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Forum: Books and Publications 10-23-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: good non-strategy poker books

The Biggest Game in Town by A. Alvarez is a great read about the professional poker scene in Las Vegas. Written in the early '80s, it's a very different world than the glamour world of today.

Read...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-22-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: No flop, full drop???

The way I read the OP, the rakable pot should be $47:

SB: $1
BB: $2 + $18 call of CO's raise (the $80 reraise should not be raked since it wasn't called)
Limper #1: $2
Limper #2: $2
Limper #3:...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-10-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Because They Are Doing the Players a Favor

In Florida, where the buyin is capped at $100 by law, a 50c/$1.00 NL game would allow us to play with bigger stacks -- 100BB instead of 50BB. I think that's an attractive reason to play a lower-blind...
Forum: Micro Stakes 10-09-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: PNLV study group - what where how? Where can I find the materials?

Has this study group died out? I don't see anything past Day 8, which is through Part 3.
Forum: Micro Stakes 10-09-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 31
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Professional No-Limit Hold \'em Study Group Day 1

In the example on pp. 22-23, on the turn a player bets $1000 all-in into a $9 pot and is called by 7 players who are all also all-in. We are asked what do we do (last to act here). The explanation...
Forum: Full Ring 10-07-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: 1/2 NL Live - 89s - my play on the turn?

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But, why are you open raising utg+1 with that hand? Nobody is folding, and you are out of position with a good drawing hand.

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I'm thinking this is a good spot to mix up my...
Forum: Full Ring 10-07-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
1/2 NL Live - 89s - my play on the turn?

Background: I've been at the table about half an hour. Won a smallish pot. Came in on a couple of others and folded when the flop totally missed me. I have about $90. Villain (loose/passive so far)...
Forum: Full Ring 10-06-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Live NL - How much of a disadvantage do I have?

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it's obvious you're not a very good poker player

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Great read! Thanks for your help.
Forum: Full Ring 10-06-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3
Posted By BigBluffer
Live NL - How much of a disadvantage do I have?

Florida law limits the buyin to a NL game to $100. If I get to the poker room when all the games are well under way, and 3 or more players have stacked up to $300-500, how much of a disadvantage will...
Forum: Books and Publications 10-05-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
How Applicable are the \"Older\" NLHE Books to Today\'s Cash Game?

It seems that the NLHE cash game has evolved a great deal from what it used to be even a couple of years ago. So has the contemporary literature addressing the cash game. Current offerings include:
...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-04-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: NLHE - Requesting a Chip Count

Very interesting to read the various opinions. I guess I'm surprised at the interest in this question. I posted it because I'm in the process of transitioning from playing mainly limit HE online to...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Intentional miscalling of hand at showdown

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I don't understand why the dealers don't have a talk with her, they may just think she is trying to be cute miscalling her hand since they are only dealing to her for 30 minutes at a time....
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: First Casino tournament

Nice trip report. Thanks for taking the time to write it up. Keep us posted on your progress.

You post inspires me to go kick some serious butt in my local casino's $20 no-vig tourney tomorrow...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: What are the odds of this numbers game?

I think I see what you guys might be missing. This seems to be like many state-run numbers games. Every night there's a 4-digit winning number. Earlier in the day, you go to buy your ticket, you can...
Forum: Other Gambling Games 10-02-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: craps house edge question

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Normally the breakage goes to the house -- but if you can buy the 4/10 for $25, and only pay $1 vig when you win, then your expectation for the $25 is $25. You will pay $1 once for every...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Spotting fake hundos

Ahhhh .... using that line of reasoning, I agree with you 100%. I just hope I'm out of town when it happens. /images/graemlins/smile.gif
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Spotting fake hundos

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All I know is that when it comes tubmling down (signs of it this week, but I don't think we're there yet... but most certainly within my lifetime), I hope I'm savvy enough to see it coming...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: No Car in Vegas

When I lived in Las Vegas back in the 90's I had to rely on the bus system for a few months when my car got totalled and I didn't have the cash to get another one. Actually, as long as you're not...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-02-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: No Car in Vegas

When you calculate your cab fare, or try to determine if you can hoof it, you'd better take into consideration the fact that, according to Google Maps, it is 3.9 miles from the corner of Rainbow &...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 09-30-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14
Posted By BigBluffer
NLHE - Requesting a Chip Count

Sometimes when playing NLHE one player might ask another player how much he has behind. What, if any, responsibility does the asked player have to respond? I'm trying to develop Joe Navarro's "Play...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 09-29-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Comparing Florida Poker Rooms

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FLORIDA tourneys are all crapshoots and most have ridiculous rates.........a novice player will have ALMOST the same chance of winning as Phil Hellmuth or Phil Ivey in these events.

Fun...
Forum: Probability 09-29-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Math Question Royal flush

I don't know the answer, but there are some amazing math geniuses in the Probability forum. I've asked a few questions over there and have always gotten an answer with complete formulae within hours....
Forum: Brick and Mortar 09-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: A survey on rake (time) in each B&M cardrooms (Intermediate Repor)

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Here is intermediate report, collected by 2+2ers. Correct any error or missing info in this page, with possible English deficiency.

Brighton Seminole seminolecasinobrighton.com...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 09-28-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: A survey on rake (time) in each B&M cardrooms

In another recent thread, I've been trying to collect rake and other game info for Florida cardrooms. I'll post the rake info I know here.

Brighton Seminole Casino:
all games - 10% (minimum $1)...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 09-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14
Posted By BigBluffer
Re: Interest bad beat story

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BTW, what did the rest of the table say to your wife?

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"NH" maybe? /images/graemlins/ooo.gif
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