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  1. Could somebody help me with how I should write a proposal letter to my localcard room to start spreading a stud/8 game (or any other game for that matter).Here are some details that might be helpful:We are not concerned with any bad beat jackpots, as most of the players with bethe same regulars and just wish to play the game.The card room only spreads Hold 'em, but two days out of the week, they have$4/$8 Omaha/8 w/ half kill. One day is right after a mixed game tournament andthe other is a Friday. Only the same people play the Omaha game, as I am one ofthem.So, I would be only hoping for them to spread it just one day out of the week,and for the same stakes as the Omaha game.Also, I know can get a decent sized list of players to sign a petition to offerit there, but I just need to know how to get started.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.--Patrick(I have also cross-posted this message on RGP.)

  2. I extended the date range of that guy and redid the search and it showed two more final tables, but still that guy has way too much time on his hands. Also, I thought that pokerdb doesn't show the games where you don't cash. I thought maybe they changed it now and I did a seach on myself and it doesn't list those, so why did it come up for this guy?

  3. So, I was playing on the Omaha/8 tournament that start at 10:40 PST this morning on Party. I played through two breaks and my friend was waiting for me to go to lunch. She didn't know I was playing. I kept thinking I was gonna bust out and lose soon, but I manage to keep picking up small pots and staying a live. After we reached the top 30 (top 40 get paid) and I just went through my blinds and it was already 1:30 and my friend was wondering how come I was taking so long. So I sat out on the button, thinking, "Oh well. I'm in the money anyways and if I sit out maybe I might move up a couple of positions." I thought maybe I would get somewhere like the mid 20's.So, I went out and came back a little more than an hour later assuming I got something like 25th and maybe doubled my buy-in. It had a window saying that I had finished 9th! I got 5 times by buy-in. I was like, "Cool." There were 7 players left when I came back.So, just by sitting out, 21 people got knocked out while there were 30 left and I made the final table.

  4. All of those require luck. Landing on certain properties is the entire game. Which is decided by rolling dice. It's all luck. If you manage to get a monopoly on all of one color without trading, you've essentially won the game unless the others can trade properties to have monopolies themselves. Nobody can force a trade either, so the game could just boil down to luck of the dice.As far as reading cards and all of that nonsense... you're talking about giving yourself meaningless "edges". These matter not when such an enormous amount of luck is involved. I laugh whenever someone says they are "good" or "bad" at monopoly. Sure there are tournaments but the tournaments are all about luck as well. There is no strategy that can allow the more skilled player to win every game. It's not like chess or something. Monopoly is just a family game that is set up for anyone to win.If you beat your friends consistently, that means they are probably retarded and make silly trades to allow you to win. I guarantee that if nobody trades anything, the winner would be determined through luck alone. As far as trading being a skill... it really isn't. Like I said, if you play with people that actually know the rules... they wouldn't make silly trades to you that give you huge edges.Landing on more properties and buying them early on is all luck. Just like missing opponent's properties that would cost you big is also all luck. Owning the more frequently visited properties is a matter of getting lucky enough to land on them first.Not trying to turn this into some sort of huge war.... just trying to explain how there isn't skill involved.
    I'm a little confused as to why you underlined the housing shortage strategy as deemed it as luck. I remember one time, this guy deliberately sold some of his hotels back down to take up the remaining houses and to prevent others from upgrading. If I remember correctly, I think I read about that one in another tournament.Okay, I agree there is a heavy luck factor because of the dice rolling, but just by knowing that you are most likely to roll a 6-8 with two dice, already gives you a slight edge. Meaning, you would know if you should buy a houses in a particular color set, if the opponent gets near that area or if you manage to own an entire block. And yes, as someone else mentioned try to get up to at least three houses and your sets quickly as that is where the biggest rent increase is.Yes, I do beat my friends a lot because I usually make trades where I have the advantage and they agree to them as they are unaware I'm getting the better end of the deal. Since I know what's better property to own, I usually take advantage of it in trades. Also, the other thing is, just because you land on property doesn't mean you have to buy and and can get it for cheaper from an auction or if someone else passes one up and you know it's worth it to own, you can bid for it as well.So, it is not all luck. With more knowledge that others you can better than them. After all, knowledge is power.
  5. he's saying that when you use a community chest or chance card, you put it back on the bottom, or start a pile next to it, but when they run out, they don't get reshuffled so you can remember the order. I always reshuffle them, is this something that is covered in the offical Monopoly rules?
    Ys, this strategy was actually used in an Official Tournament in the past. Well, it wasn't so much as a strategy as the guy who ending up winning knew what happened. His opponent drew the card left that they both knew were next since they already figured out the order of the cards. His opponent picked up the card to read and confirm it. The winner had a big smile on his face as he knew he just won since that card made his opponent land on his property and go broke.As you can tell, I use to big a big Monopoly fan. I never got to participate in an Official Tournament, though. :club: They were always out of state and I was just a young teenager then.Maybe Daniel can host a private Monopoly tournament, and have a bounty on him for one of us to bust him...hahahaha.
  6. this is where you lost me
    Okay, the card example I gave you wasn't the best of one. So, here's another example. You've seen 15 Chance Cards and no one has drawn the Advance to Boardwalk, you own the Dark Blue property. Now would be a good time to invest in some housing there. The same reasoning can be ame for the Dark Purple for the St. Charles or Red for Illinois Ave. Or if you haven't seen the housing repair Card yet, don't buy too many more houses until it gets drawn.As far as high frequency sets, it is mostly the Orange and Red if I remember correctly. Also, if you manage do get most of the RailRoads, it is a good source of income, especially if you have them all.
  7. Actually, Monopoly is not all luck. Yes, there is a heavy luck factor because of the dice rolling, but just do some research on Monopoly strategy. You will see that if you mange to own property with high landing frequency (either acquired through self-purchase or trade) you will be better off. So, having that knowledge helps. Also, there are strategies that are tactical, such as deliberately causing housing shortages, to prevent someone else improving their property. Since there are only 32 houses and 12 hotels, if there aren't enough houses for you to get to the hotel stage, you cannot build the hotel, even if you can afford it. Another key thing is, after the Chance and Community Chests cards are shuffled from the start of the game, the order always stays the same and you can memorize what they are. So, with that knowledge you will know if it was worth it to pay to get out of jail or use your card and try to land on the spot to get another one. I used to follow the Parker Brothers Monopoly tournaments and a lot of those participants really know what they are doing. That was years ago though, so I don't know if they still have them, but I remember one of the prizes the winner would get is a Monopoly set filled with real money, which if I remember correctly is $15,140.I used to be really good at it and beat my friends most of the time, so if I can beat them consistently, then they must be some skill factor to it.

  8. from DN's blog:QUOTEAt that point, I came into the room to grab Jerry and speak with him outside the room. Jerry didn't return, and I grabbed his chips and took them out of play.When we got down to six players, Jimmy Herrera, the Red Hot Poker Tour qualifier and fan favorite took a walk with me... he didn't return.What happened?
    He just says we will find out when it's on TV.
    You will all find out when the show airs...
  9. From WPT webpage:"That's a big bluff"Thursday, April 6, 2006 02:27 PMDaniel Negreanu bets 10500 on the preflop; Player calls from the Big Blind.The flop 4JKBoth players check.The turn QNegreanu bets 1500; Player calls.The river 9Player bets 3k; Negreanu goes deep in the tank and mumbles "that's a big bluff". Negreanu calls.Player shows 5-10 and lands his straight on the river.Negreanu mucks and "says" he had the A-K, but never shows.

  10. Okay, I'm trying for the Ongame Network Poker Classic, starting at the $1 level.So far, I have played 4 games and have spent $3 + .30, 3 $1 quailifiers and won the 3rd one and went on to play the next stage.---skip this part if you want---I got heads-up and then almost even chip stack. Lead bounced back and forth several times.Then when I had 6500 and my opponent had 8500, I had pocket Q's and just called on the button. he went all-in. I insta-called. He had pocket 4's.Flop: A 5 7Turn: 6River: 3!He made a straight on me. :club:----back to main message------So, I got 2nd and for it I get ticket to play that same stage over again.Boy, this just feels like those Step tournaments on Party all over again. I got sick of those cause it was like what someone once compared to the movie Groundhog Day.

  11. Absoulte OFFICIAL release date is May 30th. The game is finished now and all of the bugs have been dealt with. For the first time, I can confidently say that this date is legit.
    May 30th! Oh, cool. That's one day right before my birthday. Guess I know what I'm getting for myself for then. :club:
  12. Here we go. I found the answers we were discussing here. Pasted from Daniel's blog (11-05-05):"The final tally was a $347,400 win. Add that to the $50,000 I won playing props over three days, and the whole show cost me $264 100. While that's a lot of money, it felt like a win since I was losing about $750,000 at one point.The players were also paid an hourly rate to be part of the show that ended up being about $1250 per hour. So with that bonus, I ended up losing less than a quarter million. Not great, but not all that horrible either."Also, FoxwoodsPro, torrent files aren't the files you play, they are files to help you get that actual file. Why don't you just google it?

  13. Where did you get this information? The big blind was $1200. This amount seems quite insignificant compared to what they were risking (it's only one BB/hr in a NL game). I'd be very surprised if this were true and certainly it wouldn't be neccessary.
    Daniel himself said they got paid to be on the show. I forgot the exact amount, but it was somewhere around $1000-1200/hr.
  14. Dude, if you wanna play so bad throw down 50 bones in an FCP account. (Is that spam?)Seems a little crazy to me that 24 people are showing up to win some money and you are taking $120 out of the prize pool.Do you lube it up before you stick it in them or what?out
    Do you guys even pay attention?
    All money goes back to the players.
    I actually lose money when I host these things.
  15. Also, I want you to know, I do not make dime off of this. In fact, I've paid for most of the equipment myself , such as the chips and button, or borrowed them from friends to use such as the table tops. I even had people donate decks of cards to use because the ones we were using were starting to become really worn. I actually end up paying to host these things. I just do it cause I like to play.

  16. rake=illegalcheck the laws
    Check the About Us page before you make judgement.All money goes back to the players.Here I'll make it easy for you guys - http://patrick911.tripod.com/baptfaq.htmActually, wait let me make it even easier.Pasted from the website itself:"Q: What is it?A: It is basically a toned down version of the WPT. With a lower buy-in and closer to home.Q: Well, what else is there? Are there any extra perks?A: There will be more variety in games. Not just No Limit Texas Hold 'em. In fact some events will even be mixed games.Q: Who is eligible to join/play?A: Anyone who is 21 years of age or older. (Age limit is because of some of the prizes.)Q: Why this organization was started?A: To give local players a chance to find more games and get more practice. Also, for a chance for members to participate in a WPT event.Q: How does it pay for a WPT event?A: A fee is to be collected from each tournament and is to be used for cash and prizes. I'm going to be a little more conservative and say that it will more than likely be a prize that pays for a satellite to a WPT event. A leaderboard point system will be used to determine winner of prize(s). The point system will factor in buy-in, number of entrants, and placing in tournament."
  17. Date: March 25Location - Pacifica, CATime - 6:00pmBuy-in : $20 + $5Pay out: 1-2 tables=top 3 at 50%, 30%, 20%, 3 tables 45%, 25, 20%, 10%Max of 24 entrantsAlso, I'm using the evite system to automate my registration process. Use the link on my website to register. My website - http://patrick911.tripod.com/bapt.htmEvite registration page - http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/patho@pacbell.net/bapt4--Patrick

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