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  1. Haha, I actually liked Play Poker like the Pros. It was the first poker book I ever read but I may be a little bias on how good it is because I'm an avid Phil Hellmuth fan.
  2. Alright, so, my dad is in Afghanistan and before he left he told me he wanted to learn how to play/ be decent at hold 'em when he gets back. I figured I could do him one better by sending him a book if not a few books so that when he gets back he'll already be able to play and we can have family poker nights or whatnot. I want him to not only understand the rules, but also understand fundamental concepts and to be a decent player also. He by no means is an aspiring pro or semi-pro or whatever, just someone who wants to learn the game and have fun. So are there any suggestions as to what bo
  3. This probably belongs in the Poker Rooms section, but hardly anybody posts in that section so I figured I would post it here and hopefully get an answer, and if it needs to be moved then so be it. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knows of any 18+ cardrooms in the MS,Al,TN,GA area. I'm 19 and was hoping of getting some live action in this summer while I have some time to travel and the like. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. If that's all he's doing. then wouldn't the stack in his hand remain the same size? He runs out of cards eventually
  5. University of Alabama in Huntsville double majoring in Astrophysics and Math
  6. wow guys, sorry for the insanely long posts, I've been writing too many essays for class.
  7. I appreciate all the responses you guys have given. When I made reference to bad players who make money, I was speaking in the short term. And anyone who makes money regularly is definately doing something right. The only other things that seem to conflict with people's views are my opinions on A) playing against better players and B) my comment at the end. The playing better players issue is one that is not exactly a rule, I just think that if you really want to improve your game, then playing against better players will definately help you. You may start off in a game of better players
  8. Well, there seems to be some mixed results to my question. I think one point people missed was that you can't judge how well you played by how much money you made/lost in a session. If I play every hand correctly, the nature of the game is going to take over and luck will happen and I could theoretically lose money, but if I continue to play every hand correctly, then there's no reason for me to change how I play, whether or not I make/lose money. Conversely, there are some people who do make money, regularly or not, who are *not* good at poker. Making money does not make you good at poker
  9. I realized something about how I play poker and was wondering if I'm the only person that feels this way. We all know that poker is a means of making money, as score is kept by the amount of money in chips(or cash) that you have in front of you. However, when I play poker, I don't just play poker ot make money(I'm not saying everyone else does, that just seems to be the common trend), but I play it as a game, like I would chess or go. Poker is a game of imperfect information. So figuring out the correct player is a little bit harder, but as we all know, poker is a game of psychology, so in
  10. I'm not gonna bash Opie and Anthony for being vulgar, b/c I'm a very big proponent of open discussion, and free speech, but, if you're gonna ask someone to be on a show, it would be polite to tell them something about the show, and perhaps make sure that their ok with the content of the show, but I just don't understand why people find this sutff funny.....honestly, I don't see how anybody with any level of decent intelligence can find their rediculous drible funny. Once again, I don't care what they say, I just don't think its funny and don't understand how anybody can say its funny. And, o
  11. I think we should all take a minute stop and applaude ArseneLupin3's avatar.....sheer genius.
  12. I didn't even notice it at first, but the more I watch on tv I noticed that everytime I player leaves the table after getting busted they pat their hand on the table, why do they do this?
  13. college student, I try to study in my spare time but mostly when I'm not playing poker I'm playing Magic :oops: I'm a true nerd, can't help it, just embrace it.
  14. I like to wear glasses when I play poker, but its not to intimidate or anything like that, I actually use them to help ME out, I wear sunglasses b/c I noticed awhile ago that people that I play with regularly were easily reading me, so I just wore them, not just for my eyes, but when I wear them, I feel calmer, my heart doesn't race, I don't shake, overall it just helps me focus on my game...
  15. I dunno if this is gonna help you or not, but I too and about to do an Informative speech for Public speaking class. The topic I'm considering right now is a brief overview of game theory(very un-technical for the audience), but I'm basically trying to convey to the audience that in games involving elements of chance, there are mathematical advantages you can exploit to become a winner despite the chance element. And yes, poker is going to be a HUGE part of my presentation.
  16. is it ok that I signed up under www.fullcontactpoker.com? or do I have to like email support and tell them to take down the www. part??
  17. In online poker, what's more important, learning the players then breaking the game or getting lots of table hours in? I can understand how you will make more profit, by playing more table hours, thus more hands, thus more money, but is it more profitable than picking a game, sitting for 5 or 6 hours and breaking the game? I guess my question is, when multitabling do you not lose valuable information about the players at your table?
  18. I really like 2-7 triple draw and Daniels chapter is AWESOME! Good Job Daniel.
  19. anyone know of any cardrooms in Tunica or MIssissippi for that matter that are 18+??
  20. here's an article about it from www.beatingpoker.com its a great site and I suggest you check it out http://www.beatingpoker.com/db/article.asp?ID=180
  21. yup, John Murphy, David Williams, Matthias Anderson, and maybe even Thomas Keller, were all magic players before poker. Its a great game and I still play whenever I'm not playing poker. Strategy games just have a great allure to them don't they?
  22. doyle actually mentions that in SS2, he says he sat down to try and revise the chapter for modern times, but he didn't see anything he didn't agree with lol
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