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  1. My range depends on how I was playing this table at this time which I dont remember this specific spot anyways If I were you I would be putting it in with any ace, broadway hand, Kxs,Qxs,Jxs and any pair. Your stack is less than m of 2.5 which is too small so your looking to get it in with hands that have potential to double, tripple, or quintuple you up.

  2. haha high limit baccarat is so fun. squeezing the cards is the best. its better than making a FT imo.

    where's curt? ill never forget when he thought i slow rolled him on bac lol

    -TheActionKid

    not sure he plays high stakes nl he doesnt screw around with us in the donkaments hes too busy making real money lol

  3. I emailed asking about the 100r and they said they replaced it with a $3r instead LOL. I swear pokerstars has become more worthless by the day ever since lee jones left. Pokerstars desperately needs somebody that knows something about poker to even come close with competing with full tilts organization and tournaments.

  4. Ever since I began playing poker one of my biggest weaknesses has been answering questions like "how do you know your going to have an income?" "Isnt poker pure luck?" I am having an argument and just having a hell of a time explaining why poker can be profitable. Does anybody have any good resources on this topic of explaining how poker is a skill game and how it separates from other forms of gambling.

    Every time I get into this conversation with people that have no clue I tell them this:

    Every other game in the casino is designed for the house to have a mathematical tiny edge. Therefore over an infinite number of games, the casino must make money. The only way to make money at these games is to have the improbable happen. Play a small sample size, and have chance on your side, then stop playing before your sample size becomes big enough for the house's edge to show it's inevitable result and you lose.

    Poker does not have such a house edge. The house gets paid a small fee for each tournament or cash hand of poker. If one can make the right decisions at the table, and put their chips in over and over again as a statistical favorite, or get their opponents to make mistakes over and over again, then that player's profitability is just as inevitable as the house's edge in the other casino games. If you play good poker and your sample size is large enough to overcome variance, then you cannot help but be profitable. It's simply a mathematical certainty.

    see i explain that part very well, but what stumps me how can I explain that MY system or strategy is and they just basically explain well you are gambling on the belief your strategy will work, and ask how long can you go without making money and still be playing optimal, how long will you play before you stop and realize you cant beat the game anymore and all of these types of questions.

    My answer always seems to be ill go upto a year unprofitable and i would quit because at that point i would be fairly confident I am no longer a profitable player, but then that statement just reassures them that it is gambling. Not sure if im making sense with this statement.

    I think you have to explain to them that it's not that you've developed some kind of magic strategy that seems to be working for now, but rather that you've studied how to be a winning player, and what you've learned aren't things that can stop working. Like chess, backgammon or any other game, there are things that winners do and don't do. At most levels of the game there are people that make the right decisions and people that don't. Now granted, as you go up in levels more and more players make more and more right decisions a higher percentage of the time and the games get tougher to beat, but if you play better, you have to win...in the long run. Really anyone can do it if they have the motivation to get themselves educated about the game.

    well put thanks neek...does anybody know of any resources or websites or articles that show studies on stuff like this? I just want as much evidence as possible im putting together a little research project i guess u can call it.

  5. Ever since I began playing poker one of my biggest weaknesses has been answering questions like "how do you know your going to have an income?" "Isnt poker pure luck?" I am having an argument and just having a hell of a time explaining why poker can be profitable. Does anybody have any good resources on this topic of explaining how poker is a skill game and how it separates from other forms of gambling.

    Every time I get into this conversation with people that have no clue I tell them this:

    Every other game in the casino is designed for the house to have a mathematical tiny edge. Therefore over an infinite number of games, the casino must make money. The only way to make money at these games is to have the improbable happen. Play a small sample size, and have chance on your side, then stop playing before your sample size becomes big enough for the house's edge to show it's inevitable result and you lose.

    Poker does not have such a house edge. The house gets paid a small fee for each tournament or cash hand of poker. If one can make the right decisions at the table, and put their chips in over and over again as a statistical favorite, or get their opponents to make mistakes over and over again, then that player's profitability is just as inevitable as the house's edge in the other casino games. If you play good poker and your sample size is large enough to overcome variance, then you cannot help but be profitable. It's simply a mathematical certainty.

    see i explain that part very well, but what stumps me how can I explain that MY system or strategy is and they just basically explain well you are gambling on the belief your strategy will work, and ask how long can you go without making money and still be playing optimal, how long will you play before you stop and realize you cant beat the game anymore and all of these types of questions.

    My answer always seems to be ill go upto a year unprofitable and i would quit because at that point i would be fairly confident I am no longer a profitable player, but then that statement just reassures them that it is gambling. Not sure if im making sense with this statement.

  6. this is a sincere response...

    how can u really understand the game and do well at it, if you can't answer this question?

    I guess i didnt explain this fully either...I feel like I have a strong understanding of how everything works and I think I explain it fairly well for avg person to understand but its much easier with more than just my opinion

  7. this is a sincere response...

    how can u really understand the game and do well at it, if you can't answer this question?

    lol this is very good question and thought it might come up...I am good at developing theories and working them out my self but when it comes to explaining to somebody that has no knowledge of poker whatsoever I find it extremely difficult.

  8. Ever since I began playing poker one of my biggest weaknesses has been answering questions like "how do you know your going to have an income?" "Isnt poker pure luck?" I am having an argument and just having a hell of a time explaining why poker can be profitable. Does anybody have any good resources on this topic of explaining how poker is a skill game and how it separates from other forms of gambling.

  9. PokerStars Game #15113840923: Tournament #76054135, $300+$20 Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (100/200) - 2008/02/06 - 23:32:11 (ET)

    Table '76054135 134' 9-max Seat #1 is the button

    Seat 1: QUEST CHASE (11270 in chips)

    Seat 2: Quasssi (2605 in chips)

    Seat 3: pato1983 (9651 in chips)

    Seat 4: Jovial Gent (6775 in chips)

    Seat 5: pokerneb (7788 in chips)

    Seat 6: fergwrx (5959 in chips)

    Seat 7: ndballa (5857 in chips)

    Seat 8: ChrisX (2529 in chips)

    Seat 9: Cabbagehead (12868 in chips)

    QUEST CHASE: posts the ante 10

    Quasssi: posts the ante 10

    pato1983: posts the ante 10

    Jovial Gent: posts the ante 10

    pokerneb: posts the ante 10

    fergwrx: posts the ante 10

    ndballa: posts the ante 10

    ChrisX: posts the ante 10

    Cabbagehead: posts the ante 10

    Quasssi: posts small blind 100

    pato1983: posts big blind 200

    *** HOLE CARDS ***

    Dealt to fergwrx [Ac As]

    Jovial Gent: raises 400 to 600

    pokerneb: folds

    fergwrx: calls 600

    ndballa: folds

    ChrisX: folds

    Cabbagehead: folds

    QUEST CHASE: folds

    Quasssi: folds

    pato1983: raises 8800 to 9400

    Jovial Gent: calls 6165 and is all-in

    fergwrx: calls 5349 and is all-in

    *** FLOP *** [7h 8d 9h]

    *** TURN *** [7h 8d 9h] [5h]

    *** RIVER *** [7h 8d 9h 5h] [Kh]

    *** SHOW DOWN ***

    pato1983: shows [Ah Kc] (a flush, Ace high)

    Jovial Gent: shows [Ks Ad] (a pair of Kings)

    pato1983 collected 1632 from side pot

    fergwrx: shows [Ac As] (a pair of Aces)

    pato1983 collected 18037 from main pot

    Bri-c is connected

    *** SUMMARY ***

    Total pot 19669 Main pot 18037. Side pot 1632. | Rake 0

    Board [7h 8d 9h 5h Kh]

    Seat 1: QUEST CHASE (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    Seat 2: Quasssi (small blind) folded before Flop

    Seat 3: pato1983 (big blind) showed [Ah Kc] and won (19669) with a flush, Ace high

    Seat 4: Jovial Gent showed [Ks Ad] and lost with a pair of Kings

    Seat 5: pokerneb folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    Seat 6: fergwrx showed [Ac As] and lost with a pair of Aces

    Seat 7: ndballa folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    Seat 8: ChrisX folded before Flop (didn't bet)

    Seat 9: Cabbagehead folded before Flop (didn't bet)

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