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Old 06-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #16
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The reality is you win some and lose a lot.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #17
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damn this fu*ker won that venetian deep stack thing. i expect drinks to be on him for a the next year. makes me want to take out a loan and do the 10k event
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #18
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damn this fu*ker won that venetian deep stack thing. i expect drinks to be on him for a the next year. makes me want to take out a loan and do the 10k event

Worst idea ever.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #19
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I disagree completely. In a tournament one bad beat, one bad call, and you can be done. In a tournament you could play every hand perfectly and still never sniff the $. In a tournament, you have to make plays you aren't comfortable with because of blinds raising with relation to your chip stack. In a tournament, you have to be the best and luckiest out of 199 other people, say. In a cash game, you don't need to worry about all that. You can play what you want when you want.


You completely misunderstood my post. In a tourney there will frequently be cases where you have no choice but to go all in pre. The higher the blinds are the fewer plays you can make and the simpler the decisions are.

If you only have 3 times the pot before anyone bets pre and people fold to you there is only one play to make with pocket 9s and that is to go all in. In a cash game there are a lot of different ways to play pocket 9s.

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Old 06-09-2009, 10:00 PM   #20
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It may seem easy, but once you start to loose money, you will try to get it back, and probably fail.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:20 AM   #21
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I say this cause my friend who i play with all the time (that i think im better than) has won over 75k over the past week. dude finished 10th of 3000 in a wsop event last week and made 60k. and he is currently one of 6 remaining at a small tourney at another casino, already guaranteed 5k with possible 1st place finish taking 60k.

seems so easy, i sit at my comp and phone slaving away all day and this guy is going to make more than i make in a year with 2 days work.

any one on here play tournament poker?

You may think you have what it takes to play poker but i guarantee CURRENTLY you don't. Poker is tough because it's not a game where you win consistently. There can be some major downswings and if you can't handle those downswings you'll end up getting broke. IMO the three most important things to have in poker are logic, patience, and discipline to stay within your bankroll. The majority of players fail to have the latter of the 3.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:41 AM   #22
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You may think you have what it takes to play poker but i guarantee CURRENTLY you don't. Poker is tough because it's not a game where you win consistently. There can be some major downswings and if you can't handle those downswings you'll end up getting broke. IMO the three most important things to have in poker are logic, patience, and discipline to stay within your bankroll. The majority of players fail to have the latter of the 3.

how can you guarantee that when you've never seen me play

a guy that i play with consistently just finished top 10 in two major tournaments. Ive had days where i make $500+ and days where ive lost around $300. I don't play at the casinos as much as i used to but i still think i can hang. Ill probably just play a couple of small ones here locally and see how it goes.

also im not going to drop my career to go on the tournament tour haha. i was just sharing how ****ing crazy it can be. my friend just made much more money in a couple days worth of work than i will this whole entire year.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:44 AM   #23
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this proves nothing, but just found this in the ISH poker tournament thread.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:46 AM   #24
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I just play online at Full Tilt Poker for fun. I'd imagine it would be tough starting out as a pro poker player. There'd probably be a bit of travel involved and you've got to be able to pay for all that.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #25
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how can you guarantee that when you've never seen me play

a guy that i play with consistently just finished top 10 in two major tournaments. Ive had days where i make $500+ and days where ive lost around $300. I don't play at the casinos as much as i used to but i still think i can hang. Ill probably just play a couple of small ones here locally and see how it goes.

also im not going to drop my career to go on the tournament tour haha. i was just sharing how ****ing crazy it can be. my friend just made much more money in a couple days worth of work than i will this whole entire year.

Ok i won't guarantee it but it's highly probable that you won't be successful as a poker player at the start. Why? Because i can already spot that you have tilt issues if you get sucked out on. So IMO I don't think you are emotionally ready to handle poker as a professional player.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:52 AM   #26
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Ok i won't guarantee it but it's highly probable that you won't be successful as a poker player at the start. Why? Because i can already spot that you have tilt issues if you get sucked out on. So IMO I don't think you are emotionally ready to handle poker as a professional player.

getting sucked out on is part of the game. Im not going to throw away a monster when i know i have the best hand by far. when it happens its usually a guy makes a bone head all-in on the flop, which i obviously have to call, and then gets lucky and backs into a good hand with runner runner cards to take the pot.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:06 AM   #27
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We should get another ISH Poker game going on
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:48 AM   #28
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:57 AM   #29
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we have to find a site where we can do private tourneys thoe
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:16 PM   #30
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You completely misunderstood my post.
Uh, no, I didn't. You said tournaments are simpler than cash games. I disagree with you.

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In a tourney there will frequently be cases where you have no choice but to go all in pre. The higher the blinds are the fewer plays you can make and the simpler the decisions are.
This part is true. However, you've neglected to mention how the blind structure constantly makes you make plays you are uncomfortable with.

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If you only have 3 times the pot before anyone bets pre and people fold to you there is only one play to make with pocket 9s and that is to go all in. In a cash game there are a lot of different ways to play pocket 9s.
You've given one example of how tournament play is "simpler," and that is being short-stacked and having to go all in pre-flop. As I alluded to before, you've ignored things like having to make certain plays you aren't familiar or comfortable with with certain cards, which is extremely difficult. If you're in a cash game and you only have 3 times the big blind left with pocket nines, chances are pretty damn high your stack is going to be in the pot anyway. There isn't "a lot" of different ways to play nines if you only have barely enough to make a standard raise, the situation you outlined.

In cash games, you have the freedom to play only the cards you want, only make plays you are comfortable with, and generally play exactly how you want to play.
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