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Old 08-30-2007, 03:44 AM
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Default Live o/8 players are NITS but I never knew how bad it could get.

Argosy Casino Lawrenceburg IN near Cincy.

They call the 5-10 O/8 game and I go mark my seat. The game hadn't started so I wanted to finish the orbit of Nl. It seems like there were seven players at the table, three didn't want to play short handed so they return to their previous games. I finish my orbit, approximately 3 hands and when I get to the o/8 game, there are three guys sitting there. They don't want to play shorthanded so they haven't started the game. The floor says, there is another player coming and we can play for $1 rake until the game fills. The fifth person doesn't magically appear so we wait some more. The floor comes back and says, we can play for free if start the game and he won't start the rake until there are six players and then it will be $1 untill we get more players.

They wouldn't play four handed for free. It was the damnedest thing I ever saw. One guy wanted to play $3-6 limit until the table filled up which would have been fine but the other two wouldn't agree, they kept asking questions and switching the subject and we didn't start until there were six players actually in their seats.

If you are willing to call two big bets cold to catch a gutshot for half the pot when the board is flushed, why in the hell would you be afraid to play shaorthanded for no rake?
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:59 AM
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Default Re: Live o/8 players are NITS but I never knew how bad it could get.

Maybe they weren't very good at shorthanded play.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:22 AM
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cant be worse than the mirage....

playing in that game makes you want to saw the elderly
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:30 PM
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Ta hell it does...Makes me hope that biotech and pharma keep coming up with drugs that make people live longer and longer...I know I ain't gonna get Social Security and this might be the only way to get my share of what I put in...
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:40 PM
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Ta hell it does...Makes me hope that biotech and pharma keep coming up with drugs that make people live longer and longer...I know I ain't gonna get Social Security and this might be the only way to get my share of what I put in...

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so many sad vignettes from that game, altho during wsop it was tolerable for a time, as the avg. age was prob. around 45-50 (4 ppl under 25 and 4 over 70 and one right at 45)

any1 there when those 2 cats from iowa and a kid who looked like he was 18 tried to liven it up (and naturally we failed)?

we were prop betting and the like, but hadn't come close to breaking any etiquette, no matter how nitty you are...
anyway the flop comes one hand and a guy who folded pre goes "hey we should bet on two of the flop cards being the same as they were the last flop" and a guy over-70 who is constantly shaking (im sure that narrows it down a lot) accused him of colluding with us, and called the floor on everyone

the dealer joined in the guys' complaint like he was the prosecuting attorney or something it was insane, held up the game for 10 minutes at least-I tried to lighten up the mood by attempting to offer a line for propping on how long the conversation would take, and got personally insulted by the dealer

fun times, at least they're so senile I ran like 9+ bb./hr. over about 30 hours
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:06 PM
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Exactly, don't screw with the old folks...Let them be cranky as hell and take their money...I was the only one under 60 when I sat down at my table when I was out in Vegas a few years ago and I had the full hockey jersey, MP3 player going...They HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATED my ass because I don't think I lost a pot that I went to showdown all nite long...First time I had ever played O8 live and I was ready to move out to Vegas right then...
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Live o/8 players are NITS but I never knew how bad it could get.

PS. The game was good. Lots of people drawing to runner runner lows and gutshot straights for half of a small pot.

I bought in for $352 and was all in twice (didn't bring enough bullets to reload) and ended up +66 for the session. Game started at 4:30 PM and I bailed at 1:15 AM. I had a two hour drive home so I had to leave.
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