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#1 Maverickbp

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:35 AM

You think playing a poker bar league is a good Idea . It helps to see situations and see cards. Playing for almost 3 months ranked 7th in the league . Some chasers and people who go all in wit K -4 because it suited. Over all is it good to play these?

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:20 AM

View PostMaverickbp, on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 4:35 AM, said:

You think playing a poker bar league is a good Idea . It helps to see situations and see cards. Playing for almost 3 months ranked 7th in the league . Some chasers and people who go all in wit K -4 because it suited. Over all is it good to play these?
if this is a mistake and people are making it then yes its good to play with them. im not trying to be as snide as that sounds just pointing out what you should be thinking about.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:34 AM

so snide

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

Well it was a ?? and I was thinking about that or I would not of asked.. Any real input? LOL poker players love em!!

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 03:48 AM

Ive played in poker leagues for a few years off and on. Good points-You get really good at reading tells. They are so obvious.Mistakes dont cost you your rent money.In my leagues you can win Seats to the WSOP or a share of $200,000 when it comes to the finals.Bad points - You can find yourself making bad habits, taking advantage poor players and not adjusting back when it comes time to play for something real.It messes with your head. I once went all in with my first hand of the night, I got 5 callers...... some people are there for bingo night.Worse of all for me are the wanna be players, people who are bar league experts and think there are gods gift to poker. The same players that have never set foot into a real casino.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:06 AM

View PostMayoster, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 6:48 AM, said:

Ive played in poker leagues for a few years off and on. Good points-You get really good at reading tells. They are so obvious.Mistakes dont cost you your rent money.In my leagues you can win Seats to the WSOP or a share of $200,000 when it comes to the finals.Bad points - You can find yourself making bad habits, taking advantage poor players and not adjusting back when it comes time to play for something real.It messes with your head. I once went all in with my first hand of the night, I got 5 callers...... some people are there for bingo night.Worse of all for me are the wanna be players, people who are bar league experts and think there are gods gift to poker. The same players that have never set foot into a real casino.
none of this is true. if you can't beat bad players you will never beat better players. also consider that even if you have an edge over an entire table most of your profit will still come from the worst players, so it will be to your advantage to learn how to beat them for as much as you can.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

I probably didnt explain myself right.Everyone needs to take advantage of bad players. Its like playing online for play money. If someone spent a year playing for play money thier game would be based on what works there. If you jumped into 100nl with the same knowledge, and used the same techniques you wouldnt be around for long.There are some plays that are profitable in pub leagues, you just don't want to make it a habit of playing the marginally profitable hands. Because when you try the same hands against pleyers which have a clue, they turn into huge losses. Of course you need to know how to adjust.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

View PostMayoster, on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 5:48 AM, said:

It messes with your head. I once went all in with my first hand of the night, I got 5 callers...... some people are there for bingo night.
I would play in this game as often as possible.Any game that has people going in with K4 is a game you want to play. And when they suck out, you shut up and keep playing. It's those few wins they get that keep them coming back for more and keeps us making $$$$$

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:12 AM

Well good for you if you can do it.This is a live tourney we are talking about. There is no keep playing. You get ready, get your head right, drive out to the venue, outlay a small buy in.You expect a bit of a fun game cause there arent any really big prizes or much of a cash pay out structure.You are correct the game is very beatable, but you must be willing to lose the 4/5 times and drive home each time wondering why you bother.Remember this is pub league we are talking about. The only way to really win is have a good time, and the only way that I can is to play more than a couple of hands. So I stand by my point that it messes with your head lol :club: :ts

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:58 AM

View PostMayoster, on Sunday, January 9th, 2011, 3:12 AM, said:

Well good for you if you can do it.This is a live tourney we are talking about. There is no keep playing. You get ready, get your head right, drive out to the venue, outlay a small buy in.You expect a bit of a fun game cause there arent any really big prizes or much of a cash pay out structure.You are correct the game is very beatable, but you must be willing to lose the 4/5 times and drive home each time wondering why you bother.Remember this is pub league we are talking about. The only way to really win is have a good time, and the only way that I can is to play more than a couple of hands. So I stand by my point that it messes with your head lol :club: :ts
Riiiight...Pub league, casino, online, it doesn't matter. If you're looking for the toughest games, then you're only looking to lose money. Yeah, you're going to lose money once a week, but you're also most likely to win if you truly are the best player. Work on your tilt control. If you're just furstrated, the bad beat forum is down the hall.




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