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View Poll Results: What to do when close to the money online; 4 or 5 players are short ...
Play at normal speed 489 56.99%
Take extra time 369 43.01%
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
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Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

Here is the situation.

You bought in for $5000 in a given SCOOP event. You have been playing for several hours. The minimum cash is $12,500.

There are 20 people being paid, and 23 people still in the tourney; playing on 3 tables. There are 4 or 5 small stacks. This is a limit tourney and to play a hand to the river will basically put you all in....

Would you ....

A) Play at normal speed and let the chips fall as they may....

B) Take extra time using the allotted time bank when making decisions at this crucial stage of the tourney

The answer to me seems obvious although maybe I'm way off base here ....
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

Where's the option for, "I need reassurance my stalling in the SCOOP was kosher"
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:56 AM   #3
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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Where's the option for, "I need reassurance my stalling in the SCOOP was kosher"
They give you a 500 second time bank to use at any time during the tourney; are there rules regarding its use?
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:57 AM   #4
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

stalling is busch league imo
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:57 AM   #5
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

weird but I voted then got directed to this thread

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/39...ssnlhe-t9s-51/
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:59 AM   #6
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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Where's the option for, "I need reassurance my stalling in the SCOOP was kosher"
so true
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:59 AM   #7
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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weird but I voted then got directed to this thread

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/39...ssnlhe-t9s-51/
me too.

When does the tourney start going hand for hand? do the blinds increase soon?
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

the poll is pretty stupid if you're not also assuming a hypothetical bankroll that's actually sufficient for the event, btw.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:04 AM   #9
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

I was wondering why it was taking you so long to make a decision. I figured you were just starting another great thread.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:05 AM   #10
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

Allen, posting this in NVG is just asking to get trolled/flamed, most people are just giving you a hard time because it's you. There was a similar thread in MTTc, but it sort of went a bit O/T.

MTTc Thread.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #11
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

It's not unethical or anything, but its terrible etiquette. Similar to many angleshoots.

It definitely makes you a huge douchebag.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:13 AM   #12
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

But he is a huge douchebag already, so why not?
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:15 AM   #13
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

C.) If it is hand for hand, stalling really doesn't matter and you're too stupid to realize it
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:27 AM   #14
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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They give you a 500 second time bank to use at any time during the tourney; are there rules regarding its use?
"There's no rule against it" is a terrible argument for doing something. What about the fact that you ruin the fun for the rest of the players excited about playing poker deep in a tournament?

You said in the other thread you don't stall in a live tourney. Is there a rule against doing it? Why don't you?
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:30 AM   #15
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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It's not unethical or anything, but its terrible etiquette. Similar to many angleshoots.

It definitely makes you a huge douchebag.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:35 AM   #16
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

then again......if you announce that ur gonna burn 500 seconds some of the players may rejoice and use this as a potty break, lol.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:59 AM   #17
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C.) If it is hand for hand, stalling really doesn't matter and you're too stupid to realize it

It wasn't hand for hand.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:00 AM   #18
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

I hope Chainsaw finds a way to use all these negative comments to his advantage. I'm envisioning a Rocky Balboa like montage that leads to him taking down the 50k horse event this year.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:04 AM   #19
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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It's not unethical or anything, but its terrible etiquette. Similar to many angleshoots.

It definitely makes you a huge douchebag.
okay ill be the one to ask since you are a smart dude and all, why? how are they similar? i am not disagreeing, i just would like to know why you think so...
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:37 AM   #20
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

Why is it 'angleshooting' to use your timebank deciding whether to play a hand?
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:42 AM   #21
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

a lot of amateur players will not be deciding on wether to play the hand or not. they are simply using the time bank to waste time in hopes of other players will get knocked out before them
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:52 AM   #22
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

The people saying that stalling is a douchebag thing to do are so retarded. Poker is about exploiting the stupid and weak of character for profit. I'm taking any edge that I can without cheating and anyone who doesn't is a fish.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:07 AM   #23
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

1. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it.

2. Stalling is -EV overall unless you are in some situation where you buy in for a tournament for your entire roll, which obv you shouldn't do.

3. I walked past you on the moving walkways outside of Mccarin tonight and by the time it dawned on me who you were I was to far past and was late to pick someone up. My bad yo.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:10 AM   #24
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

i hate playing with people who do this
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:15 AM   #25
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Re: Stalling in online Tourneys near the bubble

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1. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it.

2. Stalling is -EV overall unless you are in some situation where you buy in for a tournament for your entire roll, which obv you shouldn't do.


3. I walked past you on the moving walkways outside of Mccarin tonight and by the time it dawned on me who you were I was to far past and was late to pick someone up. My bad yo.
Is it not +EV if you are a losing player in the lineup? If you would lose chips in the long run in that exact spot seems like the fewest hands/hour would be an advantage
Have no idea if Chainsaw would be or not in this particular spot
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