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Calling all Poker Players

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  1. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    Calling all Poker Players

    So, how many of you out there play poker? This year, I"ve been playing lots of Texas hold 'em with my friends. I also play online, for both fake and real money. Anyone else out there play online for money? Are you actually winning or do you just consider it an entertainment expense?

    Oh, and I want to hear your best poker stories. My best story comes from a tournament I had two weeks ago at a friend's place. Twelve guys, 10 dollar buy in. It was down to me and this other guy, and he was totally wasted. He started off with about 3 times as many chips as I did. But after about 20 minutes, he was quickly parted with his money. :) First place netted me 90 bucks. Second only got 20.
     
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    When I play we only use petty change but I do have a story.

    Me and 3 other people were playing and after we were done with the round 2 of my friends started arguing about who won, in the time they were arguing I took all the change in the pot and they never noticed :lol:
     
  3. AeroJonesy

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    Canadia, most of the time when I play, we play with small blind of a quarter and large blind of 50 cents. We used to play with quarters until one of my roommates bought some casino-style 11.5gram clay poker chips. Funny how once you do a buy in and play with chips, the pots get much much bigger.
     
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    When playing with friends there are games I prefer to Texas Hold Em. Follow the ***** is a fun one and tends to big pots although I'm not a big fan of wild cards. Roll Em is probably my favorite poker game of all time. You can really mess with people's minds in that game.

    A good poker story..... playing hi low, an evil evil game I have sworn off forever we were playing dollar chips and ended up with a pot of over $1,000. I have never seen so many losses on King-Two, or Ace Three, in my life. I lost a pot bet of $400 with Ace-Two, another guy lost a $250 bet on King-Three. I actually lost 2 times in that game on Ace-Two and many more on Ace three or King Two. I hate that ****ing game. That pot lasted about 2 hours before we finally got it done. Dollar chips, when everyone brings about a hundred bucks, is no place for pots that size. I HATE that ****ing game.

    Dutch
     
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    im gonna play poker tomorrow in math class because it is a "work day". i play every now and then.
     
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    I'm an avid poker player. Once a week with the boys, 25 and 50 cent blinds, and we each put in 20 bucks. I am a pretty conservative player, so I never lose more than..oh..about 10 bucks. Last two weeks I've won about 120 or so collectively, though. Luck is on my side :D

    I have a kinda-story. It was me and my brother in a pot. I had pocket queens. The flop was Q-8-10. All of them were hearts. My brother went all in for about 25 bucks and I folded. Needless to say, he had NOTHING (like..a 8-3 offsuit :() I felt like a total idiot...but I went on to take all his money anyways.
     
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    Some other games we've played:
    Follow the Jack, like Dutch mentioned but with a jack instead of a queen.

    Beat the *****. Everyone gets dealt two cards and a dummy hand is also dealt. The dealer counts to three. Anyone who thinks they have the best two card hand holds onto their cards, everyone else drops their hand. The person with the best hand wins the pot. Each loser replaces the pot. So if there's 5 bucks in the pot and three people holding onto their hands, the winner gets 5 bucks, and each loser has to put 5 bucks in, bringing the pot to 10. It can get pretty big that way. If only one person holds their cards, they have to beat the ***** in the middle. If they win, they get the pot and the game is over, if they lose, they have to double the pot.

    Wild guts -- Similar to beat the ***** except everyone gets three cards. The third card in the dummy hand is turned face up and it's wild for anyone who has that same card in their hand. So the ***** will always have a pair. It's hilarious when it manages to pull three of a kind.
     
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    well, before when i was learning how to play Texas Hold 'Em - we played with fake chips, but still.
    so they didnt think i knew what i was doing, so they couldnt tell if i was too n00b, or was bluffing. (i had watched it on TV, so i had a good idea -heh)
    and i ended up winning. lol.
    then i lost 2ce in a row... but still. it was pretty cool.
    oh, and now i know how to play! :drool:
     
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    I play at least once a week with my friends at school, and I'll be starting to play online soon, pending new computer. This one is too liable to crash. We only play small games ($5 buy in) so as to get the most number of people playing, but there have easily been nights that I've taken home $30 profit. I consider myself a solid player, but that's only out of the people I've played so far, many of which have no idea what they're doing.

    Best story is probably on one of our random weeks. I turn a full house after all is said and done, and my friend shows the same exact one. We move to start to split the pot, when someone else shows four Queens and takes the whole thing. VERY NEXT HAND, I pull trips on the high card on the table and the SAME FRIEND as before shows the same hand. We move to start to split the pot, when someone else shows a full house. On the first two hands I played, I had two solid hands, which were the same as my friend, and I was beaten on both. Rough night.
     
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    I play 5 card stud.

    And Guts.

    But I don't know all the terms and such.
     
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    I like texas hold em :p
    Me and my friends've tried once playin with just chips, but it didnt work. No risk, so nothing to stop them from betting whatever they wanted, no matter what.
    We upgraded to cash, $0.10, $0.50, and $1.00 a chip. Not much, but I'm up $27.30 so far :)

    Methinks the secret is to surround yourself with idiots. Rich rich idiots...
     
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    Just be careful about a losing streak. I've played with people who didn't give a rats arse about the money at stake and bet madly as a result. It gets expensive if you get a run of bad luck. Playing with rich guys is like playing for fun, it doesn't work right. The money has to mean something for the game to work properly.

    Dutch
     
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    I have been playing alot lately. Mostly on line. Hold 'em, 2/4, 3/6, and 5/10. Some NL tounraments and some $50 and $100 straight no limit.

    I'll be in fox woods in a couple weeks for a $300 buy in NL tourney. I play a bit at a club in NYC.

    I have been reading ALOT of Sklansky lately.

    I'd say I'm newly and passionatley addicted to hold em, and I'll continue to play and study until I go broke or improve alot.

    So far I am doing ok so long as I am careful about the latenight post drinking on line sessions, that's a bit dangerous.
     
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    I've been playing poker since my Junior year in highschool, with the same group of friends. We've progressed. Having once played games like 3 card brag(made famous by the movie "Lock, stock, and 2 smoking barrels) and blackjack, for nickels, dimes, and quarters...we've now moved to hold em, omaha, and pontune(a variation of blackjack) for chips representing 25 cents-5 dollars...25 and 50 cent blinds...no limit. Now, it's been said by matt damon in rounders, that you never remember your big take downs...but you always remember your big losses. My most vivid poker memory is definitely a loss. Last year, playing poker at my friend's apartment, we were playing omaha. If you don't know what omaha is, it's hold em, except you get 4 private cards, and you have to use EXACTLY 2 cards from your hand to make the best 5 card hand. Anyway...the cards are as follows...7 spades, Ace hearts, 9 spades, 10 spades, 10 clubs. I'm holding a pair of aces in my hand...I have aces over 10's. There had been mild betting before hand...the ace landed on the flop...but i was baiting him in, hoping he'd draw the flush...which he got on the turn, and responded by betting 10 dollars. I thought I wa money...he's holding a flush. I make a 20 dollar bet...he goes all in(about 65 in chips)...and I call...I lay down my aces over, thinking...there's no way he has 2 ten's. Well...I was right. He didn't have 2 tens...he had a flush...an 8 and jack of spades...straight flush. Son of a *****.
     
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    We have godly games of Texas Hold em here. We usually play 5 dollar buy in but whenever I go chill with my friends in dallas they will have 12 man games with 25 dollar buy in with rich kids who always buy back in. I've seen some guys blow some serious money and other walk away with 400 dollar pots. Those are pretty high stakes for dorm dwellers too.
     
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    I play, something you notice when you see my shoulder. (crap picture) ((its a couple of dice with 4 Aces in the back, the banner say "Skill")) I like it, so shut up :p

    I played alot of 5 card stud when i was at school, won some, lost some . . .

    Now im at Pacific Poker online and play both for real and fake money. But i like it better face to face with people, reading their faces and signs . . .

    Good stories? Well, it was online, but i can imagine his/hers face.


    Played 20/40$ Texas Hold Em. I had AKsuited (H) and the flop turns out to be 10/J/Qsuited (H)!! I got a nut Royal Flush! Im right too the dealer so i see one after one folds. But one guy is betting. Just him and me now. I slowplay the hand, raises him with a couple of chips. He raises to the limit, i call and the same happens. He bets a little, i raise a little, he raises to the limit and i call. Same on the river. He shows his hand; 89suited (H). He had a straight flush 8 too Q! He must have thought i had a Flush A high or something since he raised so much, but he got a bit weird when i showed him my AK (not 47:p ). He said "nh" and left . . . Cool hand with two VERY good hands :D
     
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    Indian poker is always good for a grin.
     
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    Sounds a little fishy. "Raises a little" in a 20/40 game would be $20 post flop, and $40 on the turn and river. Since it is such specific and concrete amounts the description you give makes little sense. "Slow playing" would be calling, not "raising a little"...and because you can ONLY raise ONE single concrete amount...how do you "raise a little" and how is that a "slow play"

    How did he "get weird" on line?

    How do you raise "a couple chips" on line when the bets are predetermined.

    Personally, without knowing you or the story, I find the above example reads like fiction.

    No offense, perhaps your description was just a bit odd, I just don't understand your narrative.
     
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    No offense taken.

    I should have specified (sp?) that he was a very chatty fella the whole time i was there. He "talked" whenever he had time. That would be whenever somebody else did their move. This time he just said "nh" and left. My defenition of slowplaying would be to not reraise the second time too seem unsure, yours may be diffrent. "Raise a couple of chips" is just another way of saying i waited quite some time before i did my move again too seem unsure about taking the hand. You know, when someone say "ok, ill just raise you a few, whatever" in a live game.

    And like you said you dont know me, and this IS the internet you know ;) And i understand my description may have been odd, but i dont master the english language like my native tounge (Norwegian). And i suck at telling stories anyways.

    Belive what you want, but i dont know why i or anyone would lie about something like this. :scratch:

    Oh, and if you play at Pasific Poker, why dont you give me a holler? We could play a few hands :)
     
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    I play at Partypoker, and NOT 20/40. I'm just learing. Slowplaying is calling with a dominant hand instead of raiseing... not limpreraises.

    I apologize for any offense, I wasn't trying to call you liar so much as say the story had some logistical problems with it:) Certainly I understand the difficulty of speaking in another language, I certainly could not do nearly as well.
     

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