Posted 16 October 2005 - 10:41 PM
I think I need to post this every time I see this topic come up."I honestly have no desire to read every response made in regard to Daniel's one session at the Wynn. Having said that, I'm not sure if any of you have played with Daniel in a live game before, but I have. And I would like to talk about it a little bit, just to clear the air. I've played with Daniel in live games two times. Once was a pot limit hold em game with 20-40 blinds ( that was several years ago). And the other session was a 10-20 no limit game. Each session that we played, he had the WHOLE TABLE COVERED. He played fast and loose, and was having a good time. In fact, EVERYONE was having a good time. Both sessions, he played just about every hand. Raising, re-raising, etc. I was lucky enough to have position on him both times. The no limit session was funny, it would appear that he had a "normal" stack. But he had the 5 or 10k chip for special occassions. The first hand I played with him, he broke me. I've talked about this hand before, so I feel no need to get into it again. But I continued to play, and ended up booking a small win. The point is, he was giving action and getting action. The ONLY advantage he had was a psycholigal one. IF you want to look at that way. He also happened to be a much better player than the whole table, myself included. But because he WAS playing so wrecklessly, it evened out the playing field. And that's what many people fail to realize. If Daniel wanted to, he could sit down in a 10-20, 20-40, or 100-200 no limit game and break everyone just by playing his A game. But instead, he does everyone a FAVOR, and has a nutbar session. For those of you who have ever played with me at a "strat table" on Party, I usually do something fairly similar. Win, lose or draw, everyone has a good time. I play waaaay too many hands, and give a ridiculous amount of action. At .50-1, I feel that I can afford the loss. But you have to earn it. Obviously the same is true of Daniel, he's not giving his money away per say. But he is laying one hell of a price an you getting it. For those who don't like this, or are offended by it. The next time you see a fish tank, don't tap the glass. Until you've sat with him and played in one of these sessions, don't knock it. He certainly isn't about to quit you just because you book a 5k win. YOU as the player have the advantage. If you are afraid of going bust, don't play. If his money intimidates you psychologically, don't play. But once you get past those silly obstacles. Be sure to take advantage of people who sit down with ton of money and are willing to gamble it up with you. Statistically, you will be a favorite. Whether you're a math guy or not, you should be able to see the logic in that. Good Luck."