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  1. Ya'll people are delusional if you think Daniel could ever sit at a table with Howard and not say anything. After everything Daniel has said on the internet is it the best move to just give Howard the silent treatment once they finally play in person? Definitely not to me. To me Daniel isn't even a table grinder anymore. He is a tournament personality and that's it. If the game is like a once in a lifetime game then sure go for it. Just don't scare away the fish. If it's not even that good of a game (and if it's the only game in town I imagine it's full of veterans) than why even bother? Just because you have the poker bug? Ridiculous!! Howard should be banned from any and all poker games until Americans are made whole. I don't care if his friends want to play with him because he's a mark. That's a weak excuse and it makes them look like idiots. If they want to play with him that bad why don't they play at his house where they don't even need to pay a rake.

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  2. Despite pokernews101's nice compliment, I've given this some more thought and I'm not sure it's such a great question. As people at Ultimate Butt taught us, it's easy to play poker against someone when you know their hand. To counteract this I think it would be in the aces best interest to just go all in preflop. Then it becomes a simple matter of figuring out, if you're player B, where you're at against aces.
    Just switch your question to pot-limit now what? No limit AA definitely has the edge I didn't think of that the first time around.
  3. that would be awful for the gamewhy do you care about the numbers being "deceptive"?they've still cashed for that much, who cares about interpreting how much they're up or down? and why should someone who is staked not be credited for the entire amount of their cashes?
    Your right. If all the money skeletons came out of tv players closets the game would be ruined and no recreational players would want to play anymore. The system they have now just seems so smoke-screeny to me and ultimately pretty bad.
  4. Daniel just to bring out the stat geek in you: How do you feel about the win stats available to pokerfans and players? For example, you go to hendon mob and see someone like Mike Matusow made x amount playing tournaments and your first thought is 'Wow, if someone like Mike can make x amount in a tournament it must be really easy right?' :club: They're very deceptive numbers to me, what do you think?To make them less deceptive and frankly more accurate, I would suggest they include more ROI numbers and factor in the loss of buy-ins, hotels, travel etc. especially if you add in all of the massive buy-ins that have been popping up everywhere for the past few years. Do you think these more "personal stats" should remain off limits a la cash game wins and losses or should they be made available somehow?My main point is that a majority of tournament players have not actually earned (or at least held onto) these 8,9,10million dollars in "tournament winnings" that they're being given credit for (unless they've had an all-star sponsor like pokerstars.com LOL). In lamens terms Michael Mizrachi won like 3 million at the WSOP a couple of years ago. He was staked by Patrik Atonius but all of the "tournament earnings" are credited to Mizrachi. I could be splitting hairs but I think a new stats list and newly adjusted all-time money list (one based on ROI) would be good for the transparency of poker. It's also possible that more "transparency" would lead to scaring away customers. Just food for thought.BTW thanks for doing this thread its pretty fckin legit man.

  5. Hypothetical: two players of equal strength play heads up:Player A always has aces (but only gets two cards.)Player B gets four cards (but two aces are out of the deck.)Who's the favorite.
    I like this question. fun, simple, yet hard at the same time lol... I would think 4 cards would be the favourite but its just a hunch.
  6. Seeing how you tweeted earlier that we can post any questions in this thread, I'm going to repost this one.Just to be clear, I like Ivey, and I think he was great for poker (maybe still is, time will tell). Every game or sport NEEDS a GOAT of some sorts. That being said, the reasons I think he is being (slightly) singled out compared to the rest of team FT, is because he OWES money to FTP. And he gives off a vibe (to fans that don't know him well) as being completely 100% emotionless. What was once a huge PRO to the Ivey "stigma" has now flip flopped into a CON. This is because he is more silent, and emotionless than ever. This coming at a time when everybody expected him to FINALLY stand up and be some type of a "leader."I also think hiding from American (or TV) poker scene for nearly a year did not help his cause. Compared to Lindgren, Siedel, and the rest of team FT, Ivey took the "unholy trinity" route and hid like just like they did. The uneducated and angry public will naturally lash out at the richest poker player who hid for a year. Who hid just like Lederer, Chris, and Bitar hid. Furthermore, I think that his "lawsuit" left an awful taste in uninformed fans mouths. They saw his lawsuit as a way to get their money back (just like Ivey did). When Ivey withdrew his lawsuit, he essentially let everybody down, and in doing so, he made FT customers feel hopeless ("if Ivey can't solve this than who will?") It's sad that people think this way, but it's a fact that they do.This is pure speculation on my part, but from closely watching this entire debacle unfold, this is how I feel about it. My last point is that Ivey did not help cause when people like Tom Dwan and Galfond offerred 1million each back to FT players while Ivey did nothing. Ivey IS cold as ice, and (as you said) has a killer extinct. These traits will never go away, this is just who he is. So, when someone like Ivey owes FT millions, and FT owes millions of people hundreds of millions of dollars, people tend to get mad. Which is why, at this point, the Ivey hate should not "boggle your mind."Just to be clear one last time, I am in no way trying to compare Ivey with the "unholy trinity." I think (or hope) he is completely innocent, I just think he could've handled the fallout [bWAY][/b] more intelligently. WHERE DO YOU STAND ON PHIL GORDON REGARDING THE FULL TILT DISASTER? IS MY IVEY/FTP THEORY:a) COMPLETELY NUTS? b)JUST A LITTLE BIT? c)OR NOT AT ALL?One last thing I want to make it clear that I lost zero money whatsoever on FT because I never played there.

  7. I'm going to go out on a limb and say there's a 0% chance this hand is real.[/quote/]FWIW I've had stuff like this happen to me on stars before. For instance, bvb QQ for AP for him aipf. I made quads on the river and he made straight flush on the river. It's hard to believe these hands if you play brick and mortar but they happen everyday online.
  8. OK Daniel let's make peacetime. Not sure why you haven't answered my fulltilt or phil ivey questions but I say we move on to another topic now. Two short and sweet questions for you.How often do you pick your nose and when you're caught say: 'you were digging for gold'?If you were to teach someone how to perform accents and impressions, what would be the first lesson?

  9. I'm actually REALLY glad you did answer and I thought your line of thinking was very good. Not sure why that guy had a problem with it, but feel free to post away!
    LOL its not like im fcuking picking on this kid. Great line of thinking. This thread is for you to answer questions right? People ask these questions for YOUR insight. Other posters answering questions can quickly get out of hand which is why there are other threads. I may sound mean but I don't care and it is NOT personal. It's just a fact. TY
  10. Just to be clear, I like Ivey, and I think he's great for poker (every game NEEDS a GOAT of some sorts). Ivey being blacklisted or whatever could potentially be one of the biggest blows modern poker will need to endure on a mainstream level. That being said, the reasons I think he is being (slightly) singled out compared to the rest of team FT, is because he owes money to FTP, and he is completely 100% emotionless. What was once a huge PRO to the Ivey "stigma" has now flip flopped into a CON. This is because he is more silent, and emotionless than ever. This coming at a time when everybody expected him to FINALLY stand up and be some type of a "leader". These are just my thoughts. I could be totally f wrong lol. What do you think about my theory Daniel?*edit- I also think hiding from US poker for nearly a year did not help his cause. Compared to Lindgren, Siedel, and the rest of team FT, Ivey took the "unholy trinity" route and hid like just like they did. The uneducated and angry public will naturally lash out at the richest poker player who hid for a year. Who hid just like Lederer, Chris, and Bitar hid. Furthermore, I think that his "lawsuit" left an awful taste in most of the casual fans mouths. They saw his lawsuit as a way to get their money back (just like Ivey did.) When Ivey withdrew his lawsuit, he essentially let everybody down, and in doing so, he made FT customers feel hopeless ("if Ivey can't solve this than who will?")This is pure speculation on my part, but from closely watching this entire debacle unfold from afar this is how I feel about it. My last point is that durrrr and Galfond did not help Ivey's cause by offering 1million each back to FT players while Ivey did nothing. Ivey is cold as ice, and (as you said) has a killer extinct. These traits will never go away, this is just who he is. So, when someone like Ivey owes FT millions, and FT owes millions of people hundreds of millions of dollars, people tend to get mad. Which is why, at this point, the Ivey hate should not "boggle your mind."Just to be clear one last time, I am in no way trying to compare Ivey with the "unholy trinity." I think (or hope) he is completely innocent, I just think he could've handled the fallout more intelligently.Q for Daniel. Where do stand regarding Phil Gordon in all of this mess? And is my theory about Ivey and FTP completely nuts or just a little bit? :club: lol cheers mate.

  11. Sorry if I am over stepping my boundries ... I didn't even remember this site (or that I was a member) until DN mentioned it in his rant and I came her to check it out. I would certainly find it unlikely that anyone would only want one opinion on something that was posted in a forum, do you? If DN wants to anwer he will and he can take me to the cleaners as well if he disagrees with my thoughts ... My goal here is to learn as much as I can about what others are going through and I am not going to sit around and wait for DN to give a response (if he wants to) when we can talk about it while waiting.
    No I doubt people want more than one opinion in a thread that is solely based on Negreanu's opinion. But that is pure speculation on my part and I could be wrong. If your goal is to learn as much as possible about what others are going through I would suggest that you try searching for a different thread. Again, only a friendly suggestion. HAGD
  12. IN reference to Post 308 ... Those are a couple of 'bad beats' you've had in such a short time playing the game. As for the tournament hand I would take a look at a couple of items where you could have possibly avoided a bust out, but in a rebuy tournament with such 'small' stacks it would be hard not to fall into this cooler of a hand. Preflop you raised 5x BB which is pretty high and when you get mutiple callers and have to deal with a raise the pot gets pretty big quickly and although 9s are nice to have there are alot of overs that can hit the Flop. As it turns out you hit a set and felt good about your hand ... and you got an opponent to bet the pot (really an overbet with his hand). What were you scared of here that you felt the need to raise, basically 2500 is all-in? You dont mention the suits, but you are probably against AA, KK, QQ, AQ, 66, Q9 or a big draw here ... 5 of the 6 made hands you have dominated. So a flat call of the 1000 lets you see the turn. If you then check again and he goes all-in you still 'have' to call since you are more than likely still crushing the stated range and win 80 to 90 % of the time. In this case, rebuy and move on since the stack size you indicated doesn't really prevent you from getting felted here unless you know your opponent will only go all-in with the nuts on the Turn.As far as the cash game ... you were 'lucky' enough to get a checked Flop where you were only 4% to improve and hit YOUR one-outer, thus only having to fade 2 other outs on the River and one of the them got THEIR one-outer. Tough hand and it doesn't even count as a bad beat in most places!! You basically got what you wanted out of the hand on the Turn, just bad luck on the River. What to change? If you were playing 2-4 pot limit (you mentioned 'raising the pot') then nothing, but if you were playing no-limit, then obviously your table needs a larger raise to get 'everyone' out of the hand pre-Flop, thus creating a chance for a small win rather than a large loss ... problem is that 44 may call anyway and Q6 folds, which just means that Mr. 44 wins less money in this case. Other option would have been to bet out on the Flop since you have a strong hand against multiple opponents looking for any 6s out there, assuming you were in the BB, and then possibly fold to any re-raise ... thus, you don't see the Turn that broke your heart until you are out of the hand as certainly the other 2 guys are going to go at it when you lead out in order to protect their made hands.I think both hands were played 'standard' but could have possibly been delt with differently with a little more pot size control. Good luck!!
    You joined in 2007 and one of your 3 total posta lifetime is the answer to a question that was meant for Daniel Negreanu. WTF man.
  13. lol don't believe things u read on whatever 'forums' ur talking about. Jerry was the missing protege, he's since moved to Mexico. his surname is Ivey btw, that's where the confusion is arising from.
    Oh shit TY lol... His last name is really Ivey? FML lol...
  14. I disagree with what you are saying here.When a person makes an endorsement, he stakes his reputation. That's what he gets in exchange for money. When it turns out that the business is not sound, his reputation is, rightly, negatively affected. The only reason an endorsement has any value is the risk it represents to the celebrity's reputation. It's not just free money. They can't just disavow the association.
    Nice post. Not sure how anyone could possibly argue against this. It's just logic man. Like 2+2 is 4 amirite? LOL
  15. My point is this: why is Ivey being singled out and not people like Erik Seidel for example? What is inherently different about the two outside of the fact that Ivey was more marketable? Why does one get a free pass when the other is vilified when they are both in the same boat? The whole "boggles my mind" thing is why, if people are upset with shareholders, aren't they equally upset with the entire team?
    Just to be clear, I like Ivey, and I think he's great for poker (every game NEEDS a GOAT of some sorts). Ivey being blacklisted or whatever could potentially be one of the biggest blows modern poker will need to endure on a mainstream level. That being said, the reasons I think he is being (slightly) singled out compared to the rest of team FT, is because he owes money to FTP, and he is completely 100% emotionless. What was once a huge PRO to the Ivey "stigma" has now flip flopped into a CON. This is because he is more silent, and emotionless than ever. This coming at a time when everybody expected him to FINALLY stand up and be some type of a "leader". These are just my thoughts. I could be totally f wrong lol. What do you think about my theory Daniel?*edit- I also think hiding from US poker for nearly a year did not help his cause. Compared to Lindgren, Siedel, and the rest of team FT, Ivey took the "unholy trinity" route and hid like just like they did. The uneducated and angry public will naturally lash out at the richest poker player who hid for a year. Who hid just like Lederer, Chris, and Bitar hid. Furthermore, I think that his "lawsuit" left an awful taste in most of the casual fans mouths. They saw his lawsuit as a way to get their money back (just like Ivey did.) When Ivey withdrew his lawsuit, he essentially let everybody down, and in doing so, he made FT customers feel hopeless ("if Ivey can't solve this than who will?")This is pure speculation on my part, but from closely watching this entire debacle unfold from afar this is how I feel about it. My last point is that durrrr and Galfond did not help Ivey's cause by offering 1million each back to FT players while Ivey did nothing. Ivey is cold as ice, and (as you said) has a killer extinct. These traits will never go away, this is just who he is. So, when someone like Ivey owes FT millions, and FT owes millions of people hundreds of millions of dollars, people tend to get mad. Which is why, at this point, the Ivey hate should not "boggle your mind."Just to be clear one last time, I am in no way trying to compare Ivey with the "unholy trinity." I think (or hope) he is completely innocent, I just think he could've handled the fallout more intelligently.Q for Daniel. Where do stand regarding Phil Gordon in all of this mess? And is my theory about Ivey and FTP completely nuts or just a little bit? :club: lol cheers mate.
  16. After the main event and 50K chamionship; which poker title would you like most to have under your belt? If and when online gambling is legalised in America, how do you anticipate the landscape is going to change (for better or worse, and pls don't say its going to grow ten fold because thats obvious). Are you beginning to prepare yourself for online legalisation? I know you're not a lawyer but regarding FTP; by the time everything is over like say 5 years from now what are people going to be saying/doing then, as opposed to the very justified witch hunt the poker community is currently pursuing? If FTP does pay back its players do you think Lederer and company will come out of hiding if they're not in jail?

  17. After the main event and 50K chamionship; which poker title would you like most to have under your belt? If and when online gambling is legalised in America, how do you anticipate the landscape is going to change (for better or worse, and pls don't say its going to grow ten fold because thats obvious). Are you beginning to prepare yourself for online legalisation? I know you're not a lawyer but regarding FTP; by the time everything is over like say 5 years from now what are people going to be saying/doing then, as opposed to the very justified with hunt the poker community is currently pursuing? If FTP does pay back its players do you think Lederer and company will come out of hiding if they're not in jail?

  18. doubtful
    I know right! It's nothing personal but I think Phil Kessel is one of the worst candidates to lead a team like the Leafs (40 goals or not) that trade is a massive black mark on Burkes otherwise very stellar resume. I'm a lifelong Leaf fan but jeez it seems like we are literally the worst team in the league and it's not even close :club:
  19. HOCKEY QUESTIONS:Based on young talent who is more set up for the future: Toronto or Edmonton? I feel like they are both very similar teams for the last few seasons (and not just because they've resided in the basement). Would it be ideal in the long run for Toronto to keep on tanking this season in hopes for the #1 draft pick? In your opinion, who is else the best player in the NHL today? What's your main reasoning for halting your NHL picks on twitter? I was saw you on TV wearing an Oshawa General jersey (I have one signed by John Tavares so in your face haha). Where did you get your Generals jersey from?POKER QUESTIONS:What's the biggest/most painful pot you've ever lost on TV?On a scale of 1/10 how likely is it that iSeries will eventually become a TV "home run"?

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