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Old 11-30-2014, 01:11 PM
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Just a few observations after a couple recent trips:
1. There are still players who have no idea how to play. Think they're at a VP jacks or better machine, and will get paid off regardless of other players' hands.
2. No attention is paid to the pot size versus the bet. Every draw calls.
3. Most women still play like women. The ones that don't are easily spotted.
4. Two calls and everyone thinks they're pot committed. I guess they heard that from someone else and think they're using the term correctly.

So came out ahead in both sessions. Need to go more often if this is how it's going to be. I was expecting the end of easy poker, but not yet, I guess.
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Old 11-30-2014, 08:17 PM
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Get out of the kiddie game. Like reraising with the 32s, it is your choice imo
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Different strategy for tourney bro. You know that. Zero-sum vs pull out another Benji.

It's what I can afford and what I can beat.
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Live 1/2 will ALWAYS be a stocked tank imo. As soon as people that play regularly get good they move up to 2/5
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Nah, next time you play 2/5. If you lose you go back to 1/2. But if you win right away you just gave yourself a raise. It's taking a shot.
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Live 1/2 will ALWAYS be a stocked tank imo. As soon as people that play regularly get good they move up to 2/5
Sounds like a great reason not to move up to 2/5.
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Nah, next time you play 2/5. If you lose you go back to 1/2. But if you win right away you just gave yourself a raise. It's taking a shot.
I usually don't bring enough money with me to play 2/5. I'd want 100XBB. Wife+kids+mortgage = don't have $500 laying around.
I take $300 with me, and I try not to use the third benji.
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Sounds like a great reason not to move up to 2/5.

I usually don't bring enough money with me to play 2/5. I'd want 100XBB. Wife+kids+mortgage = don't have $500 laying around.
I take $300 with me, and I try not to use the third benji.
If you won at 1/2 you have the $500. Just bring that to the room next time imo
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How do you not? Cohete has $500 worth of change laying around. Hardly ever pay with cash, but always keep coins when do.
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I laid out all the other expenses I have.

I am certainly not doing it (poker, life, etc.) right.
I am playing poker for very short times, relative to a vegas trip. Two to four hours tops per session. So, I'm not seeding the table with my first two hundred, and getting it and more back later. No time for later. No time to create an image. No need to, since most of the players are not at that level of good.
But, you can get a profile of most of the players, and make money on that.

I say I came out ahead: Almost $200 the first session, about $100 the second. Not making 10XBuy-in every time I go. Not that good or lucky.
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You play tight, but yuck it up with the fish so they feel like you're one of them. Sometimes you have to make a few loose plays and join family pots.

Also, don't respect their raises. They're going to be bluffing more frequently than good players will, and they're also going to overvalue their mediocre hands. They think two pair is the nuts, so don't be afraid to call an all-in with bottom set, where you'd fold it to a better player.
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