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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:20 AM

I know I am new to this forum but there seems to be a lot of discussion about bad beats in .50/1.00 rooms on line. This is not poker! Of course you are going to get bad beats. Who wouldn't call any kind of draw for .50 or a 1.00. openended straight flush draws, middle pair. AA is not even that good of a hand. I play 100 NL on PP and do very well. I just don't understand if you are a good player why you wouldn't play NL or at least a higher limit that that. So as I said you are going ot get tons of bad beats if you keep playing at that level especially if you are a tight player.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:30 AM

I'm not sure why I am responding to this absurd post, but here goes. It is poker, it's very loose poker. Higher limits doesn't mean better play, it just means that the idiot who would have been sitting at your .50/1.00 table is now sitting at your 10/20 or 50/100 table. Besides, if you're "toogood" or any good at all, you should like all that loose action and be able to take all of their money. And what exactly is 100NL on PP? Is that a buy in or a small blind?Finish high school and then come to the tables.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:31 AM

Some people don't have the bankroll or don't want to risk the bank roll that would be required to play higher limits. How about you worry about what games you wanna play, and let everyone else worry about what games they wanna play? Most good players that play micro-limits understand that they are going to get a lot of bad beats.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:36 AM

I turned $250 into $570 in less than a month at the $.50/$1 tables at partypoker. If you can't beat bad players, you can't beat anyone.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:40 AM

first off i will say it again it is not poker. it is playing for laughs. i would rather have suited connectors than KK in a .50 1.00 game. There is no bluffing becaue the most you can raise is a 1.00. ABSURD!!! That is the truth!! U can not bluff and that is a critical part of poker. To even say that .50-1.00 is poker is absurd. The minumum stake to be played is 2-4 if not palying 2-4 then you are not playing holdem. Micro limits you are not learnign how to play. Just learnign how to clAL ON DRAWS. And you can't re raise with good draws because your opponents will just call you. There is no semi bluffing so please man 100 NL is menaing you can buy into a game for at most 100 dollars. The blinds are 1-2. Good lUck just stating my point.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:41 AM

I play 100 NL on PP and do very well.100 NL is not poker.100 NL is a joke and so much easier to beat than .50/$1 it's laughable.
I've never played poker.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for your thoughts, toogood. You're arguing that .50/1.00 "isn't poker." The same could be suggested about online poker in general--it isn't poker (compared to sitting across the table from another actual person. ) You'll notice that the pros that are playing online were pros first. Only a small percentage of people who play online that try to crossover into live poker do well. You're best bet is to continue to succeed at what you do and let others do the same.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:42 AM

wrto4556 said:

I turned $250 into $570 in less than a month at the $.50/$1 tables at partypoker. If you can't beat bad players, you can't beat anyone.
Listen man i don't believe you. That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky. There is very little skill involved. VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a fact

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:45 AM

Listen man i don't believe you. That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky. There is very little skill involved. VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a factThere's WAY less skill in beating 100 NL.Want a lesson in beating 100 NL?Play only pocket pairs and suited aces. When you flop a set, go all in. When you make a nut flush go all in.There you go.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:48 AM

GREAT point, Smasharoo.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:49 AM

toogood said:

wrto4556 said:

I turned $250 into $570 in less than a month at the $.50/$1 tables at partypoker. If you can't beat bad players, you can't beat anyone.
Listen man i don't believe you. That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky. There is very little skill involved. VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a fact
:shock: Do you want my PT stats? They have dates, hands played, what limits, how long, how much. Limit is about pushing close edges...not just hitting draws. A good player (which you claim to be) should know this. Quit wasting my time. I'm crushing the $.50/$1 tables right now.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:52 AM

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I play 100 NL on PP and do very well.100 NL is not poker.100 NL is a joke and so much easier to beat than .50/$1 it's laughable.
Agreed smasharoo thats my point but its poker you can bluff and raise reaise pre flop and play position its poker not a joke

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:54 AM

wrto4556 said:

toogood said:

wrto4556 said:

I turned $250 into $570 in less than a month at the $.50/$1 tables at partypoker. If you can't beat bad players, you can't beat anyone.
Listen man i don't believe you. That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky. There is very little skill involved. VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a fact
:shock: Do you want my PT stats? They have dates, hands played, what limits, how long, how much. Limit is about pushing close edges...not just hitting draws. A good player (which you calem to be) should know this. Quit wasting my time. I'm crushing the $.50/$1 tables right now.
BS this is funny crushing with what AK and getting lucky when people don't hit there draws come on

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:54 AM

I don't know where the perception comes from espoused by weak players constantly that small buy in NL is somehow harder to beat than limit online.The opposite couldn't be more true. Nearly all new horrible players start out playing NL. No one sees limit played on TV. The worst players online are in small buy in NL games, no contest.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:55 AM

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Listen man i don't believe you. That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky. There is very little skill involved. VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a factThere's WAY less skill in beating 100 NL.Want a lesson in beating 100 NL?Play only pocket pairs and suited aces.  When you flop a set, go all in.  When you make a nut flush go all in.There you go.
Reallly how about drwaing htem in with a set and slow playign and check raising give me a break man that is poker .50/1,00 ahahahhahaha funny to listen to though

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:55 AM

toogood said:

Listen man i don't believe you.  That's my truth! I mean i have never played .50/1.00 but you are eithe r a liar or get very lucky.  There is very little skill involved.  VERY LITTLE!! YOu need to draw and that's a fact
Your whole argument loses a lot of steam right here.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:56 AM

Reallly how about drwaing htem in with a set and slow playign and check raisingPointless. Something bad players do to make themselves feel good while they make less money. If you're slowplaying a flopped set in small buy in NL you have no idea what you're doing.
I've never played poker.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:56 AM

Getting lucky?I have A :) K :) Flop A :club: 7 :D 3 :) I win against two hearts 4 out of 5 times...how is that getting lucky? You, sir, are an idiot.I'm done with this thread...
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:58 AM

Agreed smasharoo thats my point but its poker you can bluff and raise reaise pre flop and play position its poker not a jokeevery thing you have tried to say is a joke, if you can't understand the simplicity of micro limit poker you will NEVER make money at poker and that is a fact. micro limit poker is all about odds and percentages and using your odds that DO EVEN OUT in the end and if they don't become an "Online Poker is Rigged" conspiracy theorist like everyone else that can't beat those games.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 08:02 AM

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Reallly how about drwaing htem in with a set and slow playign and check raisingPointless.  Something bad players do to make themselves feel good while they make less money.  If you're slowplaying a flopped set in small buy in NL you have no idea what you're doing.
R u serious this is supposed to be a good forum----NL is the only real poker. Or high limit poker .50 -1.00 is a bnout hitting your draws. Agreed a lot of bad players on NL that will call big money to hith their draws . Make them pay to seee it not .50. The only point i agree with is the real life point. IN the real world it's alot different then computer. But even top pros will tell you the .50-1.00 holdem is not poker. It's for giggles.




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