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Old 05-14-2012, 05:38 PM   #776
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Re: I moved to vegas to play poker blah blah blah follow me thread

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You find any steaks for the WSOP yet? I'm thinking about playing the HU tourney
I need STAKE mnies...
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #777
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was gonna say i like red juicy steaks =)
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #778
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Mix game every monday night, its pretty fun.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #779
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Re: I moved to vegas to play poker blah blah blah follow me thread

are you playing more 2-5 now or what games have you been playing?
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #780
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are you playing more 2-5 now or what games have you been playing?
Ive only played 2 sessions of 2,5 since i got here. after seeing how soft the game was last friday im going to start taking more shots. Ill be short buying for 300
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:02 AM   #781
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id buy in for 500 so you dont have to modify your range and you can set mine profitably etc
just my 2 cents obv tho
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #782
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i once tried to do that, failed...
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:18 AM   #783
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There could be a LAP sighting from the 31st to 6th of June............. = )
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #784
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There could be a LAP sighting from the 31st to 6th of June............. = )
85% sure ill be in vegas by then too =)
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #785
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id buy in for 500 so you dont have to modify your range and you can set mine profitably etc
just my 2 cents obv tho
That lets your opponents do the same, no?

It doesn't seem like there's anything wrong with shortstacking when taking shots, depending on what kind of game it is. If it's at the Wynn and half the stacks are 1k to 2k, that may not be the best game to take a shot in. If it's at the WSOP and most stacks are 200, that's a different story.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:02 AM   #786
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nothing wrong with it of course, prob play at the bellagio 500 max if i bought less then 5
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #787
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nothing wrong with it of course, prob play at the bellagio 500 max if i bought less then 5
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #788
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Re: I moved to vegas to play poker blah blah blah follow me thread

Did you get your $6,000 to $10,000 as planned?
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:57 AM   #789
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Did you get your $6,000 to $10,000 as planned?
Not quite. Ive gotten a couple k worth of stuff sold on ebay but my wife has been really busy so we havent been able to get everything listed. No worries though, it will get listed and ive been crushing live pokers so its all good
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #790
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That lets your opponents do the same, no?

It doesn't seem like there's anything wrong with shortstacking when taking shots, depending on what kind of game it is. If it's at the Wynn and half the stacks are 1k to 2k, that may not be the best game to take a shot in. If it's at the WSOP and most stacks are 200, that's a different story.
If I was gonna short stack a 2/5 game I would definitely choose the game with the 1k-2k stacks over a 2/5 full of $200 stacks. That game would likely be a lot looser and easier to exploit with a $300 stack especially if the players are straddling.

...but this is coming from someone who is OCD about ever having less than 100bn so I could be completely wrong.

Good to hear you're doin well B.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #791
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If I was gonna short stack a 2/5 game I would definitely choose the game with the 1k-2k stacks over a 2/5 full of $200 stacks. That game would likely be a lot looser and easier to exploit with a $300 stack especially if the players are straddling.

...but this is coming from someone who is OCD about ever having less than 100bn so I could be completely wrong.

Good to hear you're doin well B.
Being in a 2/5 game with all 1k+ stacks and having 300 is an absolute dream. Your edge in that game might be bigger in that game than in a 100bb cap game. There are a few people that exploit the buyin structures of the wsop big games. I think it's a 25/50 game or something with everyone super deep and there is a 1k min.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:44 PM   #792
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you know what, they do have a really good point, im the same way as chris though i love 100+bb at all times to maximize deepstack edges, but short stacking can be very +ev, esp if no one adjusts to short stacks at the tables
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #793
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I like being 100+ bb deep as well, but if the right opportunity presents itself I am not opposed to manipulating the system.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #794
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I like being 100+ bb deep as well, but if the right opportunity presents itself I am not opposed to manipulating the system.
Im comfortable with both options. The ss would be to help protect br
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #795
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Doesn't shortstacking increase short term variance since you get in more marginal situations? It's never a bad thing to ease into things as you move up though. Instead of short stacking you could play 1/2 or 1/3 during the week then 2/5 on Friday/Saturday during the fishier games. That way you have a little more stability, but you have a chance at a huge upswing on the weekends. All it takes is one upswing to move up for good.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #796
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It's just freaking amazing that you're able to care for two babies with a busy wife and still play for a living.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #797
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id buy in for 500 so you dont have to modify your range and you can set mine profitably etc
just my 2 cents obv tho
indeed... 500 is somewhat SHORT for most 2/5 here.

I prefer the deeper 200bb stack myself, but beggars can't be choosers and 500 is okay if you play accordingly.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:37 AM   #798
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It's just freaking amazing that you're able to care for two babies with a busy wife and still play for a living.
Thanks. Mans gotta do what a mans gotta do
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:29 AM   #799
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to paraphrase limon "having 40bbs in a game with six aggro 300bb stacks is a dream scenario"
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #800
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The only reason to buy in short is if you are outmatched at the table. If you have difficulty folding TPTK and overpairs, buy in short. If however you know how to fold, then play as deep as possible so those rare nut hands actually pay off big. Most of the pots you win in NLHE are only about 30-50BB's on average, so as long as you can cover this you are making decent profit. It's those rare 300BB pots that we dream of.
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