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i'm not much into poker.
but every nowandthen some friends play and invite me. i am one of the least experienced player on that tables then and usually, at the beginning, i'm playing fairly well: i start to collect money. i even had two evenings when (two different) friends of mine were getting REALLY angry, that i can win with my 'strategy' and they, with all their experience, lose.

fortunately i tend to get drunk during these evenings and thus i lose all i won and everybody's happy again ...
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
www.pokerstars.com

You drunk? :confused:


Just played my favorite tourney version.
Buy-in: $1.50 + $0.25 TURBO. 18 Players.

Heads up, both about the same chips amount.
I go all in with Ace-7. My Opponent has King-9.
The flop and turn: Queen-Jack-10. Oh well...
$8.10. Second place.
 
sorry to revive this old thread (and feel free to remove my pimping post), but I've a new chapbook that centers around a poker hand that you poker players may enjoy. nine poems that tell a narrative story, and each chap comes with an original watercolor as a bonus.

here's all the info: In Gambler's Blood

thanks for checking it out (or for putting this post in the proper electronic trashcan...).
 
sorry to revive this old thread ...

i'm glad you did. it was always fun to see the cats playing here and see their comments.
this thread died too early. but i guess, the 'method' of playing it, like they did here, can be exhausting.

your chap sounds interesting.
haven't checked out the page yet and am too drunk to do so now. will do later.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
i'm glad you did. it was always fun to see the cats playing here and see their comments.
this thread died too early. but i guess, the 'method' of playing it, like they did here, can be exhausting.

Hank Solo needed a break.
I'd like to continue the game.
Or we can start a chess thread.
If people are up to play a chess game,
let me know.
 

hank solo

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Maybe I will shuffle up again soon.

Chess would perhaps work better via PM, as it's 1 on 1. Unless there's a multiplayer chess I haven't heard of? I know, lets play Monopoly.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Ah! The Mirror system. This is an old tric but fun!

Or the players cheated as well:) or they were not allowed to leave their own seat.
If you are a strong chess player and
you look at the positions on the other boards
you'll recognize "an exact same position".

Get it? ;)
 
I recently started playing on Pokerstars. My original free $1,000 is now around $39,000. They gave me $5.00 real money, but I lost it. I also got entry into a cash touney for free. After an hour or so, I went all in with pocket Jacks. The guy who called me floped Kings and Aces.

Oh well...the free money people (idiots) teach you to play your cards and not your hopes.
 
Don't worry...I'm too...frugal to start gambling for reals. It's just a good way to pass the time on occasion.

We should get a Buk table together on the site some time. I usually play the 5/10 play money pot limit tables, but I'm flexible. I'm troysbro over there.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Ah! The Mirror system.

Lots of tricks in simultaneous chess games, it seems. :eek:
Let's have a simultaneous chess game, Ponder, but we have to make sure it's done in a way where you can't play any tricks! ;)
 
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Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
In gambler's blood

sorry to revive this old thread (and feel free to remove my pimping post), but I've a new chapbook that centers around a poker hand that you poker players may enjoy. nine poems that tell a narrative story, and each chap comes with an original watercolor as a bonus.

here's all the info: In Gambler's Blood

thanks for checking it out (or for putting this post in the proper electronic trashcan...).
the river, part one

the gambler gets his money in fast, the chips
blurring into the center,
tilting from their stacks
and tumbling into a rushing heap

as they chase the cards
folded by the one with the family,
as they chase the expensive bet
from the one with the difficult job,
as they chase the action, the motion,
as they chase a dream.

the gambler's two cards,
studded and sparkling with
red diamonds,
sit flipped over and laughing
upon the burgundy felt.

he doesn't care what comes
down the river:

he has what he came to get.


© Christopher Cunningham
 
Cardplayin' by gard!

Honestly, I only ever played for a short while, and that was while at sea to stave off boredom. I do however like to wander around at those "Native American" casinos and watch the fat cats throw down...from a safe distance of course.

I knew this fella who fashioned himself a high roller years ago, more gall than brains, anyhow, he got himself in game with some Italian American gents over on Federal Hill. Seems he did quite well at the table. The others at the table suspected something was awry, but being honorable men they paid up.

The cops found him behind Frank's Grotto later that evening with two severely shattered forearms. Seems two junior G's met him on his way to the Lincoln. Fixed him up with a Louisville Slugger.

Some guy's have all the luck. Had it been me, they'd have fished my bloated ass out of the Seekonk River.
 

hank solo

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Never Ever Play On Full Tilt Poker.

(Okay, I can stand being beat, but do I really need to be trampled into the dirt????)
Summary: QA diamonds in the small blind, only one earlier limper, raise 3 x BB, BB calls, limper calls,
flop 6s 7h Qc,
I'm all in [short stack only 745, approx 15 BB] BB folds, limper calls with 9s7s.


Turn: 8s

River: 5s


Yes, opponent has a straight flush. Incredible? Not on Full Tilt it seems - this the cherry on top of a week of bad beats and long suck-outs.
 
Try that in Vegas, man. Getting married the next day (actually the same day, because it's 3 in the freaking morning), and you get raped like that. Been there, done that.

But, still breathing and still hitched. She's a good woman. Well, tolerant anyway. ;)
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Thanks.
Will become extremely difficult to get in the money
since 50.000 people (including tons of famous pro's) have signed up.
But it's fun to be part of "the record breaker..."

Question for buknet pc-experts like mjp, hank solo and
probably some more members:

Seating will last 15 minutes.
Is it difficult to organize such a big online tourney?
 

mjp

Founding member
50,000 sign-ups in 15 minutes? 50+ database inserts per second is heavy traffic, but not overwhelming. Not for a big network like an online gambling site would have. They run on large load balanced (multi-server) systems. They're made for that kind of action.

Organizing something like that is very easy, since all the participants will be doing the same thing the site does all day long anyway. It's just a matter of scale, and organizing these particular games within a unique pool or group.

I imagine the biggest problem they will have is finding more room for all of the extra money that comes in that day. ;)

On the subject of online gambling though, as someone who has their fingers in the online pie for 15 years, I would never gamble with real world money online. It's way too easy to manipulate the games. From the inside or the outside.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
I didn't make it in the money, at least not in this big tournement ;)

Thanks for all the interesting info, mjp.

I haven't noticed manipulation of any kind of sort on full tilt.
Sure, players always complain about bad beats and so on.
You see crazy hands, flops, you name it, but I see exactly
the same things happen in real life poker tournements.
Hard to imagine that some dealers in the WSOP main event
(biggest poker tourney in Las Vegas each year) are corrupt.
ESPN would love to record such a scandal!

Would you be able to manipulate online poker games (from the outside?)
 

mjp

Founding member
Would you be able to manipulate online poker games (from the outside?)
Yes. Didn't you see the articles about the guy who had a hack that allowed him to see the other player's hole cards on a major poker site?

I don't think any programmer would ever trust online gambling. There's just too much potential there for easy, undetectable fraud. It doesn't have to be major fraud, you could pick a small amount off every player by manipulating cards dealt and it would add to up to a lot of dough.

Many of those places have been caught running fixed games, but their corporations are run on Caribbean islands with no governmental oversight, so you have no one to complain to even if you have evidence of a fix.

I'm not saying they are all crooked, but I wouldn't play "video" poker in a real casino (or any mechanical game) for the same reason. Too easy to put the fix in.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
This happened today...

Full Tilt Poker Game Table (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - $7.50 Cap No Limit Hold'em 2009/08/05

Seat 1: guliaiem ($48.84)
Seat 2: Clinse ($10.91)
Seat 3: LEDUC13 ($11.54)
Seat 4: Flouss94 ($16.32)
Seat 5: morphius77 ($10.09)
Seat 6: Ponder ($22.86)
LEDUC13 posts the small blind of $0.10
Flouss94 posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ponder[Kc Qc]
morphius77 folds
Ponder calls $0.25
guliaiem folds
Clinse folds
LEDUC13 folds
LEDUC13 stands up
Flouss94 raises to $1
Ponder calls $0.75
*** FLOP *** [Jh Ac Tc]
Flouss94 checks
Ponder checks
*** TURN *** [Jh Ac Tc] [Jc]
Flouss94 bets $1
Ponder calls $1
*** RIVER *** [Jh Ac Tc Jc] [5d]
Flouss94 checks
Ponder has 15 seconds left to act
Ponder bets $2.25
Flouss94 calls $2.25
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Ponder shows [Kc Qc] a Royal Flush
Flouss94 mucks
Ponder wins the pot ($8.17) with a Royal Flush
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $8.60 | Rake $0.43
Board: [Jh Ac Tc Jc 5d]
Seat 1: guliaiem didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: Clinse (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: LEDUC13 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 4: Flouss94 (big blind) mucked [Qd Qs] - two pair, Queens and Jacks
Seat 5: morphius77 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Ponder showed [Kc Qc] and won ($8.17) with a Royal Flush
 

hank solo

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Wow. There's something you don't see everyday. Congratulations!

Let's see that again... :)
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
First royal flush ever.

It was kinda funny...the flop...ok, I thought, I have the nuts with a straight.
And if a club on the turn I have the flush nuts.
Jack of clubs came, and only then I realized I had a royal flush.
From then on it is a matter of not betting like crazy or you don't get paid off.

I just looked this up:

There are 2.598.960 different poker hands in a deck of 52 cards and 4 ways to make a royal flush, so the chance to get a royal flush with 5 cards is 1 out of 649.740.
 

hank solo

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Shame there wasn't a K, a J or better still the case Q on the river - you would have been handsomely rewarded for your patience :o
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
That's fantastic, Ponder! What an amazing piece of luck. Congrats! If you can keep it up we'll soon see you on TV from Las Vegas...;)
 
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Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Shame there wasn't a K, a J or better still the case Q on the river - you would have been handsomely rewarded for your patience :o

Right, a K, J, A or Q on the river and I probably would have bet something like $3,50.
I put him on a hand like J J or A K because he raised $1 from the big blind.
(It's a $7,50 CAP all in system, so if 2 players- $15 max.)

As you know you often really get paid off well if you hold let's say 4-4
and hit another 4 on the flop.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Very interesting hand.

Full Tilt Poker Game (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - $7.50 Cap No Limit Hold'em - 6:25:32 ET - 2010/01/07

Seat 1: Ponder ($25.86)
Seat 2: MarciiMarc ($25)
Seat 3: MasterPain1 ($15.91)
Seat 4: holland1982 ($25.12)
Seat 5: CroNnIe420 ($17.93)
Seat 6: janome ($45.05)
janome posts the small blind of $0.10
Ponder posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Ponder [7d 7h]
MarciiMarc raises to $0.85
MasterPain1 calls $0.85
holland1982 folds
CroNnIe420 folds
janome folds
Ponder calls $0.60
*** FLOP *** [6c Jh 5s]
Ponder has 15 seconds left to act
Ponder bets $2
MarciiMarc folds
MarciiMarc adds $0.85
MasterPain1 calls $2
*** TURN *** [6c Jh 5s] [7c]
Ponder bets $2.75
MasterPain1 raises to $4.65, and is capped
Ponder calls $1.90, and is capped
MasterPain1 shows [8s 9s]
Ponder shows [7d 7h]
*** RIVER *** [6c Jh 5s 7c] [7s]
MasterPain1 shows a straight, Nine high
Ponder shows four of a kind, Sevens
Ponder wins the pot ($15.16) with four of a kind, Sevens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $15.95 | Rake $0.79
Board: [6c Jh 5s 7c 7s]
Seat 1: Ponder (big blind) showed [7d 7h] and won ($15.16) with four of a kind, Sevens
Seat 2: MarciiMarc folded on the Flop
Seat 3: MasterPain1 showed [8s 9s] and lost with a straight, Nine high
Seat 4: holland1982 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: CroNnIe420 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: janome (small blind) folded before the Flop
 

hank solo

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MasterPain1 hates your guts Ponder :D

NH, as they say (through their gritted teeth).
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Like I said, it is an interesting hand.
Playing poker versus gambling.
I played him before...
That's the reason I decided to a $2 raise.

The only thing he got on the flop was a gutshot,
also known as an inside straight draw.
If you call a $2 raise on a gutshot you're gambling.
The only good move is fold.
The 7 on the turn was very "unlucky." Then you just push with your set.
I put him on AQ, KQ or a small pair.
In the long run gambling doesn't work.

p.s. after the turn the odds are still not too bad...
77%-23% I still have about 10 outs; I need a 5, 6, Jack or a 7 to make my full house.
 
this was a fun email to get.....

PokerStars Tournament #134682174, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $25.00/$2.50
1917 players
Total Prize Pool: $47925.00
Tournament started 2009/01/23 20:00:00 ET

Dear buffalohead,

You finished the tournament in 4th place.
A $2,875.51 award has been credited to your Real Money account

i do ok in AC it just the people really get to me after a bit unless im really drinking which is bad for my card game so its a conundrum
i thought id try to do it for profit and it made my skin crawl to look around the table and see the other pros and wanna be pros and how they related to one another and to their prey....
i dont know how you can look at yourself in the mirror if you are one of these predators
milking their profits off of some poor drunken fucks addictive personality?
it seems fun at first, but then you just want to start strangling these accountants and pretend mobsters and clans of cheaters that play together and strangling would lead to jail and im way too pretty for jail
 

hank solo

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Nice scoop. I came second in a live tourny last night - only 25 runners. Heads up for about 12 hands only. My AQs versus their A6o, all in PF. Miracle river gave them a straight. That's Poker as they say.
 

hank solo

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To all my friends!!! (sorry)

1st tonight from a short handed single table live game (just 8 runners). Mixed tourney + head hunter. 1st spot and 2 heads. Happy days. Just aiming for consistency.

That's Poker Folks.

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:D
 

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