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DANCOO
11-05-2005, 12:09 PM
EDIT : Now this thread is off the ground, Strathclyde Eagle :p thought it would be a good idea to edit this post with details of the current BBS online poker tournaments.

There are usually between 5 and 10 of us who play on a weekly basis, details below:

Poker site - Ladbrokes Poker (http://www.ladbrokespoker.com/)

Private Table Name - bbs/BBS2/bbs3 ( It varies depending who's table we are on )

Password - onesize

Entry Fee - $5.50

Prize Money - Split between top three places, prize money determined by how many people play

Usual Day of Games - Wednesday @ approx. 20:45

If you are not currently set up on Ladbrokes, it only takes a few minutes to register, and you can usually play within a few minutes of registering.

We usually play a couple of games, each takes approx 30-45 mins each.

If you have any questions just post them at the end of the thread. Citizen Sane will usually update who has confirmed they will be playing and if there is a change of day ( usually due to a Palace match ).

Enjoy :cool:

nottsunieagle
11-05-2005, 06:20 PM
william hill online is quite a nice one - you can play for real money for single tourneys for a 3 buy in.look plush too!

Ferris Bueller
11-05-2005, 06:27 PM
Paradise Poker is the best one I've come across, lots of rich Americans and the standard is quite low

Micky Spilane
11-05-2005, 10:24 PM
I've been thinking about this for some time but haven't had the nerve to make the jump. Do you pay a set amount like nottsunieagle mentioned, 3.00 or is that just the fee to sit at the table? I'd like to start off small and gauge whether I can hack it.

Bobby Woodruff
11-05-2005, 10:35 PM
I've thought about this but I just know if I did I would get addicted.

DaveCPFC4Life
11-05-2005, 10:38 PM
I know 'Kev the Optimist' and 'Gav the Hamster' can be found on Ladbrokes online a fair bit. Make quite a bit of cash so i believe.

DANCOO
12-05-2005, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by Micky Spilane
I've been thinking about this for some time but haven't had the nerve to make the jump. Do you pay a set amount like nottsunieagle mentioned, 3.00 or is that just the fee to sit at the table? I'd like to start off small and gauge whether I can hack it.

Same as.

Watched it a fair bit on TV and played it on yahoo, but you can't really judge if you'd be any good until you get your money out.
I think the William Hill site allows you to play with 15p limits, so I might give that a go, just to see how it goes.

If I do my bollocks in ten minutes I will probably decide it's not for me.

Finbar
12-05-2005, 09:44 AM
play it quite a lot on Betfair and Bet365

my advice is don't go on the cash tables where you can just walk up and join in, you can lose a lot of money very quickly!!

All poker sites have tables with 6 or 10 players where you can pay a fixed amount (1, 5, 10, 16, 20, 30 and upwards), and everyone gets 1000 chips, prizes are paid out for 1st two with 6 players and first 3 with 10 players

good fun as long as you don't bet more than you can afford but guess that's the way with all forms of gambling

On sites where there are american players am told that Sunday mornings are the best times to play as they often have all night lads sessions (!!) and if you catch them gone midnight US time they can play very badly, am also told that these can go on all day during the day on Sunday too. No idea how much truth there is in that but it sounds credible

DANCOO
12-05-2005, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Finbar


All poker sites have tables with 6 or 10 players where you can pay a fixed amount (1, 5, 10, 16, 20, 30 and upwards), and everyone gets 1000 chips, prizes are paid out for 1st two with 6 players and first 3 with 10 players



I take it you would need to have a few hours put aside for something like that?

Finbar
12-05-2005, 09:51 AM
If you are in till the final two then would reckon on about an hour for 6 players and 90mins for 10 players, after then the blinds get so big that it has to knock people out very quickly

nottsunieagle
13-05-2005, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Micky Spilane
I've been thinking about this for some time but haven't had the nerve to make the jump. Do you pay a set amount like nottsunieagle mentioned, 3.00 or is that just the fee to sit at the table? I'd like to start off small and gauge whether I can hack it.

you can either play with the money in your account, or play single table tourneys. its a set buy in ie. 3, then you play with 1000 chips and top 3 win money. the standard isn't that great but its harder to gauge a bluff when you can't see the player!

KevTheOptimist
13-05-2005, 01:58 PM
Yep, I can be found online at Ladbrokes fairly often! Not sure about the making loads of cash bit although I have been through some good streaks at times!!

Very enjoyable but also very addictive, my advice is to go to laddies and play on the small tables to start(.10 - .20 cents) till your confident then hit the $100 dollar blinds.

This time next year you'll be a miwionaire

DANCOO
13-05-2005, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by nottsunieagle
you can either play with the money in your account, or play single table tourneys. its a set buy in ie. 3, then you play with 1000 chips and top 3 win money. the standard isn't that great but its harder to gauge a bluff when you can't see the player!

Sounds like a good way to try it out, what are the most ruputable sites which do that - I'm not sure if William Hill have that option do they?

PoolKing
13-05-2005, 01:59 PM
I play on Bet365 and plan to play full-time after I leave uni. My username is 'Poolio.' I play NL 1/2 ($200), 2/4 ($400) and occasionally 5/10 ($1000) 6 seater cash games.

On B365 they now let you set-up private tournaments so maybe we could set-up a BBS tournament if there are enough players using this site?:p

KevTheOptimist
13-05-2005, 02:00 PM
Also, Laddies have a free tournement every day at 7.30 and earlier in the day as well which is good practice.

Also, if you go to ulimate bet, although this site is shite for playing with real money becasue some of the flops and deals are ridiculous, they do have a free section where you get play chips and can play for. You get a 1000 and when you run out or lose it all, you get another 1000!! Good fun for the beginner

daz_eagle
13-05-2005, 02:02 PM
cd poker

DANCOO
13-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by PoolKing
I play on Bet365 and plan to play full-time after I leave uni. My username is 'Poolio.' I play NL 1/2 ($200), 2/4 ($400) and occasionally 5/10 ($1000) 6 seater cash games.

On B365 they now let you set-up private tournaments so maybe we could set-up a BBS tournament if there are enough players using this site?:p

hmm, as a beginner, do I really want to be playing agaist someone who plans to go full-time.:( :)

DANCOO
13-05-2005, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by KevTheOptimist

Also, if you go to ulimate bet, although this site is shite for playing with real money becasue some of the flops and deals are ridiculous...

Are they fixed so people can learn?

Son of Selhurst
13-05-2005, 02:10 PM
PokerMillion has the best interface
PokerRoom is nice, has lots of freeroll tournaments
Pacific Poker (part of 888.com) is ok, once you get used to the naff interface.

They all seem a bit suspect in some ways though. It's almost as if they encourage you to stay in to the river, to build the rake.....

DANCOO
13-05-2005, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Son of Selhurst
PokerMillion has the best interface
PokerRoom is nice, has lots of freeroll tournaments
Pacific Poker (part of 888.com) is ok, once you get used to the naff interface.

They all seem a bit suspect in some ways though. It's almost as if they encourage you to stay in to the river, to build the rake.....

I suppose William Hill and the likes would be the best bet in that regards.

KevTheOptimist
13-05-2005, 02:39 PM
Have to say that some of the flops and rivers etc can be very suspect indeed.

On laddies you get it a bit but Ultimate bet was ridiculous.

Laddies have a certificate from PriceWaterhouseCoopers saying that everything is above board though

nottsunieagle
13-05-2005, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Sounds like a good way to try it out, what are the most ruputable sites which do that - I'm not sure if William Hill have that option do they?

hills is good - just go on the website and you can download the stuff there. if you have an online hills account (also v easy to use) you can just take money out when you wish, small amounts obviously.

btfair uses the same server i believe so either or.

Pacific is a bitch! as its american anything over a small amount of money, unlike hills, you have to wait for a wire transfer! Way too much hassle.

Personally i'd say hills, but then that's cos i'm used to it.:cool:

DANCOO
14-05-2005, 12:00 PM
Am on William Hills at the moment - very enjoyable. Only playing on $0.25 / $0.50 with $2.50 buy in - cheap, so a good way of learning I guess.

DANCOO
16-05-2005, 11:19 AM
Well, I am pleased to say I am holding my own with relative ease on the small priced tables.
Deposited 10 on Saturday, kept it going until Sunday - maybe up a few pounds.
My mistake was listening to the Palace match while I was playing and carrying on playing after the result - needless to say my play game broke down and I quit with about $8.00
New day today, lost the remaining eight, deposited another $18.00 and got it upto $40.00

citizen sane
16-05-2005, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Well, I am pleased to say I am holding my own with relative ease on the small priced tables.
Deposited 10 on Saturday, kept it going until Sunday - maybe up a few pounds.
My mistake was listening to the Palace match while I was playing and carrying on playing after the result - needless to say my play game broke down and I quit with about $8.00
New day today, lost the remaining eight, deposited another $18.00 and got it upto $40.00


Pretty good :p Have you only just started playing ? and are you playing at the cash tables or sit'n'go tournaments ?

DANCOO
16-05-2005, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Pretty good :p Have you only just started playing ? and are you playing at the cash tables or sit'n'go tournaments ?

Watched late night poker for a year or so, played poker for the first time ever about a week ago ( Yahoo Games ), played for money first time ever on Saturday.

I'm playing at the tables where you pay to join and the blinds are fixed.

Currently upto $58.55

citizen sane
16-05-2005, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Watched late night poker for a year or so, played poker for the first time ever about a week ago ( Yahoo Games ), played for money first time ever on Saturday.

I'm playing at the tables where you pay to join and the blinds are fixed.

Currently upto $58.55

Blimey you have done well .:) Is this limit or no-limit ?

I don't understand what type of table your at though :confused: If it's a cash table theres no buy-in normally . Well , not at the Poker sites i use , and the blinds never stay fixed in any tourny .

DANCOO
16-05-2005, 01:37 PM
It's Limit Texas Hold'em on the William Hill site.
$2.50 buy-in, fixed blinds.

citizen sane
16-05-2005, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
It's Limit Texas Hold'em on the William Hill site.
$2.50 buy-in, fixed blinds.

Oh ok I don't use Will Hill . On Ladbrokes , Bet 365 , Party Poker etc , there are no buy-ins on a fixed blind cash table .

Micky Droy
17-05-2005, 03:29 PM
Have just switched from Laddies to Pacific Poker, as many of the players are monkeys in the US, whereas Laddies gets alot of Scandinavians.

Had some success on Laddies, then a poor run. So far Pacific looks easier. Up 700 dollars in two days.

Mind you, I did once turn 50 into 2000 on Laddies in an hour or so. Then lost 1500 on one hand.

DANCOO
17-05-2005, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
Have just switched from Laddies to Pacific Poker, as many of the players are monkeys in the US, whereas Laddies gets alot of Scandinavians.

Had some success on Laddies, then a poor run. So far Pacific looks easier. Up 700 dollars in two days.

Mind you, I did once turn 50 into 2000 on Laddies in an hour or so. Then lost 1500 on one hand.

:eek:

I'm finding it well addictive. Playing everyday. Not for big money as I'm still learning.

Christ, what are you playing exactly?

DANCOO
22-05-2005, 11:18 PM
Right, don't play the "Sit and Play" tables anymore, sticking to the Tournaments - and it's starting to pay off.
Few days back and I was 120.00 down overall ( from start to finish ), after a 50.00 win today ( and generally winning about 60% of the time now ), I have clawed my way back to being only 32.00 down for my whole poker experience. :cool:

Jack
22-05-2005, 11:29 PM
I play for Play money on www.pokerstars.com! You can play for real money too if you wish is quite a luagh and good practice!

DANCOO
24-05-2005, 10:15 AM
Well after being down 120.00 in my first week, I have tightened up a lot how I play, and after winning $135.00 this morning, I am now up OVERALL by about 20.00

Mr Clean
24-05-2005, 10:24 AM
Freetexasholdem.com (or something like that, google it) is a good place to practice without actually playing for real money.

PoolKing
24-05-2005, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
I did once turn 50 into 2000 on Laddies in an hour or so.

Do you mean 500 into 2000??? To turn 50 into 2000 you'd have to double-up about 6 times and move up stakes, were you playing on a table full of maniacs?

darren_j
24-05-2005, 10:52 AM
That is indeed incredible, you must of moved up limits and got very lucky.

Originally posted by Micky Droy
Mind you, I did once turn 50 into 2000 on Laddies in an hour or so. Then lost 1500 on one hand.

OriginalNutter
24-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Can someone tell me why the UK sites use USD and not sterling?

When collecting winnings do you get stung with conversion rates?

darren_j
24-05-2005, 10:56 AM
We could have a BBS online tourney if we all register for a single table tournament at the same time.

I used to play a lot on fhmpoker a lot, but I am too much in debt now to justify saving up for a big enough bank roll to play properly. My flat mate just plays online for a living. Some people make a good income from it.

DANCOO
24-05-2005, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by OriginalNutter
Can someone tell me why the UK sites use USD and not sterling?

When collecting winnings do you get stung with conversion rates?

On William Hill you can play USD or Sterling - I would imagine it's personal preference depending where you are playing from.

They use the same conversion rate for changing up what you buy with no charges.

OriginalNutter
24-05-2005, 11:00 AM
Ahh! I get it. Thanks.

:p

darren_j
24-05-2005, 11:01 AM
Rates are generally quite fair. Which UK sites play USD? Betfair has sterling tables.

Originally posted by OriginalNutter
Can someone tell me why the UK sites use USD and not sterling?

When collecting winnings do you get stung with conversion rates?

DANCOO
24-05-2005, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by darren_j
Rates are generally quite fair. Which UK sites play USD? Betfair has sterling tables.

William Hill have USD and Sterling. Haven't played on any others.

darren_j
24-05-2005, 11:27 AM
You could try fhmpoker, I quite like the interface there, but it is in USD.

Originally posted by DANCOO
William Hill have USD and Sterling. Haven't played on any others.

bo04991
24-05-2005, 11:29 AM
Can someone tell me when they cash in their chips from Pacific poker does it come by cheque or directly back into your account?

Son of Selhurst
24-05-2005, 11:44 AM
Beginners can win big pots quite easily online. It's holding onto it that's the problem. Small stake tables have players that call everything and most time, one of them will hit a long shot to beat a 'good' hand.

However, play stable and your bankroll will increase slowly, whereas the poor players will fluctuate wildly until they've lost it all.

DANCOO
24-05-2005, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Son of Selhurst
Beginners can win big pots quite easily online. It's holding onto it that's the problem. Small stake tables have players that call everything and most time, one of them will hit a long shot to beat a 'good' hand.

However, play stable and your bankroll will increase slowly, whereas the poor players will fluctuate wildly until they've lost it all.

That's why I currently prefer to play the Tourneys, players who call every hand don't last long.

darren_j
24-05-2005, 03:02 PM
True, but remember position is sometimes more important than the cards you hold. You play no limit or limit?

Originally posted by DANCOO
That's why I currently prefer to play the Tourneys, players who call every hand don't last long.

DANCOO
24-05-2005, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by darren_j
True, but remember position is sometimes more important than the cards you hold. You play no limit or limit?

No limit, don't have the patience for limit.

Currently on a little streak.

Three Tourneys won on the trot, and placed/won seven out of nine.

$45.00
$45.00
$135.00
$0
$15.00
$0
$15.00
$45.00
$15.00

Bet - 76.88
Won - 191.93
Profit for the day - 115.05
My overall profit for every penny I have ever bet on poker stands at about +61.10

darren_j
24-05-2005, 04:28 PM
Good work :)

Micky Spilane
24-05-2005, 05:28 PM
Had a go last night on betfair, just for fun, but it's quite suprising how quickly you pick things up. One thing I did notice was how many flushes kept coming up, far more than I expected so I am more cautious now with a couple of pocket rockets.

DANCOO
01-06-2005, 07:24 PM
Rollercoaster...

Lost 120 to make me down 120 in first week.
Won 320 to make me up 200 in second week.
Lost 350 to make me down 150 third week.
Today, so far up about 150 to make me break even...

Beckenham Boy
03-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Pokerroom is the best for me. Great fun

Micky Droy
13-06-2005, 08:16 AM
I exhausted myself the other day playing a 15 dollar tourney on Pacific. 553 runners, finished seventh, netting only $300. 5 hours play. Very tiring.

Had a good day on Laddies yesterday evening, turned $100 into $1400. A good Sunday evening. They;re not all like that.

DANCOO
13-06-2005, 08:19 AM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
I exhausted myself the other day playing a 15 dollar tourney on Pacific. 553 runners, finished seventh, netting only $300. 5 hours play. Very tiring.

Had a good day on Laddies yesterday evening, turned $100 into $1400. A good Sunday evening. They;re not all like that.

How big were the blinds if you only started with $100, or were you only playing tourneys?

Micky Droy
13-06-2005, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by DANCOO
How big were the blinds if you only started with $100, or were you only playing tourneys?

the blinds were $1/2 then I moved on to 2.50/5.

I had good cards and then got them scared so I could buy some quite big hands and bully them.

DANCOO
13-06-2005, 08:23 AM
How long you been playing poker MD?

Micky Droy
13-06-2005, 08:27 AM
5 years, but only online for about 8 months.

But there are lots of evenings that don;t work out so well ;)

DANCOO
13-06-2005, 08:29 AM
Do you think people who have played in B&M casinos hold an advantage over people who have only ever played online?

Micky Droy
13-06-2005, 08:33 AM
Yes.

Although there's alot of snobbery from the older offline players about online poker. They see it as impure. The old pros are terrified by the explosion of interest, and by the number of people who play aggressive or just get lucky when chasing. Actually it's as real as any other kind, and in some ways purer, because you have to rely on seeing the patterns without any of the chatter or body language that helps you or hinders you offline.

But the real life experience does help.

You just get to know abit more accurately what's really a good hand, how to save money on losses, when to change pace, and when a raise will get you the hand.

The best poker book I have read is Super System by Doyle Brunson. More statistical players (e.g. who stick rigidly to pot odds) prefer the books by David Sklansky. Both recommended.

DANCOO
13-06-2005, 08:41 AM
I've actually stopped playing for money until I do a bit more swotting up. I've ordered "The Theory of Poker" by David Sklansky - which should be arriving tomorrow, but I might take a look at the "Super System" one aswell - from your description it sounds like they may suit opposite types of play - good to get two different views maybe!

Micky Droy
13-06-2005, 08:46 AM
Good stuff, and good instincts. Yes, two very different styles. Best game in the world I think, and one that doesn't work without real money. Which makes it very dangerous.

One day I hope to make real money out of it, go and live in Africa by the sea eating fish, playing online, writing mad sci-fi novels.

si1965
13-06-2005, 12:53 PM
Just watched Doyle Brunson win the Legends of Poker Tournament at the Bicycle Casino last night (with all the repeats I'm not sure if it was this year or 2004), but what a class act and at the age of 71!
Played very tight most of the time, checking even when he hit the flop, but stepped up just when required. Sheer genius.

Jalfrezi_Enema
13-06-2005, 04:25 PM
For the guys on Pacific. Can you do the same as I read earlier regarding Ladbrookes or William Hill. In regard to depositing a few quid (20 - is this enough to get started?) and buy into a tournament table for 5 e.g. and get my $1000 worth of chips and fight it out.

The benefit of your wisdom would be appreciated.

Micky Droy
14-06-2005, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Jalfrezi_Enema
For the guys on Pacific. Can you do the same as I read earlier regarding Ladbrookes or William Hill. In regard to depositing a few quid (20 - is this enough to get started?) and buy into a tournament table for 5 e.g. and get my $1000 worth of chips and fight it out.

The benefit of your wisdom would be appreciated.

I think you're asking: Can I start off with 20 and play low stakes tourneys with that?

Answer is yes. They have a bunch of low stakes tourneys, which lots of people enter. They are all freeezeouts (no buy ins) and everyone starts with the same number of chips.

They have ones for 1 dollar, 5, 10, 15.

Also, low stakes sit'n'go tourneys are good practice. These aren;t scheduled but take place when the seats (1 or two tables) are full.

Jalfrezi_Enema
14-06-2005, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
I think you're asking: Can I start off with 20 and play low stakes tourneys with that?

Answer is yes. They have a bunch of low stakes tourneys, which lots of people enter. They are all freeezeouts (no buy ins) and everyone starts with the same number of chips.

They have ones for 1 dollar, 5, 10, 15.

Also, low stakes sit'n'go tourneys are good practice. These aren;t scheduled but take place when the seats (1 or two tables) are full.

It's the sit n go tourneys I've been practising in. Reached and surpassed my break even point yesterday evening.

Thanks for the info. Will be signing up for real shortly.

You spoke earlier of knowing what really is a good hand and what isn't. I noticed that 'the professionals' we see on tv like being dealt with a pair, any kind of pair and will generally back this with their dosh. It strikes me, that being dealt a pair, even down in the end game, in fact, perhaps more so, is good enough to make you want to see the flop but generally not good enough to win unles you're bluffing strongly.

So, I know it's all contextual but, let's say you're down to the last three/four and you're dealt a pair of fives. What do you do? Back it and bluff it and hope you get a second stronger pair/prial. Try and see a cheap flop?

I'm just wondering what 'accepted' poker wisdom says about this.

DANCOO
14-06-2005, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by Jalfrezi_Enema


So, I know it's all contextual but, let's say you're down to the last three/four and you're dealt a pair of fives. What do you do? Back it and bluff it and hope you get a second stronger pair/prial. Try and see a cheap flop?

I'm just wondering what 'accepted' poker wisdom says about this.

Your right, it's all contextual which is why the question can't be answered (not accurately anyway).

It completely depends on what type of players you are playing with, where you are sitting on the table in relation to these players, and maybe a degree of historical knowledge of how they have been playing hands.

Check out this site and read through some of his articles -

Playwinningpoker (http://www.playwinningpoker.com/)

It really has changed my view on how I will be playing poker in the future. I used to just pick any old table and start playing, but I now realise that one of ( if not the ) most important aspect of playing winning poker, is what table you sit at, and at what position on that table.

DANCOO
14-06-2005, 12:18 PM
I suppose IM(very unproffessional)O, if you were sitting on the left of a loose aggressive player, you might want to see a cheap flop. Whereas, if you were sitting on the right of a tight passive player, you might want to bet and see how the tight passive player reacts to your bet.

MD - correct me if I am wrong.

Jalfrezi_Enema
14-06-2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I suppose IM(very unproffessional)O, if you were sitting on the left of a loose aggressive player, you might want to see a cheap flop. Whereas, if you were sitting on the right of a tight passive player, you might want to bet and see how the tight passive player reacts to your bet.

MD - correct me if I am wrong.
Bloody hell. I'm not taking this anywhere near seriously enough.

Thanks for the advice and the link. WIll swot up so I can ask more pertinent questions. :o

Micky Droy
14-06-2005, 02:10 PM
I used to lose money on holding pairs. I would raie quite heavy to try to burn people off the hand before they caught something. Then at least I could either win the pot right there or be down to one other guy, who I knew had a good chance of holding an ace or king (he had called). But it just gets messy and you get loads of callers, then the flop comes and you only have an 18% chance of making your trips.

So now I usually slow play them. See a cheap flop, then throw them away if you get overcards on the flop. If you make your trips, no one on earth can possibly realise that's what you have, so go softly, encourage a raise and then THEM ALL WAYS UP!!!

Sometimes I will still raise with a pair if I am in late position and no one is raising. But not in early position.

Late on in a tourney I would possibly gamble on them and go all in, but then I bust out late on alot.

But it's damn hard to play.

PS> I'm no expert and am an average player. But this is sort of what Brunson reckons too.

PPS. Online it can be worth flat calling a bet before the flop when you have a middle or low pair. The other oplayer is 'driving' and will often bet the next round regardless of what comes down. If your trips are made, he's screwed. If not, just fold.

DANCOO
14-06-2005, 02:16 PM
MD - how often do you try and generally set out to win the blinds and then maybe one big bet an hour (ring games)?
It seems that the two most contrasting styles of play can each reep rewards if played correctly. I used to play very tight and almost have total disregard for the blinds, but after reading through the above mentioned site, it seems that a fairly aggressive style of play will get a lot more of the blinds which seem to be thought as a very important way of reducing losses.

Micky Droy
14-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
MD - how often do you try and generally set out to win the blinds and then maybe one big bet an hour (ring games)?
It seems that the two most contrasting styles of play can each reep rewards if played correctly. I used to play very tight and almost have total disregard for the blinds, but after reading through the above mentioned site, it seems that a fairly aggressive style of play will get a lot more of the blinds which seem to be thought as a very important way of reducing losses.

Steal steal steal :p

I am too inconsistent to do very well.

But you need some presence at the table, and you want people to fear your raise, and play cautiously to you. so the ideal i reckon is:

- arrive at table, play very tight, do nothing
- go in heavy when you hit something and buy it before showing
- fold the next hand
- buy blinds when you spot an opportunity. But you can only succeed having made people think you're a tight player who bets on good cards only.
- Go into a big pot with the nuts and show them
- the blinds are now yours for collection. You have a sweet spot of a few minutes to go mad and then as soon as they come round you go tight or leave.

Other night I was buying hand after hand, even on the river. It wasn;t sensible, but I had them scared, and they were folding a big bluff bet on the river. I couldn't believe it. But that was after 2 hours of playing cagey, and only showing good cards. They believed I was on a lucky streak and filled in the aces in their heads.

It's so hard to judge because you get called to the end on one bluff and you might as well leave the table.

The strategy I just described is also high risk ;)

nottsunieagle
14-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by si1965
Just watched Doyle Brunson win the Legends of Poker Tournament at the Bicycle Casino last night (with all the repeats I'm not sure if it was this year or 2004), but what a class act and at the age of 71!
Played very tight most of the time, checking even when he hit the flop, but stepped up just when required. Sheer genius.

i watched that too. the godfather is a hero!

Jalfrezi_Enema
14-06-2005, 02:53 PM
Good input as ever. I find I do quite a lot of that, just without any of the forethought. Many hands seem to play themselves naturally to me.

Plus, at this time, because I'm not fully playing by the 'rule book' I think I confuse people! This will obviously not last, which is why I'm still in the paddling pool until I know and have learnt a bit more.

I don't think there's any substitute for table time and experience in this game.

Micky Droy
14-06-2005, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by Jalfrezi_Enema
Plus, at this time, because I'm not fully playing by the 'rule book' I think I confuse people!


Keep that quality!

Steve M
14-06-2005, 07:16 PM
Anyone been on Party Poker this evening. It's crashed or something. Total bummer - was miles ahead on a sit and go table and all I get is a flippin refund (except that currently my account is showing as empty!!)

DANCOO
14-06-2005, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Steve M
Anyone been on Party Poker this evening. It's crashed or something. Total bummer - was miles ahead on a sit and go table and all I get is a flippin refund (except that currently my account is showing as empty!!)

I've been in about third place on a William Hill tourney before and the other two players crashed out.
I just sat there and collected their blinds while every hand was automatically folded.:p

Although it has happened to me when I was in second out of four and three of us got kicked off, managed to get back on, but by that time I was out of it.:grrr:

Funk Butter
14-06-2005, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
Have just switched from Laddies to Pacific Poker, as many of the players are monkeys in the US,

That's funny, we say the same about Europeans.

I've been playing online for close to 3 years now, made some decent money in that time. Including a trip to the Main Event of the World Series of Poker next month. Look for me in my Palace jersey.

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
That's funny, we say the same about Europeans.

I've been playing online for close to 3 years now, made some decent money in that time. Including a trip to the Main Event of the World Series of Poker next month. Look for me in my Palace jersey.

Did you win your seat?

Funk Butter
15-06-2005, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Did you win your seat?
Yeah. I am really feeling that I'm up against it, I'm gonna consider making it thru the first day a success. I won an $11 satellite, then a $110 satellite to get the seat.

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Yeah. I am really feeling that I'm up against it, I'm gonna consider making it thru the first day a success. I won an $11 satellite, then a $110 satellite to get the seat.

Did you play well, get lucky, bit of both?

I entered an $11 satellite last night just to see how I faired. Went out first hand all in after the flop with QQ in the hole - all low on the flop, player on my right who called my raise, flopped two pair - 3 7??? Jammy bugger!

Micky Droy
15-06-2005, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
That's funny, we say the same about Europeans.

.

And I'm sure you'd be right. i meant that there seems to be a large quotient of loose players on a few of the populist sites where there lots of americans - eg. Pacific, Party. There's also lots of barracking and "o u fish u so sick f u" chatter and mad pots. Infact, it's worth staying away from!

I phrased it badly - I love the yanks.

Good luck at the big one!

Micky Droy
15-06-2005, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Did you play well, get lucky, bit of both?

I entered an $11 satellite last night just to see how I faired. Went out first hand all in after the flop with QQ in the hole - all low on the flop, player on my right who called my raise, flopped two pair - 3 7??? Jammy bugger!

Did you bet it pre flop, or allow players to see a cheap flop?

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
Did you bet it pre flop, or allow players to see a cheap flop?

1500 chips to start, blinds were 15/30, I can't remember what I bet, but it was probably 200 ( but might have been 60 - I was betting for value as there were only five of us on the table ) - he called with 3 7o.

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 09:41 AM
.

Steve M
15-06-2005, 12:36 PM
I guess maybe I'm just a little more passive but I'd never go all in in the first few rounds of a tourny coz you just don't know how aggressive or how good any of the other players are and there is always the risk of that kind of thing happening. I like to wait till I've got a killer hand then nail it. Later on, once I've built up the chips, I can start to bully and bluff a bit, though generally unless I've got a very big chip advantage or good position I won't see the flop unless I've got something.

By the way, I got my refund from Party Poker along with a share of the prize pot - a massive $11! :)

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Steve M
I guess maybe I'm just a little more passive but I'd never go all in in the first few rounds of a tourny coz you just don't know how aggressive or how good any of the other players are and there is always the risk of that kind of thing happening. I like to wait till I've got a killer hand then nail it. Later on, once I've built up the chips, I can start to bully and bluff a bit, though generally unless I've got a very big chip advantage or good position I won't see the flop unless I've got something.

By the way, I got my refund from Party Poker along with a share of the prize pot - a massive $11! :)

I wouldn't normally either, and I don't usually play that agressive, but with what I was holding, and a very favourable flop ( at least so I thought at the time ), I thought it was worth the low risk to try and get a good chip lead early on. 3 7o??? I suppose it just goes to prove some people will call a bet or rasie with anything. Still, I think I pretty much played the hand right with the information I had, so I'm not too fussed.

Funk Butter
15-06-2005, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Did you play well, get lucky, bit of both?

I entered an $11 satellite last night just to see how I faired. Went out first hand all in after the flop with QQ in the hole - all low on the flop, player on my right who called my raise, flopped two pair - 3 7??? Jammy bugger!
Played really well and got lucky. Totally bluffed a guy off a huge pot when it was down to 5 players, but also caught a gutshot straight on the river versus 2 pair. But you usually need both to win.

You played that QQ correct, depending on what your preflop raise was. If it was 60, then I could see danger, but 200 I would never guess that flop would help someone. I've seen so many people willing to push with top pair or a draw that you probably made the right play, although all-in after the flop might not have been my first bet. If he had had KK or AA, I imagine he would have moved in against you before the flop. But you can never tell with these online nutbags.

I managed to win 4 straight Sit'n'Go tourneys last night. Including 1 round of Omaha. People just willing to call down with draws and bad pairs. So I'm feeling good heading towards next month.

DANCOO
15-06-2005, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Played really well and got lucky. Totally bluffed a guy off a huge pot when it was down to 5 players, but also caught a gutshot straight on the river versus 2 pair. But you usually need both to win.

I managed to win 4 straight Sit'n'Go tourneys last night. Including 1 round of Omaha. People just willing to call down with draws and bad pairs. So I'm feeling good heading towards next month.

What was the total package you won?

My heads-up play is appaling, excluding last night I've made it to a heads-up situation eight times out of my last nine tourneys, and only won one of them.

Good luck in the WSOP, take a laptop and keep us all updated with your progress.

Funk Butter
15-06-2005, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
What was the total package you won?

My heads-up play is appaling, excluding last night I've made it to a heads-up situation eight times out of my last nine tourneys, and only won one of them.

Good luck in the WSOP, take a laptop and keep us all updated with your progress.
I won the $10K entry plus $2K spending money. But I had to handle my own airfare and hotel. I won it thru Empire Poker, so its not one of the big boys that are buying out entire floors at the big hotels.

Heads-up play is a different animal, and it usually takes some experience to get a feel for when to make moves. I think there are actually a couple of books that deal specifically with heads-up play.

And now that I think about it, I think you played that QQ hand wrong. I didn't realize that you had started with 1500 chips and there was only 5 people at the table. I guess it depends on how the betting went after the flop. I have made plays like that before, when I think people are on AK or AQ and look for a little flop.

Micky Droy
16-06-2005, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I won the $10K entry plus $2K spending money. But I had to handle my own airfare and hotel. I won it thru Empire Poker, so its not one of the big boys that are buying out entire floors at the big hotels.

Heads-up play is a different animal, and it usually takes some experience to get a feel for when to make moves. I think there are actually a couple of books that deal specifically with heads-up play.

And now that I think about it, I think you played that QQ hand wrong. I didn't realize that you had started with 1500 chips and there was only 5 people at the table. I guess it depends on how the betting went after the flop. I have made plays like that before, when I think people are on AK or AQ and look for a little flop.

Kewl...

What do you guess your ratio of see the flop: pre-flop fold is? I fear mine's too high (online). Offline I'm alot more sensible, which is silly really.

Yesterday evening I played for an hour's relaxation on the 1/2and the players on my table were UNBELIEVABLE. They would go in on absolutely nothing. I mean - just anything. And they'd raise on it, even after bering caugth out. I realised under those circs you can;t set the pace, can't bet them out, and just have to wait until you get it and then slow play. In one way it;s a gift but in another it's dangerous because it can;t help but throw you off your normal game.

Johnson
16-06-2005, 11:48 AM
I have just started playing online for small money at the moment. Have been playing online for last year but not for money. Just started playing for money. Am on Ladbrokes at the moment. Have been playing on the $0.10 and $0.20 blinds. They are quite annoying to play as so many people call before flop, as so low, even usually call when I raise it. Am doing okay. Have doubled my starting chips so far, started with $9, up to $18. When get more confident will move onto the tables with higher blinds.

What sort of %, should I have for looking at flops. As am not to sure if playing to negative.

DANCOO
16-06-2005, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Johnson
I have just started playing online for small money at the moment. Have been playing online for last year but not for money. Just started playing for money. Am on Ladbrokes at the moment. Have been playing on the $0.10 and $0.20 blinds. They are quite annoying to play as so many people call before flop, as so low, even usually call when I raise it. Am doing okay. Have doubled my starting chips so far, started with $9, up to $18. When get more confident will move onto the tables with higher blinds.

What sort of %, should I have for looking at flops. As am not to sure if playing to negative.

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Micky Droy
16-06-2005, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I recommend reading through this bloke's site >>> playwinningpoker (http://www.playwinningpoker.com/)

Thanks - this is great too: http://www.poker1.com/mcu/mculib_lectures.asp

Micky Droy
16-06-2005, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Johnson


What sort of %, should I have for looking at flops. As am not to sure if playing to negative.

Just depends on the game. Remember that if you play tight, then when you DO raise people are more likely to respect your bet than if you were calling everything like the others.

If everyone is chasing madly you hold an advantage if you just play your cards.

On a loose table, play tight, and vice versa.

mattgood
16-06-2005, 01:52 PM
Have just started playing 'Hold em' on Yahoo games. Nice and simple and quite enjoyable. Tis good for practise I find.

oz_da II
16-06-2005, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Johnson
What sort of %, should I have for looking at flops. As am not to sure if playing to negative.

About 20% for me, I've just started on PokerRoom.com.
Been "practicing" for a few months. Doing ok so far (in profit).

Funk Butter
16-06-2005, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
What do you guess your ratio of see the flop: pre-flop fold is? I fear mine's too high (online). Offline I'm alot more sensible, which is silly really.
Overall, I'm probably seeing 20%-22% of flops. It can vary from table to table and night to night.

DANCOO
16-06-2005, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Overall, I'm probably seeing 20%-22% of flops. It can vary from table to table and night to night.

How many attempts at the sattelite did it take you to get in?

Funk Butter
16-06-2005, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
How many attempts at the sattelite did it take you to get in?
Actually it was the first one I did this year. I tried a little bit last year, but didn't really make an effort. This time I was having a terrible night on the ring games and just decided to blow off some steam in a multi-table tourney. The one I happened to pick was the WSOP satellite to another satellite. Didn't even realize it until after it started. This was months ago as well, I had planned to make a serious effort this year, but turns out I didn't have to.

DANCOO
16-06-2005, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Actually it was the first one I did this year. I tried a little bit last year, but didn't really make an effort. This time I was having a terrible night on the ring games and just decided to blow off some steam in a multi-table tourney. The one I happened to pick was the WSOP satellite to another satellite. Didn't even realize it until after it started. This was months ago as well, I had planned to make a serious effort this year, but turns out I didn't have to.

I had a couple of goes again last night and went out both times being outdrawn on the river.:bash: :rolleyes:

I'll give it another couple of goes tonight.

Micky Droy
17-06-2005, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I had a couple of goes again last night and went out both times being outdrawn on the river.:bash: :rolleyes:

I'll give it another couple of goes tonight.

How did it go?

Beckenham Boy
17-06-2005, 02:13 PM
Playing pokerroom at the moment but not going too well

DANCOO
17-06-2005, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
How did it go?

Played the best I ever have, and to be honest...I blew it.

First of two rounds on a Multi-Table Tourney for the WSOP, 36 players.
Top two went into final round today.

I was in the top three, and leading for most, for the whole tournament.
Final three and I was leading with about 20,000, second was about 15,000, third was about 8,000.

I went all-in pre-flop with QQ against AKo ( 15,000 bloke ), and he hit AK on the flop and river.
I had a couple of chances later on, but it was pretty much all over from then on.
Still, I'm very happy with how I played so I'm not too downhearted, better luck tonight maybe.:cool:

Micky Droy
17-06-2005, 02:36 PM
That sounds like good going. Anyone would go big on QQ at the end of a tourney when you can win it practically right there.

$2000 in last four days for me!

DANCOO
17-06-2005, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
That sounds like good going. Anyone would go big on QQ at the end of a tourney when you can win it practically right there.

$2000 in last four days for me!

I assume you are playing on the higher priced tables to get that sort of money.
I just play on the $0.50/$1.00 at the moment and it's pretty slow going.

Jalfrezi_Enema
21-06-2005, 09:26 AM
You guys watching the poker on 5 at the moment? Quality heads up last night with some french guy call Pascal, giving a lesson in how to play aggressive heads up?

Really good stuff. Especially for us learners.

DANCOO
23-06-2005, 08:35 PM
How's things Funk butter?
You there yet, have online access, played any...etc?

Funk Butter
23-06-2005, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
How's things Funk butter?
You there yet, have online access, played any...etc?
I've been playing some $25-$30 buyin multi-table tourneys to get some practice, with no luck. I basically get knocked out, then head to the one-table sit-n-go's to get my money back.

DANCOO
23-06-2005, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I've been playing some $25-$30 buyin multi-table tourneys to get some practice, with no luck. I basically get knocked out, then head to the one-table sit-n-go's to get my money back.

When's your big one?

KevTheOptimist
23-06-2005, 10:05 PM
What sites you lot play on. I tend to go for Laddies but getting a bit peed off at the mo, I swear Mr Laddies has got my number. Ideally I'm looking for rich stupid yanks

DANCOO
23-06-2005, 10:23 PM
I'm on William Hills, occassionally they lose connection mid-tourney, which is quite annoying, but if you can't get back on, they will re-fund you your costs. It's mainly UK and Scandinavians, you get a couple of Americans though.

Funk Butter
23-06-2005, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
When's your big one?
My day 1 is July 9th, that Saturday.

Originally posted by KevTheOptimist
What sites you lot play on. I tend to go for Laddies but getting a bit peed off at the mo, I swear Mr Laddies has got my number. Ideally I'm looking for rich stupid yanks
I play on Party Poker, Empire Poker (this is the site I won the WSOP seat from), Poker Stars and Ultimate Bet. Rotate some others in if they have good reload bonuses.

KevTheOptimist
05-07-2005, 12:35 AM
Am addicted and need sleep. Can't bare to leave it though!!

nottsunieagle
05-07-2005, 10:10 PM
I just signed up for the World Poker Tour online action. Won my opening satellite, beating 21 others.

I've recieved entry into the weekly Level 2 tourney (usual buy-in 22) and one in 10 goes through into the Level 3 tourney (once a month, usual buy-in 200) and the winner of that gets a 10k buy-in at either the Grand Prix de Paris or the WPT Legends of Poker tournament!!!

Not counting my chickens just yet but i'm very confident of making the Level 3 tourney - only trouble is i can't play this weeks Level 2 as its the same day as my graduation!!! Will update.

Teddy
06-07-2005, 02:44 PM
Been following the WSOP on the web, good to see the old pro's are winning a number of bracelets. Both Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson won their tenth WSOP bracelets, and TJ Cloutier won one ofthe big NLH tournaments. Keep us updated Funk Butter, every players dream to play at the WSOP main event. Good Luck

DANCOO
09-07-2005, 11:13 AM
Good Luck FB.:p

Funk Butter
09-07-2005, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Good Luck FB.:p

Thanks, peeps. I'm getting ready to head down to the Rio right now for my Day 1. Starting to get nervous. If I'm on TV, you'll notice me by my Palace jersey.

Johnson
09-07-2005, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Thanks, peeps. I'm getting ready to head down to the Rio right now for my Day 1. Starting to get nervous. If I'm on TV, you'll notice me by my Palace jersey.

What is your full name and and town and country.

If you can post that I will keep an eye out how you doing.

Reps AJ
09-07-2005, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by KevTheOptimist
Am addicted and need sleep. Can't bare to leave it though!!

I accidentely stayed up till 4.30 last night playing :sob:

Funk Butter
09-07-2005, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Johnson
What is your full name and and town and country.

If you can post that I will keep an eye out how you doing.
Christopher Hamlyn
Atlanta, GA

Don't know if you'll be able to get any updates on my progress before I get knocked out though. Maybe I'll just do something really crazy to get noticed. (or stupid, "But I thought my 5-2o was the nuts!")

Johnson
09-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Christopher Hamlyn
Atlanta, GA

Don't know if you'll be able to get any updates on my progress before I get knocked out though. Maybe I'll just do something really crazy to get noticed. (or stupid, "But I thought my 5-2o was the nuts!")

Have faith.

I will ask someone who posts on the Hendon Mob site, to check on your progress.

Good Luck.

Johnson
09-07-2005, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Christopher Hamlyn
Atlanta, GA

Don't know if you'll be able to get any updates on my progress before I get knocked out though. Maybe I'll just do something really crazy to get noticed. (or stupid, "But I thought my 5-2o was the nuts!")

If you get knowcked out early are you going to stay around the next few days to watch ??

Funk Butter
09-07-2005, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Johnson
Have faith.

I will ask someone who posts on the Hendon Mob site, to check on your progress.

Good Luck.
Will try. I'm at Table#119 Seat #8.

Johnson
09-07-2005, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Will try. I'm at Table#119 Seat #8.

Thanks for that and good luck again.

Johnson
09-07-2005, 03:11 PM
Just reading that Phil Hellmuth threw his toys out when he had a bad beat yesterday.

Teddy
09-07-2005, 03:17 PM
Been following things on worldseriesofpoker.com and gutshot.com. Lot of big names out on day 1 A Devilfish, Greenstein, Johnny Chan and Chris Ferguson to name but a few. Will be looking out for the name, Just remember not to swear cos they will sin bin you for 10 minutes or something stupid!

Good Luck
You can buy your fellow BBS ers a drink when you pocket the 8.5 million or whatever it is!

Johnson
09-07-2005, 11:35 PM
I asked someone at Vegas to check how Chris was doing ( frank Butter ). They replied with this :

Have spoken to Chris. He needed a double up when down to 6,300. He moved all-in to a R, the Raiser had KK, so lucky that Chris had AA.....!

He has 12,600 now, and is wearing his Crystal Palace Shirt.

Funk Butter
10-07-2005, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Johnson
I asked someone at Vegas to check how Chris was doing ( frank Butter ). They replied with this :

Have spoken to Chris. He needed a double up when down to 6,300. He moved all-in to a R, the Raiser had KK, so lucky that Chris had AA.....!

He has 12,600 now, and is wearing his Crystal Palace Shirt.
I was down to $4K multiple times. Managed to double up a few times and take some pots to get me to $45K, before I coasted into the end of the day with $34K. Had a host of pro and semi-pro players at my table. Thor Hansen bullied me around and I got him back a little bit. He took a couple of bad beats before he was eliminated holding QQ vs KK.

Johnson
10-07-2005, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I was down to $4K multiple times. Managed to double up a few times and take some pots to get me to $45K, before I coasted into the end of the day with $34K. Had a host of pro and semi-pro players at my table. Thor Hansen bullied me around and I got him back a little bit. He took a couple of bad beats before he was eliminated holding QQ vs KK.

Well done. When you back in action ??

I got someone in Vegas to vheck how you were doing, through the days play.

You play against any well known pro's ??

Good luck for when you back at the table.:lux:

Funk Butter
10-07-2005, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Johnson
Well done. When you back in action ??

I got someone in Vegas to vheck how you were doing, through the days play.

You play against any well known pro's ??

Good luck for when you back at the table.:lux:
We start up again tomorrow (or today) at noon. Your guy came over a few times to see how I was doing. Not sure if he'll be able to find me in my yellow Palace jersey tomorrow or not. We have to wait till we get there to see our seat assignments.

DANCOO
10-07-2005, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I was down to $4K multiple times. Managed to double up a few times and take some pots to get me to $45K, before I coasted into the end of the day with $34K. Had a host of pro and semi-pro players at my table. Thor Hansen bullied me around and I got him back a little bit. He took a couple of bad beats before he was eliminated holding QQ vs KK.

:p :p

What's the average stack?

Teddy
10-07-2005, 11:54 AM
Big Congrats FB, all the best for day 2!

Teddy
10-07-2005, 03:13 PM
http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/wsop_results.asp?getlink=1120952729023&SUBMIT=Go

Hope that link works, but if you scroll down to $34,000 you find the BBS's very own Funk Butter aka Christopher Hamlyn.:)

Johnson
11-07-2005, 12:08 AM
A runner in Vegas just sent this to me : Discovered Christopher Hamlyn and he has 65,000 in chips. And he's wearing an unmarked blue T-shirt.

Teddy
11-07-2005, 08:33 AM
Any news on FB, day 2 is now over. If he's still in there he only needs another 15 players to go to make the money!

Funk Butter
11-07-2005, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Teddy
Any news on FB, day 2 is now over. If he's still in there he only needs another 15 players to go to make the money!
Finished the day with $49K. I was so short-stacked to the end that I had to go all-in from the big blind versus a raise and a call right in front of me. The blinds were $800-$1600 (w/ $200 antes) and I only had about $13,000 left after the blind. Bo Schlestedt called and turned over pocket 6's, which had my pocket 4's doomed until a 4 came on the flop. No 6 came and I was able to triple up after raking in the call and the blinds and antes. The board said 569 players remaining, with 560 getting paid. So 9 more till the money.

I promise I'll wear the yellow away strip tomorrow.

DANCOO
11-07-2005, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Finished the day with $49K. I was so short-stacked to the end that I had to go all-in from the big blind versus a raise and a call right in front of me. The blinds were $800-$1600 (w/ $200 antes) and I only had about $13,000 left after the blind. Bo Schlestedt called and turned over pocket 6's, which had my pocket 4's doomed until a 4 came on the flop. No 6 came and I was able to triple up after raking in the call and the blinds and antes. The board said 569 players remaining, with 560 getting paid. So 9 more till the money.

I promise I'll wear the yellow away strip tomorrow.

:p BRILLIANT:p

Get "DON'T GO AJ" printed on the back.

Reps AJ
11-07-2005, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Finished the day with $49K. I was so short-stacked to the end that I had to go all-in from the big blind versus a raise and a call right in front of me. The blinds were $800-$1600 (w/ $200 antes) and I only had about $13,000 left after the blind. Bo Schlestedt called and turned over pocket 6's, which had my pocket 4's doomed until a 4 came on the flop. No 6 came and I was able to triple up after raking in the call and the blinds and antes.

Nice :p

Originally posted by Funk Butter
The board said 569 players remaining, with 560 getting paid. So 9 more till the money.

Does anyone know what the prize money starts at and whats the top prize? Can't get on poker sites at work!

Teddy
11-07-2005, 09:56 AM
1 $7,500,000
2 $4,250,000
3 $2,500,000
4 $2,000,000
5 $1,750,000
6 $1,500,000
7 $1,300,000
8 $1,150,000
9 $1,000,000
10 $600,000
11 $600,000
12 $600,000
13 $400,000
14 $400,000
15 $400,000
16 $350,000
17 $350,000
18 $350,000
19-27 $304,680
28-36 $274,090
37-45 $235,390
46-54 $173,880
55-63 $145,875
64-72 $124,835
73-81 $107,950
82-90 $91,950
91-100 $77,710
101-110 $65,360
111-140 $54,965
141-170 $46,245
171-200 $39,075
201-230 $33,197
231-260 $28,375
261-300 $24,365
301-350 $21,070
351-400 $18,335
401-450 $16,055
451-500 $14,135
501-560 $12,500

Good Luck FB, awesome achievement considering the size of the field! Here's hoping you make the money:p

Reps AJ
11-07-2005, 03:57 PM
Cheers :p

Good luck FB, that's a good couple of days work if you can get in the money!

Funk Butter
11-07-2005, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by Reps AJ
Cheers :p

Good luck FB, that's a good couple of days work if you can get in the money!
Yep, it sure as hell is exhausting. From 11am to 2:30am on Saturday, then from noon to 1:00am yesterday. I'm definitely seeing stars at this point.

Johnson
11-07-2005, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Yep, it sure as hell is exhausting. From 11am to 2:30am on Saturday, then from noon to 1:00am yesterday. I'm definitely seeing stars at this point.

I have been following your progress on a poker site. He has been getting updates through the day for me and posting. He struggled to find you yesterday as I said you were wearing a yellow Palace shirt. When he did find you, he started to update me, through the days play.

I will post any updates I hear on this thread, incase anyone is intrerested.

Congrats on your play Chris. A great achievement. You must be some player.

DANCOO
11-07-2005, 08:53 PM
When ( UK time ), do the rounds start up again?

Or have they already?

Johnson
12-07-2005, 08:20 AM
The Yellow Crystal Palace shirt has surfaced today - 75,000 in chips

Johnson
12-07-2005, 08:21 AM
Yellow Shirt is Chris Hamlyn, I believe, bit of controversy over his T-shirt yesterday but it's all resolved now

Johnson
12-07-2005, 08:21 AM
Chris Hamlyn up to 90k after being allowed to catch runner runner flush by lack of betting (he held Q6spades).

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by Johnson
Yellow Shirt is Chris Hamlyn, I believe, bit of controversy over his T-shirt yesterday but it's all resolved now

?!?

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 08:27 AM
Is he in the money yet?

Johnson
12-07-2005, 08:30 AM
190 players remaining. If they go out now, they receive $39,075

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Johnson
190 players remaining. If they go out now, they receive $39,075

:lux: :lux:

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 08:32 AM
What was the t-shirt controversy?

Teddy
12-07-2005, 08:33 AM
Would think so, apparently took a while to get rid of the 561 player. If hes up to 90k guess its pretty much gauranteed that he is in the money!

Teddy
12-07-2005, 08:37 AM
What was the T-shirt controversy? Something to do with sponsors name on the front?

Johnson
12-07-2005, 12:25 PM
Chip Counts

1 Greg Raymer $1,064,000
2 Rodney Pardey $1,041,000
3 Brad Kondracki $962,500
4 Johnny Howard $910,500
5 Rob Larsen $796,500
6 Tim Phan $746,000
7 Phil Ivey $722,500
8 Steve Marx $679,500
9 S Bartholomew $659,000
10 Gabe Wells $655,500
11 Bryan Stelbuger $648,500
12 Oskar Silow $638,000
13 Bob Hotchandani $627,500
14 Raymi Sanchez Thorn $595,500
15 Manelic Minaya $594,500
16 Tex Barch $590,000
17 Jon Lane $585,000
18 James Ocson $583,000
19 David Bergsdorf $579,500
20 Tom Sartori $574,500
21 James Pollack $557,500
22 Karlo Lopez $556,500
23 Terry Burt $550,500
24 Joe Berry $542,500
25 James Buff $542,500
26 Minh Ly $530,250
27 Casper Christensen $525,500
28 Thomas A Roupe $525,000
29 Gregory Rice $523,000
30 Aaron Kanter $503,500
31 Howard Lederer $496,500
32 Matt Fitzpatrick $490,500
33 Randal Brooks $490,000
34 Jon Kalmar $469,500
35 Hung La $467,000
36 Nottingham Nick $466,000
37 Nani Awad $460,500
38 Hunter Pappas $455,500
39 Mike Matusow $454,000
40 Sean Daulat $452,500
41 John McGrane $452,500
42 Nani Dollison $448,500
43 Tiffany Williamson $441,000
44 Mark Forrester $440,000
45 Yomtov Shabot $427,000
46 Samir Shakhtoor $414,000
47 Russell Salzer $412,500
48 Chris Short $411,500
49 Can Hua $404,000
50 Krystal Nelson $395,000
51 Espen Saltnes $388,000
52 Marcello Del Grosso $386,500
53 Kevin Kim $384,500
54 George Kelly Dickson $377,000
55 Scott Numoto $376,500
56 Larry Prugh $372,500
57 Carmen Menechella $370,000
58 Russ Hamilton $365,000
59 John Juanda $354,000
60 Jose M. Rodriguez $352,500
61 Nick Camarts $348,500
62 Ron Ware $345,000
63 David Plastik $342,500
64 Franklin Caldwell $339,000
65 Alex Morales $337,500
66 Sarah Bilney $332,500
67 Bobby Law $325,500
68 Jarl Lindholt Joergensen $320,500
69 Yakov Hirsch $316,500
70 Tuan Vu $316,500
71 Chris Drozdowski $315,000
72 Tom Shaneberger $309,000
73 Michael Kessler $297,500
74 Roland Israelashvizi $289,000
75 Kenna James $287,500
76 Michael Cribb $282,500
77 Ralph Perry $282,000
78 Daniel Shak $280,500
79 Jason Lester $280,000
80 Jason Kaplan $274,500
81 Bing Wang $272,500
82 Gen Watamabe $271,000
83 David Richardson $269,500
84 Terry Myers $269,000
85 Bjorn Lindenberg $265,500
86 Tony Pirone $265,500
87 Patrick Madden $265,000
88 Paul Vicary $265,000
89 Scott Lazar $264,500
90 Niklas Flisberg $260,000
91 Robert Turner $260,000
92 Darryl Tennefos $259,500
93 JC Tran $259,500
94 Andrew Black $257,000
95 Bryant King $253,500
96 Kevin McCarthy $251,000
97 Joe Stillman $249,500
98 Joe Simmons $245,000
99 Shahram Sheikhan $243,000
100 Paul Mannetta $240,000
101 Tony Abesamis $237,500
102 Francis O'Brien $234,000
103 Patrick Hayden $233,000
104 Joseph Hachem $231,000
105 Erick Richardson $227,000
106 Josh Prager $225,000
107 Mark Cole $224,500
108 Joe Connor $224,000
109 Mitchell Klein $219,500
110 Daniel Alaei $219,000
111 Alan Singer $217,000
112 Jack Ward $207,500
113 Webber Kang $206,300
114 Kevin Wright $202,000
115 Richard Lapwood $202,000
116 Richard Kirsch $200,500
117 Conor Tate $200,000
118 Dennis Savelkoul $197,500
119 Anthony Laughing, Jr $192,500
120 Kelly Zoudo $192,500
121 Dmitriy Eidelman $189,500
122 David Steirman $181,500
123 Lee Watkinson $181,000
124 Joe Toth $180,500
125 Stephen Deetz $180,000
126 Derek Dix $178,500
127 Joseph Chiosie $178,000
128 Anthony Hill $173,000
129 Joe Beevers $173,000
130 Louie Calvo $170,500
131 Vadim Shlez $170,500
132 Louis Lo $169,500
133 Michaey Leahy $169,000
134 Adam Friedman $166,000
135 Dietrich Alex $159,500
136 Cliff Cantor $159,000
137 Radu Butan $158,500
138 Mark Graves $154,000
139 Mike May $153,500
140 Kit Phaphon $150,500
141 Jake Minter $146,500
142 Glyn Banks $144,500
143 Bernard Lee $143,000
144 Peter Hedlund $141,500
145 Mehrdad Yousefzadeh $136,500
146 Kevin O'Brien $136,500
147 Tom Koral $132,000
148 Steven Dannenmann $131,000
149 Per Hildebrand $131,000
150 Farzad Bonyadi $129,500
151 Dustin Woolf $127,000
152 Tom Pniak $126,500
153 Alejandro Pachero $126,500
154 Chris Podlewski $126,000
155 Babak Rozi $123,000
156 Kevin Kaikko $122,000
157 Mark Tenner $112,000
158 Paul Fisher $110,000
159 Ayhan Alsancak $109,500
160 Mark Bryan $109,000
161 Amit Sander $109,000
162 Michael Mollay $104,500
163 Kjetil Praesttun $102,000
164 Tom Clark $94,500
165 Dutch Boyd $92,000
166 Joe Leibman $88,000
167 Sean Blanton $87,000
168 Adam Brosius $86,500
169 John R. Brown $85,500
170 Joseph Vannata $84,500
171 Matt Fitzgerald $81,500
172 Michael Capener $80,000
173 George Thomas Huber $73,000
174 Doug Gehring $73,000
175 Martin Cedercrantz $71,500
176 Frank Hernandez $67,000
177 Jon Hoellein $63,500
178 Mike Wattel $62,500
179 Paul L. Darden, Jr. $60,000
180 Jeffrey Geiger $48,000
181 Tom Drotleff $41,500
182 Brett Wiesner $36,000
183 Ed Pellegrini $23,500
184 John McLaughlin $16,500
185 Imad Samouna $7,400

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 12:30 PM
Can't see Christopher in all of that!

Teddy
12-07-2005, 01:37 PM
Raymer going for back to back titles!

Funk Butter
12-07-2005, 03:40 PM
I busted out. I finished in 295th place. Still had my decent stack of chips, with pocket 9's on the button. Called a 9k raise from the guy under the gun. (The blinds were $1500/$3000). Flop is T93, rainbow. He checks, I bet $10k, he calls. Next card is a 2, he checks again. I think for a good while and decide he must have an overpair. I bet $25k and he goes all-in. I call and turn over my set of 9's while he turns over his set of tens. Didn't get my other nine on the river and was basically dead at that point. My last $15k went not long after that. I've never been so disappointed to win $24,395. Oh well, maybe next year.

There wasn't any controversy over the Palace jersey on Sunday, she just couldn't find me cause I didn't have it on.

You can see the back of my Palace jersey in this video (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-tournaments/event.php?id=1268&screen=video&video_id=445)

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I busted out. I finished in 295th place. Still had my decent stack of chips, with pocket 9's on the button. Called a 9k raise from the guy under the gun. (The blinds were $1500/$3000). Flop is T93, rainbow. He checks, I bet $10k, he calls. Next card is a 2, he checks again. I think for a good while and decide he must have an overpair. I bet $25k and he goes all-in. I call and turn over my set of 9's while he turns over his set of tens. Didn't get my other nine on the river and was basically dead at that point. My last $15k went not long after that. I've never been so disappointed to win $24,395. Oh well, maybe next year.

There wasn't any controversy over the Palace jersey on Sunday, she just couldn't find me cause I didn't have it on.

You can see the back of my Palace jersey in this video (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-tournaments/event.php?id=1268&screen=video&video_id=445)

Your biggest win?

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Oh yeah....:lux: :lux: :lux: Congratulations on your win.:lux: :lux: :lux:

Funk Butter
12-07-2005, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Your biggest win?
Without a doubt, I'm not much of a big money player. I played with Bo Schlestedt on Sunday and he said that he plays in $500 or $1000 Sit'n'Go tourneys online, EIGHT! tables at a time. He is a very good player, as if I had to tell ya'll that.

Teddy
12-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Tough beat with set vs set. Still awesome achievement, big congrats! Despite being a very very average player I think i'll have a crack at trying to qualify for next years WSOP, any boks or anything you can reccommend to improve my game?

Reps AJ
12-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
I busted out. I finished in 295th place. Still had my decent stack of chips, with pocket 9's on the button. Called a 9k raise from the guy under the gun. (The blinds were $1500/$3000). Flop is T93, rainbow. He checks, I bet $10k, he calls. Next card is a 2, he checks again. I think for a good while and decide he must have an overpair. I bet $25k and he goes all-in. I call and turn over my set of 9's while he turns over his set of tens. Didn't get my other nine on the river and was basically dead at that point. My last $15k went not long after that. I've never been so disappointed to win $24,395. Oh well, maybe next year.
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Look on the plus side - top 300 finish in your first attempt and $24k in your back pocket for an initial investment of $15. I'd say that's pretty good going!

citizen sane
12-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Great effort Funk , congratulations :p

Funk Butter
12-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Teddy
Tough beat with set vs set. Still awesome achievement, big congrats! Despite being a very very average player I think i'll have a crack at trying to qualify for next years WSOP, any boks or anything you can reccommend to improve my game?
Dan Harrington has a very good book that is quite well done. Super System is one you should probably read as well. Even if you can't (or won't) play like Doyle Brunson, its good to know how his disciples will play.

DANCOO
12-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Funk Butter
Dan Harrington has a very good book that is quite well done. Super System is one you should probably read as well. Even if you can't (or won't) play like Doyle Brunson, its good to know how his disciples will play.

Yeah, I think I'll go for the Doyle Brunson book.
I've been reading Sklansky's "Theory of Poker", but I find his theory of only betting when pot odds are in your favour ( unless you've got the nuts or think your opponent is bluffing ), too difficult to apply - certainly playing on the William Hill website, where you VERY rarely EVER get pot odds.

nottsunieagle
12-07-2005, 06:34 PM
i'm gonna go for brunson's and hellmuth's!

congrats FB, i've got my penultimate satellite qualifier coming up so hoping to go for that. Well done - you have raised the BBS poker bar, i'm hoping to join you there!

DANCOO
13-07-2005, 10:10 AM
Can someone tell me if any sites do Six Pack Satellites?

DANCOO
14-07-2005, 12:57 PM
I am going to order ( when I get an answer hopefully ), Doyle Brunson's Super System/Super System 2.

Question is has seomeone read both of them, which one is better?

I have a read a review that says SS2 is not the same book as SS1, and as SS1 is classed as the best ever poker book, I was wondering if any relevant information has been missed out in the production of SS2?

Funk Butter
14-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I am going to order ( when I get an answer hopefully ), Doyle Brunson's Super System/Super System 2.

Question is has seomeone read both of them, which one is better?

I have a read a review that says SS2 is not the same book as SS1, and as SS1 is classed as the best ever poker book, I was wondering if any relevant information has been missed out in the production of SS2?
Haven't read the second one. The first was written long ago, so there are some differences that are strange. If I remember right what is called a flop now, wasn't back then. It was something different in the book. And also back then, they only had 1 blind. He has other people cover other poker variations as well.

Reps AJ
14-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I am going to order ( when I get an answer hopefully ), Doyle Brunson's Super System/Super System 2.

Question is has seomeone read both of them, which one is better?

I have a read a review that says SS2 is not the same book as SS1, and as SS1 is classed as the best ever poker book, I was wondering if any relevant information has been missed out in the production of SS2?

I'm currently reading SS2 and its good, but then its the only poker book I've read :clown: Whether you agree with the style it will certainly get you thinking about the game more. If anyone has read both I'd certainly be interested in their thoughts. If I can earn the money, I'll invest it in some of these recommened books

I'd say my playing has jumped several levels. I'm playing low level limit hold'em until I get a little more experience. I was losing money or just about breaking even but since reading chapters of that book I've played about 12 single table tournaments in the last couple of days and been in the money in 9 of them, including 4 wins (3 seconds and 2 thirds). Nothing like the level FB is playing at, of course.

DANCOO
14-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Have ordered SS2, just because it is going to be a bit more up to date than SS1.

Reps AJ, I am currently reading the Sklansky book ( The Theory of Poker ), and his ideas are very much based around pot odds, probability and percentages. Although he does also go into detail about all other aspects of poker. I haven't read the Brunson book ( yet ), does he go in to much detail about odds and percentages?

Sklansky is well worth a read, even if you have no intention of playing that way ( IMO a fairly tight player ), it will give you an insight into how some other players play.

Reps AJ
14-07-2005, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I haven't read the Brunson book ( yet ), does he go in to much detail about odds and percentages?

Sklansky is well worth a read, even if you have no intention of playing that way ( IMO a fairly tight player ), it will give you an insight into how some other players play.

Bruson is all about battering you opponent and playing with aggression and pressure, i.e. the opposite of Sklansky by the sound of it. Having said that, odds and percentages are a vital part (or one of many vital parts) of poker. I think if you can get different perspectives and then find a style that suits you and plays to your own strengths...

DANCOO
15-07-2005, 09:48 AM
Really good odds calculator on thehendonmob site. Best one I've seen so far.

HERE - ON THE LEFT HAND COLUMN (http://www.thehendonmob.com/)

DANCOO
15-07-2005, 03:08 PM
Can I get some views on what would be considered a good h/r return playing $0.50/$1.00 no limit?

SwampThing
16-07-2005, 12:51 PM
I started playing on William Hill a couple months ago. Started on the low blind limit cash games, then discovered the no limit tournament tables, and haven't gone back to cash games - I find the no limit game is much more enjoyable.

I mostly play the 5-10 single table tourneys. I've also played a handful of multi-table tourneys, and my best result so far is 2nd (had it won before he got lucky on the river twice :hmph: ) out of 300. That took 3 and a half hours, and I was knackered at the end. I don't how the WSOP people can play 12+ hours! Incidentally, the William Hill WSOP qualifier came in 18th, winning $350K - not bad for a $10 stake!!!

Reps AJ
16-07-2005, 11:47 PM
Just playing a single table game and it was down to the final 2 and I landed 4 of kind to win... that's winning in style :D

oz_da II
17-07-2005, 05:44 AM
Nice to see Australia adding another "sporting" trophy to the cabinet. :p

Congratulations to FB as well.

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by DANCOO
Can I get some views on what would be considered a good h/r return playing $0.50/$1.00 no limit?

Depends , i've made 200-300 in an hour before with these blinds othertimes its been nothing . Saying that i would be disapointed if i hadn't at least doubled up in an hour .

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 09:11 AM
I know this has been bandied about before but would there be enough interest to get a private table at ladbrokes and have our own sit'n'go tournament ? It wouldn't be big money and would be more for fun than anything else ..I know Mickey Droy was interested when i spoke to him about this on another thread . Anyone else ?

stevejfh
17-07-2005, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by citizen sane
I know this has been bandied about before but would there be enough interest to get a private table at ladbrokes and have our own sit'n'go tournament ? It wouldn't be big money and would be more for fun than anything else ..I know Mickey Droy was interested when i spoke to him about this on another thread . Anyone else ?

I started playing low stakes, 10 or 20 runner, sit 'n' go tournies about a month ago and I reckon I've picked things up reasonably quickly. So count me in - although only if the stakes are small, as you sound like a bit of a hustler!! :D

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by stevejfh
as you sound like a bit of a hustler!! :D

Your getting me muddled up with someone else :angel:

Nice one though Steve thats two now............Anyone else ?

oz_da II
17-07-2005, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Anyone else ?

I'd be interested, I have a betting account with ladbrokes. Can I use that or do I need a specific poker account?

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 09:30 AM
You just need to download the Poker software from the Ladbrokes sports betting site oz_da ( takes 2-3 mins ) then you can transfer money back and forth very easily .

stevejfh
17-07-2005, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by oz_da II
I'd be interested, I have a betting account with ladbrokes. Can I use that or do I need a specific poker account?

Just install the poker software from Ladbrokes' site. Money in your betting account can be used to play poker.

DANCOO
17-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Count me in.

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 05:12 PM
Good man Dancoo :p ...Thats 4 so far .

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 05:15 PM
WARNING !!!

Was playing on party poker earlier when i noticed some really strange stuff going on , certain players seemed to consistently winning so i really payed attention and guess what ? I caught the dealer dealing from the bottom of the pack .:eek:

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 05:19 PM
Don't know how to put two attachments in the same post :confused: but anyway on with the story after i caught the dealer cheating i turned my attention to the player to the left of him who seemed to winning a lot and lo and behold this is what i see.

Johnson
17-07-2005, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
I know this has been bandied about before but would there be enough interest to get a private table at ladbrokes and have our own sit'n'go tournament ? It wouldn't be big money and would be more for fun than anything else ..I know Mickey Droy was interested when i spoke to him about this on another thread . Anyone else ?

I would be up for a game as well.

Reps AJ
17-07-2005, 05:32 PM
No played on Ladbrookes before, is it a good site? Played on Bet365 and Paradise...

I'd be up for a friendly small stake game with you chancers :D

I've seen private tournaments, are these easy to set up?

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Reps AJ
No played on Ladbrookes before, is it a good site? Played on Bet365 and Paradise...

I'd be up for a friendly small stake game with you chancers :D

I've seen private tournaments, are these easy to set up?

Ladbrokes is my favourite site for ease of use i prefer it to Bet365 personally

I only want a small friendly game as well i was thinking something like a $5 or $10 buy in ..Its not about the money for me (really )

Never set up a private tourney before but i wouldn't imagine its hard .

budgie
17-07-2005, 06:07 PM
Sounds great, count me in for a low stakes game.

Citizen could you organise it and pm everyone with the details?

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 06:09 PM
What i'll do is see how this private table stuff works first ..Then i'll post up some dates on this thread that are ok with everyone ...Then we can take it from there :)

Reps AJ
17-07-2005, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Ladbrokes is my favourite site for ease of use i prefer it to Bet365 personally

I only want a small friendly game as well i was thinking something like a $5 or $10 buy in ..Its not about the money for me (really )


Not a big fan of Bet365 the lobby always seems out of date compared to the tables. I'll give Ladbrokes a whirl.

A small friendly game sounds good

Mong!
17-07-2005, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Don't know how to put two attachments in the same post :confused: but anyway on with the story after i caught the dealer cheating i turned my attention to the player to the left of him who seemed to winning a lot and lo and behold this is what i see.

:D

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 06:41 PM
Ok , that was simple enough I've set up a private table with ladbrokes with the name bbs ( lowercase) to be able to sit the password is onesize (lowercase) Its a $5 + 50c buy-in sit'n'go tournament 10 seater table . No limits hold'em $1000 starting chips and the blinds go up every 10 hands ..The top 3 places pay 70%, 20% , 10 % .

If this is no good i can change it to a cash table which means deleting this one and doing it again ( i can set the stakes as small as you like ).

As far as times go wednesday evening is good for me ...How about everyone else ?

Oh , if 10 people play it should take an hour , hour and a half tops

I think thats everything :)

DANCOO
17-07-2005, 07:01 PM
That's all fine with me. The wife's out on Wednesday, so no nagging.

Reps AJ
17-07-2005, 07:01 PM
Sounds good, my preference would be as you've set it up... Can do late Wednesday evening, say 8.30 onwards (got footie earlier)

citizen sane
17-07-2005, 07:10 PM
Don't matter to me what time.

Thats three definates for Wednesday . Shall we say a time of between 8.30 - 8.45 as well ?

DANCOO
17-07-2005, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Don't matter to me what time.

Thats three definates for Wednesday . Shall we say a time of between 8.30 - 8.45 as well ?

Yup, and I would appreciate it if someone could post a reminder on this thread for me to sign up to Ladbrokes ( no time today ).

budgie
17-07-2005, 07:54 PM
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it this Wednesday as I'm off to the I of W. However it sounds a great idea, and I'll certainly be up for it the following week.

stevejfh
17-07-2005, 10:00 PM
Steve's off to The South Of France, Wednesday to Monday. :sob:

If everything goes well, I'll join you at the table for the 2nd tournie! :p

Johnson
17-07-2005, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Don't matter to me what time.

Thats three definates for Wednesday . Shall we say a time of between 8.30 - 8.45 as well ?

That's fine with me.

oz_da II
18-07-2005, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by citizen sane
Don't matter to me what time.

Thats three definates for Wednesday . Shall we say a time of between 8.30 - 8.45 as well ?

I'll be working. Looks like I'll only be available for any possible weekend play, time difference and all... :(

Reps AJ
18-07-2005, 08:10 AM
I see this as a little acorn which will soon grow into a mighty oak... The chance to fleece your fellow BBS'ers will be too good to turn down and I'm sure we'll get a few more games in

citizen sane
18-07-2005, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by oz_da II
I'll be working. Looks like I'll only be available for any possible weekend play, time difference and all... :(

If this is popular i'll set up a weekend table as well for people in different time zones .

citizen sane
18-07-2005, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Reps AJ
I see this as a little acorn which will soon grow into a mighty oak... The chance to fleece your fellow BBS'ers will be too good to turn down and I'm sure we'll get a few more games in

Me too .

DANCOO
18-07-2005, 12:02 PM
When we log onto Ladbrokes, are we going to use our bbs usernames, just so we know who everyone is?

Reps AJ
18-07-2005, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
When we log onto Ladbrokes, are we going to use our bbs usernames, just so we know who everyone is?

I've got a different username for poker so I'll be playing under a different name but I guess its just personal choice

citizen sane
18-07-2005, 12:35 PM
I've got a different user name as well with Ladbrokes ..I'll let you know who i am though .

DANCOO
18-07-2005, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
I've got a different user name as well with Ladbrokes ..I'll let you know who i am though .

You'll be the one with 70%.

citizen sane
18-07-2005, 12:56 PM
You've been playing a while now Dancoo , you'll probably kick my arse !

Beckenham Boy
18-07-2005, 12:59 PM
I am def up for this but cannot commit every week. It may be best if you keep me as a reserve and send me a pm or I will check on this thread when you have a seat up for grabs on certain weeks. I am out this Wed night so will not be able to play but perhaps the week after if there are seats free. Great idea !!!

DANCOO
18-07-2005, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by citizen sane
You've been playing a while now Dancoo , you'll probably kick my arse !

I have made some pretty big errors regarding what sort of hourly return I should be getting.
Only been playing since I started this thread, and since I have been making some mistakes, I have not really played for a couple of weeks.

Playing $0.50/$1.00 NL, I would often get my h/r upto between $30 & $80, but for some stupid reason I figured this was lower than I should be aiming for on these limit tables, ( duh! ). Risked a lot to try and gain a lot more - didn't happen because I was trying to force the pace a bit too much. Funny thing is, if I continued to play the same way but on higher limits I would probably be laughing by now.
Still, live and learn, purchased a couple of books that I will read cover to cover before I start playing properly again.

Strathclyde Eagle
18-07-2005, 09:10 PM
Just started on the Yahoo! version to see what all the fuss is about.

What are you looking for in your first two cards to keep you in? (Besides pairs, obviously.)

ebyeeckeagle
18-07-2005, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Just started on the Yahoo! version to see what all the fuss is about.

What are you looking for in your first two cards to keep you in? (Besides pairs, obviously.)

Depends on numbers, but just a couple of high cards can be worth a punt.

The main problem with online gaming is twofold;
1. the ability to pick up on body language or just a feel (though equally this can be misleading!)
2. Bluffing is very tricky, as people come and go all the time, whereas in a proper game you can judge it.

I am a beginner myself. But I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

Count me in for the tourny :p

DANCOO
18-07-2005, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Just started on the Yahoo! version to see what all the fuss is about.

What are you looking for in your first two cards to keep you in? (Besides pairs, obviously.)

The premium hands are generally AA,KK,QQ,JJ(just),AKs(suited),AQs,AKu(unsuited) would just about cover it I think.
Second tier hands would probably be TT,99,88,AQu,KQs/u,AJs/u,KJs/u,QJs/u.
Third tier - Any pair, A+any suited, suited connectors ie 6&7c(clubs).

That is a very rough guide, and other people opinions would probably differ slightly, but probably not too much.

Of course different hands are more playable than others depending who you are sitting next to.

Reps AJ
19-07-2005, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by ebyeeckeagle
The main problem with online gaming is twofold;

2. Bluffing is very tricky, as people come and go all the time, whereas in a proper game you can judge it.

At the moment I'm mostly playing single table tournaments so you are playing the same 10 people which helps with learning to read different types of players

Reps AJ
19-07-2005, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
What are you looking for in your first two cards to keep you in? (Besides pairs, obviously.)

Just to add to what Dancoo has said above, I'd just add that two cards that might look great can suddenly become complete garbage when the flop is dealt (the first 3 cards dealt in the middle) or an average hand can become excellent... but thats half the fun :p

citizen sane
19-07-2005, 02:27 PM
Quick update . Tomorrow we have 5 players so far

Me
Dancoo
Reps AJ
Ebyeeckeagle
Johnson

Theres 3 more people that have expressed an interest in next week as well which is nearly a full table if everyone shows .

Just to recap 8.30-8.45 on the table " bbs" in Ladbrokes private section , password "onesize" .

citizen sane
19-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle


What are you looking for in your first two cards to keep you in? (Besides pairs, obviously.)

Any two cards can be playable depending on position and how many your up against ...Premium hands like AA , KK , AK are always nice to have but you don't see them that often unfortunately .

As Dancoo said a lot of people have their favourites , i like suited connecters personally because if you hit a straight or flush then hardly any one will put you on it ...So theres a good chance you might take a big pot .

citizen sane
19-07-2005, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Just started on the Yahoo! version to see what all the fuss is about.


Theres some good stuff on this site which is helpful if your quite new to poker http://www.pokertips.org/main/start.php

ukjay_29
19-07-2005, 02:43 PM
I'll be in tomorrow night guys - I'll be in from playing 5 aside footie about 8.15 so should just make the start time - probably nearer 8.45 though.

Will use this name (probably) if not, I'l lidentify myself...........

citizen sane
19-07-2005, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by ukjay_29
I'll be in tomorrow night guys

Nice one :p

citizen sane
19-07-2005, 03:07 PM
Just to be fair about this if you want to play in next weeks game ( 27/8) then post after Wednesday this week that way if more than 10 people want to play its on a first come first served basis ...Of course if theres a lot more than 10 than it would be simple enough to open up another table ..

Any thoughts on this anyone ?

oz_da II
20-07-2005, 09:15 AM
How many have we got for tonight?

I may be able to play for about an hour (depending on the start time) before I have to trudge off to work. :(

citizen sane
20-07-2005, 11:54 AM
6 so far Oz_da ....we're starting at 8.30 - 8-45 . Don't know what that is your time .

KevTheOptimist
20-07-2005, 12:03 PM
Am well up for this, unfortunately, for the forseeable future, Wednesdays are no good for me/

ebyeeckeagle
20-07-2005, 02:24 PM
Hm. Having problems with the Ladbrookes registration. They have referred me to helpdesk thing. :(

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by ebyeeckeagle
Hm. Having problems with the Ladbrookes registration. They have referred me to helpdesk thing. :(

I haven't signed up yet, will 'try' when I get home.

Looks like it might end up being heads up from the start.

Funk Butter
20-07-2005, 02:48 PM
Weekdays are no good for me as I am working while ya'll will be playing. Since I'm 5 hours behind, the weekend would be best for me. Can Yanks sign up for Ladbrokes?

citizen sane
20-07-2005, 04:32 PM
I'm pretty sure Ladbrokes now let Americans play ...As far as weekends go it all depends on how popular this weekday one turns out to be .


Also theres nothing to stop people just posting a time and date on here when they want a game it doesn't have to be wednesdays at all . The private table can be used at any time .

ukjay_29
20-07-2005, 04:35 PM
Will look to see you tonight.

I've been roped in to overtime which knocks the 5 a side on the head but I'll look to get to the table as cloase as I can to 8.45 - Can we join in if we are late?

citizen sane
20-07-2005, 05:03 PM
As long as you don't mind waiting for any game to finish ...With 5-6 players it shouldn't take too long .

ebyeeckeagle
20-07-2005, 06:55 PM
Still having a problem. Tech desk at Ladbrookes are looking it. :sob:

citizen sane
20-07-2005, 07:06 PM
Hopefully they can sort it out . Won't it let you register or something ?

ebyeeckeagle
20-07-2005, 07:14 PM
Yeah. Not transferring my details in the 'real player' registration.
I've noticed a freeline number, so will try that rather than the email which I have been using.

citizen sane
20-07-2005, 07:18 PM
Ladbrokes phone customer services have been spot-on when i've used them before .

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 07:21 PM
Well, I've got my seat.

Reps AJ
20-07-2005, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by ebyeeckeagle
Yeah. Not transferring my details in the 'real player' registration.
I've noticed a freeline number, so will try that rather than the email which I have been using.

I had problems but signed up on the bookies on the web and it then let me on the poker no problem

ebyeeckeagle
20-07-2005, 07:44 PM
I can see you 3 at the table.Registered now (the phone section were very quick) but now problem with creating my 'alias'? On hold.

Micky Droy
20-07-2005, 07:48 PM
woah!

sorry havent been monitoring this - are you full?

What table/game? If there's space I can come in now

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 07:50 PM
I was just about to PM you Droy, plenty of room.

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 07:51 PM
Ladbrokes, Private table - bbs. p/w - onesize.

Micky Droy
20-07-2005, 07:52 PM
cool. tahn sk dancoo. don;t know how i missed this.

I am UKpockets and i am seated!

Johnson
20-07-2005, 07:57 PM
Can play but only in 15 mins, will that be too late ??

Micky Droy
20-07-2005, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by DANCOO
I am going to order ( when I get an answer hopefully ), Doyle Brunson's Super System/Super System 2.

Question is has seomeone read both of them, which one is better?

I have a read a review that says SS2 is not the same book as SS1, and as SS1 is classed as the best ever poker book, I was wondering if any relevant information has been missed out in the production of SS2?

2 is basically a rehash of 1, and not worth it if you have the first one.

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Johnson
Can play but only in 15 mins, will that be too late ??

No probs, we'll wait for you.

DANCOO
20-07-2005, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Micky Droy
2 is basically a rehash of 1, and not worth it if you have the first one.

I got the second one in the end, not the first one - I was just a bit worried that if they were adding more to the second, they would leave out some of the first.