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Gathering Information: Live Poker - Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Played a VERY rare, and very POOR game of Live poker in the local Brick and Mortor yesterday, and had a very interesting interaction with someone at the table.

When I first sat at the table there was only one other person there. I said hello, reached out to shake his hand, and gave him my name. Being friendly like. He shook my hand and said "Hi. I'm Bruce." (not where you thought it was going is it? ) This guy is a regular at the Casino, and I recognized him from the last time I had played there.

So we had some small talk while sitting there and several other players joined the table. I started paying attention to the cash game that was going on not too far from me, when another regular walked up to the table. As he sat down, he looked up and said "Hi Tom."

Then I realized the "hello" coming back to him was from "Bruce." I kind of looked over to him, and he stapped a glance away from me and had a very "Oh shit, I got caught," kind of look on his face.

I didn't say anything to him, and he didn't say anything to me.

So here's my question: I clearly just got some sort of information from this guy. But I'm not exactly sure what it's telling me.

Thoughts?
 
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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Hi BandShooter!

The first thing that it tells me is that the guy is a reg and he's trying to sandbag me due to knowing everyone and doesn't want me to know it.
I'd be watching out to see who else sits down, because if I end up at a table of all regs that know each other.... that can work against me real quick and I'd want a seat change to another table as soon as a seat's open.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Ooops, probably should have mentioned that this was a Daily tourney, so a seat change wouldn't be possible here, but I do get what you're saying.

Do you ever think that being the new guy at the table could be an advantage for you? Since the regs may be used to each other, I'm a complete mistery. I doubt it would be much of an advantage, but it's possible no?
 
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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:36 PM
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there's a quote i'll probably butcher.

"If you can't spot the fish at the table, Its probably you."

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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Do you ever think that being the new guy at the table could be an advantage for you? Since the regs may be used to each other, I'm a complete mistery. I doubt it would be much of an advantage, but it's possible no?
Hey BandShooter!

I think it can definitely be an advantage. The regs will be expecting the same types of plays that they see out of the other regs every day/week, however often they play. You're absolutely correct.... I'm a complete mystery to they and I want to use that to my advantage.
Since they're used to playing the same types of opps the same way, I think it's much easier to pick up on patterns that they use and whenever I see this, I'll do what I can to exploit it. It can also work against me, if I don't pick up on these types of tells.

Ex: say reg 1 always checks to reg 2 if they miss a flop... if I'm in the hand, I'm less worried about them if they check the flop. They may not check this situation if it's only me in the hand, but will if the other reg is in the hand.

Hope this helps.

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