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Old 07-07-2016, 04:55 PM   #276
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Have you ever played with Betty Carey? Is she in your neck of the woods?
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:25 PM   #277
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played alot with her in the 1980s when she was playing high stakes. i knew her very well. i have not heard anything about her in many years since she moved to wyoming.

she played tough and more aggressive than most. also played way over her bankroll, so not likely she could survive the fluctuations.
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:35 AM   #278
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the last few poker tournaments ive been in have been a total disaster. ive gotten along the way and then derailed each time. alot has been lack of cards but losing the coin flips that are part of fast rising blinds is a killer for sure.
without a pile of chips near the end it is real tough to have any control over your fate.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:51 AM   #279
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I'm playing heads-up and we are down to the river, opponent bets and I call. I wait for him to show his cards and he said to me: What do you have? I replied, I called you, he then mucks his hand. Is this a trick or of testing that I wasn't playing attention, I don't get it.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:37 AM   #280
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he didnt want to let you know he was bluffing. because he wanted to be able to continue bluffing you or others more often.

you did the right thing, make him play in turn.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:05 PM   #281
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played alot with her in the 1980s when she was playing high stakes. i knew her very well. i have not heard anything about her in many years since she moved to wyoming.

she played tough and more aggressive than most. also played way over her bankroll, so not likely she could survive the fluctuations.
Look her up! She seems like a colourful character, maybe she still has a chapter to tell. Wyoming isn't that far from Montana
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:53 AM   #282
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naw, people move on in their lives and put the past behind. everyday becomes a new frontier if you let it and dont get bogged down in the past.

what is important is that most things we thought were important when younger are not important at all.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:33 AM   #283
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played with a guy the other day who lifted his hand up most times and showed it to half the table even though the dealer every time told him not to. he also moved in, in the dark and bet 30 to 50 times the pot with two pair on the river.
needless to say he came back from a big loser to a big winner. oh well.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:36 PM   #284
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naw, people move on in their lives and put the past behind. everyday becomes a new frontier if you let it and dont get bogged down in the past.

what is important is that most things we thought were important when younger are not important at all.
Wise words. I recently overheard an older gentlemen say something of the same thing. Sort of: "The first half of my life I wanted to be important, well known and famous, but now that I'm older I spend my time undoing what I thought was so important. The more unknown and less important I am the better for me."

Epicurus would have been proud.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:10 PM   #285
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It's not that you find out what is important later in life, it's that what is important changes. Occasionally a guy in his 50s will sit down at a poker table and start dropping hints about what a stud he was in high school. The guy is just stranded there. What's important is to constantly reevaluate and not let anybody else decide for you.
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:26 PM   #286
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Lots of wisdom there Phat, thanks.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:14 PM   #287
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about time you two came out of the woodwork and added great moments to my life.

its been slowing down some in my blissfully ignorant not so many left years.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:35 AM   #288
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last two small tournaments i entered were a disaster. never got enough chips to get ahead of the pack so the blinds werent a factor. each one got lucky a few times to win races or blind stealing but never the last time.
tough to play these as you get called too much and that hurts when short on chips.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:59 AM   #289
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places that used to be very rainy or too chilly now are starting to get decent. thanks to global warming. so maybe some younger people with more time should think about investing long term in some of those places.
and people in hot areas might think about what the future holds in store. especailly as energy costs soar and water becomes a factor.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:54 AM   #290
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This summer is too hot in Great Falls, Ray.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:31 PM   #291
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it aint gonna get better over time buddy. especially as we get older its harder to take the extremes in temps.
flathead valley is better but still baking the last few years, where i remember it used to hardly ever get 90 plus and 80 was the norm.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:51 AM   #292
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another tournament with absolutely no hands to even play. as always i find a spot or two to steal a small pot and keep going.

but still somewhere along the way you have to get something when the players are fairly loose. thats the hard part.

the big thing is not to steam or lose your play over it. as sooner or later it all comes out in the wash and the good play is rewarded.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:46 PM   #293
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finally broke my shortest cold streak. knocked one in yesterday. although i did draw out on one guy that would have left me short. overall i played well and got lucky when i needed to, and won the pots without showdown often enough.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:58 PM   #294
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seems we have been having very hot days and right after very cool ones. no reason to it.
but also strange is the games are better on the cool days. you would think on very hot days more players would come in and play rather than sweat it out outside.

its nice to figure out those things so you can concentrate when you play as well.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:06 PM   #295
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well todd brunson is back in the flathead valley. he comes up once a year to put on his poker tournament and usually brings a bunch of out of town players along with him. or they follow up.

he has it at marina cay on the lake and i guess enjoys putting it on as it sure cant make him a pile of cash. i usually go down if in town for a visit.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:09 PM   #296
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well todd brunson is back in the flathead valley. he comes up once a year to put on his poker tournament and usually brings a bunch of out of town players along with him. or they follow up.

he has it at marina cay on the lake and i guess enjoys putting it on as it sure cant make him a pile of cash. i usually go down if in town for a visit.
Good luck, Ray. I wish I could be there to see you take it down.

Love you
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:09 PM   #297
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well labor day weekend was quiet around here with cool temps. which is fine with me.
i get to put my fruit trees to bed for the winter and do the chores around the yard.

i always seem to have more work to do after i am finished than before i started.
cant figure that one out.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:00 PM   #298
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well todds tournament was won by two of the top 4 finishers were guys that came down from Alaska. real nice guys and got to play with them 100 dollar limit omaha.
although they were really tight they made my list as good for the game.
in alaska there is a big group of fairly high stakes players that we dont get to see too often.
htese guys knew some of my old friends from up there so that was nice as well.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:04 PM   #299
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other than a bear that came for a visit and crushed a bunch of my choke cherry trees down and left a giant pile of crap on my driveway, my fall was uneventful from the wildlife around.
still overloaded with deer on the property and turkeys galore.
with the weather cooling of i am off fishing as much as i can.

no fun and poor fishing when the weather and water is warm. fall is my favorite season by far.
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well todds tournament was won by two of the top 4 finishers were guys that came down from Alaska. real nice guys and got to play with them 100 dollar limit omaha.
although they were really tight they made my list as good for the game.
in alaska there is a big group of fairly high stakes players that we dont get to see too often.
htese guys knew some of my old friends from up there so that was nice as well.
Ray, I was in Alaska from the pipeline days to the early nineties. There was no law against private poker games. But it was against the law to rake a game or pay a dealer or sell a player a drink. There was even a classified ad that ran in the Anchorage Daily News for years about a "friendly poker game." I figured it was Perry Green of David Green Furriers.
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