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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 35
Posted By bav
Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

In Vegas in a cash game, I don't recall ever saying anything to anybody about such stuff. There's always another table to play somewhere close by.

In tourneys, it's sometimes a problem. When...
Forum: Poker Legislation 11-30-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By bav
Re: When does the tax man cometh? (USA)

NO! NONONO! You CANNOT net your wins against your losses unless you file as a professional poker player. You are technically required to list as income every dollar you earn from every winning...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 85
Posted By bav
Re: Player out of line, Dealer asleep at the wheel

A dealer is supposed to do his job. Maintaining control of he table, including stopping the folks violating basic rules like one player to a hand, is part of that job. A professional doesn't let...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 122
Posted By bav
Re: How long do I withhold tips? Dealer mistake costs me $1800. (long)

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whoever says they wouldn't be pissed off is lying

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This is totally untrue.

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I'm convinced that most dealers feel worse about mistakes like this...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-30-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 33
Posted By bav
Re: What exactly does \"time\" mean?

Oddly enough we had a conversation about this topic at a table a couple weeks ago. A couple dealers and dual-rates playing at the table said "players who call 'time' have technically just asked for...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 28
Posted By bav
Re: To speak or not to speak, that is the question

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You're crossed up here. It's obviously in B's interest for C to fold. B is AI, C called, A tries to reopen betting. C is protected here, not B. B can only triple up. His equity goes...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 22
Posted By bav
Re: Vegas December 6 through December 11

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Going to be in Vegas for work early next week and scheduled five days (dec 6 thru dec 11) for some relaxation and poker. Looking for good mtts between $100 and $500 buy ins.

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Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 42
Posted By bav
Re: another tipping question (sorry)

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Trust me..this is so true. You stiffs out there will get screwed. The dealer will find some angle to screw you sooner or later.

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Ok... let's keep perspective. A dealer who...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-27-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 28
Posted By bav
Re: To speak or not to speak, that is the question

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During the play of a hand, I believe it is a player's responsibility to protect his hand. I also believe it is his responsibility to protect his rights. Many may disagree. I would...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-26-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 42
Posted By bav
Re: another tipping question (sorry)

You have to make up your own mind. You already state everyone else is toking more, so you've already figured out you're being a lot cheaper than the norm. How does that make you feel? Since you...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-26-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24
Posted By bav
Re: Ruling needed, I feel dirty (Winstar obv)

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AJs used to have a rule that would have awarded the pot to the guy who folded. It should probably be more widely adopted.

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I disagree. If a player wants a piece at...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14
Posted By bav
Re: How To Proceed After Dealer Error

And the other advantage of calling the floor is a good floor will explain for the table exactly what is about to happen (and maybe why it's about to happen), so nobody is surprised when the...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24
Posted By bav
Re: Ruling needed, I feel dirty (Winstar obv)

The first one is absolutely an angle. It is NOT permitted to intentionally miscall your hand at showdown. Ever.

Second one would be ok if heads-up since there is still more betting to come, but...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 31
Posted By bav
Re: The start of a hand?

There are the rules about how long you have to contest a hand. The statute of limitations there is often "until the first riffle of the next hand", and that's what's in Robert's Rules. So yes,...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 43
Posted By bav
Re: let\'s get the facts straight: poker makes money

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On a completely side note, this thread definitely shows the importance of regular poker players use of the players card at not only the poker room, but in the pits, sportsbook and slots as...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By bav
Re: Private Tournaments in Vegas

Many of them. Bally's has even had a notice on their flashing light bulb sign on Flamingo announcing this. And I've seen Venetian rope off a piece of the main poker room and put a private tourney...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 31
Posted By bav
Re: The start of a hand?

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I had been under the impression that once the dealer starts to shuffle, the hand has started. In another post, a poster said I was in error.

1) Is he right?
2) If that is the case,...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18
Posted By bav
Re: Question about Beating the Rake

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Is the rake really that bad? I was told it was equal to other rake rates in private games in NYC...

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Yes, it's that bad.
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17
Posted By bav
Re: What\'s the right play?

You have at least 7 outs, probably 9, maybe the 9 flush plus 3 or 6 more for the AJ overcards. If you have 15 outs you obviously gotta join in. If he flopped a set, you aren't very happy. But if he...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17
Posted By bav
Re: a matter of attitudes

Bringing a crew ready to play is easily the best hope. But I've had success before by polling my NL table and finding a couple people interesting in a mix game, and then verifying with the floor...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-25-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 27
Posted By bav
Re: Questions about the Orleans Poker Room/Follow up Question

Not sure what kinda budget you're on, but Sahara is NOT going to impress the little woman. That's a place college students go to (or me, 'cause I'm cheap and single and all I need is a bed and about...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-24-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26
Posted By bav
Re: Straddling before the cards are dealt

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Really? Here is one: Assuming both the BB and UTG intend on playing the next hand (barring any unforseen circumstances like a spilled milkshake, earthquake or heart attack before the cards...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-24-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12
Posted By bav
Re: Vegas NL poker rooms

My last visit to V last weekend my table had 5 grinding locals I recognized at it. Once the last bright spot at the table had busted and been replaced, I fled. It reminded me of RR, actually.
Forum: Psychology 11-24-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 45
Posted By bav
Re: fish commenting on my tight play

I once had a player at MGM NL1/2 start commenting on my tight play, which was actually more because I never saw two cards that looked at all alike at the same time for a couple hours. But he just...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-24-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20
Posted By bav
Re: Tournament Outrage! An Addon Before The 1st Level..... With A Twis

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Consider the Sahara $42+$20 tourney. $2 of that $42 goes to the dealers.

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I think you mean $2 goes top staff. It is very likely that someone other than dealers...
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