u guys hooked on this thanks to the tv show?
I play it on pogo.com which is part of the EA sports gaming website...
fun as hell...granted its little java applet so I can't play at work...but when I get home...LOOK OUT!
I'm hooked on watching the world series of poker on TV.
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I'm hooked on the game, play it at Pacific Poker. I had 17,000 bucks in fake money, but I'm at 9,000+ I been having bad luck. I even read some of the tips, and they didn't help me much.
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Unfortunetly, playing online is nothing like playing face to face...
In Texas Hold'em you don't play the cards, you play the man... having the cards has little to do with the game.
I love it...
Im not a gambler, but hold em is a really fun game to play. 8 ball is right, its all about the people, thats why the same people consistently do well at the world series.
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i play sometimes on www.ultimatebet.com
you set up an account through netteller to indirectly fund your account there and you're playing for real cash from the comfort of your home
my problem is, i do well, then i have a few beers while i'm playing and get a bit too ballsy with my bets
it's fun though
In my limited experience...
I could be wrong, but there must be statistical advantages u can play (odds if you will)
say you get delt a face/number combo, opt to stay in (as do 5 other competitors) and the flop shows 3 unsuited low number cards lower than ur number card. in that case ur odds would be better than if the flop had shown 3 face cards, two being suited, two being matched.
This is also a numbers game...
I've tried making a spreadsheet to track the ebb/flow of the numbers/odds, but its very complicated.
I think my next move is to makeup a random number generator game that will give me the odds of staying in and when.
I'm a number freak I can't help it.
IMHO this game is no different from taking black jack and removing the dealer so ur playing against a field of 6...IMHO its 50% a number game when you consider what % of contestants that stay in win on a good hand vs a bluff.
Last edited by geoffgarcia; 06-08-2004 at 07:51 AM.
Of course there are statistical advantages, but the bread and butter of the game is looking the guy in the face and bluffing on him, or vice versa. Numbers will take you so far, after that you need to read people.
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I love poker, play holdem all the time.
Online as well, I'm making some good money.
Please no one spoil it and tell us/me who won this year's world series of poker.
Yeah, nine of us play every friday night for 20 euro a head. One winner. Not a bad start to the weekend when you win 160 Euro. Also the worst you can do is lose 20 and u get a greats night enteratinment to go with.
Play it online too but find its a lot harder to read other players online and also people tend to call with anything. Sometimes players online or so bad it makes them very difficult to paly against.
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Statistical analysis will make you a decent to good player. The ability to read/mislead a player is what makes a great player.
texas hold'em is not like blackjack when you look it at a statistically. Black jack is a finite set which can be calculated and measured. That is why casinos hate it so much. Poker introduces betting strategy into the game which is a much more qualitative feature. This is further complicated by blinds which force action. I have played a some Texas before and by no means am a good player but I do understand some of the underlying strategy in it. Great game, but don't play to win money at it. Because most of the time you are just dead money (if you play at casinos that is).
I play all the time at my casino. I know Avatar is really into it too.
play with friends every once in a while when we have time to sit down and gamble, love to watch it as well - 2004 WSOP starts next month!
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Thanks neil!Originally Posted by Neil
unfortunately that odds calculator requires the input of every card on the table...so you already know the results...which isn't very helpful to use while playing online.
A real time odds calculator that took into account the 2 cards in ur hand + number of competitors, if ur using wildcards, the flop cards, and over the river and through the woods or whatever the next 3 cards are called *LOL*
and gave you an indication of if it would be a good idea to stay in, bail or raise.
I'm mystified as I play the game how poorly people bet...its almost as though they have no idea how to play odds and bet accordingly.
Works in my favor so I'm not complaining...one of these nights I'll get the courage to play for some money online...right now on pogo I'm just playing for tokens (imaginary money) which is fun and all....and so far so good...I've yet to finish a nights playing with less than I started with.
Originally Posted by excokehead
I play on absolutepoker.com
Originally Posted by geoffgarcia
Well I'll usually "put" someone on a hand as opposed to being able to see it. Most of the odds that are important are easy to memorize. The odds calculator is something I go to if I get a bad beat, just to see how bad I got screwed. If you really get into it then David Slansky has written some great books on it, I highly recommend them.
Me and some guys got together and had a game. I was the first one out. I suck.
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I play a bunch with friends and am a poker nerd just like I'm a fitness nerd. I've read most of the decent sites online and have read Super System (Doyle Brunson) and glanced over Poker for Advanced Players.
I suppose at first it seems like there is not much skill involved and after that you start understanding odds, % of winning, etc and it seems a little bit more skillful, but when you understand how to consistantly beat tight, but agressive players you realize there is a good bit of strategy in the game (though unfortunately there is also a fair amount of luck as 2-7 will beat AA 1 time out of 7).