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    I never really got online before black Friday and don't play on Merge...I play live, I'm a friend of Worm's...
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  1. Hi guys, Anyone interested in playing a charity poker tournament for Mariano Rivera's Foundation next week? My real estate team is hosting it and Mariano will be on the tournament zoom to let you know how much he appreciates all of the generosity. The buy in is $100, there are rebuys and add on packages you can review in the link to the registration I'm sending, and the prizes are as follows:
  2. Hey everyone. My nyc real estate team is partnering with Mariano Rivera to raise money for his learning center in New Rochelle. We will be paying out a top prize of a WPT main even seat and others tbd. click edry.charity for more information and to register.
  3. anyone else? lol...perhaps someone who has played a little more live poker? There are literally dozens of people with a 1M icon for online and hundreds of people with tons of live cashes....nobody out there has an opinion? lol
  4. Hi everyone, I wanted to open a specific topic up for discussion within the perfect community for it. I have continued to make the same argument with a friend of a friend who plays mostly online. I have said that long term success as a live pro is a very hard thing to achieve and requires a large amount of skill. I also argue that the skill is significantly different then the ability to succeed online. In my opinion they're two completely different animals and both require very specific but very different talents. In single live tournaments, success requires playing much weaker hands in general then you would have to play online of course. You see much fewer hands overall, aside from the disparity of blinds and hands per level. You're forced to play the person more and obviously there's a completely new dimension to the game. Controlling your outward energy/appearance requires skill as well as being able to read the same from your table mates around you. Live there is also no HUD, which requires a much keener memory over the course of hours of play if you're going to shape your decisions around tablemate's previous play. You're forced to stay focused for a significantly longer period of time as opposed to the ability to multi-table online and rely on a HUD to compile more data then you'd ever be able to memorize. Due to the vast differential in average hands played per player, there are a LOT of additional variables to consider. Online, you see less poor short stack play, you see much fewer "out of line" mistakes, and you act accordingly. I've watched some of the best live players consistently chip up and never really risk their whole stack in events all the way to a very deep run. Of course, there IS luck involved. There is always luck involved. In any single tournament result, live or online, there is PLENTY of luck involved. But to consistently amass piles of chips live, and continue to go deep and have live success over a significant period of time is NOT something that can be labeled as "run good". Online success is also something that wouldn't come easily to the average successful live player. You're forced to respect every chip MUCH more. You're forced to find your sweet spot of hands played over tournaments entered for maximum ROI. You're certainly susceptible to much larger swings as you have the ability to play Much more so bankroll management is also much different. The top online pros have incredible amounts of data compiled on their opponents and factor it all in. They've played millions of hands and seen every scenario so often that the correct action becomes fairly obvious to them 20 bbs and under. Playing with a stack online is of course an art form, but the best ones use mountains of data to own weaker players in much the same regard. The point I'm making is these are two completely different skills and being a strong live pro doesn't always equate to being a strong online pro and visa versa. I have the utmost respect for players who concentrate in either discipline and succeed over large sample sizes and I wanted to see if the lack of respect for live play is shared by the pocketfives community at large. What do you guys think?
  5. obviously the sentiment makes perfect sense. (Simple #s. When you have calculated profitable equity, play the hand. It's not just about that hand, not even just about that tournament. It's not even just about your image or your HUD against the same 500 players for the years to come. It's about the fact that you'll always end up winning more chips then you lose.) And that sentiment is to be followed in most situations. The X factor for me is the level of play around me. If I'm playing a nightly $33 somewhere or a $120 live 6PM @ Foxwoods and chips are FLYING around...I'm less likely to accept small equitable situations. If I'm playing in a high roller or a strong live field in a different event, and I've calculated "even one chip" of equity in the decision to call off, I'm going with it. To the specific situation, I don't like your open. I think it's pretty poor overall. You might as well be opening any2. As a matter of fact, you're probably in better shape opening 79s then 22 in that position. Opening into stacks that you have already decided pre-flop to call off and others that you've already decided to fold to a 3bet is too agg an open and too loose a play. I think you should consider tightening your game up if you would like to control high variance over the course of even decent spans of time. Anyways best of luck to you. Ginger, I'm assuming you agree that level of play must be factored in. I know some don't but I see you're "the #1 top advisor and coach on here...I'd like to hear your perspective on your model factored into additional variables such as skill level around you).
  6. Hi guys, I play on ACR as "Ivybeatsworms". I used to swap paypal for P2P transfers with my friend worm1120 but he left ACR and vows never to return lol. I've only got a sample in schedule tournaments of 702 but I carry a 67% ROI with it with an average stake of just under $27. It would be much better if not for the fact that I sattyed into 3 $540 millys for less then $150 total and didn't cash. For whatever reason, scope never posts the $540 satty wins but always the $540 losses. I play live when I have time (which isn't often anymore with a full time job in NYC as the regional director of training for Weichert Properties. (You can google me, my name is William Krooss-Tadas). I've bought into about $12,000 in total live tournaments over the last 6 years and have cashed for a little over $55,000 (most of it is tracked on Hendon). I carry a lifetime FT % of OVER 16% in live MTTs and Amoney and Worm can vouch for my poker ability if you need someone you know for point of reference. Other then that, my entire life and career is online and very transparent. I have a personal and professional reputation wrapped up in several online sources such as http://www.yelp.com for my brokerage (weichert properties). http://www.zillow.com (same brokerage). My wife, her family, and all of my friends are on my unprotected facebook account (same name). I'm not running out on someone for this size of a stake, that's a promise I feel is easy to believe if you look me up online or speak to my P5s rail that knows me the best. Worm1120 danced at my wedding, Amoney and I have gone on poker trips together. I know several other players who are on here, but not well enough for them to vouch for me. Why a stake? I've recently run horrifically on ACR, as have my friends and we all seemed to give up at the same time. I would like to return to play the nightly $33 and $22 turbos, with an option to play the $22 megastack turbo a little later. I could buy ACR funds through someone on paypal but the recent runbad has left a bad taste in my mouth and I'd like to see if this option is open to me for a fresh start and a needed change of pace. That level buyin is all I'm interested in playing, other then an occasional hyper turbo $21 if i get home early enough to make it profitable. I'm looking for a $500-$1000 bankroll and I feel I'll play a lot harder and be less emotionally attached to every suck out with someone who recognizes a good bet when they see it backing my play. I play for a hobby as I have too much responsibility to do anything more with it these days, but I'm highly skilled and am happy to discuss over the phone or email for a one on one vet should anyone be interested. Any offer anyone's willing to make, please PM me and maybe we can work something out. Thanks for your time and BOL
  7. This isn't the kind of game where you're gonna be making those kinds of folds. The guy shoving for $90 in a 1/3 game obviously has a range wide enough that your QQ plays extraordinarily well. The split second tank/reshove is a LOT tighter in a 2/5 or 5/10 game here, depending on the action. I'm mentioning the stakes and not the table play because you haven't given us any insight as to the table play or average pot thus far. I would assume that's because you haven't played there that long in this session and don't have much of a read? If you've been there for a while, and the reshover has been there a while, and you've been a very active opener and the $90 buck guy has been an active short stack, then this is a snap. If you've been nitting it up for a while and the other player hasn't gotten out of line, you're gonna have to think about this for a while. Unless the average pot at the table is super small, and the reshover has cause for concern on both your preflop raise AND the shover's nit range, I don't see how you fold here. QQ plays well enough against two hands that can easily share an Ace in this kind of spot. There are a lot of scenarios where you're over 50% against both foes combined and you're getting around 3/2 to make the call. The reshover doesn't turn over AA as often as you would believe here either. He probably needs to tank for a few more seconds and tried to figure out how to get you to come along regardless of his final decision which may still be the iso. With no read on the table play, and just an average 1/3 stakes game range...I put the reshover on AQs+ and TT+. I also tend to remove AA from his range due to the near instant action that seems designed to get you OUT of the hand. Are Kings highly possible? Absolutely. But in this game, in these stakes, he turns over a LOT of hands and KK is just one of them. With the tone of your post I assume he did have you crushed though? Even so, I would still say it's probably a call unless you have some serious info on low pot sizes and a long history at the table with very limited opens off a straddle. But generally, the straddle alone suggests a lot of juicy pots and loose action. BOL
  8. nah just went for the day.... if you're playing any local events this summer...lmk, we can meet up...maybe a$ too...can talk swap 5s or whatever
  9. better to leave early lol gi a avg. stack w/ 9 left 30% on turn to win and 7% to chop with the #neverbinkfrom behind into what you think is weakness and turns out to be a well disguised set from a not so well disguised idiot (who shipped btw) sucks more lol
  10. i didn't know if there was a forum on p5s for it so i just posted it here... anyone trying to unload some ACR $$?
  11. ah, got down to the line where sb posted 200 n bb was all in for less, threw me ... was late ln lol
  12. I mean, my only question is...why are you 4xing pre? You really need to start lowering your preflop raises....you're exposing yourself to a much higher level of variance and possibly giving away way too much information to your opponent. cheers
  13. it's an ez fold preflop unless you have a crushing dynamic you didn't mention with the UTG+2 raiser. The only thing you gotta ask yourself is, what kinda flop are you hoping for here? You got the gin flop and there was very little fold equity to a guy who ep raises and cbets the high card/ draw heavy board... i doubt your goal was to flip for your tournament life right?... If you're gonna play that hand, it's much better to 3bet pre, but overall...I'd say it's a fold... btw, you're leaving out a lot of information that matters in this hand... you didnt say how many chips the UTG+2 raiser has...you haven't mentioned how active he is...you haven't mentioned how many preflop raises were getting through the FT w/o 3bets... you haven't mentioned how deep or shallow this tournament is and how many ladder opportunities are available... if you're not telling us about it when you want our opinions, you're not thinking about it when you're deciding what to do yourself. Start considering MORE about what's going on around you in these FT's and I promise you, you'll start to see much more consistent profit.
  14. Tyson and Pokerdude both have great points to make but I think it's important to add some perspective. This is a $4 MTT...not a 109, 215, 530, etc. The play is much worse and there's no real need to take high variance lines pre ante. I feel like if you're playing a higher buy in tournament, and you're comfortable following some of Dude's advice, it's right on point. I don't like calling pre with suited one gappers, but i do like coming in for a 3bet. (not to mention, in a higher buy in...the initial raiser doesn't usually 3x so your 3bet isn't gonna 9x the bb). In THIS level buy in, I think you really want to protect your chips and wait for players to make mistakes in your favor. The RIGHT play once you're in the pot is usually barrel the turn...but by doing so, you've put a significant portion of your SS at risk with p/fd. These guys might still call you down with weak hands and either hold or get there on the river and you find out you never really had any FE to a calling station you have no read on. (The having no read on is another reason I air on the side of caution in this spot.) Taking a lower variance line such as folding pre make the most sense to ME in this spot. You don't need to smash flops or chip up with aggressive preflop/post flop play to win at this level...all you have to do is pick your spots and make fewer mistakes then your table. BOL and fwiw, Pokerdude and the other guy gave you terrific, on point advice, for the proper line once you're in the hand.
  15. thanks AJ.....ironic name lol... yeah it's not a necessary play, ICM error on paper...I just enjoy taking spots like this from time to time... My philosophy @ FT's are CL's are invaluable in increasing conversion rates... spots don't always come around for middle-short stacks who end up gii for under average stack pots with flips or 40/60-60/40s and then from there STILL need tons of run good to ship... high variance for sure though

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