PapaRhino, post: 852733 wrote:
So, hand posting time. The question is about the second hand, I'm wondering if my all in call was the proper play or not.
ckrazy, post: 852734 wrote:
At worst going into the hand you had a 71.81% chance of winning. Obviously could have been even better if someone folded an A or two.
I don't see how that is the wrong play. I just call it bad luck.
JackTenrac!, post: 852737 wrote:
- I play at work. Might transfer it to a real place and get my friends to play, at my house, on weekends. I just started about 3 months ago. Thanks to that, I've downloaded Heads Up Hold'em and I've been whoring out Clubhouse Games' version. My beef with the latter is that there's no punishment for owing money, so the CPU will do dumb stuff for 5 rounds.
Is there an easier way to remember hands?
Warrior's Dreams, post: 852741 wrote:
1) Regarding websites, which is better, pokerstars or fulltilt? Do you guys ever get pop up ads from these sites?
no pop ups, its just software. I prefer fulltilt because I get rakeback and I like the client better aesthetically. Poker stars has the most players and the rake at micro stakes (10c/25c and lower) is significantly better than full tilt.
2) What kinds of software have some people been known to use online? I think the term might be "hub." If this doesn't make sense, then I am thinking of something that keeps track and gives live updates about things like VPIP, %folds, % raises, etc..., or otherwise things that would be banned from casinos.
It's a heads up display (HUD). The most common is poker tracker 3 which you can get a 60 day free trial download, and Holdem Manager which I've never tried.
3) What books could you recommend for internet poker?
Don't know, haven't read any specifically for online. For microstakes the basics like Harrington on holdem should be pretty sufficient.4) What are the dangers of online poker? By this I mean things like scams, people hacking into your computer, etc. and not things like addiction and losing a lot of money.
Staking deals can lead to scamming, i.e. stakee disappearing with stakers money. Don't know about hacking, i assume if you're playing high stakes you'd protect yourself. Anything else there's not much point apart from standard antivirus and things like that.
5) How does internet poker differ from live poker (outside of not worrying about giving off physical tells)
Hugely different. Live poker is 90% fish, online poker is much much tougher. I would equate a $2/$4 live game to 5c/10c or 10/25c online. More hands / hour means most people play tighter so where you can limp 10 8 s in a live game, it's a no-no online. You have to rely on previous history, vpip/pfr and work on hand ranges and bet sizing online, which I guess still applies to live.
6) What kinds of strategies can you do online that you can't do in a live poker game, if any?
Um, you can play super tight and just set mine and play QQ+ multitabling. Live, this means you get whittled down in blinds a lot of the time and get bored out of your mind. Online, you can play 10-16 tables and make profit with rakeback.7) Is there an online poker FAQ I can read?
There is a great forum for poker players. Poker Strategy - Two Plus Two Poker & Gaming Strategy 8) What do you regret doing when you first started out? (outside of losing lots of money/property)
I regret thinking I was actually any good until I lost a few K and found out the hard way that I sucked.
9) Is online gambling illegal in some states? Where can I go to find out?
No idea, google it.
Saitsuofleaves, post: 852743 wrote:
I have my first poker tourney today...uh...help!
JimBoss, post: 852745 wrote:
hm, so this is pretty bad... Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI | Money & Company | Los Angeles Times
Mr. Bastos, post: 852746 wrote:
Was anyone here affected by this?
Warrior's Dreams, post: 852744 wrote:
So how'd you do?
Mr PH, post: 852752 wrote:
What sites should US players go to play now? Or should we just lay low for the time being.
ssjtin, post: 852754 wrote:
I wouldn't risk any money in online poker until this matter is resolved. As of right now, if you're in the US then you cannot play online poker...sucks I know. Easiest thing to do is move to Australia.
And if you have money tied up right now, it's not going anywhere for a while.
Sexperienced., post: 852757 wrote:
which type of poker do i need to learn how to play? didnt know there were so many different types.
b1gazn, post: 852758 wrote:
NL is the most lucrative since it has the biggest community...
PapaRhino, post: 852762 wrote:
NL (No lImit) is just a betting type of the game of choice. You want to learn Texas Hold'Em and probably Omaha Hi.
Sexperienced., post: 852763 wrote:
I was on youtube last night looking for lessons but they all took too long to get to the card stage, one guy spent 20 minutes talking about types of chips and shuffling cards.
Veserius, post: 852765 wrote:
Learning Omaha hi playing heads up potlimit with a friend who is a good player. It's a way more dynamic game than Hold'Em. Really fun, if online poker wasn't such a bust right now I'd be playing it at low stakes right now probably.
Veserius, post: 852767 wrote:
Yeah for sure, Omaha is way harder to play and has less players and thus less bad players.
I don't play poker to make money, though it doesn't hurt when I do. I just play it because I like to play games.
PapaRhino, post: 852764 wrote:
Get the free trial and download any series' that look interesting to you, cancel the trial before it's up and you're good to go it's mainly focused on the math of it, which is great, all the lessons are really professional, aside from the Homegame series, which is just a bunch of friends on Vent playing a cash game together goofing off, good watch though
Sexperienced., post: 852770 wrote:
do i need to give them my credit card details for the free trial?
Jion_Wansu wrote: »
Can't believe people still act like this today. This reminds me of the SF2 days
Can we merge the 2 threads?
Viscant wrote: »
2+2 is exactly like SRK, only a couple years ago.
Basically that forum is at that stage in it's development where the noise-to-information ratio is just about to hit the breaking point. There are a lot of really good posts there and the important posters (Malmuth/Sklansky, etc) still post from time to time. But the new wave of morons and idiots are starting to take over a bit. Also that forum is remarkably rude. If you don't fit with their particular ideology on something, they just go out of their way to be asses.
So yeah, it's basically exactly like SRK. I read the posts there, but it's primarily useful for identifying people. When I know that I have a "brown trout" at my table, I basically try to run them over. Most 2+2ers are weak-tight at the tables, especially if you mention that you're a trout also. They try not to make any mistakes which translates most often into weak-tight play. Probably my favorite hunting trick these days.
And yeah, I agree with LB. The best part of that hand is that A9 and KQ called. LOL