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MapleLeafpoker

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In Topic: Degenerate Gambling

15 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 15 July 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

he is never ever folding that hand. I'm a limit holdem player where decisions happen fast so I'm biased that way. Taking time on the biggest hand of his life isn't unreasonable. He knows he's never folding but I guess he has to go over in his mind if he can possibly find a fold.

I think the "never/ever" and "he has to go over in his mind" to me are more about the conditions of their minds at that stage, and less to do with the game of poker.
What I mean is, in that state of tiredness, you are no longer sure of what you are seeing/thinking/saying.

Im sure we have all been in that state of doubting what we think/see because we are so tired. I am guessing thats what that was for him. He knew deep down he wasnt folding, I would guess, but to him, he needed to reset and go over everything,.....a sort of am I really seeing what I think I am seeing.

I dont know if that makes sense, but thats how im trying to relate to both players at that spot. I was tired, and I was just watching...until I passed out

In Topic: Degenerate Gambling

15 July 2018 - 08:32 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 15 July 2018 - 04:43 AM, said:

I think I would have snap called on that last hand but I guess taking time to think it through makes sense.

I cant imagine how you wouldnt take time, but then again, Im as amateur as they come
I mean, it was only 3min, not that crazy to me. But I dont really know the unwritten rules of poker so what do i know

In Topic: Degenerate Gambling

15 July 2018 - 08:28 AM

View Postserge, on 15 July 2018 - 08:00 AM, said:

He told him "you slowrolled me ". Then his post tourney interview he had a lot of excuses.
I watched it all now.
Maybe he was "extremely tired after an epic battle" and had a call made "that changed his life forever", as you said about Cynn, just 10 seconds before he said those words.
Same battle right?

I feel like I should give anyone who has gone through what these guys have gone through the last few days quite a large benefit of the doubt. I can't even begin to imagine where their head is at, at that moment, but they are nowhere near their most pragmatic and lucid best. I certainly would not take 10 seconds out of 40 hours and make a call on them based on that.

You can see it in Cynn even as he accepts congratulations, he really doesn't know what to do or say. Its way beyond anything we can understand, so to me, I congratulate both of them on a great battle and they both appear to be great guys, at least on camera.

In Topic: Degenerate Gambling

15 July 2018 - 07:26 AM

What were the antics you are referring to?

In Topic: Degenerate Gambling

14 July 2018 - 07:53 PM

View Postserge, on 11 July 2018 - 11:15 PM, said:

One of the sickest and most unbeliaveable hands at the final table of main event. Last hand to get to the final 9. KK vs KK vs AA

this was pretty cool. I passed out just before it happened evidently, but even on replay was great to see.

Ive been watching a fair amount of the last 3 nights before I fell asleep (not sure if its being shown in Canada 'live', ive been watching it on ESPN in Florida)
I have to say. John Cynn and Tony Miles both seem like really nice guys, and I could not be happier they are heads up. Cynn especially seemed doomed for a 4th/5th spot based on his chip count last night/Thurs night, I am very impressed at the move he has made to hold the chip lead.