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Mon, Nov. 7th, 2011, 11:23 pm
holdem_bot: Сегодняшние мысли о покере.

Читал блоги топ регов, играющих высокие лимиты - большинство записей в мрачных тонах.  Наигрывают  дистанции по несколько сот тысяч рук и либо минусовой, либо нулевой результат.
А что говорить про микролимиты!
Народ играет годами (!!!) на лимитах НЛ5-НЛ10-НЛ25, тратя по несколько часов в день,а у большинства   результат опять же отрицательный.
В общем, я думаю, что самое разумное развитие покера - это официально разрешить использование ботов, чтобы народ не тратил колоссальное время, наигрывая дистанцию, если это можно поручить программе.

Mon, May. 3rd, 2010, 02:32 am
b_whit741: Newcomer to Poker

 Hi All, 
     I've only been playing poker for a couple of months and I'm becoming very interested learning more about the game. All I have to go on at this point is a book that I happened across written by Ken Warren titled Winner's Guide To Texas Hold Em Poker. If anyone has any suggestions for me, I would certainly appreciate any help I could get. The only way I play poker is through the internet, either FTP or Poker Stars, so I'm not real experienced in casino type settings. In truth, I've never actually visited a casino. The only casino near my location is Harrah's in Cherokee, NC (which I've heard a lot of bad reviews about that place.) As to home games, I don't know anyone who plays poker besides myself. Again, if anyone would love to help me out, that would be great. 

Mon, Mar. 15th, 2010, 12:20 am
vitaislade: Does this happen to everyone or just me?




This is so sickening. Yea, yea, it's a penny-cap game. The amount of money is not the point. Just...watch. For those that don't know, before the flop, I had a 40.14% chance of losing, and after the flop, when all the money went in the middle, a 6.64% chance of losing.

Sat, Oct. 24th, 2009, 03:54 pm
jdw4883: WSOP Final Table Live Coverage?

Does anyone know if there will be any live coverage of the Final Table? E.g. Pay per view, podcast, etc

Thu, Sep. 24th, 2009, 11:11 am
quill18: Open-Limp from SB?

So, I'm playing 25NL daily now (especially with the Take 2 promo at FTP) and I'm noticing one fairly common move: Open-Limping from the SB.

Is there ever a good reason to do this at these limits? I can't think type of a single player I'd want to try this on regardless of my hand. I can see some argument for trapping with AA or something if the player was super-aggressive, but even then...

Every time someone has done that while I was in the BB, I raised it to $1 and I can't think of a single time when I was called, let alone re-raised. People really are trying to limp in out of position against someone getting a free card? Even if they were to call, I'd be in an excellent spot to steal it on the flop regardless of my hand. Maybe I wouldn't do it against an 50%+ VPIP extreme calling station, but otherwise I'm trying to steal the pot.

Maybe it would be different if I had a ton of history with someone, but it's extremely unusual to be seated next to someone you've played with before at these limits (at least with the 14k hands I have at FTP so far).

So what do you think? Never open-limp in SB? Raise the limper with pretty much any two cards from the BB?

Or am I missing something important?

Mon, Sep. 21st, 2009, 12:58 pm
quill18: Jack Ury

I humbly submit this as one of the most enjoyable poker hands in history.

Thu, Aug. 27th, 2009, 08:11 am
quill18: Full Tilt Poker Promo

(I'm not a shill and the links below are all free of referral codes.)

Full Tilt Poker is running a promo right now called Take 2. There are two parts to it, but it revolves around playing at two (or more) ring games at the same time. That is to say, regular cash games and not tournaments.

The first part is that you earn double Full Tilt Points at each table. (Points can be used for entry to some tournaments and also to buy various goodies.)

The second part is that if you do this for at least 5 days (in September), you get $5. If you do it at least 10, you get $15. 15 gets you $25 and 25 gets you $50.

I've read the rules a few times because it seemed too good to be true...but this looks like it really is easy money.

To qualify, you need to earn at least 1 Full Tilt Point at each table. How long this will take will depend on the limits at which you play. (It only takes a couple minutes to get one or more playing at the .10/.25 NL games.) You can also play during the various Happy Hours and earn points twice as fast.

Please note that if you are interested in STARTING to play at Full Tilt Poker, I'd be very happy to do a Refer-a-Friend with you, which could earn us both over $100 in cash bonus -- and you would still get to take advantage of FTP's 100% First Deposit Bonus. If interested, I need your email address. You can send it to martin - at - simaltech - dot - com. (I'm not a shill, but I'm not allergic to free money either.)

Fri, Apr. 10th, 2009, 02:37 am
vitaislade: Would it be considered gambling?

I have an intriguing question that may require a bit of thought.

Would a stake from another person be considered gambling on your part?

For those that do not know what a stake is, it is a specific amount of money given to you to play poker with. If you profit from it, then the staker gets 50% of your winnings and you take 50% (or whatever the cut is decided to be). If you lose the stake, then you are out nothing other than 'cake' if the staker stakes you again. 'Cake' pretty much means that if you profit from the next stake, you pay me back what money you lost the first stake and then cut any additional profits. If the staker does not stake you again, you are out nothing.

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