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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 56
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

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"Sir, if it was on you what would you do?"

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Ha, that one is good.

I ran into this once at the Paris at 1/2 NL. It was late night and shorthanded, so there were no...
Forum: Tournament Circuit/WSOP 11-29-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Vegas Open?

They have a contract that handcuffs the WPT? I know MGM-Mirage is handcuffed.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 60
Posted By pig4bill
Re: muck hand

Except at the Wynn.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 58
Posted By pig4bill
Re: LV newb questions about bars and clubs

http://www.magicantonio.com/rocks-n-rings.php

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Antonio_Esfandiari_2007.jpg
Forum: Tournament Circuit/WSOP 11-29-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Vegas Open?

HSP doesn't provide much exposure for the casino. It always seems to be held in a suite, which could be anywhere, for all the viewer cares.

TV poker is on the downslide, but if Venetian really,...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 79
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Career Question- State School vs. Big Private

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Transferring would help my GPA alot. I have friends at clemson back home who (atleast so far, they are sophmores) say that college has been MUCH easier than high-school (I made almost...
Forum: Tournament Circuit/WSOP 11-29-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Bellagio 5D, time at the tables per day?

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thanks JP, 12 hours at the tables is likely to inspire a muderous rage with the wife. 8hrs I probably could have managed

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Tell her if you win, you'll give her a hundred...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 52
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Ben Stein: XLF - Financial SPDR

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He's been saying that for awhile. And he's been wrong the whole time. If he thinks people hate financials now, he'll get a real eyefull 6 months from now. ...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 58
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Why dont value investors write more covered calls?

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wow I totally forgot about the taxes. I guess it makes sense when you think a stock is approaching IV and you are ready to dump and move on, but yeah, the fact that your money grows tax...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 46
Posted By pig4bill
Re: who\'s buying Citigroup

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Too good to be true? The company takes out what amounts to a subprime mortgage, and pays 11% interest. That sure sounds like desparation. Too good to be...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-29-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 46
Posted By pig4bill
Re: who\'s buying Citigroup

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Too good to be true? The company takes out what amounts to a subprime mortgage, and pays 11% interest. That sure sounds like desparation. Too good to be true, lol.

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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 36
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Changes to Bay Area NL games?

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I'm telling you the time charge isn't that bad at all, either.

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It sounds pretty bad to me. $12 an hour is the equivalent of 2 1/2 raked pots at the "normal" games. I know...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 52
Posted By pig4bill
Re: N9ne Steakhouse in Vegas.

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I've eaten at pretty much every upper level place in Las Vegas, and for steak by far the best place I've eaten is Stripsteak at the Mandalay Bay.

I thought Aqua at the B was sub par, so...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-29-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 84
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Comps at the Wynn (and/or Vegas in general)

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I usually play 1/2 with $5 chips and I found the 1/3 game played noticably smaller. While I'm use to $10-$20 preflop raises the 1/3 game had standard preflop raises to $9-$15.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By pig4bill
Re: goal setting; the short term

If you're just going to leave your money sit in index funds, then no, that is not a reasonable goal. Unless you can control the market, how can you say you're doing well or lousy if you're at the...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 60
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Is This Insider Trading?

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1. Favorable clinical trials at my company haven't been announced yet. So I can't buy the stock. But I short a competitor's stock.

2. I'm at a pay phone and I...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 52
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Ben Stein: XLF - Financial SPDR

He's been saying that for awhile. And he's been wrong the whole time. If he thinks people hate financials now, he'll get a real eyefull 6 months from now.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 21
Posted By pig4bill
Re: How dodgy is the Citibank-Abu Dhabi deal?

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There are a few big differences in the issues

1) The citi issue is a mandatory convertible to common shares and the CFC issue is not. More risk on this citi convert to the equity...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 46
Posted By pig4bill
Re: who\'s buying Citigroup

Too good to be true? The company takes out what amounts to a subprime mortgage, and pays 11% interest. That sure sounds like desparation. Too good to be true, lol.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 58
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Why dont value investors write more covered calls?

Desert Cat's last two posts exemplifies my response above, people are greedy. That's why they don't do covered calls.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 79
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Career Question- State School vs. Big Private

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I don't think switching will have as much an impact on your GPA as you might think though. For the early engineering classes, I imagine they ask pretty much the same questions on math and...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-28-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 53
Posted By pig4bill
Re: CNBC

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Maria Bartiromo & Erin Burnett get me every time. CNBC provides little information of substance, it's an entertainment station in the same way ESPN is. You have countless "experts" who...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-28-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 36
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Changes to Bay Area NL games?

That time charge at 1-2-2 sounds brutal.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-28-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16
Posted By pig4bill
Re: Five Diamond Next Week

I've noticed very little difference in the past. Maybe only a couple guys in any rooms I've played in that weren't ordinary tourists. WPT isn't exactly the WSOP. The crowd it brings is small.
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