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Re: Poker
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Oh. .. . I thought this was another hot chicks thread.



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Re: Poker
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2005, 03:12 PM »
Texas Hold em has taken over my social life. 
My friends and I used to play a lot of video games and watch movies and stuff.  Now, it's all poker, all the time.

Last night, I hit a Jack high straight flush, which is officially the best hand I've ever had! 
Best part is- I went all in after the river, and someone called with a straight! 
He wasn't too happy to see my cards.   ;D

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Re: Poker
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2005, 03:29 PM »
I've played on the internet a few times and it isn't anything like real life.  In real life, I've only played twice, but I got a little set (one of those ones in the silver case like they have at Target) for Christmas this year.

The other night, my friend wanted to play for his birthday. The set comes with hundreds of chips, so we had 3 or 4 people play for a few hours.  After awhile, I began to get the hang of it a bit, and started to win. I cleaned everyone out.

 I have no delusions that this means I'm a good player, it just means that I had one good night when I wasn't even playing for real money.  We're thinking of playing for 10 bucks or something next time to make it more competitive and slow down all the raising that goes on when you're playing for fake money.

Is there a good site for poker betting rules? We were a little confused about how long the rounds of betting can go on for (like...do you go around once, or keep going around until everyone has called and no one is raising?)

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Re: Poker
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2005, 09:59 PM »
What a game we had at work today, first hand I was delt was a pocket pair of Queens, sucked them into that round  ;D

Three hands later, pocket 3's with a 3 on deck for the flop and 3 of a kind for a win.

About middle of the game with 6 players left out of 8, I was delt a 9 and 4 with a broken suit. One guy bets 2 chips and I fold and everyone calls.

Then the flop, 9... 9... 9.  :o  You should've heard everyone when that came up. You should have read my mind when that came up, who would've of thunk!  :'(

King high took it and I came in 4th by the end of the hour.  :-\

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Re: Poker
« Reply #19 on: April 4, 2007, 05:17 AM »
So I've been playing a lot of Texas Hold'em in the Nintendo DS game "Clubhouse Games" lately--so much so that I'm ranked like 93rd out of 10,000 players or something.  No real money, but it's still fun, so poker's not as much of a cheap joke as it used to be.  (I still think wearing sunglasses while playing poker is bull****, however.)

Is anyone here still interested in Poker?  Or was it that when the plans for the Master Replicas Original Trilogy Star Wars Collectible Poker Chip Set fell through, so did the interest of the Star Wars faithful?
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Re: Poker
« Reply #20 on: April 4, 2007, 06:19 AM »
I used to play a lot a year ago, online and casino.  I was actually making enough money that I didn't have to get a real job.  I stopped playing because I got burned out.  There was a stretch where I would make stupid calls or just play because I wanted some action.  That's when I knew I had to get out.  I still play every so often just to see if I still have it.  Most of the time I just play with friends and there's no real money at stake.

As far a sunglasses go, I like to wear them. 




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Re: Poker
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Re: Poker
« Reply #22 on: April 4, 2007, 01:07 PM »
As far a sunglasses go, I like to wear them.

I just don't believe in it.

I tried it myself when I was playing on my DS, but I found that it didn't really help me out very much, so I quit.

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Re: Poker
« Reply #23 on: April 4, 2007, 01:25 PM »
A poker thread! Excellent. I can finally come out of my lurker shell and contribute a little around here.

Is there a good site for poker betting rules? We were a little confused about how long the rounds of betting can go on for (like...do you go around once, or keep going around until everyone has called and no one is raising?)

In Texas Hold 'Em, there is definitely no "ultimate" rules. Even "Casino" rules vary from casino to casino.

If you want to run a strict game, a somewhat popular rule of thumb is to end the betting after it has gone around the table three times.

Here are some photos of my poker set. I am really happy with them. I have to take them to all the house games because all of my friends prefer them to their own chips.














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Re: Poker
« Reply #24 on: April 4, 2007, 01:28 PM »
Now that's a helluva set  ;)
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Re: Poker
« Reply #25 on: April 5, 2007, 04:15 PM »
Now that's a helluva set  ;)

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Re: Poker
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2007, 12:39 AM »
Very nice set. I still play Texas Hold 'Em during the lunch hour at work & watch the shows on TV.

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Re: Poker
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2007, 02:49 PM »
I made the final table of a Texas Hold 'Em tournament last night but did not place in the money.

I had pocket kings. I raise four times the big blind. I get one caller. The flop was then Ace, Ace, Ace.

I have the second best possible hand. An "Aces over Kings" full house. The only thing that can beat me is if he has the fourth Ace. Since he had called my previous bet I decide to bet 3 times the big blind to see where I am at. I actually want to bet more but I am sure he is going to re-raise.

Sure enough he re-raises and I call.

The same thing happens on the turn. I bet, he re-raises, and I call.

I bet after the river and he re-raises "all in." He could have almost anything with Ace, Ace, Ace, and two low cards on the board. There is a good chance he also has a full house. I don't know what the odds are of him having the fourth Ace but I know I have the best possible full house. There is also no straight flush possiblilities.

I make the call and he has the Ace. Blah. I am crippled and blinded out shortly thereafter. All of my friends (who were already eliminated and in sour moods) said I played that hand all wrong. I don't know though. I flopped the best possible full house. How do you get away from that?

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Re: Poker
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2007, 02:59 PM »
Yikes that's gotta sting!

Your call on the flop was the right I think, he raises but who wouldn't with the house showing aces.

But your call again on the turn and his re-raise would have spooked me out of the hand.

even though you had the pair of Kings he only need one card to deep six you, and the rest, sadly, is history.

Better luck next time.   :-\

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Re: Poker
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2007, 12:38 PM »
From the "What a small world" category.

I was watching the 2005 World Series of Poker on ESPN Classics last night. It was Chris Ferguson versus a well known internet player (I can't remember his name).

Ferguson had Ace/Ten. His opponent had King/Jack.

The flop? Ace, Jack, Ace.

Ferguson makes a bet and his opponent calls.

The Turn? ACE!!!

The internet player has a full house. Aces over Jacks. Ferguson has Quad Aces.

Ferguson makes a bet and his opponent calls.

The River? A King! Improving the internet player's full house to Aces over Kings.

Ferguson makes a huge bet and his opponent calls.

That is very similar to what happened to me. The commentators mentioned that the internet player did nothing wrong. That made me feel better, lol. In fact, they gave him kudos for actually having chips after the hand. That an average would have probably gone "all in" with full house in heads up play.