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Old 10-11-2017, 06:54 AM   #201
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Re: Calgary

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sitting on top of the waitlist for ever while watching multiple regs come in and get sat.

open targeting of new players to the point where in the $1/$2 plo at Edgewater, (which played much bigger than that,) in over two hours literally no single hand of any kind went as far as the turn if I, the new guy, wasn't in it;

listening while a guy explains in great detail (at the tournament table, during play, after calling off with trash, and hitting a miracle,) how he and his buddy's rig tournaments by team playing and getting all-in against each other so one of them will double up and go forward with a big stack. (He was more concerned with us thinking he was a donk than he was with admitting to cheating. I looked at the Dealer and he just shrugged. When I talked to the Floor about it later his attitude was basically "so what, what do you expect me to do about it.")

Pretty much any way you can think of to drive rec's away from the game, I've seen it or experienced it in the Poker.


The regs wouldve called in. Ive played there for years and the wait list does not get cheated.

The players, well yeah theres alot of bull**** amongst regs that can sometimes happen, but this definitely not the norm.

The tournament strategy of going all in with your friend is a terrible strategy. If idiots are doing this thinking its a good strategy, thats great.

Its a reg heavy room because there arent enough tables and the wait lists discourage new players, but the things you mentioned are definitely not any sort of norm.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:22 PM   #202
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Re: Calgary

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The regs wouldve called in. Ive played there for years and the wait list does not get cheated.

The players, well yeah theres alot of bull**** amongst regs that can sometimes happen, but this definitely not the norm.

The tournament strategy of going all in with your friend is a terrible strategy. If idiots are doing this thinking its a good strategy, thats great.

Its a reg heavy room because there arent enough tables and the wait lists discourage new players, but the things you mentioned are definitely not any sort of norm.
I assume you are jumping in to defend Edgewater? Well, since the wait-list gets "manipulated" in pretty much every card room on the planet, I'd think it's safe to say that at a room as poorly run and as reg-heavy as that place was, rec's were not always treated fairly by the list.

I've been playing poker for over 40 years. I know when I'm being targeted. It happens to rec's and newcomers a lot in all kinds of games, but they weren't very subtle about it in the PLO at Edgewater. It's akin to collusion and should be discouraged by anyone who cares about the game.

The point I was making about the guys playing as a team was that they were openly colluding, and the dealer and floor could have cared less. (This was at river rock, but I've seen plenty of what could be described as "Team Play" in the casinos around here over the years. I've never seen anyone running the games challenge or discourage it.)

I appreciate that you, as a reg, have taken the time to tell me, a rec, how things were for a rec in your room. Since I was only there occasionally, and felt discouraged about returning, I missed out on coming back other times when I would not have seen multiple players seated after being assured that I was next up, and I could have enjoyed some plo sessions where I was getting a fair game, and not playing my one hand against 8 heads up matches simultaneously. My loss I guess.

I sure hope the Parq is better run but I don't count on it, especially not if the staff or managers from Edgewater are involved...

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