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Old 08-26-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

Weird thing.,..one person raises....everyone either folds, or there is one call. Seems like it's almost a rule, it happens so often. Could make a side bet, just betting that's the way the hands play.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:48 PM   #2
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

I don't know anything about Blackchip, but that scenario is actually a fairly common one for real money poker, especially online. Most of the time there is a raise and everyone folds. Sometimes someone calls. Some other times more than one person calls, or someone re-raises instead of calling, but the majority of the hands probably fit into one of the first two scenarios.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

selective memory
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

it's not "selective memory".....I've purposely watched/kept track, and that's the way it is.....I guess as VBAces suggests. But, I see it is quite different on carbon gaming, does not happen anywhere near as often as on blackchip's 'unwritten-house-rule' (kidding)
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

Good players don't do much calling pre-flop, because very few hands are profitable. Online poker (tough) is quite different to live poker (fishy), and some online games are tougher than others. In some formats (particularly at higher stakes) multiway pots are very rare.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:39 PM   #6
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

Selective memory
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:38 AM   #7
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

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it's not "selective memory".....I've purposely watched/kept track, and that's the way it is.....I guess as VBAces suggests. But, I see it is quite different on carbon gaming, does not happen anywhere near as often as on blackchip's 'unwritten-house-rule' (kidding)
Two sites can play very differently.

I play on Americas Cardroom (large player pool) and on Juicy Stakes Poker (very small player pool.) Good heads-up players have a big advantage in JSP tournaments, because with very small fields you're going to be heads-up a lot more often. Players in general seem to be much weaker on JSP, perhaps in part because it's impossible to put it nearly the tournament time that you can on ACR.

The level you're playing can matter as well. In a $1 tournament limping, calling and min-raising is common. If you're playing a $10 tournament the players won't be nearly as passive.

Even the day of the week can matter. Weekend warriors don't have much play experience so there will be more players, many of them weak, on a Saturday night.

There will be a greater percentage of serious players on Tuesday, the day when the fewest people are playing. Casual players have to go to work. They can't play all night because they have to get up for work the next day (my wife's alarm goes off at 0415.)
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:00 PM   #8
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

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Good players don't do much calling pre-flop, because very few hands are profitable. Online poker (tough) is quite different to live poker (fishy), and some online games are tougher than others. In some formats (particularly at higher stakes) multiway pots are very rare.
That is not true it all depends the table dynamic spr etc. The reason it might be because of the rake costs so they might be playing more tighter at lower levels. Also the players online are not way better then live players. I play live and online. I been on very tough tables live during the week when its full of reg players. I have played online players live and really not been impressed by many I actually see same leaks as with live regs. And there is no 6 max live its only online so its a whole different strategy. You sit 9 max table online it has fish just like in live games. What happens is people sit 6 max tables where bot activity is usually at along with regs. so if half the player is bots and other few are reg and you sit gl with that table. If they could find a way to get rid of all the bot activity the games would be super soft. Don't believe me check out Global Poker or Bovada where russian bots can't play. Games are super soft even in 6 max. Not saying they don't have bots either but its 10x less you can tell the player are real. You actually see people tilt while they are playing and you can tell their is human life on the tables. Also sites that don't have huds are usually very soft. There is fish on acr but you have to start a new table. Once its full of regs leave it make a new table. Fish is on the table I am game if not I leave make a new table. That is how I do it anyways.

Your probably going on waiting lists and sitting with bots and regs. So make a new table and wait and be patient. The fish will eventually bite even on acr or im sorry black chip poker

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Old 11-30-2017, 07:11 PM   #9
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

I'm a tad curious ibury.....

If an online table is mostly populated (completely populated?) with regulars that know that few hands are profitable against a regular's PFR...... how is folding not a strategy that shows its dependence on table dynamics/SPR etc....?

(I do agree that regulars have a much better understanding of the rake and its impact on profitability)

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:32 AM   #10
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Also the players online are not way better then live players.
Live players suck. There is no debate.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:51 PM   #11
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Re: Why are hands at Blackchip always the same way?

1. You need to play there on Saturday nights. The player pool is bigger and much looser.

2. Yea, good players don't jump in family pots very often. They infer their opponent's hand strength and adjust accordingly.

Get a HUD and practice trying to predict ranges, and try to base decisions off your reads.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:33 PM   #12
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Not a large enough sample size.
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