Ahhh… And a fool and their money are soon parted.
Yes we gotthemmilked. Twice a day everyday without faile, otherwise we will have have some irritated bovines.
What do you call a cow that is lying down? A supine bovine.
The continuing Sunday nightpoker game. After the tournament I played 4/8 w/ a full kill. I not only got stepped on I got spanked, smeared, killed, crushed, you name it it was done to me, and by me, to myself. I played poorly and some otyher folks out played me.
Tonight I play in a tournament in a small local club, it is a year long tournament, and the final winner gets a buy in to the WSOP No-Limit tournament, plus hotel, and 2 grand spending money. I am currently in 4th place. The top 40 players in Points will play in a final match later this year for the grand prize. I am hopeful.
Ellen, sounds like the action is pleanty soft! And, I have heard the Borgata is verrry nice. I might have so much fun drinking Caronas with tha youngsters that I might not want to play any serious poker. And, a buck is what I tip. I think I would fit right in!
Mike, what game do you plan to play online? There is pleanty of cheep and free stuff ( tournaments with real $ prizes ) at Party Poker, but there are also some good small buy in games and tournaments at Poker Stars. I think there is a new player bonus at both sites but no time restrictions to earn your bonus at Stars. If you have an interest in tournaments I would do both sites.
CC, did you get those cows milked?
the drinks are free in Atlantic City , too !!!!
You should see the way those 21 year olds guzzle those Coronas at the Borgata! They play a little no limit hold em, and tip the cocktail girl a dollar each Corona (and don’t forget the lime)
Sure, the food in AC could be a little cheaper, but Vegas is getting up there , too…..the buffets at the nice places are $25 for dinner…
Cheating on line… it happens. I’d love to hear your thoughts CC! Hey 2nd was a good finish! And yes, you learn something every time you play. Since poker is a people game there is no way to ever master it. If you want some good practice against bad players the Party Poker $11 multis are good. And, the cheep rebuys at Stars get really crazzzzy! Yes, tells are a bit harder online but betting paterns still show up. Bob Chaffoni wrote a great article at cardplayer.com about this subject.
Now I only play the big field nl tourneys with the exception of a few multi and single table quilifiers for the bigger tournaments. Calousion is harder in the big field tournaments I think. There were 4,600 or so players in the Poker Stars 1 mil Sunday tournament. It wasn’t my day and I went out after 2 hours at about 1,500.
Oh, it IS Monday! I better get some stuff done toooo.
My game is in pretty good shape, but I learn something new each time I play. But I have certainly not mastered the game, and don’t ever expect to.
The most difficult thing I am having to learn is how to play against the younger players. They have learned about the game from watching the televised tournaments and the internet. The problem with learning from the TV shows, is that they are condensing a 10 to 12 hour session into a one or two hour show. Thus they are showing pretty much only the highlight. They are not showing the times when you may not play a hand for an hour, when you are folding hand after hand, because you don’t have squat. They also don’t show many hands from early in a session, where there might only 60 or 80 bucks in the pot, as that is not exciting. What is shown on TV, is monster hands, or bad beats, or camouflaged beats, or cracked aces, not not the dull humdrum, mind numbing non-action game. So these young go-getters play, and they think and play like what they see on TV. And they are tough to figure out, and tough to play against. And the problem with internet play is it is so anonymous, that you can’t get a read on the players, you have a hard time trying to figure out the tells. In person it is much easier to focus in on people and figure out their quirks.
As far as stakes, most of the tournaments I play in are no limit, although occassionaly there are some pot limit tourneys I play in. An example is a tournament I played in today (Sunday). It was at a small club, 4 tables, 44 players, the buy in was 38 bucks, for which you got 1750 dollars in chips. The blinds started out at 25 and 50 dollars, every 20 minutes they increased,
50 and 100, then to 100 and 200, 200 and 400 hundred, 400 and 800, 800 and 1600, and finally to 1500 and 3000. They payout, aftet the house takes its’ cut, in this case 6% of the total buy-ins, was 50% for 1st, 30 percent of second and 20% for third. I took 2nd place and won about 470 dollars.
Then I played in a live game, for real dollars, but didn’t do so well.
To be continued, as well as addressing the issue brought up by MOSCA.
But is is 4:00am my time and there are some cows that need milked, and it is my turn to get the process started. I hate Mondays, Mondays aren’t any different then any other day of the week, except that it is the day that I have to get things started
So what about cheating in online poker, the use of pokerbots etc? That is one MAJOR reason I don’t play on line. (Second being the "Don’t lose what you can’t afford to" dictum.)
Ellen, I was used to Vegas, cheap food freee drinks and AC offerd none of that.
I may try it again sometime.
hi again, Mike Sh………
you’d be SO surprised how much Atlantic City has changed since 1985!!
It’s really come full circle , becoming actually a "trendy" destination now ! (thanks to hip casino bars, and our new Borgata Casino which gets a much younger crowd..
AC is no longer thought of as the place where Granny goes down on the casino bus from NYC with $30 to play the nickel slot machines…
yes, there are still buses to take down there, (except to the Borgata, cause Borgata does’nt even accept buses, just jitneys and cabs)
Palm Steakhouse, PF Changs, Mortons, AC Outlet Stores like Ralph Lauren, etc…….
Bruce Springsteen wrote a somber song in 1980 called "atlantic city" which was reflective of the mood back then……..but he had hope, even in the song..
I love working at the Borgata, and we get so many newly turned 21 year olds (legal age) who can’t wait to try the no-limit hold em.
Hey, you know that Atlantic City is getting hip, when yours truly (me!) got a chance to deal poker to Ben Affleck a few years ago !!(back when he was still going out with JLo……… I even saw her, as well, as she came downstairs in her low cut gown to tell Ben what time they were going to dinner…… her mom won a huge million dollar slot jackpot at the Borgata recently…
Yes, the Borgata is part of the WPT (aka world poker tour)
and harrahs is part of the WSOP…….I played in the $200 buy in ladies tourney in Feb there, a wsop circuit event…….some of my gal pal dealers got a group of us together…
there are so many good poker tourneys to pick from around town…
the AC HIlton has good $40 ones (plus $10 entry fee) at 6 pm Mon-thurs…
and of course, we’ve got good ones too at the Borgata……(wish I was allowed to play there)
good luck ,everyone!
can I deal you in ?!?!?
CCJOP, thanks for the great words of advice.
Mike, I grew up playing no limit texas holdem in Dallas with guys who were the worlds best. Almost everyone came to Dallas to play back then, late 70s/early 80s. Many of my long time friends run gone on to run poker rooms and tounaments. It takes allot of study to be a winning player and even then most won’t make it. 95% are loosing players. So, be carfull! The cardplayer.com site is real good for all poker info, including the forum there.
Hey Ellen, nice to know what you do! I know lots of folks who go to the Borgata Open every year. Thats a WPT event I think? My friend Jack did a WSOP circuit event recently in Atlantic City but I can’ remember what casino. Something Harras ownes I think. He is the one who made Mike The Mouth sit out at the WSOP for bad language last year. They showed it on ESPN.
CC, well said and good advice! Sounds like your game is in good shape. Are those NL tourneys you play in.
I will be playing in the Poker Stars mil$ guarantee as I do most Sundays if any of my roadfood buds want to come watch, but it’s kinda boring most of the time. I am the same name there. I don’t play much live anymore except I do make the WSOP in LV most years. I was planing to do a post to see if anyone here plans to go. I may still.
Many years ago I was talking with a fellow at a bar in Vegas that said he was a pit boss at another place. He told me to stick with Blackjack and that all amateur gamblers have hot and cold streaks, the trick is to take advantage of the hot ones and minimize your losses during the cold ones. After teaching me how to do so via a simple money management system he too stressed the importance about not drinking while gambling. The next day I followed his advice and did quite well, funny thing though. When the pit boss saw that I was refusing all drink offers he started watching me very closely, after a while I noticed that they changed dealers at my table more frequently than at the other tables. I did tip the dealers and drink servers even though I was drinking Coca Cola.
Love poker but I am not skilled enough to play for much money.
I am not proponent of people playing on-line poker, the primary reason is that most folks don’t know what they are up against. I play on-line, but I have three computers going when I play and can somewhat manipulate what is going on. If you are going to try to do on-line play, play SNG ( Sit and Go)
These are mini tournaments where once ther are 9, 10, or 11 players signed up the game begins. Once you lose your money you are gone, but you limit your exposure, however you have a greater chance of winning at least your buy-in back if you finish in the top three.
I just got home, it is about 6:30 am in Nevada, from a brick and mortar (live) no-limit game, and cashed out 1300 bucks up, I won 2500 hundred last week. Minimum buy-in 100 dollars, max cash money buy-in on the table 500 bucks.
It is much easier if you play against real people in a live action game.
I have been playing texas hold-em for over 30 years and still don’t know everything I need to know about the game. However the proof is in the pudding. In 1979 I won the majority of the ranch/farm where we presently live, in a poker game. And in the last 6 months I have won 10 tournaments, and finished 3rd 7 times in live tournaments. This are not WSOP or WPT events, but qames at local casinos where there may be 200 players that buy-in for anywhere from 100 to 500 dollars.
Poker can be very lucrative, but never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Do not throw good money after bad in an attempt to win back money that you have already lost. Set limits, not only on how much you can afford to lose, but how much you want win, and walk away with.
Your stop/loss and/or your stop/win points are critical parts of your game.
Other live game tips:
Always tip the dealer when you win ( I have dealt poker and tokes are always appreciated.)
Do not, and I repeat, do not drink alcohol while you are playing, free drinks can be really expensive, because booze makes you stupid, reckless, stupid, and an easy mark. Did I mention that it makes you stupid. Casinos want you to drink their free booze, it reduces your inhibitions and makes you reckless. Remember casinos were not built on winners, there is a distinct house edge so drink water, soda, coffee, tea, etc. But remember to tip the cocktail runner.
Know where the nearest bathroom is.
If you are planning to play in a long session – bring energizing snack foods
If anyone wants more tips, just ask. Gamble responsibly, do it for entertainment, and only wager money that you can afford to lose.
Well thanks Ellen, I’ve played in Nevada a few times and Clovis, Calif. has a few card rooms where I would play occasionally. If I ever get back to Atlantic City I’ll try to look you up.
I was there back in 1985 and was NOT impressed.
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