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Old 10-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #176
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I played 1/2 full stack and it was still painful.

While you may prefer to play 2/5 with $1,000 to start, I prefer $200. Luckily for us both, the limits and rules of the game allow for both.
i don't think u see the point being presented. u complain about 1-2 being bad and u do something to make 2-5 bad. you are doing the same thing as ppl at 1-2 they don't feel comfortable playing for 200 so they buy in for 60
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #177
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Hey, I searched this thread and couldn't find anything definitive on their regular tournament schedule? I think I heard they start in December/January? Any official word on this? Thanks.
No tournaments till 2013. This is not set in stone but wouldn't expect any till the new year.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #178
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Are there any official HollyWood Columbus reps here? If so, please step forward. Thanx
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:29 PM   #179
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I dont know about here but they have a Facebook page the manager posts on

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #180
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i don't think u see the point being presented. u complain about 1-2 being bad and u do something to make 2-5 bad. you are doing the same thing as ppl at 1-2 they don't feel comfortable playing for 200 so they buy in for 60
It is your opinion that short stackers are bad for the game.

It is a fact that slow, boring play is bad for the game.

Do you see the difference?

I have no problem with most of the $60 type players at 1/2 fwiw.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #181
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Lol Donni, pretty bad you get mad at 1-2 for bad games, when you KNOW your doing something that all players hate the MOST. I'd rather have slow play with big stacks in play than fast play with short stacks.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:12 AM   #182
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I have no problem with most of the $60 type players at 1/2 fwiw.
I agree with you. What I have seen at HCC on Friday and Saturday nights feels like how poker is supposed to work ... guys and girls lining up to come into the room with $60, $100, $120 buy ins. They find their way to the tables and play their game. New money has now entered the poker ecosystem. If they stick around, eventually they move up the ladder to 2/5 and the cycle continues. New money and bad play should be welcomed, not complained about, in my opinion.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:16 PM   #183
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Seems like a lot of fuss over (most likely) bad short stackers. Most likely they saw the $25 minimum at the table games and saw the poker room as a better way to stretch their recreational gambling bucks. I'd be happy to sit with them and take them for $60-$100 at a time.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #184
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Seems like a lot of fuss over (most likely) bad short stackers. Most likely they saw the $25 minimum at the table games and saw the poker room as a better way to stretch their recreational gambling bucks. I'd be happy to sit with them and take them for $60-$100 at a time.
Yeah I don't mind the short buyers at 1/2 at all those are usually the people just trying to have a good time. I've only seen one guy trying to play legit short stack strategy. Its the tight dbags in the Dre beats earphones I can't stand
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #185
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short stacking is one of the main reasons y 1-2 can suck. so now your doing what makes the games bad at 2-5 lol
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i don't think u see the point being presented. u complain about 1-2 being bad and u do something to make 2-5 bad. you are doing the same thing as ppl at 1-2 they don't feel comfortable playing for 200 so they buy in for 60
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Lol Donni, pretty bad you get mad at 1-2 for bad games, when you KNOW your doing something that all players hate the MOST. I'd rather have slow play with big stacks in play than fast play with short stacks.

I totally disagree. Short stacked players at the 1/2 NL games are for the most part just inexperienced, recreational players. In the long run all that money will go to the more skilled players at 1/2 NL.

I would contend that these short stacked players are great for the Hollywood poker room. They help keep a steady flow of easy money into the games, the 1/2 NL games in particular.

Would you really rather play with only skilled, experienced players with $300 or more? I know I would prefer to play with novice players who will make a plethora of mistakes that I can exploit, even if they are only playing a short stack. At $60-$80 a pop, it adds up rather quickly.

If you guys can't beat the short stackers, including those at 2/5 NL, you aren't making the proper adjustments to your own games. Please dont complain about something that is in actuality very good for the overall ecology of the poker room.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #186
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I totally disagree. Short stacked players at the 1/2 NL games are for the most part just inexperienced, recreational players. In the long run all that money will go to the more skilled players at 1/2 NL.

I would contend that these short stacked players are great for the Hollywood poker room. They help keep a steady flow of easy money into the games, the 1/2 NL games in particular.

Would you really rather play with only skilled, experienced players with $300 or more? I know I would prefer to play with novice players who will make a plethora of mistakes that I can exploit, even if they are only playing a short stack. At $60-$80 a pop, it adds up rather quickly.

If you guys can't beat the short stackers, including those at 2/5 NL, you aren't making the proper adjustments to your own games. Please dont complain about something that is in actuality very good for the overall ecology of the poker room.
Lol you have no clue what your talking about.

FYI I do beat the short stackers and also beat the deep stackers that think there good. So when I do stack a player, I'd rather have 300 In front of them instead of 60$. Most of he short stackers play like nits and and don't GIVE action, this is a big trend going on in casinos which is killing the games.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #187
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also it is probably impossible to beat the rake at 30bb no matter how bad they are. It would be nice to see the minimum buy-in at least 50bb.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #188
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also it is probably impossible to beat the rake at 30bb no matter how bad they are. It would be nice to see the minimum buy-in at least 50bb.
This

Probably would be smart to spread a $1/$1 game but their might be an economic based reason they don't.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #189
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

So, etiquette question:


I have never played in a room so new which is also stocked with such green dealers. I realize that there is a learning curve to dealing, but there are a few there who just don't seem to be getting it. This has all happened within the past week, i.e. since last Thursday.

These few still consistently incorrectly push pots, incorrectly anticipate a player's action before they act, incorrectly count split pots, incorrectly enforce the traveling button, allow players to remove chips from the table when the player goes for a break, and a plethora of other things. They are always the same few as the rest of the squad has seemed to catch up to, if not completely pass, the curve.

Is it okay for me to stand up for the half hour they're dealing my table, and then sit back down after? I realize it changes the game, but if there is one thing that is going to tilt me, it is the dealer being unable to perform even the most basic of duties, especially when it comes to betting action.

I calculate that I have lost ~$300 in both value (maybe a lot more considering this), and from not being able to push weaker hands out of the pot because the dealer anticipated a check from me (has happened numerous times), and then dealt a card which allowed the other player to catch up.

This has lead to one pot being completely lost (my overpair not being allowed to bet on the turn allowing a flopped bottom pair to hit trips on the river), and three other turn cards having to be reshuffled into the deck (lost value in made hands that would have resulted in larger pots had the turn card remained the same).

I will agree that the first situation is completely my fault as I did not stop the game, and demand the floor be called over, so mea culpa on that one. But, the same dealer is responsible for two out of the three reshuffles described also.

So, do I stand, and therefore not have the chance to tilt myself while changing the game for the rest of the table, or do I sit, and potentially lose money/pots due to dealer negligence?
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:40 PM   #190
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

Does this casino comp for valet parking with min. # of hours played at the poker table? If so, what is the # of hours needed and how do you go about validating? Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #191
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Hey guys, I'm out the door heading down to Columbus to play at the Hollywood. Quick questions I hope someone can answer.

-What are my hotel options near the casino? Looking for cheap, but not like hourly motel crack whore place.

-What time would you recommend calling ahead for the 2/5nl? It's going to take me approximately 2.5 hours to get there so I'll probably be arriving around 6-7 pm.

Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #192
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Does this casino comp for valet parking with min. # of hours played at the poker table? If so, what is the # of hours needed and how do you go about validating? Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #193
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Hey guys, I'm out the door heading down to Columbus to play at the Hollywood. Quick questions I hope someone can answer.

-What are my hotel options near the casino? Looking for cheap, but not like hourly motel crack whore place.

-What time would you recommend calling ahead for the 2/5nl? It's going to take me approximately 2.5 hours to get there so I'll probably be arriving around 6-7 pm.

Thanks!
I can help with the call ahead. You have to check in at the desk within 1 hour of calling ahead to maintain your call ahead position. Based on traffic, parking, and finding the room, I would call from about 45 minutes away. I have twice, and checked in with 5 mins to spare ...
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #194
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So, etiquette question:


... allow players to remove chips from the table when the player goes for a break ....

Is it okay for me to stand up for the half hour they're dealing my table, and then sit back down after? I realize it changes the game, but if there is one thing that is going to tilt
I don't think this is unique to HCC - but if I want to take my chips with me when I go on break, the casino, or players can't stop me. Bottom line, if my chips disappear while I am gone, HCC will not take responsibility, so I should have the option of taking with (although I never do). Of course, I should bring them all back ....

You should be allowed to stand up for any reason you chose, or for no reason at all. If you are bothered by a dealer, and as long as you cover your blinds as required when you come back, feel free to take a few.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #195
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Re: Hollywood Casino (Columbus, Ohio)

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So, etiquette question:


I have never played in a room so new which is also stocked with such green dealers. I realize that there is a learning curve to dealing, but there are a few there who just don't seem to be getting it. This has all happened within the past week, i.e. since last Thursday.

These few still consistently incorrectly push pots, incorrectly anticipate a player's action before they act, incorrectly count split pots, incorrectly enforce the traveling button, allow players to remove chips from the table when the player goes for a break, and a plethora of other things. They are always the same few as the rest of the squad has seemed to catch up to, if not completely pass, the curve.

Is it okay for me to stand up for the half hour they're dealing my table, and then sit back down after? I realize it changes the game, but if there is one thing that is going to tilt me, it is the dealer being unable to perform even the most basic of duties, especially when it comes to betting action.

I calculate that I have lost ~$300 in both value (maybe a lot more considering this), and from not being able to push weaker hands out of the pot because the dealer anticipated a check from me (has happened numerous times), and then dealt a card which allowed the other player to catch up.

This has lead to one pot being completely lost (my overpair not being allowed to bet on the turn allowing a flopped bottom pair to hit trips on the river), and three other turn cards having to be reshuffled into the deck (lost value in made hands that would have resulted in larger pots had the turn card remained the same).

I will agree that the first situation is completely my fault as I did not stop the game, and demand the floor be called over, so mea culpa on that one. But, the same dealer is responsible for two out of the three reshuffles described also.

So, do I stand, and therefore not have the chance to tilt myself while changing the game for the rest of the table, or do I sit, and potentially lose money/pots due to dealer negligence?
You need to call the floor EVERYTIME a card is exposed prematurely. Be firm and do not act until he CALLS the floor. They might not know or they know and don't want to get in trouble. This is unacceptable behavior. Do not accept this as a practice in the future.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #196
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I agree with you. What I have seen at HCC on Friday and Saturday nights feels like how poker is supposed to work ... guys and girls lining up to come into the room with $60, $100, $120 buy ins. They find their way to the tables and play their game. New money has now entered the poker ecosystem. If they stick around, eventually they move up the ladder to 2/5 and the cycle continues. New money and bad play should be welcomed, not complained about, in my opinion.
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Seems like a lot of fuss over (most likely) bad short stackers. Most likely they saw the $25 minimum at the table games and saw the poker room as a better way to stretch their recreational gambling bucks. I'd be happy to sit with them and take them for $60-$100 at a time.
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Yeah I don't mind the short buyers at 1/2 at all those are usually the people just trying to have a good time. I've only seen one guy trying to play legit short stack strategy. Its the tight dbags in the Dre beats earphones I can't stand
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I totally disagree. Short stacked players at the 1/2 NL games are for the most part just inexperienced, recreational players. In the long run all that money will go to the more skilled players at 1/2 NL.

I would contend that these short stacked players are great for the Hollywood poker room. They help keep a steady flow of easy money into the games, the 1/2 NL games in particular.

Would you really rather play with only skilled, experienced players with $300 or more? I know I would prefer to play with novice players who will make a plethora of mistakes that I can exploit, even if they are only playing a short stack. At $60-$80 a pop, it adds up rather quickly.

If you guys can't beat the short stackers, including those at 2/5 NL, you aren't making the proper adjustments to your own games. Please dont complain about something that is in actuality very good for the overall ecology of the poker room.
Well, LiveActionPro, two things come to mind. First, your screen name must be a level considering you are playing 1/2 in Columbus, right? Next, what do you think is more likely: Me and the half dozen other people above are correct, having thought our opinions out and realized what is better for the game... or... you, by yourself, are correct and the rest of us just happen to magically share the same opinion? Seriously... what do you think is more likely?

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Lol Donni, pretty bad you get mad at 1-2 for bad games, when you KNOW your doing something that all players hate the MOST. I'd rather have slow play with big stacks in play than fast play with short stacks.
Again, it is NOT a fact that ALL players HATE short stackers the MOST. It IS a fact that you RANDOMLY use CAPS when you TYPE.

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Lol you have no clue what your talking about.

FYI I do beat the short stackers and also beat the deep stackers that think there good. So when I do stack a player, I'd rather have 300 In front of them instead of 60$. Most of he short stackers play like nits and and don't GIVE action, this is a big trend going on in casinos which is killing the games.
Apparently you beat everyone. You must be the world's greatest $1/2NL "Pro". Kudos to you brother.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #197
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ooo he made now. wish I knew what u ppl looked like irl. from my experience so far at 1-2 and I've been to the casino a lot. I'm never unhappy when someone comes in the game with 200-300. however I do see some of your points about the bad players that buy in for 60 but i still think it does make the games much less enjoyable and less beatable from a rake standpoint. I'm honestly more concerned that the bad players who buy in for 500 are having much less of an enjoyable time with all the super short stacks and so far there have been plenty of deep fish believe it or not
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #198
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Donni if you want we can do a poll in brick & motor about if short stacking is good for poker or not. I'm pretty sure what the results will be.

By the way you taking childish shots at the way i type or my screen name tells me that you know I'm right. And the people backing your story are the ones short stacking as well.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #199
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And Donni, yes live pros play all limits even 1-2 NHL, but if you surf other threads 95% of the rooms have the biggest game of 2-5 and that 5-10 or higher rarely runs unless your in Vegas, Chicago, and at the borgata. I do enjoy 1-2 up too 5-10 NL and PLO. Do I play as much as I did when I made this screen name? No. Things happen like getting married and having kids which have crushed that dream. And if I could change my screen name I would. But I'm stuck with it.
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Hey guys, I'm out the door heading down to Columbus to play at the Hollywood. Quick questions I hope someone can answer.

-What are my hotel options near the casino? Looking for cheap, but not like hourly motel crack whore place.

Thanks!
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