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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2013, 09:50:40 AM »

Once a year, I like to go down to Vegas and hit the poker tables (Texas Hold'em). It can be fun, but there are way too many pros working those tables.

More often, I like to go to local poker games at the homes of friends. It's fun, fair and typically spent laughing, while telling old stories.

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those tournaments are bullshit though.  Lots of teams.  To win you need to get a lot of chips early and fast, so teams of 10 or so will play and they will all lose to one player who then quickly gets a leg up and can be super aggressive early. It costs money but gives you a huge advantage
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2013, 09:53:28 AM »

those tournaments are bullshit though.  Lots of teams.  To win you need to get a lot of chips early and fast, so teams of 10 or so will play and they will all lose to one player who then quickly gets a leg up and can be super aggressive early. It costs money but gives you a huge advantage


i hear bad things about tourneys. a vietnamese gambler i know (these guys bet like a guy) said he goes all in first hand with jacks or better, and usually knocks out 1-2 people. crazy tactic for a tournament you pay $ to enter.
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2013, 11:12:51 AM »

i hear bad things about tourneys. a vietnamese gambler i know (these guys bet like a guy) said he goes all in first hand with jacks or better, and usually knocks out 1-2 people. crazy tactic for a tournament you pay $ to enter.

I used to play poker stars until it got closed for ripping people off.  I went all in with $1200 cash game with 4 jacks ( I had started with $250 and grew over a couple weeks.  I lost to someone with 4 queens.  Is that even possible?  It is total bullshit and a scam.  Of course years later I learned that they did cheat like mofos.  They fined them millions but I've yet to see a penny of that paid back to me  Cry
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2013, 11:17:07 AM »

I go to Vegas and throw a bit of money on the craps table when I'm there.  I always put $100 on the Ravens to win the super bowl, and this year I actually won $1,300.  Most I've ever won.
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« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2013, 04:50:32 PM »

$$$$$$  Grin
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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2013, 04:57:38 PM »

$$$$$$  Grin

Not on Minny.
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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2013, 05:26:13 PM »

Not on Minny.

i bet Detroit
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« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2013, 05:33:49 PM »

I realize it's 1 game in but damn the nationals look great
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« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2013, 05:36:44 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N57SxyxUhTQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N57SxyxUhTQ</a>
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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2013, 05:39:26 PM »

I realize it's 1 game in but damn the nationals look great

played a miami team that was fleeced by the toronto blue jays
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« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2013, 05:41:39 PM »

played a miami team that was fleeced by the toronto blue jays

Maybe. Harper hit those two jacks, strasburgh lights out, soroano looked great. I fucking hate them but that's a good squad
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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2013, 05:51:23 PM »

Maybe. Harper hit those two jacks, strasburgh lights out, soroano looked great. I fucking hate them but that's a good squad

def impressive. but again against miami. a win is a win tho
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2013, 06:15:18 PM »

i bet Detroit

Ok, but the post below shows the money payout for Minny.  That's why I thought you took them.

good bets today

Detroit -1.5 -155 $100 returns $186.95
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« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 06:38:40 PM »

I used to play poker stars until it got closed for ripping people off.  I went all in with $1200 cash game with 4 jacks ( I had started with $250 and grew over a couple weeks.  I lost to someone with 4 queens.  Is that even possible?  It is total bullshit and a scam.  Of course years later I learned that they did cheat like mofos.  They fined them millions but I've yet to see a penny of that paid back to me  Cry

They didn't cheat or rip people off. You are a moron. They were fined and shut down only in the us by the doj for servicing players in the us. They payed their fines and reimbursed all us players.

But it's pretty clear you have no idea with your blackjack stories as well
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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2013, 06:56:42 PM »

EL DIABLO, There were a couple of books written by MIT ‘students’ who ‘developed ways’ to win while playing Blackjack, but the main book that brought LV casino to its senses was a book called “BEAT THE DEALER” which I believe was the first such book to introduce the world to BASIC STRATEGY which I consider myself to be an expert at. (I play Blackjack at least 3x a week in Las Vegas.)

That MIT professor you sat with most likely knew Basic Strategy as every Blackjack player should   .... along with the percentage of times such and such a ‘hand’ will be delt.

It’s all pretty basic knowledge now and each casino sells  Basic Strategy cards in the gift shop which you will most likely see on every table which has new BJ players involved.

But unless you are a Basic Strategy expert and also know how tocount the cards accurately, the edge will still be in the house’s favor.

But it will be a very small ‘edge’. Something like  .5% in the house’s favor.

Most professional gamblers will only play Poker or Blackjack or Craps if they enter a casino with the hopes of winning. The smarter ones will only play POKER.

But in each of those casino games so mentioned, you have to know:

  When to hold ‘em and when to fold t’em while playing Pokeer.
 
  When to hit or stand or double down or even surrender when playing Blackjack.

  And a shit-load of stuff when playing Craps, but very  important  …. When and        how to take the Odds. And most important …. When to quit and leave the table.

I can honestly say that I usually win whenever I sit at a Blackjack Table ,….. and I ALWAYS lose then I stand at a Craps table.

And I can’t lie or bluff  to save a nickel whenever I play Poker.

I got a Poker Tell face I guess.

So I’m usually sitting at a Blackjack table with a big smile on my face beauuse  I can care less if the dealer knows I’m smiling cause  I have a ‘21’ in my hand.

So if you continue to play BlackJack learn Basic Strategy and stick with it no matter what …… and you’ll leave that table with a big smile on yourr face 90%  of the time.

I usually win UNLESS that table is full of newbees who have no idea what Basic Strategy really is.

They will always fook it up for all …. Even though mathematically it can’t be so!


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