a live player long before playing on-line so I admit that I probably filter out those posters that I know can't have much live experience.
I guess we can see how it goes. If this forum attracts a lot of good live players I'd be pretty happy to post a 5/10 hand in it.
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:25 AM   #30
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I felt lost.... I posted a couple times in the small stakes online and just felt out of place... then I loss the internet for a couple weeks and finally get back online the day this starts... my new life is just working out perfect!

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:44 AM   #31
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Glad this forum has started. Will basically be my homepage for 2p2. I think strategy discussions are goign to be way more interesting than other online threads because of all the added info we can include all the different live reads that you dont get online which helps break down a hand further than stats.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:10 AM   #32
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there should be a sticky on how to write out hand histories...

...congrats to whomever lobbied for this (hope it's not a 'be careful what u wish for situation.')
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:29 AM   #33
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I don't understand... can you explain?

I specifically picked "low" as "micro", "small", "medium" have such technical and specific definitions (2nl-50nl, 100-200nl, etc.). These are the small games in the pokerroom after all, so I though low-stakes was appropriate.
I don't understand either. I think that "low" is a perfect description. My only quibble (and it's a minor one) is that this would also be the place to put 5/5 hands.

I applaud you KurtSF! And whoever else at 2+2 finally started this forum.

Thank you!!

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:27 AM   #34
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Hey guys,

I see many of you want to post 5/5 and 5/10 hands here as well. Could you all please tell me why the MHFR forum is not suitable for those posts?

I have been (am still am) working hard to rebuild the MHFR community. It was a disaster area a couple of months ago with minimal contribution and close to zero strategy. My goal is to make it the place to go for mid-high stakes strategy on 2+2. The HSNL forum is turning into a glorified NVG place (with a few exceptions) and MSNL has been overrun by official and OT threads.

Slowly but surely that forum is starting to produce some quality threads. No more levels or trolls within the strategy threads, respect being shown throughout, and thoughtful replies being offered. Please keep in mind that forum is fairly new under its new structure (namely me modding it and encouraging quality discussion) and I am working hard to continue its strides to improve.

I would be much appreciated if many of you posted your 5/5+ hands there to add to the quantity as well as quality over there. We could sure use the boost and are always looking to widen our communities base. The natives are much friendlier over there now and they can offer some excellent advice as well.

I hope it comes to a point where both this forum and the MHFR forum become your go to places to seek strategy and bond with the communities formed.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:45 AM   #35
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jloc

I'm playing right now so I'll be brief...

...It's greed! We want more decent 'live' players here.

BTW: I appreciate the work u've done at MHFR (we all do!)
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #36
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@ jloc: I like your thinking. I've noticed MHFR forum is getting better threads. I read the forum quite a bit, and I think it's on the right track. I have no problem with posting any 5/10 live hands that I have questions on up there.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:59 PM   #37
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Jloc - I agree. I would tend to put lower stakes live games here as they don't quite correlate with micro/small stakes FR styles. 5/5 and 5/10 and higher should still go in MHFR and similar forums as that's when the dynamics start toughening up a bit.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #38
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jlocdog - I realize that you're trying to build a MHFR community, but I think 5/10 should be here because we're trying to build a live community too.

I've only made a few forays into 5/10 but it played very similar to 2/5. A lot of the tricky spots are caused by super deep stacks - something I assume you see more often in 2/5 live than online stakes.

Anyway, just my $0.02.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:50 PM   #39
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Kneed/Brock- I'm glad you guys notice a difference in temperament and quality and hope that level of discussion carries over into this forum as well. Please feel free to contribute more.

Steamy- I agree and there are many reasons for this (I won't delve here) but that is why the line was drawn here.

jjshabado- I don't think you will have nearly as difficult a time building this community as I will/am having in MHFR. There are dozens of 1/2 - 3/5 hands created every day scattered across the forum. Once they all funnel into this one forum you will see you have plenty of discussion to hold without taking the 5/5+ threads as well.

As well, keep in mind it can be quite beneficial to have more than 1 "go to" strategy forum. Interacting with other communities and reading posts from those you otherwise would never have thought to open can do wonders to your experience on 2+2. There are a lot of really smart people on these boards and it would be a shame to miss out on their contributions.

Lastly, don't underestimate the subtle differences that take place at 5/10 compared to 2/5. Poker can often be misconstrued when the level of competition isn't recognized to have crossed a given threshold both in talent and bankroll.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:45 PM   #40
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jloc, can I turn this around a bit and ask why you think 5/10 live should be in MHFR? Is the answer just because you need posts?

Anyway, I don't think its a big deal so I won't keep pushing on it.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #41
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there should be a sticky on how to write out hand histories...

...congrats to whomever lobbied for this (hope it's not a 'be careful what u wish for situation.')
I hope so too... as long as good posters like yourself comment, I think we'll be alright here.

Kurt, let's get that sticky up soon and include a template people can copy into their thread. Suggestions welcome.

Here's my live hand template:

Prehand Descriptions
Villain 1: include relevant villain reads/image - loose/tight/passive/aggro, old, weak, nit, yellow hat, Steve Martin, etc.
Villain 2: include relevant villain reads/image
Villain 3: remember only relevant villains needed
Hero: hero's image

Also include any relevant info from previous hands that could have influence the mood/metagame, etc.


$1/3 NL (10 handed)
UTG ($300)
EP ($130)
EP+1($250)
V1 MP ($750)
MP+1 ($800)
V2 MP+2 ($400)
Hero CO ($550)
Button ($300)
SB ($200)
BB ($200)

Hero is dealt KQ

3 folds, V1 limps, MP+1 limps, V2 raises to $14, Hero raises to $40, 3 folds, V1 calls $40, fold, V2 calls $40

(include comments on Hero's reasoning, interpretations of villain's action, tells, etc. Questions welcome)

Flop ($122) A,8,2
V1 checks, V2 checks, Hero bets $80, V1 raises to $180, V2 folds, Hero calls $180

(comments/questions)

Turn ($482) J

V1 checks, Hero checks

comments/questions

River: K

V1 bets $200, Hero?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:17 PM   #42
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Hey guys,

I see many of you want to post 5/5 and 5/10 hands here as well. Could you all please tell me why the MHFR forum is not suitable for those posts?

I have been (am still am) working hard to rebuild the MHFR community. It was a disaster area a couple of months ago with minimal contribution and close to zero strategy. My goal is to make it the place to go for mid-high stakes strategy on 2+2. The HSNL forum is turning into a glorified NVG place (with a few exceptions) and MSNL has been overrun by official and OT threads.

Slowly but surely that forum is starting to produce some quality threads. No more levels or trolls within the strategy threads, respect being shown throughout, and thoughtful replies being offered. Please keep in mind that forum is fairly new under its new structure (namely me modding it and encouraging quality discussion) and I am working hard to continue its strides to improve.

I would be much appreciated if many of you posted your 5/5+ hands there to add to the quantity as well as quality over there. We could sure use the boost and are always looking to widen our communities base. The natives are much friendlier over there now and they can offer some excellent advice as well.

I hope it comes to a point where both this forum and the MHFR forum become your go to places to seek strategy and bond with the communities formed.
You guys have done such a good job a separating all the stakes and topics so that like minded people could get info from other like minded people. I don't see the reason to stop at where you have. Why not make a whole other "tab" (not sure what to call it) for live poker and separate the limits there like you have for the online poker "tab"?

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Old 04-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #43
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Thanks for this guys. I'm pretty new to 2p2, and I'm also just now switching to live poker so I hope this forum becomes an excellent resource for myself and others! (I also recognize that contribution, even making the live noob I am obvious, is important)
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jlocdog - I realize that you're trying to build a MHFR community, but I think 5/10 should be here because we're trying to build a live community too.

I've only made a few forays into 5/10 but it played very similar to 2/5. A lot of the tricky spots are caused by super deep stacks - something I assume you see more often in 2/5 live than online stakes.

Anyway, just my $0.02.
Perhaps again it's a difference b/w east and west coast, but I have found that 2/5 plays like a less fishy version of 1/2 generally, but 5/10 has consistently tested me to a much greater degree; opponents generally have a lot more tools in their toolbox, and are much more fearless in risking their stacks or punishing people IP.
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Perhaps again it's a difference b/w east and west coast, but I have found that 2/5 plays like a less fishy version of 1/2 generally, but 5/10 has consistently tested me to a much greater degree; opponents generally have a lot more tools in their toolbox, and are much more fearless in risking their stacks or punishing people IP.
The 2/5 in St. Louis is generally less fishy too, maybe only 2-3 really bad players instead of 6-7.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:24 AM   #46
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Glad to see this has started.

Many thanx to all the past and present posters that pushed for this.
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Based on the moderator selections and the people posting ITT, I predict great things for this forum. Congrats to everybody who worked hard to make it happen.
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Based on the moderator selections and the people posting ITT, I predict great things for this forum. Congrats to everybody who worked hard to make it happen.
Thanks for your help too. Any chance we could get those COTW's from USFR cross posted over into this forum? They have been an enormous help in my development as a low-stakes player. Besides the topics on HUD management and computer security, they're all pretty relevant to the live game.
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I would appreciate a HUD for live poker.
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