Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 621
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Age 17 for both. I just seem to have been really lucky with that hand when I'm running bluffs with it I seem to flop two pair or better A LOT!

Average player by definition would be 9-1. Above average player probably not any better than 4.5-1.

Do you back anyone? Do you think there is decent money to be made from backing players? Do you ever buy pieces of players?Estimate your ROI in EPT Monte Carlo €25k/€100kEstimate your ROI in WSOP MEIf

It seem that most of the younger player don't tip after tourny wins. Even some.of the biggest buy-ins they get huge scores and no tip.This never happened a few years ago. R the players now expecting to treated like rock stars? Are they unhappy with staff? Or just really cheep. Buy the way I don't deal or work on the floor.. thanks
Having talked to two different dealers (sick sample, I know), both have said that tips for tournaments aren't really a big deal since so much is getting taken out and there's not always that much transparency. I've still tipped a small amount when I've made scores, but I don't think it's nearly as strongly encouraged as before.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Having talked to two different dealers (sick sample, I know), both have said that tips for tournaments aren't really a big deal since so much is getting taken out and there's not always that much transparency. I've still tipped a small amount when I've made scores, but I don't think it's nearly as strongly encouraged as before.
I agree with you completely. I know a couple of guys who have dealt the WSOP and the WSOP Circuit and they said that the tips really don't make up a great deal of their pay. That being said, the juice being paid as well as the standard 3% being deducted from prize pools does not lend itself to the players tipping when the tournament is over. For example, I played a tournament at the Goldstrike in Tunica last weekend where the buy in was $300 +$40 with a $10 dealer toke. So if you count the toke as part of the entry since it is not going to the prize pool you are paying 16% juice before the 3% is taken out of the prize pool. This is on top of the fact that at the larger field tourney now they are flattening out the pay scale in hope of making the nits feel better about min cashing.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Snake Plissken? I thought you were dead.
Oh, not dead. Alive as a man can be. Exhausted and physically raped by alcohol and terrible finance since black friday. But I'm alive, I'm alive.
Link to post
Share on other sites
It seem that most of the younger player don't tip after tourny wins. Even some.of the biggest buy-ins they get huge scores and no tip.This never happened a few years ago. R the players now expecting to treated like rock stars? Are they unhappy with staff? Or just really cheep. Buy the way I don't deal or work on the floor.. thanks
Well, because money is usually taken out of the prize pool as prepaid tips to the dealers and tipping more is optional and not required. It's a personal choice.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh, not dead. Alive as a man can be. Exhausted and physically raped by alcohol and terrible finance since black friday. But I'm alive, I'm alive.
I feel like your signature deserves a spot in next week's Weekly Rant episode
Link to post
Share on other sites
What is your view of Erik Seidel as a person ?On your FTP scumbag rants you never mention Ivey, is that because he is your friend or you seriously think he is totally clean ? Most of the poker world would disagree with that.
The Ivey hate truly boggles my mind. Anyone who knows this guy knows he didn't have the first clue what was going on. Here is a guy, great poker player, but not interested in any of that crap. He has a bevvy of assistants, doesn't answer phone calls or texts, despite having several phones, loses his phones regularly. Up until a few years ago he didn't know how to use e-mail, before that, he didn't know how to turn on a computer, but once it was on, he sure knew how to beat the crap out of anyone who chose to play online poker against him. Why does anyone differentiate Ivey from the rest of team FTP? Cause he was the best? Cause he was used in ads? Cause he was black? I don't get it! He wasn't on the board of directors and didn't care much at all what happened with daily operations. He was too busy either flying around the country hustling craps, or busting bankrolls online and at the Bellagio. Was it because he chose to sue FTP? Wouldn't that decision, along with his statement tell you that he was NOT happy with the board and the decisions they were making? Shouldn't that separate him from the mess conducted by those at fault? The reasons for his lawsuit were legitimate. Those idiots called his bluff, and just like he would at the poker table, he showed them the nuts and they cowered. As for Erik Seidel, we aren't friends and never really have been. I don't think he is shady in the least, we just rub each other the wrong way. Annie Duke is a good friend of his, and I can't say that I have a good relationship with anyone that chooses to be good friends with that woman.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Daniel, do you have ant cool stories or memories of playing poker with Stu Unger? Did you know him very well???
I played with him at Bellagio two weeks before he died for the first, and only time. He looked bad, very thin, frail, but seemed to be interested in fixing his life. A priest actually came in to see him that day. He played fast and aggressive and went broke several times punting it away, but I had a blast playing with him, although I had the worst seat in the house, he was seated to my direct left.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Daniel -re: golf betsI was once told a story from someone that lived with Nick Rainey that went like this...Nick camped out at the golf course the night before a match w/ you & Christian so he could bribe a groundskeeper to move the tees back on a certain hole where you had to clear a water hazard; moving the tee box to where it would be very difficult for you to clear the hazard but Nick/Patrik easily could.What do you think the odds are this actually happened/can you ever think of a specific hole where it did?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Daniel, You can't act incredulous about those who are unhappy with Ivey. He was intimately accociated with FullTilt. I don't think he knew what was going on, but for you to say that the Ivey hate "boggles your mind" rings hollow to me. Ivey is linked to FTP in the same way that Annie and Phil H. are linked to UB. You can't get around that. Bill G.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I played with him at Bellagio two weeks before he died for the first, and only time. He looked bad, very thin, frail, but seemed to be interested in fixing his life. A priest actually came in to see him that day. He played fast and aggressive and went broke several times punting it away, but I had a blast playing with him, although I had the worst seat in the house, he was seated to my direct left.
Glad old Stuey only had to deal with death once.
Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Link to post
Share on other sites
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?
CRBFPjN7PIZy7KXGaWvP.png
Link to post
Share on other sites
the first hand of the 1mil wsop. everyone goes all in. you're in the bb w/ AA. Do you call?! Math please as well.
AA is obviously a great starting hand against any other random hand ... with no less than 77% to win. But as you increase the number of opponents in the hand it can lose it's value pretty quick. Even against 2 other hands it will drop down to close to 60%. Against 8 other random hands it went down below 40% and even close to 30% in one case that I entered. Most top tournament pros will tell you that you will need to win more than a few flips to win a tournament ... are you ready to 'flip' on the first hand? There are way too many variables to consider from player to player (and tournament to tournament) for any one answer here. Of course a win here lets you sleep off the next 5 levels if you want to or you can try to be the bully and run away with a stack. How many Day 1 chip leaders ever win a tournament ... not many ... but if you gave a poker player an opportunity to start with 8x chips more than the field or walk away rather than spend 2 or 3 days only to miss the money (which could still happen) there are probably quite a few who would take that 'risk' and just go play cash if they lose. If this is a 1mill buy-in event, then one would think that the field is pretty small and the advantage of this many chips goes way up. If this were the main event, then the 'value' of those 8x chips goes down since the number of opponents left is still huge. Good Luck!!
Link to post
Share on other sites
AA is obviously a great starting hand against any other random hand ... with no less than 77% to win. But as you increase the number of opponents in the hand it can lose it's value pretty quick. Even against 2 other hands it will drop down to close to 60%. Against 8 other random hands it went down below 40% and even close to 30% in one case that I entered. Most top tournament pros will tell you that you will need to win more than a few flips to win a tournament ... are you ready to 'flip' on the first hand? There are way too many variables to consider from player to player (and tournament to tournament) for any one answer here. Of course a win here lets you sleep off the next 5 levels if you want to or you can try to be the bully and run away with a stack. How many Day 1 chip leaders ever win a tournament ... not many ... but if you gave a poker player an opportunity to start with 8x chips more than the field or walk away rather than spend 2 or 3 days only to miss the money (which could still happen) there are probably quite a few who would take that 'risk' and just go play cash if they lose. If this is a 1mill buy-in event, then one would think that the field is pretty small and the advantage of this many chips goes way up. If this were the main event, then the 'value' of those 8x chips goes down since the number of opponents left is still huge. Good Luck!!
Thanks Daniel.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements


×
×
  • Create New...