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Date: 01 Feb 2009 08:47:08
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Life in $3/$6
I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
town and I decided to give it a shot.

I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop many
hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.

I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.

One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
another table.

$74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
of luck she should go to a casino.

I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
before I left.

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 17:17:07
From: Tim Norfolk
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1, 11:47=EF=BF=BDam, "Will_gamble" <a1...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled int=
o
> the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. =EF=BF=BDHonestly, the were 8 people seeing the =
flop many
> hands. =EF=BF=BDAfter about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a =
pocket
> pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. =EF=BF=BDAnother 10 minutes and=
the
> another pocket pair that made a FH. =EF=BF=BDYeah, this was going to be j=
uicy as I
> am now up $100. =EF=BF=BDFast forward 7 hours. =EF=BF=BDI won two more po=
ts in 7 hours and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. =EF=BF=BDI even flopped a set with AA and got bea=
t by 3 6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
>
> I left at 11:30 stuck $260. =EF=BF=BDIt was an amazing experience to be t=
he only
> person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> to the river with J 7 off on an =EF=BF=BDA K 2 flop and the raiser is bet=
ting at
> you. =EF=BF=BDThen they end up backing into a straight against your two p=
air A's
> and K's. =EF=BF=BDI won 4 hands in 7 hours.
>
> One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> another table.
>
> $74,000. =EF=BF=BDQuad 4's lost t a straight flush. =EF=BF=BDI don't know=
how the payout
> is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. =EF=BF=BDShe =
didn't
> have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. =EF=BF=BDWith th=
at kind
> of luck she should go to a casino.
>
> I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> before I left.
>
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I have had months like that in the local games, where it sometimes
took 3-4 hours before I won a hand. It is extremely frustrating.


  
Date: 02 Feb 2009 17:54:19
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 2 2009 7:17 PM, Tim Norfolk wrote:

> On Feb 1, 11:47�am, "Will_gamble" <a1...@webnntp.invalid> wrote:
> > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> >
> > I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
> > the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. �Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop
many
> > hands. �After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> > pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. �Another 10 minutes and the
> > another pocket pair that made a FH. �Yeah, this was going to be juicy as
I
> > am now up $100. �Fast forward 7 hours. �I won two more pots in 7 hours
and
> > played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> > river and got run down. �I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> > of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
> >
> > I left at 11:30 stuck $260. �It was an amazing experience to be the only
> > person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> > to the river with J 7 off on an �A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> > you. �Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> > and K's. �I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
> >
> > One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> > another table.
> >
> > $74,000. �Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. �I don't know how the
payout
> > is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> > hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. �She didn't
> > have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. �With that kind
> > of luck she should go to a casino.
> >
> > I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> > before I left.
> >
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> I have had months like that in the local games, where it sometimes
> took 3-4 hours before I won a hand. It is extremely frustrating.

I can see it happening easliy. When you have 4-5 chasers, odds are one
will catch you. The key is to keep your loses down so you can get ahead
when it is finally your night(s)

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 13:48:30
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
I'll bet the average pot was above $100 in the game and the ability to
win $1,000 was possible with a run of cards. Playing online, you
seldom find games of $3-$6 that maintain an average pot of $40, let
alone allow you a win possibility of $1,000.

B&Ms are 1000000x better than online games, since your chances of
being cheated are very slim (and I heard Slim left town) in limits of
this level.





On Feb 1, 8:47=EF=BF=BDam, "Will_gamble" <a1...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled int=
o
> the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. =EF=BF=BDHonestly, the were 8 people seeing the =
flop many
> hands. =EF=BF=BDAfter about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a =
pocket
> pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. =EF=BF=BDAnother 10 minutes and=
the
> another pocket pair that made a FH. =EF=BF=BDYeah, this was going to be j=
uicy as I
> am now up $100. =EF=BF=BDFast forward 7 hours. =EF=BF=BDI won two more po=
ts in 7 hours and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. =EF=BF=BDI even flopped a set with AA and got bea=
t by 3 6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
>
> I left at 11:30 stuck $260. =EF=BF=BDIt was an amazing experience to be t=
he only
> person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> to the river with J 7 off on an =EF=BF=BDA K 2 flop and the raiser is bet=
ting at
> you. =EF=BF=BDThen they end up backing into a straight against your two p=
air A's
> and K's. =EF=BF=BDI won 4 hands in 7 hours.
>
> One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> another table.
>
> $74,000. =EF=BF=BDQuad 4's lost t a straight flush. =EF=BF=BDI don't know=
how the payout
> is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. =EF=BF=BDShe =
didn't
> have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. =EF=BF=BDWith th=
at kind
> of luck she should go to a casino.
>
> I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> before I left.
>
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Date: 02 Feb 2009 14:34:39
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 2 2009 3:48 PM, RussGeorgiev@aol.com wrote:

> I'll bet the average pot was above $100 in the game and the ability to
> win $1,000 was possible with a run of cards. Playing online, you
> seldom find games of $3-$6 that maintain an average pot of $40, let
> alone allow you a win possibility of $1,000.
>
> B&Ms are 1000000x better than online games, since your chances of
> being cheated are very slim (and I heard Slim left town) in limits of
> this level.
>
>
Thank you. Online is now impossible to find a game as soft as the one I
was in. I just got run down every hand.

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 06:53:26
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
> Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
> am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.

Welcome to MY world buddy!

lol

we went to Caesars Windsor over the weekend and I lost AGAIN! She won
60.00 though so I really only lost HALF!

lol

On the drive to the casino I finally accepted 'the reason I play poker' at
least at those stakes and decided not to get mad. I am playing (at those
stakes) for recreation. 100.00 worth of entertainment and if I get sucked
out on so be it. If I win great, if I lose oh well.

On another note does anyone else that drinks Guinness notice that it
tastes different in different places?

It may be the country thing because I think this was the first time I
drank Guinness in Canada (the last time I was there and did drink I am
sure I asked the waitress if they had it and am sure they said no, but the
waitress this time said they did) anyway, it was sweeter. It tasted
different and I have to say I was not impressed with Canada's version of
Guinness (which was real Guinness, but it just tasted different)

Last note on this:

It is about 1:00am and we are all sitting at the table having a good time.
I take a sip of beer (out of a glass) and I notice a gnat or something
floating at the top flapping his little wings trying desperately to be
free of the foam from the top. He looked like a swimmer drowning in the
surf. So she notices me looking into my beer from the other end of the
table and asks what is wrong. I tell her and everyone starts joking
around about it. There was a cool as old guy sitting to my right. He had
to be 80 with one of those kangool hats on. He looks at me and is
laughing a little and I told him I was not letting that little gnat go
until he spits up the beer he drank (it is from a joke about an Irishman,
a German and a Russian) and he starts laughing. Someone mentions
something to the floor as he is walking by (by this point I had plucked
him out and flicked him on the ground and had continued drinking) he comes
over and everyone is telling him that I deserve a new beer. I didn't care
and didn't want to make a big deal, but he comes by and says 'Do you want
me to get a supervisor?' I say no I don't care and keep drinking. He
leaves and comes back a few minutes later and says 'alright the waitress
is going to come by and take care of you' I just shrug my shoulders and
say alright whatever. A few minutes later the waitress comes by and asks
for my beer because when something like that happens they have to take the
unfinished portion. Well by this point I had about a quarter beer left.
She takes it and comes back a few minutes later saying the supervisor said
I cannot have a new beer because there was not enough beer left in the
glass to warrant a new one.

So I have to order a new beer! WTF about what was left in the other
glass. Those fucking beers are 5.75 and I was tipping 1.25 so 7.00 for a
f0000kin beer and I get screwed!

I didn't even want a new f0000kin beer.

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 07:22:38
From: IHeartWuzzy
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 2 2009 9:53 AM, John_Brian_K wrote:

>He leaves and comes back a few minutes later and says 'alright the waitress
is going to come >by and take care of you'

At this point in your story, I think I and others were anticipating a much
more exciting ending...

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 08:11:05
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
> At this point in your story, I think I and others were anticipating a much
> more exciting ending...

lol

Yeah sorry.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 17:36:39
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:

> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
> the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop many
> hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
> another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
> am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
>
> I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
> person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
>
> One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> another table.
>
> $74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
> is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
> have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
> of luck she should go to a casino.
>
> I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> before I left.

I would challenge any living human to 150-180 hours a month , that they
would never have a winning month , without a jackpot share . if they had
one winning month in 6 I would also lay odds that they would be loser to
the entire 6 month period

if you took the time to do the math with the rake and jackpot and tokes ..
You would never play that game again .

Low limit jackpot poker in B&M.. CANNOT BE BEATEN !!


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Date: 02 Feb 2009 08:15:59
From: Wayne Vinson
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
> I would challenge any living human to 150-180 hours a month , that they
> would never have a winning month , without a jackpot share . if they had
> one winning month in 6 I would also lay odds that they would be loser to
> the entire 6 month period
>
> if you took the time to do the math with the rake and jackpot and tokes ..
> You would never play that game again .
>
> Low limit jackpot poker in B&M.. CANNOT BE BEATEN !!

I can't speak specifically to 3/6 games, but the $5 spread and $ 5 fixed
games in Colorado can be beaten like a drum even if you toke.

Just because you personally can't beat them doesn't mean it can't be done.

Wayne Vinson
http://cardsharp.org/
Wayne (dot) Vinson (at) gmail (dot) com

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Date: 02 Feb 2009 12:06:53
From: A Man Beaten by Jacks
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 08:15:59 -0800, "Wayne Vinson"
<a7a88fc@webnntp.invalid > wrote:

>> I would challenge any living human to 150-180 hours a month , that they
>> would never have a winning month , without a jackpot share . if they had
>> one winning month in 6 I would also lay odds that they would be loser to
>> the entire 6 month period

>> if you took the time to do the math with the rake and jackpot and tokes ..
>> You would never play that game again .

>> Low limit jackpot poker in B&M.. CANNOT BE BEATEN !!

>I can't speak specifically to 3/6 games, but the $5 spread and $ 5 fixed
>games in Colorado can be beaten like a drum even if you toke.

>Just because you personally can't beat them doesn't mean it can't be done.

There's little point in arguing with a senile retard who apparently
can't beat $10 online SNGs after, apparently, decades of playing.


 
Date: 01 Feb 2009 13:04:02
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:

> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.

So what do you think? Did you get back home and wonder whether or not you
really want to play live again? Isn't it better to just throw some shorts
and t shirt on and log in from home?


" No offense to RGP, but there are not alot of intelligent people on
here." -- JBK, 1/30/2009 10:16a

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 13:19:38
From: Steam
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 1:04 PM, Raider Fan wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
>
> > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> So what do you think? Did you get back home and wonder whether or not you
> really want to play live again? Isn't it better to just throw some shorts
> and t shirt on and log in from home?
>

Maybe for you, and maybe for Will, but I find live poker much easier to
beat. I like to be able to see the person betting.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 13:41:35
From: Raider Fan
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 3:19 PM, Steam wrote:

>
> Maybe for you, and maybe for Will, but I find live poker much easier to
> beat. I like to be able to see the person betting.

Don, we played at the same O8 table in LA. There wasn't much to see when
they were betting. LOL The BARGE games don't count since everybody's
playing games way below their level (except me).


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Date: 02 Feb 2009 06:58:26
From: John_Brian_K
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
> Don, we played at the same O8 table in LA. There wasn't much to see when
> they were betting. LOL The BARGE games don't count since everybody's
> playing games way below their level (except me).
>
>
> " No offense to RGP, but there are not alot of intelligent people on
> here." -- JBK, 1/30/2009 10:16a

Raider,

I have to ask you to cease and desist with the line. I do not want people
to think there are NOT smart people around here.

Thanks.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 14:50:11
From: Steam
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 1:41 PM, Raider Fan wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 3:19 PM, Steam wrote:
>
> >
> > Maybe for you, and maybe for Will, but I find live poker much easier to
> > beat. I like to be able to see the person betting.
>
> Don, we played at the same O8 table in LA. There wasn't much to see when
> they were betting. LOL The BARGE games don't count since everybody's
> playing games way below their level (except me).
>
I've always considered reading a big part of O8, although that might sound
crazy. Of course the biggest part of reading is always the players
betting patterns ( quite a few hands are shown down, so you get a lot of
information ). But also people do react to certain cards hitting the
board, sometimes imperceptibly, but its not unusual to get a little
something there, and yes, in the Bike's 6-12 O8 game.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 13:34:48
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 3:19 PM, Steam wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 1:04 PM, Raider Fan wrote:
>
> > On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
> >
> > > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> >
> > So what do you think? Did you get back home and wonder whether or not you
> > really want to play live again? Isn't it better to just throw some shorts
> > and t shirt on and log in from home?
> >
>
> Maybe for you, and maybe for Will, but I find live poker much easier to
> beat. I like to be able to see the person betting.

These folks last night couldn't make mist on a mirror, so they weren't
making any plays. Call, call, suck out.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 14:56:52
From: Steam
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 1:34 PM, Will_gamble wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 3:19 PM, Steam wrote:
>
> > On Feb 1 2009 1:04 PM, Raider Fan wrote:
> >
> > > On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
> > >
> > > > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out
of
> > > > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> > >
> > > So what do you think? Did you get back home and wonder whether or not
you
> > > really want to play live again? Isn't it better to just throw some
shorts
> > > and t shirt on and log in from home?
> > >
> >
> > Maybe for you, and maybe for Will, but I find live poker much easier to
> > beat. I like to be able to see the person betting.
>
> These folks last night couldn't make mist on a mirror, so they weren't
> making any plays. Call, call, suck out.

I agree that reading takes a much lesser role in no fold em game, but a
gme like that is quite beatable. Anyways, I agree that live poker is less
appealing when you have to drive an hour to get there.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 13:18:21
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
I like the comfort of home and cheap tournaments for entertainment. I
think I have really bad luck with anything I gamble on. My wife is just
the opposite. Clueless and wins. (not poker)

I can see where it would be profitable if you lived nearby. It is about
an hour drive each way for me.

When I play online in cash games it seems like I just eek out a few BB an
hour and then I get in games where people play like maniacs and just get
hit by the deck. It frustrates me and I play bad, then I have lost all my
hard earned 1-2 bb an hour and I am stuck. I think that is why poker
players are broke all the time. Hardly anybody wins long term except the
house.





On Feb 1 2009 3:04 PM, Raider Fan wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 10:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
>
> > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> So what do you think? Did you get back home and wonder whether or not you
> really want to play live again? Isn't it better to just throw some shorts
> and t shirt on and log in from home?
>
>
> " No offense to RGP, but there are not a lot of intelligent people on
> here." -- JBK, 1/30/2009 10:16a

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 10:13:52
From: Scott/sjakma
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 11:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:

> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
> the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop many
> hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
> another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
> am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
>
> I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
> person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
>
> One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> another table.
>
> $74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
> is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
> have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
> of luck she should go to a casino.
>
> I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> before I left.


I had nearly the exact same experience last night. I was waiting for the
HOSE table to open and sat down at a 3/6 limit table. Every stinking hand
there were 6 or 7 players in the hand. The few hands I did win were
flushes.. I had pocket aces twice in late position and by the time
betting came around to me, the pot was already capped.

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 10:27:32
From: Will_gamble
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 12:13 PM, Scott/sjakma wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 11:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
>
> > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> >
> > I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
> > the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop many
> > hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> > pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
> > another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
> > am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
> > played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> > river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> > of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
> >
> > I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
> > person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> > to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> > you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> > and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
> >
> > One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> > another table.
> >
> > $74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
> > is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> > hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
> > have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
> > of luck she should go to a casino.
> >
> > I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> > before I left.
>
>
> I had nearly the exact same experience last night. I was waiting for the
> HOSE table to open and sat down at a 3/6 limit table. Every stinking hand
> there were 6 or 7 players in the hand. The few hands I did win were
> flushes.. I had pocket aces twice in late position and by the time
> betting came around to me, the pot was already capped.

It reminded me of the nickel, dime, quarter games when I was in the
service in the 70's. Nobody understood the math of poker, we were just
playing what we got every hand until a winner fell out.

I was in the BB and it was limped around to me and I didn't even look at
my cards because there were 7 players. I checked and the flop was 2 2 3.
I didn't look and checked. While they went around I looked down at my
cards and saw 2 10. Ah Ha. Somebody in middle position bets and I call
when it gets to me. I figured he had big cards or and over pair.... Q 2
off! WTF, who plays Q 2 off against a full table?

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 17:44:06
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 12:27 PM, Will_gamble wrote:

> On Feb 1 2009 12:13 PM, Scott/sjakma wrote:
>
> > On Feb 1 2009 11:47 AM, Will_gamble wrote:
> >
> > > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> > >
> > > I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled
into
> > > the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop
many
> > > hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> > > pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
> > > another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as
I
> > > am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours
and
> > > played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> > > river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> > > of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
> > >
> > > I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
> > > person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> > > to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> > > you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> > > and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
> > >
> > > One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> > > another table.
> > >
> > > $74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
> > > is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> > > hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
> > > have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
> > > of luck she should go to a casino.
> > >
> > > I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> > > before I left.
> >
> >
> > I had nearly the exact same experience last night. I was waiting for the
> > HOSE table to open and sat down at a 3/6 limit table. Every stinking hand
> > there were 6 or 7 players in the hand. The few hands I did win were
> > flushes.. I had pocket aces twice in late position and by the time
> > betting came around to me, the pot was already capped.
>
> It reminded me of the nickel, dime, quarter games when I was in the
> service in the 70's. Nobody understood the math of poker, we were just
> playing what we got every hand until a winner fell out.
>
> I was in the BB and it was limped around to me and I didn't even look at
> my cards because there were 7 players. I checked and the flop was 2 2 3.
> I didn't look and checked. While they went around I looked down at my
> cards and saw 2 10. Ah Ha. Somebody in middle position bets and I call
> when it gets to me. I figured he had big cards or and over pair.... Q 2
> off! WTF, who plays Q 2 off against a full table?

People that are easy to beat !


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Date: 01 Feb 2009 09:16:48
From: pokertank.us
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1, 10:47=A0am, "Will_gamble" <a1...@webnntp.invalid > wrote:
> I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> town and I decided to give it a shot.
>
> I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled int=
o
> the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. =A0Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop m=
any
> hands. =A0After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. =A0Another 10 minutes and the
> another pocket pair that made a FH. =A0Yeah, this was going to be juicy a=
s I
> am now up $100. =A0Fast forward 7 hours. =A0I won two more pots in 7 hour=
s and
> played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> river and got run down. =A0I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3=
6
> of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
>
> I left at 11:30 stuck $260. =A0It was an amazing experience to be the onl=
y
> person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> to the river with J 7 off on an =A0A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting a=
t
> you. =A0Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A'=
s
> and K's. =A0I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
>
> One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> another table.
>
> $74,000. =A0Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. =A0I don't know how the pay=
out
> is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. =A0She didn't
> have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. =A0With that kin=
d
> of luck she should go to a casino.
>
> I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> before I left.
>
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One of the reasons I'm not a huge fan of limit holdem. I prefer to
have the option to push draws off their hand with a large bet, or at
least to punish them more when they call my big get or all-in, and
don't hit. Sure, I can lose quite a bit more on one hand when they do
hit, but that is the risk/reward that comes with no limit or even pot
limit.

Btw, on the jackpot, the breakdown in casinos is usually:

loser =3D 50%
winner =3D 25%
everyone else who was dealt and folded a hand =3D 25% split

This is the part that sucks about jackpots, if you decide to go to the
bathroom or take a smoke break, you don't get paid...

- Hank

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Date: 01 Feb 2009 17:40:56
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
On Feb 1 2009 11:16 AM, pokertank.us wrote:

> On Feb 1, 10:47am, "Will_gamble" <a1...@webnntp.invalid> wrote:
> > I don't go to a casino to play poker very often, but the wife was out of
> > town and I decided to give it a shot.
> >
> > I arrived in Vicksburg Ms around 4:30 yesterday afternoon and settled into
> > the $3/6 LHE, no foldem. Honestly, the were 8 people seeing the flop many
> > hands. After about 30 mins I had not won a hand and picked up a pocket
> > pair that made a FH and I won a nice pot. Another 10 minutes and the
> > another pocket pair that made a FH. Yeah, this was going to be juicy as I
> > am now up $100. Fast forward 7 hours. I won two more pots in 7 hours and
> > played probably 7 or 8 more to show down where I lead all the way to the
> > river and got run down. I even flopped a set with AA and got beat by 3 6
> > of hearts when the board made a 3 flush.
> >
> > I left at 11:30 stuck $260. It was an amazing experience to be the only
> > person at the table that understands anything about your chances calling
> > to the river with J 7 off on an A K 2 flop and the raiser is betting at
> > you. Then they end up backing into a straight against your two pair A's
> > and K's. I won 4 hands in 7 hours.
> >
> > One exciting thing that happen was that the bad beat jackpot was won on
> > another table.
> >
> > $74,000. Quad 4's lost t a straight flush. I don't know how the payout
> > is structured, but there was a girl who had been at my table for maybe 3
> > hands and got up and moved to the eventually jackpot table. She didn't
> > have either hand, but got a participants share of $3700. With that kind
> > of luck she should go to a casino.
> >
> > I bet it took them 2 hours to get them paid and the game never resumed
> > before I left.
> >
> One of the reasons I'm not a huge fan of limit holdem. I prefer to
> have the option to push draws off their hand with a large bet, or at
> least to punish them more when they call my big get or all-in, and
> don't hit. Sure, I can lose quite a bit more on one hand when they do
> hit, but that is the risk/reward that comes with no limit or even pot
> limit.
>
> Btw, on the jackpot, the breakdown in casinos is usually:
>
> loser = 50%
> winner = 25%
> everyone else who was dealt and folded a hand = 25% split
>
> This is the part that sucks about jackpots, if you decide to go to the
> bathroom or take a smoke break, you don't get paid...
>
> - Hank
>
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tHAT IS ACTUALLY NOT TRUE .. IN A VAST MAJORITY OF PLACES , IF YOU DO NOT
HAVE A "MISSED BLIND" BUTTON , OR IN A LOT OF CASES THEY HAVE "TIME
RESTRICTIONS" ON BEING AWAY FROM THE GAME
sorry caps

Places that require you to be in the hand are absolutely horribly run
poker joints !!


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Date: 01 Feb 2009 11:26:13
From: Joe Long
Subject: Re: Life in $3/$6
pokertank.us wrote:

> This is the part that sucks about jackpots, if you decide to go to the
> bathroom or take a smoke break, you don't get paid...

And if you had been dealt in, it wouldn't have hit.

BTW, most bad-beat jackpots I've seen pay the table share to everyone
who is an active player at the table who doesn't have a missed-blind
button, even those who are absent for the bad-beat hand. That is, once
you sit down and are dealt one hand, you're eligible for the table share
even if you're away from the table as long as you haven't missed a blind.


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Joe Long aka ChipRider
Somewhere on the Range