OtherGround Forums Poker: getting back in after ~ 10 years...

9/29/19 8:49 PM
1/1/01
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Wynn was a nice room. Its depressing if it is the nicest room in Las Vegas or America. 

9/30/19 10:24 AM
1/1/01
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I almost saw the unthinkable this weekened too. 

We had a kid buy in for the minimum (60) and limped in EVERY hand. He reloaded 4 times and wouldn't until he busted out. If I hadn't got my boat against him, he probably would have blinded out in a cash game. 

 Has anyone seen that happen before? 

Apparently he beat his buddies and thought he was good. lol 

That's why I play at the retirement village vs the Orlando regfest/drug dealer games. 

 

9/30/19 10:34 AM
10/15/13
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Fathead D -

Leaving Vegas up is a great feeling.  Congrats.

 

I played in the WSOP Circuit yesterday.  $400 buy-in and 4 flights for the 2 day tourny.  I started out well.  Started with 15k in chips and get up to 21k in the first 40 minutes.  Then it went nuts.  Lost most of my stack with a full house losing to quads.  That one hurt.  Then got busted on with pocket 10's against Ace 10 suited.  Guy hit the flush on the river.

 

Pro tip.  Don't go play cash after getting bad beat busted in a tournament.  I proceeded to punt off $250 in 1/2.

Pro tip.  Don't go play cash after getting bad beat busted in a tournament. 

 

This is very sage advice.

9/30/19 5:40 PM
10/18/12
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This thread needs more detailed hand histories. Detail the action of an interesting hand, talk about thought process etc. Thats how you get better.

9/30/19 8:53 PM
10/5/05
Posts: 26558
HereticMMA -

This thread needs more detailed hand histories. Detail the action of an interesting hand, talk about thought process etc. Thats how you get better.

I will write some down when I play next.  

Edited: 9/30/19 9:52 PM
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HereticMMA - 

This thread needs more detailed hand histories. Detail the action of an interesting hand, talk about thought process etc. Thats how you get better.

 

I'd like to, but the stacks are rarely deep and the spots are rarely challenging since they're multiway against bad playes. I am bumhuntuing and my bankroll appreciates it. When I started my saturday session, I was seated at a table where the average age was at least 65+ and they were just trying to catch a high hand for the promotion. 

 

I play a pretty nitty/nutty game. The only time I could get into a spot where I am challenged is when I am playing some shit hand from the blinds. Even then, it's multiway. 

You can spot the players that possibly know what they're doing from a mile away. They always raise 3bb +1bb per limper and 3 bet exactly 3x the raise size. Thanks Doug Polk! LOL and they're well under 80. 

I promise that when I come across something particularly fun or headscratching I'll bring it up here, So far that hasn't happened in a long time.  Orange City is a regfest. I hadn't been back in months and I recognized 40-50% of the players. Oxford Downs has regs, geezer regs, and the occasional fresh meat. 

 

 

9/30/19 10:41 PM
12/20/08
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2JupitersTooMany - 

The peak of my obsessive poker playing was 30/60 limit hold-em on Pacific Poker, four tables at a time, and considering the limits I was making a relatively small profit each year just playing mathematically correct. Then I got married and felt bad maintaining a big enough bankroll, so I dropped my limits and found it wasn't fun because the money felt meaningless and I was no longer disciplined. Then the poker boom happened and the competition got better. People found out about concepts like blockers and ranges and I never spent time evolving my game. So I'm happy to play live hold-em games now and then and feel competent against scrubs at low limits, but I doubt I'll ever be playing 5-10 unless my girlfriend dumps me and I go on a poker walkabout. 


I remember Pacific Poker back when they had a 1 table limit back around 2003. The software was awful, but these were easily the softest games on the internet at the time. You had lots of players playing around 70% of their hands in full ring, which is just a license to print money with any semblance of hand selection. People forget that Limit Holdem was actually the game of choice for a very long time but it's basically a completely dead format these days.
10/4/19 11:20 AM
1/1/01
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Hey guys.....you hear about this little Mike Postle thing? lol 

10/5/19 3:43 PM
1/1/01
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Won a 135 satellite ticket for noon tomorrow to the 1100 hpt main event. Grr i fucking hate tourneys.

10/5/19 4:07 PM
6/14/19
Posts: 384

If you are in Vegas take the hour trip south to Laughlin.

 

Some real soft poker games there and the crowd seems to be the older retired guys thing across America.

 

I spent a week there with the wife and after seeing hoover dam and the other tourist attractions during the day  bI woulde playing 3/6 limit evenings and paid for my entire trip. 

 

Admittedly I had a good run of cards but the players were also seemed that bad.

 

Edited: 10/6/19 2:44 AM
1/1/01
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Finally have an interesting hand to report.

I start with 250. I get dealt Jd Jc utg. I raise it 8.

+1 and +2 calls. CO 3 bets for 30. 3 betting hasnt happened much if at all at this table. I call.

$70 in the pot Flop 9c 7s 2s I check CO bets 50. I call. Due to the lack of 3 bets I could be behind to a ton of things and wamted to keep AK or so for him as a bluff hand.

$ 170 in Turn is 10 h 9c 7s 2c. I check again and am thrilled to pick up a gutter. He fires 65 with less than 100 behind. I hem and haw. I dont like the situation....I check raise him all in with no overs and the gutter. I pick up the 235.. He folds...thinks I was bluffing. Which usually means he was. Or he didnt have AA and thought I did.

10/5/19 5:39 PM
10/5/05
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DaveFu -

Hey guys.....you hear about this little Mike Postle thing? lol 

If he had someone feeding him hands, that is a huge deal.  I think Stonnes is potential liable for loses if they have one of their employees cheating them.  Either way, Postle is never going to be able to get into a game again.

Edited: 10/5/19 6:48 PM
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When I get to a pc ill format it.

10/6/19 7:36 AM
10/5/05
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Doug Polk did a breakdown of this and he really hit the RFID controversy.  He has some good arguements.  The fact that he went 25 sessions in a row without losing is pretty sketchy.

10/6/19 12:44 PM
1/1/01
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Picked up aces after 3 betting level one called in 2 places. Flop came K8K and I cekcked bet less than pot on blank turn. Rivwred an A and didnt get called. at 15000 and we'll probably get to over 20 .

Edited: 10/6/19 7:08 PM
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Up to 25+ entries.I got down to 12k. Tripled up with JJ against A10 and 88. 2nd or third works for me at this point.

Edited: 10/6/19 7:08 PM
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1st break sitting on 30k..looks like it will be a long day.

10/6/19 2:46 PM
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Down to the final 10 at one tabke so excited Im updating you guys...

10/6/19 3:25 PM
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Final 7

Edited: 10/6/19 5:05 PM
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I did it. Got the golden ticket. Busted at out the third place jc7c against q10o flopped the King high straight.

1100 Main event HPT in Daytona end of October.

10/6/19 5:01 PM
12/20/08
Posts: 10355

He's 99.99999999% cheating.

Someone on Reddit even pinpointed the exact date and time during the first session where he went "God" mode and started using different mannerisms when he played. Before that day, his play style was different and he wasn't cold calling 3 and 4 bets light. His phone was also always on the table before that day and he was never staring at his crotch and then suddenly he kept his phone on his lap and staring at his crotch for every big decision and making the right play every time from that day forward.

Reddit Post

https://www.reddit.com/r/poker/comments/ddzqgp/when_mike_postle_first_cheated/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Long watch, but also summed up well in this video.

10/6/19 5:25 PM
11/5/03
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stillmatic - He's 99.99999999% cheating.

Someone on Reddit even pinpointed the exact date and time during the first session where he went "God" mode and started using different mannerisms when he played. Before that day, his play style was different and he wasn't cold calling 3 and 4 bets light. His phone was also always on the table before that day and he was never staring at his crotch and then suddenly he kept his phone on his lap and staring at his crotch for every big decision and making the right play every time from that day forward.

Reddit Post

https://www.reddit.com/r/poker/comments/ddzqgp/when_mike_postle_first_cheated/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Long watch, but also summed up well in this video.

If somehow this isn't the statistical outlier to beat all then he's a dummy. Jeez. Throw in a losing sesh now and then. Make some bad calls / folds / bluffs. 

Unless his plan was to win as much as possible as long as possible and then disappear when found out, it seems a really bad plan. 

10/6/19 5:29 PM
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DaveFu - I did it. Got the golden ticket. Busted at out the third place jc7c against q10o flopped the King high straight.1100 Main event HPT in Daytona end of October.

Nice job, congrats!

10/6/19 5:48 PM
12/20/08
Posts: 10356

People that cheat are greedy. He got away with it for so long, complacency probably set in. Look at how smug his face is even in some really ridiculous spots.

Edited: 10/6/19 6:36 PM
1/1/01
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jman - 
DaveFu - I did it. Got the golden ticket. Busted at out the third place jc7c against q10o flopped the King high straight. 1100 Main event HPT in Daytona end of October.

Nice job, congrats!

 

The Donkey show will be in Daytona on at least the 24th. Maybe even longer! It has 40 minute levels so there's a good chance my nittiness will be generously rewarded.