Search Results Showing 1 to 30 of 50 results [Advanced Search]

Thoughts on live 2/5 NL cash game hand
Lol the smackdown. Not really an overplay either. I have a deceptive hand in position where I can rep all big hands. It isn't as simple as "you overplayed" and he fell in love with ace rag, which he most likely didn't have.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 6th, 2013
Live Trny Final Table
You bet out the turn, so you aren't in the shitty spot you got in, but also because you're giving yourself the right odds if he does ship. Depending on the player he could check behind QQ behind. That isn't retarded, but I bet the river (if he checks behind) big, don't check to induce unless you think he bricked a draw. All the pair hands that check behind on that turn in position will be ready to check behind most likely.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
What do you look for in live cash games?
1/2 is a lot of ABC, but I tend to 3bet and Iso raise a lot since they don't call 3bets light. Weak leads normally equal exploitable raise times during post flop play. They pretty much play their hands straight up. 2/5 I usually just look for the inevitable guy who comes along looking to spew, which there's usually 2 or 3 where I play. The best advice I could give is to immediately find the players who: A. are grinders/regulars B. Looking to play (aka spew) C. New players screwing around. Then act according.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
3 months and counting - Where's my money pixie183?
Glad you got your money. Never, ever stake someone you don't know well and believe in as a person
Posted in: Poker Community
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
"Verbal is binding" - Dealer misheard me, I lose my stack
That sucks man. I had a similar situation arise at WSOP circuit event in West Palm beach, except it involved cutting my chips. I was in the one seat facing a river bet. The dealer to right with his arm in the open space next to me and the two seat with his stack (we were deep in, so most people were stacked). I cut chips from my stack in front of me, legitimately right in front of my stack as close as I could go and the dealer snap says "call". I snapped my head up and the villian shows a flush, I lose obv. I just look shocked up to the dealer and go "uhhhh what'!'! I didn't do anything." So ...
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
Live Trny Final Table
You don't want to put yourself in this spot by checking the turn. Now it looks like we might have a draw or a weak 10 or maybe jj-qq. Just bet 8 or 9k and get it in. No matter what youre going to have 11 or 12 outs to the river. As played, I'd say you'd have to call off unless you have a sick read. Like I said, you checked turn repping weakness, so he could think K rag is good or maybe just a 10 or draw.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
Thoughts on live 2/5 NL cash game hand
Hhahaha, I do love "the hand", but my thinking did go beyond my love for it ;) That's what I thought afterwards. AK is pretty much my only holding there, maybe a7 and aq.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 3rd, 2013
Thoughts on live 2/5 NL cash game hand
That's true it could be. That was just my feel of him and his thoughts of me. Yea, I would agree. Which means discarding "the hand" as I like to call it and moving on to the next one.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 2nd, 2013
Thoughts on live 2/5 NL cash game hand
You mean postflop right' Yah, I would agree. I didn't think how "donkish" that bet looked at the time and I just went into my auto assumption of how they play there ("let me see where I am bet from them with my tp). It's a little too "raise me now!" like. I'm getting snapped off, 99% on that. I'm a younger dude, so that would potray into the younger trying to bully me image. Once I check turn as played, I need to hit or I'm done. Yea, I would agree on both accounts. After that hand was over I kept thinking about how my entire range is pretty much ak when I re-raise flop there. Yea, also ...
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 1st, 2013
Thoughts on live 2/5 NL cash game hand
I had this hand I played yesterday at my local dog track. It's a 2/5 NL game and I'm sitting on the btn straddle. Action folds to villain who raises to 35 in the hijack -1. Fold to me with 108hh my favorite hand, so I auto 3bet to 110. He calls pretty quickly. My stack: 1550......villain stack: 1100....limited history between us, except a tourney hand where he was ran a bluff on me in position. I had as a fairly knowledgable player, but exploitable older man. Flop is: A Q 7xxx He leads for 75....in my experience at this place and with his kind of player that's Ax....so I 3bet to ...
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jul 1st, 2013
Looking to get into online poker
You all know the saga by now, so I'll spare the details, but I'm looking to get back into online poker. Obviously I'm a little hesitant with thousands of my dollars floating above my head in space, but I'm a gambler, so here I am. What's the best site out there to play in terms of No-limit selection' I'll be starting small, but always love moving up the ladder and taking shots. What's the best site out there in terms of payouts' I'd like to not have to wait months, but today I know it's asking a lot to be fast or normal speed. I'd also like to avoid any where shady, if at all ...
Posted in: Poker Sites
TheLegend
Jul 14th, 2012
Preflop betsizing
Limps aside, I don't think 4xing is profitable. Remember, later in tournaments people are less willing to call than they are in earlier stages and it's hard for weaker hands to come in facing 4x. In addition to the fact that 2.5x will get folds later in tourneys, because of stack sizes tourney situations (aka money and ft bubble). It's an unnecessary raise. I raise 2.5-2.8x and I find it effective. Not bad as much as inexperienced with their bet sizing or predictable.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jun 27th, 2011
laid KK live cash game
Aside from looking at the player to get a reaction, I think you made the right fold. If he's tight and two pair isn't in his range, then his range looks like JJ-QQ and sets. So, this was the one time he had QQ. It is what it is. I don't like your odds of making a profit in this spot most of the time. Just sometimes he has the one hand you beat.
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jun 27th, 2011
Poker in New Hampshire
Play at the rock, if you're a good player, you're going to crush the game IMO. There's so much dead money there. So many donks and fools. I would have gladly gotten myself kicked out for that......Not before I told to meet me any where for HU whatever the heck he wanted to put up.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 22nd, 2011
Hand from the VDSE $560 last week. Opinions wanted.
Not as much as it use to. Just in plan poker terms, it's a terrible idea to not at your cards, not just because you have clue what you have, so you don't know how to bet. Also, because you're stripping away information ON WHAT HE HAS. You just put more random cards in the deck. The kid read the situation very well. Save the creativity for the 20 dollar tourneys.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 22nd, 2011
WSOP $2,500 3-bet pot
Very well played sir. I like everything you did. The question I'd like to ask is are you ever 3 barrel bluffing your middle pairs or ace high here' Taking the same line, just with the river shove'
Posted in: Poker Advice
TheLegend
Jun 22nd, 2011
1/2 Hand
You have to reraise pre.....I assume queens/ak/JJ/AQ are in his range. You can't fold unless you have a very sick read.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 22nd, 2011
Phil Hellmuth Gunning for Bracelet #12
I love Hellmuth, he's hilarious at the table. As much as I enjoy the game itself and the strategy, etc.....He brings an awesome, "Charles Barkley esque" charisma to the table. As for his skills, he's good enough to do whatever he wants, any time he wants. He literally lives the dream.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 21st, 2011
advice on a couple 1-2nl hands please
I probably don't fold it, but she's never going to have anything there besides 10s or 8s.......
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 20th, 2011
$1500 WSOP - QQ facing 4b
Yes, this spot just sucks for you. Best case scenario he's going crazy with AQ-Ak, 10-JJ, but then you have to play the rest of the pot OOP with him easily reping AA-KK with three barrels (If he doesn't ship turn). It feels weird to have to smooth call QQ to an aggressor, but it's probably the best thing.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 19th, 2011
advice on a couple 1-2nl hands please
Hmmmm, lady 4-bets......50-50 I fold........ No to this.....Weak bets aren't effective, he's just going to check down anything that you have beat. Waste of money.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 19th, 2011
Hand from the VDSE $560 last week. Opinions wanted.
So, it doesn't indicate anything then. It's just your standard process, right' As for the hand itself, let's take it back to the beginning. It's hard for me to put him on AA-KK, given the action, however it isn't impossible for them to be in there. Which leaves hands like suited aces I think he'd play, broadway cards and pairs below QQs........The flop is a massive hit for your range, considering your tight image and 3bet pre-flop. Once you cbet the flop and he calls, I'd take all two pairs (doubting he has AK) out of his range, since he would have to raise them now or never......That leaves ...
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 19th, 2011
Tipping?
I'm not above taking donations......
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 17th, 2011
Tipping?
I wish I could play there every day. All I do when I come home is ship rock tourneys.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
Derby Lane
I've played at Derby for three years now. The tournament structures aren't too bad, considering the crap the Hard Rock puts out. Pay-outs are meh. As for Cash, their 2/5 games are borderline horrendous, unless you find the right table/players. It isn't fun to grind with 8 old guys who all have 200 in front of them. Most of the Derby 2/5 players only buy-in for 200, which sucks, if you want to make money. The 5/10 game is a lot better, because guys come in with stacks, for the most part and want to play.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
Hand from the VDSE $560 last week. Opinions wanted.
IMO tanking for a long time usually doesn't indicate huge strength. That's just my experience, unless you know someone is trying to hollywood, which usually is pretty obvious.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
1/2 live cash game flop, turn and side pot questions
You have to blast the flop. The check-call there is terrible, because you put yourself in such a bad spot. That's a HUGE draw board and you're liking far too little turn cards. You have to get it in on the flop and hope for the best.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
advice on a couple 1-2nl hands please
Oh and as for the very first hand you talked about with AK. I'm shipping that over the original raiser all day, unless we have a sick history/read on him. I can't see ever open folding this.
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
advice on a couple 1-2nl hands please
No one at 1/2 IMO would or is capable of bluffing or 3betting the flop over two previous raises with anything less than two pair. If he has top pair there he is either *sigh* calling or *sigh* folding. Your play pre. is fine, I wouldn't make a habit of it, but it isn't that terrible. Your flop re-raise of the initial raiser was good too, but once he 3bets you're done. Meh, I don't think shoving is terrible. Your shove is about a pot size bet. 151 or so into 140. Calling is an option if he has a huge hand or top pair. That's read based and hope he ships river, if he checks you can make a 75 ...
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011
Live 1/2 hand... WWYD?
3bet ship flop is the play IMO (Or fold pre. if you aren't going to get it in on this flop.) I very much doubt the guy has a straight if he's overbetting the flop like this. I'm not putting him on many sets (remember have a 3 and a 4, he'd have to have the last of both to have 3s or 4s), which leaves just 5s-a5-67 as his crushing us range. I don't see him making such a bet with those hands, when he can smooth call and trap behind on a board that isn't scary. If we smooth the flop there too bad turns IMO, plus we're out of position. We don't like any A, 2, 6, 7, 5.....I would just get it in, ...
Posted in: Live Poker
TheLegend
Jun 16th, 2011