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Old 11-26-2007, 12:00 AM
night_janitor night_janitor is offline
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Thanks for the posts and welcomes [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I have a break between semesters coming up, I'll look into all of these and grab a few. Getting Started in Hold 'em is a lock, both Gordon books look good. I like Yao's academic (boring?) tone so I'll get his book in time. You probably know this by now, but his sports book endorses and thanks this site, which is how I got here.

I have a lot of reading to do before posting about poker, but I will post my picks on the sports forum, I bet frequently on boxing and occasionally on UFC.

The best advice I can offer in return is to bet as much as you can afford on Mayweather Dec.8, the real line should be about -375, you can find -220 to -235. Even if you have no idea who the hell Floyd Mayweather is, this is a heavy mismatch and a surreal line. There's no bet remotely as enticing coming up in boxing/ufc.

Hope that helps [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:04 AM
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I know who Mayweather is, but even if I had the money I would not bet. I don't bet on anything I don't have some amount of control over. In other words, I only bet on myself. Well, me and my cat.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:05 AM
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The best advice I can offer in return is to bet as much as you can afford on Mayweather Dec.8, the real line should be about -375, you can find -220 to -235. Even if you have no idea who the hell Floyd Mayweather is, this is a heavy mismatch and a surreal line. There's no bet remotely as enticing coming up in boxing/ufc.

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Mayweather is favourite but it's no mismatch. I have several friendly bets (at evens) on Hatton.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:09 AM
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Thanks for the posts and welcomes [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I have a break between semesters coming up, I'll look into all of these and grab a few. Getting Started in Hold 'em is a lock, both Gordon books look good. I like Yao's academic (boring?) tone so I'll get his book in time. You probably know this by now, but his sports book endorses and thanks this site, which is how I got here.

I have a lot of reading to do before posting about poker, but I will post my picks on the sports forum, I bet frequently on boxing and occasionally on UFC.

The best advice I can offer in return is to bet as much as you can afford on Mayweather Dec.8, the real line should be about -375, you can find -220 to -235. Even if you have no idea who the hell Floyd Mayweather is, this is a heavy mismatch and a surreal line. There's no bet remotely as enticing coming up in boxing/ufc.

Hope that helps [img]/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Buy one book, read it study it, put what it says into practice, read it more, study it some more BEFORE buying the next one.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:18 AM
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Doc T River, thats a good philosophy.

I don't mean to take this thread off-topic, I was just offering a tip to those who don't follow the sport, all the bettors I've spoken to agreed the line is terrific, and have bet heavily.

I can delete my comment if inappropriate, I dont mean to create a discussion, just wanted to offer a tip in return.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:27 PM
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I actually had to use wikipedia to understand your question, I'm a total beginner. My job has dry spells, figured id take the chance to learn about sports betting and poker, which ive always been interested in.

I could learn and practice limit and no-limit before playing for money, no rush. So recommendations on either subject are welcomed and appreciated.

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I would suggest starting with Texas Holdem. Start with Ed Miller's "Getting Started in Holdem".
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:22 PM
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Start with Getting Started in Hold'em. Then purchase Small Stakes Hold'em and Winning in Low Limit Hold'em.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:25 PM
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I can delete my comment if inappropriate, I dont mean to create a discussion, just wanted to offer a tip in return.

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I doubt anyone cares!

If you are trying to move the line so you can get value on Hatton, by all means. Otherwise you're just wrong: it's not a mismatch.
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