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Old 01-30-2014, 02:33 AM   #9351
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:14 AM   #9352
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What I've never been able to understand is why some people absolutely reek of it and others I see step out every hour come back to the table fresh as a daisy.
A lot of it has to do with factors like ventilation and how they hold their cigarette. For example, person who cups their cigarette a certain way will have all the smoke go into their hand and up their arm, and on top of that they don't wash their hands afterwards, which makes it worse.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 AM   #9353
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I wanted to warn all the people who play 2/5 NLHE of a player who shoots BIG angles that I have become aware of through facts and have attempted to become a victim of as well (he also slow rolls). He is banned from other casinos for reasons that is not clear and has recently become a reg at Parx.

So here is the angle I've seen and heard of him pull several times that seems to work for him... He will target players that do not protect their hole cards well. He knows who does and who doesn't by his frequent seat changes that make zero sense. Once he gets a glance of your cards and has you barely beat (ie. angle shooter has KQ vs his opponents KJ on a 345 board) he will precariously peel his cards angled toward his opponent making sure that they see his hand to induce a bluff. I've only seen him do this hu. Basically, he is "making" you look at his cards to make sure you bluff. He will then proceed to call extremely light to the point where it looks like he is a suicidal maniac of a player but in reality he is a clever angle shooter.

He sits next to a specific action player almost every single time to take advantage of him and when he does, he has piles of chips. Ironic... The more hands I hear about him the more it has become clear that he is angling. Before I heard about some of his hand history, he did a similar version of the angle to me by peeling his cards towards me but only revealing the bottom card which was bottom pair. I am 90% sure it was bottom set in a pot where I 3b pre flop otb and he made a massive cr. When I nonchalantly confronted him he played dumb like he doesn't speak English.

I felt that people should know about this to keep the integrity of the game. Also, I especially don't want this guy to capitalize off of his scumminess. I would love to out his identity but is against the tos of the thread I believe. I'm sure if you guys have played 2/5, you would know who he is. He was recently spotted playing 10/10. I'm sure he will be getting the boot from Parx as well if he keeps up his antics.

So the lesson to be learned:
1. Cover your hole cards well
2. Be weary if the guy sitting next to you is flashing his cards towards you as he's peeling them
3. Beware of the guy who always says "open one card" otr in broken English *hint*

I know who you are talking about. The "chop chop" guy. Pretty sure it's safe to say that since it's not his real name.

I played with him for the first time the other day and noticed a lot of this stuff. Some of it was amusing to me and I'm experienced enough not to fall for that stuff. But in hindsight something should be done to protect the less aware players and the games in general.

From what I heard he is infamous for mis-announcing his hand at showdwon. his nickname in the bravo is actually "two pair" because he always states two pair even when he has nothing. Or he will say he has nothing , then show a good hand.

Someone at the table spoke to the floor about this and we were told it is not illegal in a sense that even if someone folded a better hand on "chop chops" verbal declaration at showdown, "chop chop" would still win the hand. That all the floor can do is warn him and if he does it again, he gets a 24 hour ban.
This info came from a lower level floor person, not the shift manager or anything. I'll be there tonight and speak to someone higher up to confirm.

So what can be done?

My suggestion just is to be proactive and not just sit there silently.

If he mis announces his hand at showdown, tell the floor right away, even if just a tiny pot. Get a warning on him. If the floor doesn't do anything , ask for the shift manager.

If he is looking at another players cards, tell the player, and tell the floor.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:10 PM   #9354
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If he does not it then make a joke and an absolute mokery of him the next time by announcing straight flush ever hand.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #9355
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The infamous hand where he called a 1500 river bet with QT high he was sitting in seat 9. Take a wild guess where his opponent was sitting and why he is sitting to the left of this opponent every single time?

The slow rolls and mis declaration of his hands at showdown isn't as big of a deal as him peeking at players cards. Also, the dealers as well as players need to stop getting amusement out of him. He is funny to people who have never played w him before but I've been witnessing his antics since '07 at the Taj.

Oh yeah.. Do not make prop bets with him. He will stiff you for $5.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #9356
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If he does not it then make a joke and an absolute mokery of him the next time by announcing straight flush ever hand.
You can't use his moves against him. He is too slick and immune to them. He's like Wolverine.. He will just regenerate, get angry, then get you back worse.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #9357
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

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I wanted to warn all the people who play 2/5 NLHE of a player who shoots BIG angles that I have become aware of through facts and have attempted to become a victim of as well (he also slow rolls). He is banned from other casinos for reasons that is not clear and has recently become a reg at Parx.

So here is the angle I've seen and heard of him pull several times that seems to work for him... He will target players that do not protect their hole cards well. He knows who does and who doesn't by his frequent seat changes that make zero sense. Once he gets a glance of your cards and has you barely beat (ie. angle shooter has KQ vs his opponents KJ on a 345 board) he will precariously peel his cards angled toward his opponent making sure that they see his hand to induce a bluff. I've only seen him do this hu. Basically, he is "making" you look at his cards to make sure you bluff. He will then proceed to call extremely light to the point where it looks like he is a suicidal maniac of a player but in reality he is a clever angle shooter.

He sits next to a specific action player almost every single time to take advantage of him and when he does, he has piles of chips. Ironic... The more hands I hear about him the more it has become clear that he is angling. Before I heard about some of his hand history, he did a similar version of the angle to me by peeling his cards towards me but only revealing the bottom card which was bottom pair. I am 90% sure it was bottom set in a pot where I 3b pre flop otb and he made a massive cr. When I nonchalantly confronted him he played dumb like he doesn't speak English.

I felt that people should know about this to keep the integrity of the game. Also, I especially don't want this guy to capitalize off of his scumminess. I would love to out his identity but is against the tos of the thread I believe. I'm sure if you guys have played 2/5, you would know who he is. He was recently spotted playing 10/10. I'm sure he will be getting the boot from Parx as well if he keeps up his antics.

So the lesson to be learned:
1. Cover your hole cards well
2. Be weary if the guy sitting next to you is flashing his cards towards you as he's peeling them
3. Beware of the guy who always says "open one card" otr in broken English *hint*

Yeah...chop chop...he's making the rounds. I've seen him most recently at Sands. I stayed silent as long as I could as I was able to pick up tells based on the particular angle he was playing on any given hand, but didn't know he was flashing cards and peeking at his neighbor until he got careless. It's detrimental to the games as a whole to keep this guy around, so I'll do my part to spread the word and keep an eye out for him.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #9358
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

even reading about that ******* makes my blood boil. it took months of hard work from me and other foxwoods regs to get him banned. hes also banned from the taj, borgata, and mohegan sun fwiw. never sit next to him. he will steal money off your stack. i was finally able to get rid of him when i caught him leaning back in his chair to look at my cards. every single time he cheats or angles complain to the floor. hopefully for your sakes his parx life is merely months and not years
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:44 AM   #9359
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

Maybe someone should post a picture? I understand against forums rules but this sounds like it should supersede that.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:33 AM   #9360
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

Anyone here a 1/2 reg at Parx?
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:52 AM   #9361
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Maybe someone should post a picture? I understand against forums rules but this sounds like it should supersede that.
That would be possibly slanderous, w/o having evidence... I'd suggest against that.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:02 PM   #9362
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

I know the max buy-in for 2/5 is $1,000.

What is the max buy-in for 1/2? Thank you
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #9363
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:28 PM   #9364
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I don't think I've played at a room that didn't have an intermediary jump between a $300 and a $1k game before. How does this tend to impact the action at the 2/5 game? Do most players buy in for 1k?

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Old 02-04-2014, 06:13 PM   #9365
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

Run for cover kids ... Chop chop is in the house
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:54 PM   #9366
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I don't think I've played at a room that didn't have an intermediary jump between a $300 and a $1k game before. How does this tend to impact the action at the 2/5 game? Do most players buy in for 1k?

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No, but I rarely see a buy in for less than 500$. I generally buy in for 800$. It would be nice if they spread a $1-$3 game $100-$500.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:53 PM   #9367
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Re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ updated 2013.03.18

Parx had a 2/3 for a little while. I think the max was 300 tho lol. Even if it had a proper min/max like the 100/500, I think the game would take away a lot of weaker players at 2/5 and the better players at 1/2. 1/2 would be a bunch of weak shortstackers and 2/5 would be too tough for anyone to move up to 10/10. The fish would get beaten up at 2/3. When the game inevitably dies, Parx would likely go back to quasi-normal but with less weaker players. All games would be hurt besides maybe 1/2.

Chester has both 1/2 and 1/3, rarely more than 3-4 2/5s and nothing higher. The idea sounds good in theory, but in practice, it doesn't work.

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Old 02-05-2014, 04:00 PM   #9368
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Parx had a 2/3 for a little while. I think the max was 300 tho lol. Even if it had a proper min/max like the 100/500, I think the game would take away a lot of weaker players at 2/5 and the better players at 1/2. 1/2 would be a bunch of weak shortstackers and 2/5 would be too tough for anyone to move up to 10/10. The fish would get beaten up at 2/3. When the game inevitably dies, Parx would likely go back to quasi-normal but with less weaker players. All games would be hurt besides maybe 1/2.

Chester has both 1/2 and 1/3, rarely more than 3-4 2/5s and nothing higher. The idea sounds good in theory, but in practice, it doesn't work.
I actually really like the structure that is very common in LA casinos. Make 1/2 like a $200 cap. Add a 2/5 that is a $500 Cap ($300 Min). Keep existing 2/5 (or change to 5/5) that is $300 min $1,000 max.

The Bike and Commerce have tons of these games (plus 5/10 and higher - mostly at Commerce) going all the time and then don't cannibalize each other because of the differences in the buy-in cap.

Note that this would also enocurage people to shot take more often as the steps aren't as dramatic
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #9369
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Los Angeles County has a population of ~10 million so that likely helps the player pool a bit.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:53 PM   #9370
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If you get angled by chop chop I think it's your own fault for being an idiot.

I'm up a decent amount on him, because (surprise, surprise) he's not very good at poker when he can't see your hole cards.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #9371
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Why don't you guys warn the whole table of his antics whenever he sits at your table or you sit down at his?

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:23 PM   #9372
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:15 AM   #9373
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Why are people allowed to smoke in the back section of the room? My clothes still end up stinking of cigs after a day of play, and god knows how bad the air is for the lungs.... why don't they just make the entire room non-smoking? WTF?
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:18 PM   #9374
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I assume by "back section of the room" you mean over behind the bar, rather than the hi-limit area.

I hate smoking and smokers as much as the next guy, but I can honestly say I think they have the ventilation vectored in pretty good, because I never get even a whiff of smoke from people over in that area. I suppose it might be worse if you're playing over in the tournament area, but when I wander over there to take a call I never smell anything either.

Of course, the smokers themselves can reek of smoke when they come back to the table, but that would be true even if the whole room were smoke free.

All in all, it seems like a workable compromise to me, and probably much better than what we'd get if we moved over to the main building.

Incidentally, I happened to see Ari a week or two ago, and he said they're still completely up in the air about whether/when the room might move over, so it's definitely not yet fait accompli.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:40 AM   #9375
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... but I can honestly say I think they have the ventilation vectored in pretty good, because I never get even a whiff of smoke from people over in that area.
Am I the only one who's clothes stink like cigs when I get home then?
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