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Fun Hand
Yeah man I guess calling pre is fine cause everyone is pretty deep. I don't play many hands from the sb by calling but this is likely one of the few times i'd do it. I mean this is a dream flop for you. I'm not opposed to just leading out here. Unless someone really hit this flop hard its gonna be hard for a lot of ppl to do anything but call. Reason I like leading out is cause we have a huge hand (but vulnerable), we're out of position and it might actually be a way to control the pot somewhat and allow us to get a free river card where we can then re evalute the hand and make the best ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 16th, 2014
Softest tournaments on Bovada???
Seems like they've steadily expanded the late reg in terms of time. Most mtts now have 135 mins late reg. I'm fine with it. Problem iwth the other networks is late reg can extend up to 3-4 hours and you have re entry. That makes for very long mtts and you have to beat the best players on the network several times. In terms of softest the $1k PLO is about the softest you'll find. Problem is you only start with 1500 chips. So you kinda have to pick a spot in the early going and go with it. I'm still trying to figure out how exactly to play the early going optimally. It so different ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 16th, 2014
Article: Ted Forrest Still Waiting for Payment from Mike Matusow for 2010 Weight Loss
Yeah cause you aren't a degenerate.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 15th, 2014
Petition to get Bovada to implement synchronized breaks
Exactly this. They do it intentionally. It's likely part of their business plan. Don't offer the things regs want: synced breaks, huds, the ability to track opponents, good bonuses, etc. Allow these players who cashout a lot to play on their competitors sites who offer that sort of player experience.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 11th, 2014
Petition to get Bovada to implement synchronized breaks
You're wasting your time. Bovada has never really been open to player feedback. They do things a certain way and they have their reasons. Your petition will fall on deaf ears.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 11th, 2014
merge highroller $215
I don't play highroller events so I maybe there's something I'm missing...but how you don't snap this off is insane. The way you played the hand makes it appear that you are afraid of the ace. You are so underrepped by the river that you need to call. You kinda set it up perfectly by check calling the turn, keeping his range as wide as possible. The river bet could be anything from a stone cold bluff to a value you bet you are crushing.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 10th, 2014
Confusing hand from bovada KQ
His b/c on the turn is lol And leading the river in light of the board and his sizing just screams bluff. There's just not a lot there that's leading that river for value, except made flushes or a boat. I mean even if he has something like A9, a boat, or A5/56 i guess I don't see him b/c a lot. Perhaps he does lead with a boat, not to lose value against a made non nut flush that you may decide to just check. Many of those hands are likely checking the river so that he can pick off a bluff or value bet vs your over pair. Due to his sizing, the board, and the way he's played the ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 8th, 2014
Looking for poker videos/shows to watch online
I think Poker Savvy is free now. Tony Dunst (Bond18) did a bunch of videos for them. They were all really really good imo. The material is a way dated now obviously, but you can still learn some basic things from them as he talks a lot of fundamentals regarding position, calculating odds/equity, being stack size aware. He's alos a really good note taker and talks about how to take good notes.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 8th, 2014
Poker books that develop different areas of your game.
Poker books can be great for the fundamentals but after that I think their value is overstated. By the time the book gets written, edited, and published/printed, the info in it is already dated. I'd stick to the forums, finding ppl better than you and learning from them.
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TheVillageGrinder
Sep 5th, 2014
ICM considerations 3 handed
Thanks guys. Great analysis all around. Real time my thought process was to only call off with a premium hand. I was prepared to shove on the button, but I just wasn't picking up anything close to good enough. Don't recall all four or so hands I had but I do remember picking up 83o, 92o. Raise fold never really entered my mind. Wanted to preserve my chips to shove had I had an opportunity to do so, be it otb or had he ever decided to just open limp/complete. When I described him as nitty, I didn't necessarily mean to imply that he was bad. He came in 1/9 and I was third (to his ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 30th, 2014
ACR Issue??
Familiarize yourself with the terms of service. That happens regularly there.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 30th, 2014
bingo poker at free sites
Heh that's cool man. I was just having a little fun. But in all seriousness, I love those kinds of players. Sure the guy is gonna hit his three outer every once in a while, but you should welcome ppl playing like that.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 29th, 2014
bingo poker at free sites
Wait, was this a post from 2006'
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 29th, 2014
Do you use a HUD while playing?
Yes and no. I'm actually thinking about using one on Bovada for a couple reasons. I already mentioned that I think huds are quite a bit less useful in mtts however, unless you have a really large sample size on a villain I think in session statistics are more useful as you really won't know if the hands you have on villain were in a similar spot. Also since players are not named on Bovada, unless you put a note in, sometimes its hard to remember which spot may have done what. Was it 183 or 318' This would become more helpful later in a tournament or on the bubble when ppl are getting ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 27th, 2014
ICM considerations 3 handed
When calculated as if a heads up spot the results are: HoldemResources Nash Results As three handed: = Obviously there a large disparity in the range I'm supposed to call off with between the two spots. In addition I believe the villain is likely shoving wider than Nash suggests and we still must consider the matter of the player that is sitting out.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 27th, 2014
ICM considerations 3 handed
Bovada $15.50 Villain ~65bb Hero ~15bb SS 5/6bb Short stack is disconnected/sitting out and has been for most of the ft. Big stack to my immediate right had been very nittish entire ft. He picked up two hands in row and busted both players to get to 3 handed. He then shoves every time its his button or sb. 700, 485 and 375 payouts This spot came up several times. I know that since I'm guaranteed second place that has to mean that I shouldn't call as lightly as Nash suggests. But just how much should I be adjusting. At first I thought it may have been as simply as ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 27th, 2014
Do you use a HUD while playing?
I never use one. There were times when I considered it, but I feel like its importance in mtts is overrated. I mean I play/played a decent amount of tables and still felt like I could develop reads on opponents, and at least know who's aggro, who's a nit, who understands position, who doesn't, which players are stack size aware and which aren't. I'm also a diligent note taker and felt like that info was more helpful session to session. I also know how I think at the tables. and I think I'd run the risk of over analyzing/over valuing the info presented in the hud, esp where sample ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 26th, 2014
Nearing final table in "The Big 11" with TT
Eh I think that's kind of a narrow range to be putting him on. Plus I would not be assigning him a full six combos each of AA and KK. I mean I guess if you have an idea that the guy could be that tight, it could be a hard decision. But I would think that he wouldn't be folding any pairs at all and shoving like 78s+, more broadway combos and many more suited aces.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 21st, 2014
Nearing final table in "The Big 11" with TT
Its hard to imagine a scenario wherein I'd be inclined to muck in this spot.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 21st, 2014
Equity Poker Network Cashout and Deposits Thread
They pull their withdrawal options on the weekends for whatever reason. they'll be back up tomorrow.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 18th, 2014
Is hero calling here spewy? WWYD?
Really' I mean should we really be varying our open based on hand strength' I do it on Bovada some times cause of the anon you can play in a rather exploitable way and still be profitable. ARe you just suggesting this, in this instance, because the bb is relatively deep'
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 18th, 2014
1 Million gtd on Winning Poker Network - Effect on US Poker?
The UIGEA sets forth that banks are prohibited from making transactions TO an illegal gambling site. It's not illegal for sites to pay money to players so it doesn't matter if the bank issuing checks is in Canada or Zimbabwe. That's not the issue. It's the transactions to the sites that are the problem. And as far as I can tell they are basically processing the deposits in the same way Full Tilt was, making the payments appear as charges made at a hardware store or florist. I'm not taking a side here. Just stating facts. I can't see how they are not in violation of the UIGEA. The ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 17th, 2014
Unusual/weird spot on Bovada
Yeah its about 33 bigs. Does this change anything' And I like keeping my hole cards unknown as i think for the sake of considering the spot in its fullest context that can be a helpful exercise. It also seems to discourage ppl from responding. So let's say, for the purpose of discussion, I have TT.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 13th, 2014
77 under the gun, would you ever consider folding here ?
You have 6bbs. You should be shoving something like 22+, Ax, Kx, Q2s, Q6o, J5s, J8o, T8o, T6s, 54s+
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 12th, 2014
Unusual/weird spot on Bovada
$11 10k guar SS ~10/40 Hero= ~270k Villian= ~350 Blinds just went up to 4k/8k Info about the villain: He was on my direct right. At the 3500/7000 level he was opening to 21k nearly every hand, or flatting most opens. I'd squeezed a couple times when another aggro opener opened and he flatted, collecting nice pots each time pre flop. I was wanting to 3b him more cause stack sizes were perfect for it, but never had a lot of great chances to do so. While he folded to both my 3bs after being squeezed, he was flatting 3bs from other opponents. The hand in question: Folds to him on ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 11th, 2014
we are deep into a tourney 19 left was this the correct play
This very very standard. You would be shoving with far less here. In fact I'm probably shoving like 2/3s of the deck here. As your stack dips below 12-13bbs you should be far less concerned about picking up hands and simply looking for good opportunities to be first in.
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TheVillageGrinder
Aug 8th, 2014
Micromillions hand with pokerstars pro "mement_mori", did i bottle it again?
IMO your thought process was a little off. I don't say that to try and put you down as I know you are a beginning player. When you are inexperienced and there are other much more experienced players seated at your table, a good strategy would be to play less hands. And esp don't limp marginal hands from ep when you are aware that the best player at the table is in the bb. You're sort of just inviting disaster. And as much as thinking that he always has it is wrong so is trying to "go after him." Sure you might win a pot or two doing this but over the long run this is not going to be ...
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TheVillageGrinder
Jul 28th, 2014
Multi-tabling MTTs on Bovada
Man I tried that and I couldn't get that program to work. How'd you figure it out'
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TheVillageGrinder
Jul 28th, 2014
Can't log-in to Bovada
Evidently.
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TheVillageGrinder
Jul 22nd, 2014
Can't log-in to Bovada
I know. I thought I just forgot my password or something and then I assumed I got jacked or something. But honestly I bet they cancel most of the stuff anyway.
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TheVillageGrinder
Jul 22nd, 2014