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  1. i don't understand how vehemently some of you are defending a guy you've never met.
    Have you ever met DN?Neverwin is to online headsup limit poker what Spirit rock is to online NL poker.He will throw raw agression at Daniel, but switch gears at the right time. imo it will be a coinflip. But, I think Neverwin is a better player than Joe Cassidy. However, DN knows agression very very well, so I think he will adjust to it well. That is why I think he is a coinflip, and not a dog like most pros would be vs neverwin.As for why 500k when he is only putting up 200k, several reasons I'd guess. People saying 200k is all of neverwin's BR, that is completely false I'm sure. I watched him take over 30k from Thunder Keller about 2 or 3 days ago in about 30 minutes. He has large wins at the 300/600 heads up very often. Daniel is wealthy, sure, but 500k is a decent percentage of his BR. That won't affect DN very much, but he will take the game more seriously than if it was only a 200k match. And most likely neverwin is hoping if the match is 500k DN will hesitate for a bit before he starts playing back at neverwin. I doubt this will work on DN though. NW is pretty good at realizing when someone is standing up to him and switching to tight though. It will be a great match I imagine.
  2. Very Well Put Aki....I (without the fancy math of Aki :-) ) Also look at it like this.I can play a $50 SnG at Fulltilt, 1st gets $225, 2nd $135 and 3rd $90.OrI can play at Party 1st gets $250, 2nd gets 150 and 3rd 100.Yes there are 9 players at FTP and 10 at Party but in my mind that is really not a factor.My EV is better at Party.Not fancy but you still get the idea.
    I hate party sit n goes. The blind structure is terrible.
  3. yalls boy is getting torn a new one right now on UB..He has already rebought once for the full 10k and has reloaded smaller amounts a few more times
    SR has an interesting habit of bluffing all in for 10K against new players who aren't on to him. He'll let them take the buy-in, and then the next time when he goes all in with the nuts he gets it back. Of course, even SR has bad days, but it is fairly rare.
  4. My questiong being: Do you look back on this as a bad fold? You are getting 6:1 here, and I am very aware that you cannot base decisions you make on the results of any one particular hand, but do you believe that you are being bluffed less often that one time in six in this spot?Also keep in mind I play primarily LHE and am certainly less able to understand NL bets and their relation to pot size than you are.That's all.
    Of course in Limit hold em there is no way Paul would have folded here. But in deep stack NL tournies, many different rules apply. In NL nobody likes to fold aces, but the board Paul got is one of the very very few that make laying down aces easy:"The flop is JsQsKs."First of all, the villain called a huge reraise preflop. Now, our read on villain (and it is a read any reasonable player would have formed, having watched this guys play as described by Paul) is that he is very tight in this kind of situation. A tight player who calls my large preflop reraise, I put him on JJ-AA, or AK. Some people would maybe add TT and AQ to the hand range, though my experience with tight players, I wouldn't includeTT or AQ until later when the blinds are larger. So what can I beat here? Well I can beat AK. And if he has one spade (Paul has no spade) and is holding the AK he had 11 outs to beat me and 3 outs to split. Paul knows if he just calls this flop bet, there is almost certainly going to be a large bet on the turn, and it is a bet he probably won't be able to call. So he makes a painful fold, which happened to be wrong in this case, but most of the time up against a tight player, this is an easy laydown.
  5. That quote is in regards to Limit Hold'em Against Andy Beal... Not a Mixed Game with Professional Poker Players.
    I was only really refuting your post about Howard not playing big games because he wasn't good enough. Howard rose to the highest Limit hold 'em levels before he had tournament success. In fact I read a Dealer's journal somewhere the other day talking about Howard playing what was known as 'the big game' at the time, years ago, sitting with Doyle and Stuey Ungar. (the game was not mixed, it was limit, Howard's specialty) Dealer said Ungar was a ****bag who threw cards and didn't understand why people say he was such a legend when he treated people like dirt. .. but I digress.
    You don't think he's tried to play in larger games? He's never made it higher than the limits he plays now and walked about with a profit longterm.
    That's the quote that I take issue with, since it sounds authorative, and yet is so completely false.
  6. There is also a reason he doesn't play higher than that. He can't beat the other pro's even at his own game, much less any other game spread at that limit.
    That's completely false. Howard is one of the best limit hold 'em players on the planet. He is somewhat out of practice at the moment since he hasn't been playing a lot of cash games, but even so I'd say a limit hold em game between he and Daniel would be 50/50.Quote from Greenstein's Website:"During one of Andy Beal’s head-up matches against our coalition of players, Howard and I each lost $2,000,000 to Andy. The coalition won for the trip, but Howard was very disappointed by his result. I was content to sit out future matches, but Howard wanted to prove that he had been the victim of a bad run of cards. The next three times Andy came to town, Howard got his revenge, winning convincingly each time."
  7. It's much much easier to play 8 tables of limit than NL. Limit is a more mathematical game, and you can play like a robot and still win (except at the higher limits.)I've played both NL and Limit, and I like both. A lot of people like to say 'oh limit is so much easier.' or 'Oh, NL is so much easier' Well, imo it is subjective. Some people have the natural talent and abilities to excel at Limit. Some people have the natural talents to beat NL. For instance I would wager most A+ math grad student could be taught to win limit for a decent amount of cash. And on the other side, with only a general understanding of math, someone who excels at reading people and knowing when to bluff and when to fold could excel at NL.

  8. The only thing useful I get out of it is anything monetary related--I'll use poker charts for that. Any comments appreciated on what I could look at the numbers for.
    Poker tracker has vastly improved my game since I got it. You say you're a controlled maniac and so it has no use for you... Well my first question is, are you a winning player? Most maniacs aren't. If you are, ok cool, that style works for you, but poker tracker still has uses for you. It will still find leaks in your game. If you log 500, 000 hands you can then look back at the stats on every hand you play. If you always play T7s for instance (daniel's favourite hand) It will tell you if you have made money over 500k hands or lost money. IMO you should stop playing whatever hands have consistently lost you money, if over 500k hands you've lost $10, 000 playing T7s, then that is a hole in your game that you can eliminate. Maybe you've advanced past that point and don't really have any leaks in your game, but poker tracker has been most useful for me in finding the hands that I have been misplaying (AQo) and then thinking about what I need to change to turn those hands from -EV to +EV.Good luck with your game
  9. Wow, you kids can't take a joke I guess. This is like if I told a blonde joke and some guys started telling me 'blondes aren't really predispositioned to be dumb, you should go f*ck yourself'. Just makes you all sound like lamers with no sense of humour. Even if it isn't funny it is obviously a joke, what the hell is up with the flames.

  10. Have mason or david ever said anything to the effect of believing that they're world class poker players?
    That is one of the smaller exagerrations Sklansky makes. He recently made a post on his forumn where he said if he had chosen to devote his massive brain to science instead of poker he would have won a Nobel prize. Now how is that for some ego?
  11. It'll be Barry's money.
    I wondered if that might be the case. Heh, well Barry might justify the investment because if she beats you in a heads up match he might be thinking it will give him a psychological edge when he plays you 10 games. He'll probably find some way to mention you lost to his student or something. And 2 expert limit players going heads up, neither can have a large advantage. I think you'll have the advantage but it won't be huge.
  12. The PPT is trying to get off the ground, some money this year, more money next etc. etc.  and Daniel's comments about this.  "I can make what the first place gets in cash games in half the time"  This may be true, but personalities like yours are needed to get these things going farther down the road, without them, you get no TV time, no TV time means less of a marketable personality.
    Very few players have done more to help spread the popularity of poker than DN. You need to STFU
  13. When you area a two time world champion, you can do whatever the hell you want to do.
    Sure you can, just like any other unethical piece of trash. If you think being a champion gives you the right to be a douche, I feel sorry for you. Everyone that thinks this is ok obviously doesn't care about whether poker is regarded an honourable game or a shady game people can turn up their nose at.
    you asked Daniel for an opinion when you're already set in what you think.If you're so interested in the honor of the game why don't you give Chan the benefit of the doubt. Cardplayer isn't exactly the best source in giving accurate information, and there hasn't been very much discussion on it by players. It just bugs the crap out of me that you're calling him a piece of trash and a douchebag.
    You're right, and I apologize I do come off that way in that quote. My responce was meant for the quote in my message there... the idea that 'it is ok for chan to angle shoot because he is a world champion' I should have just said 'no, being a world champion doesn't give you the right to do this.'I'm not saying he's guilty, that's why I was asking for DN's opinion on it. Although from what I read on cardplayer it seems more likely than not that he is guilty. If DN responded to this thread and told me that it was probably an honest mistake, I'd take his word for it.I'm a little surprised so many people think that even if Chan did do this, it is no big deal though. I think I'll just let this thread die as nothing much is coming from it but flames, and with each responce my opinion of internet players drops a little more.
  14. For a real repsonse; read SSHE, then read it again, then again, and one more time couldn't hurt.
    ditto. Small stakes hold em is probably the best poker book on the market at the moment. I'd also buy The Theory of Poker . Read them both, play 10000 hands, then reread them again.
  15. He played within the rules of poker to win a big pot.  I'm not defending his actions, but he did take down that hand.
    Definition of angle shooter:angle shooter(n phrase) A poker player who uses various underhanded, unfair methods to take advantage of inexperienced opponents. The difference between an angle shooter and a cheat is only a matter of degree. What a cheat or thief does is patently against the rules; what an angle shooter does may be marginally legal, but it's neither ethical nor gentlemanly. Nor is it in the spirit of the game.
  16. When you area a two time world champion, you can do whatever the hell you want to do.
    Sure you can, just like any other unethical piece of trash. If you think being a champion gives you the right to be a douche, I feel sorry for you. Everyone that thinks this is ok obviously doesn't care about whether poker is regarded an honourable game or a shady game people can turn up their nose at.
  17. Another Matusow quote, when asked if he will play DN heads up:Good question. We are best of friends. We have played 100 times head up. So many times. He always beats me when I'm drunk, but never sober. it's always luck when I win, apparently. Will I play him? If Danny beats Phil Ivey or someone, I'd play him. One thing about poker is ego, and Daniel's might have gotten too big.

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