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Postby KePP » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:36 am

Doyle Brunson, "Poker After Dark" intro (YouTube, 1:00 clip): "There's an old saying, the only thing you need to play this game is a chip and a chair. But to sit down and win against the best, you need a whole lot more. Poker actually isn't about winning and losing, poker is about making the right decision. You gotta know when to call, when to fold, and when to push all-in. Luck's just the door, you gotta come in through the window. That's where the skill comes in. You gotta have the courage to bluff. Courage doesn't necessarily mean the absence of fear. But you gotta swallow that pride and you gotta throw your hand away when you know you're beat. When you're really on your game, you can look your opponent in the eye and you know if you've got him and you know if he's got you. It doesn't matter how good you are, everything can change when those cards are in the air. We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing. That's poker, folks."

Top/Favorite Pros:
1. Phil Ivey
2. Daniel Negreanu
3. Doyle Brunson
4. Allen Cunningham
5. Chris Ferguson
6. Sammy Farha

Favorite Shows:
- Poker After Dark
- WSOP (one-time characters, like that Dmitri car salesman guy in '06)
- old WPT

Online Poker:
- Full Tilt Poker
- used to like TruePoker, but not enough ppl for big sit & go tourneys

Favorite hole cards: Pocket rockets

How long 'til the bubble bursts? I think its past its peak and on the way out of the mainstream. You can only watch the same scenarios played out so many times.

Is it a sport? Not a chance. Not sure why its on ESPNc, probably b/c people watch it.

Surprised this hasn't been a topic yet. Perhaps b/c poker was lame from commercialization before this forum (but, you probably still have an opinion on the subject). Its hard to point out at exactly what point that happened. I'd guess around 2004. I think Rounders played a big role in getting it to the forefront. Kind of like all the rice burners on the road after Fast & Furious. But I still love to play, its a great social medium and good way to multiply $20.
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Postby GaW27166 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:46 am

Allen Cunningham is one of the best poker players ever! Your favorite hand is really AA :o Never would have thought that :lol:
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Postby The Donator » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:30 pm

I tried posting this as a topic on the old DSM and QC boards but with absolutely no interest. I play about ten to fifteen $20 - $50 HU SNG's and MTT's about 4-5 days a week for my "job", hit me up if you want to play some. PStars only.
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Postby ajordanpippenfan » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:17 pm

I am a big texas hold em fan, also.

Been playing a home game for about 5 years.

Favorite player: Phil Ivey.

Love watching "poker after dark".

Been a regular on full tilt poker for many years. Back when 2000 people was a huge gathering. Now 60,000 seems to be the average.
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Postby Harmon » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:41 pm

So when and where is the next game? Im all in .....
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Postby GaW27166 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:26 pm

The Donator wrote:I tried posting this as a topic on the old DSM and QC boards but with absolutely no interest. I play about ten to fifteen $20 - $50 HU SNG's and MTT's about 4-5 days a week for my "job", hit me up if you want to play some. PStars only.


You ever go out to meadows?
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Postby The Donator » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:42 pm

Yeah I used to when i lived back there. I only went a handful of times and bought into the $100 min/max each time,just toget my stack up around $400-$800-$1k each time before i got so drunk my friends had to pull me out before i had to rebuy :roll: :roll: Still havent been out to Riverside yet, ill be sure to go this next week though over spring break.
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Postby geoffreylaw » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:09 am

I haven't been to Meadows bcz of the $100 max. I like Tama and the Isle in Quadcities. Scotty Nguyen a great player.
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Postby Like_Water » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:06 pm

If you guys really like to give your money away, don't go to the Casino, just come to my house and hand it to me. I'll grill you a steak.
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Postby shane » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:36 pm

geoffreylaw wrote:I haven't been to Meadows bcz of the $100 max. I like Tama and the Isle in Quadcities. Scotty Nguyen a great player.


Meadows is $100-$300
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Postby GaW27166 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:07 am

The min is $30 if you play 3-6 FL. But if you want NL then ya the min is $100
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Postby The Donator » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:33 am

Fav players - Sorel Mizzi, Dario Minieri, Chad Batista, and J.C. Tran
Fav hands - 4-6s, 9-10s, pocket 2's
Fav place to play - any home game w/ rebuys, Pstars
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Postby GDL17921 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:36 am

Do you use the same handle on pstars? :lol:
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Postby The Donator » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:46 am

I speak my mind, cuz bitin' my tongue hurts
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Postby GDL17921 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:21 am

yeah......can't really access poker sites from work.....I'd really never get anything done if I could. :lol:
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