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Texas Hold 'Em?

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  1. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Anyone play? If so, do you ever have any luck winning?
  2. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    I play the free version on Pure Play. I usually do ok. Since there is no "real" money in play, there are a ton of what I call "all in idiots". So, after the first hand you can usually play poker.
  3. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I play around the poker community a lot lately. Last year my earnings were 12K. This year I'm down just a tad. I do it for fun. I go with a limit to spend and watch everyone else by so many chips that they don't need. It's sort of a yuppy environment. I sit around and wait. I made 600 Saturday. The only problem was it took me 10 hours of play off of a 100 buy in. But that's not a bad night's work.

    In New Orleans I schooled a bunch of Bama boys at Harrah's. I get into it for the game mostly, but I don't play like an idiot. And I treat it like business if I do it.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I used to play all the time with my buddies, now just occasionally. I ALWAYS lose.

    No lie, I'm the worst poker player on the planet. Can't bluff, no poker face, and no patience. Plus I always have terrible cards ;) :laugh2:
  5. Balotelli

    Balotelli Benched

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    I play on Bodog. Won about 650 since the new year.
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    i'm in a new place and don't have people to play with and haven't been online playing since pokerstars got hit.
    I love it and in person I rarely miss the money, online I lose a lot more because there is no interaction, no social cues, no way to read the player, no way for you to play the player. I have found that you have to get into higher dollar buy ins to avoid stupid players that go all in all the time or noobs that luck out at the right time in hands they have no business being in. I don't often have that much extra income to be able to risk losing those type buy ins so I don't do it often
  7. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    What do you mean? You have to wait. Poker is a waiting game more than anything else.
  8. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I play on xbox sometimes for practice. People talk, that's the only cue you get. But I didn't know you could play for money online... I play with 100, sometimes 200, a week. Mostly because I can justify it. This year I got down, but hey, that happens. I still have my poker bankroll from last year.
  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    you used to be able to play for money online, I'm sure there are still places to do this but after the gov stepped in on pokerstars I stopped because I had had problems getting my payout from other services and didn't feel like trying to find another one and going through that again
  10. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    I play quite a bit. I do pretty well in tourneys but am really up and down in cash games. I just havent been able to find a good style of play for cash games. I win $500, then lose $300 the next two times.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I play now and then. Only will play a $20 buy in with friends. Winner take all. I don't play to win. I play to enjoy the night playing cards with them. I do pretty well. I have been one of the last 3 every time we've ever played and won a couple of times.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I play quite a bit. All for fun but also to become a better player.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I love Poker, but I don't gamble.

    I will play with friends and the buy in is usually like $20 and all bets are in coinage. Max bet is usually $.25 or $.50 depending on how much time we have to play.

    I used to play the non-betting online games, but too many idiots who go all in every time. If it were a single idiot okay, but you get 2-3 of them sitting at the table at all times.

    The only reason we use money at all in the friendly game is to keep it honest. We also only allow a single buy-in though we will make an exception if someone was just having really terrible luck. (like continuously losing we good hands. Not just playing stupid)

    I own a really nice set of clay chips.

    They look very similar to these, though not quite as busy.

    [IMG]
  14. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Same with me when I play. I see the $20 as entertainment for the evening.
  15. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Me too. I have never not got my 20 bucks worth.
  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I've been doing that for 10 years. Small games with friends. You can't go wrong. I started doing well. I've played for so long and sort of know how to play, so I just started doing a little more. My senses tell me I should stop playing as much. And I probably will. Often times, in order to win like I want to, it can take 12 hours (which is crazy hours when the game starts at 8pm).
  17. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I haven't played a tournament in a long time.
  18. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    I used to play all the time, even tried to be a pro before poker blew up (1995). Back then all you could play was limit hold'em, no limit was no where to be found.

    Then Planet Poker, Paradise amd Party Poker started online and I played and won a lot of money there. Even won a 14K WSOP package in 2006 on Bodog.

    I was too busy at work to keep up with the game and my win rate dropped dramaitically. There are kids who started playing non stop and they became great, playing tons of tables at one time. The game just kept getting tougher and tougher and tighter and tighter to the point where it wasn't as much fun anymore.

    I played a lot of tournaments on Pokerstars up until last April when the sorry US government killed the poker industry.

    There was a time when you could literally print money, but those days are long gone. There may be a resurgence if online poker gets legalized but it will most likely just benefit the people who have played millions of hands and played for a living the last 10 years.

    Some of these kids are multimillionaires all from the game of poker. Look up the names Tom Dwan and Phil Galfond. Both are really sharp guys and amazing players. Speculation is that they've won over 10 million or more each. You can see some Youtube videos where Tom Dwan wins a million dollar pot.

    Example:

    [youtube]GnxFohpljqM[/youtube]

    and that was real money, not tournament chips!

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