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/Feb/2012

Last Nights Live Poker

By: Gallon1 @ 05:27 (EST) / 208 / Comment ( 1 )
Played poker down the pub ast night. AS usual, I really enjoyed playing live. There were only 10 players and my best hand of the night was A9 suited (which i didnt play), but it was nice to just chat to the opponents, watch what they were doing, how they were thinking etc. There was a range of players, from beginners through to quite experienced players.

I found it very funny that the experienced players couldnt get a read on the beginners. They were unpredictable and didnt show respect to raises/position etc. It made it very difficult to move them off pots etc.

It got me thinking. I know that there is a good and bad way to play poker. However, if you stick rigidly to what PSO teaches, you become predictable. I tried this out in the open tournaments, and found it really easy to bluff players. They gave too much respect to raises etc as that is what they had been taught. Likewise if they raised, i knew to fold. If everyone plays the same kind of poker, it becomes less easy to take everyones chips! but less easy to win too.

Results last night - I cashed in a 0.10 360 player, and lasted a timed tourney. But essentially my BR was dead. so a reload today.

At the pub, finished 5th, but then played a cash game, which was fun, Ive never done it before, and it was a bit different. I cashed out with the same money I bought in with.
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