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Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 12-31-2005, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Sparks
A Fine Night of Poker

The regulars at the Agua Caliente poker room near Palm Springs are the best group of guys Iíve ever played with -- all eight at the table were characters. I couldnít help smiling darn near the whole...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 12-19-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 31
Posted By Sparks
Re: Horrific Hollywood Park ruling

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Dealer then turns to me. I think for a moment [snip]...and I may not have the odds to peel here. So I fold. After my cards are in the muck, the LAGgy guy in MP decides to object to the...
Forum: Medium Stakes Hold'em 12-02-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 85
Posted By Sparks
Re: Straddle Inquiry

I asked a shift supervisor about it last night (the floormen I asked had no clue) and he said the California Gambling Commission has outlawed the practice of a live straddle in limit hold 'em. It...
Forum: Medium Stakes Hold'em 12-01-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 85
Posted By Sparks
Re: Straddle Inquiry

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The Bike allows it.

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They allow it only in no-limit games. In their limit games, straddling is not allowed.

I've seen floormen refuse to allow a 20-40 game to be...
Forum: Medium Stakes Hold'em 11-29-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 85
Posted By Sparks
Straddle Inquiry

The straddle thread over in High Stakes reminded me of a question: Why do none of the Southern California B&M's allow a straddle in their games? I've tried to come up with a logical answer, and I...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-14-2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: How\'s this for a house rule??

This decision is so outrageously wrong, that it's actually hard to believe.

Once a winning hand is tabled face up, that player must get the pot. With that retarded ruling by the floorman, the...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 11-10-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 45
Posted By Sparks
Re: A Few Points and Wisdom from Ray Zee

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A few points:

- It's unethical for the reasons stated by others.

- If a player does this he is hurting others (by not protecting other players action).

- A player who routinely...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-07-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By Sparks
Things That Break Up The Grind

I enjoy live play over online because of the human element. Here's a hand from a Hawaiian Gardens 30-60 game last night that made me, and a few others just plain crack up. Forget about the way the...
Forum: News, Views, and Gossip 11-03-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 27
Posted By Sparks
Best of 2+2 Board

There are SO many posts on 2+2 these days it's hard to keep up for those of us who have limited time to scan the site. It would be sweet if there were some kind of "best of" board. Maybe updated each...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-30-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

Moderater, for the love of God, please lock this thread.

Sparks
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-29-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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However, if you're calling the turn, you absolutely must call the river. Don't contradict yourself by calling the turn and folding the river.

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Huh? If the turn call was a...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-29-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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You are talking about a player specific read and your inability to act on it, not the hand itself. So possibly...psychology forum might be better?

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Not a bad point....
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-29-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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However, it is your read. If we go with that and you were *that* sure he had AT, then it's much, much better to fold the turn than it is to call the turn and fold the river.

As it...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-29-2005, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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What hand range do you put him on that makes calling the turn and folding the river correct?

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When he bet the turn, I'm very sure he has AT. If folding the river was...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-28-2005, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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The fold is absurd online. It's not online, but I still think it would be a bad fold.

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Interesting. The difference between online and live, all rolled up in a nutshell....
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-28-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
Re: 30-60 River Decision

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i think raising is better than folding, but calling is probably best, no you cant fold here, easy call

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Why would I consider a raise here? You think he plays his hand...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-28-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 41
Posted By Sparks
30-60 River Decision

Hawaiian Gardens the other night. I had AKo in the cutoff and raised behind one EP limper, and the SB and EP called. Flop was A T 5 rainbow. SB bet, EP called, I raised and only the SB called. Turn...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-24-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13
Posted By Sparks
Sir, I Believe You Have Some Issues

I was going to make this a quiz to see if you could guess the guy's hand, but I'll just tell all of it.

30-60 game at Hawaiian Gardens last night, full table. UTG open-raises with Ah Qc and a MP...
Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-21-2005, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 33
Posted By Sparks
Re: Woops, I Think You Were Caught Colluding

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Needless to say, the conversation was quite lively at the table for a while after that!


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What happened?

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Forum: Brick and Mortar 10-21-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 33
Posted By Sparks
Woops, I Think You Were Caught Colluding

I was outside taking a break from my limit hold 'em game in a So Cal casino and a player from a fixed buy-in NL game started up a conversation with another player from the same game. The player was...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14
Posted By Sparks
Re: Results

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it's typical weak tight behavior. he knows he's in a tough spot and he's hoping youll be weak tight like him and check the river because that's exactly what he plans to do, and exactly...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-13-2005, 01:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 32
Posted By Sparks
Re: Hypothetical Question

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how is calling a raise with Ax +EV? A simple adjustment to the KK strategy of raising every time PF, but check-calling whenever an A shows up, means you will be -EV. The way I...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-12-2005, 02:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 32
Posted By Sparks
Re: Hypothetical Question

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. Ax is definitely playable from either blind and probably outside the blinds as well, although somewhat marginal there.

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Are you assuming a raise...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-11-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 32
Posted By Sparks
Re: Hypothetical Question

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. Ax is definitely playable from either blind and probably outside the blinds as well, although somewhat marginal there.

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Are you assuming a raise every time PF from KK? ...
Forum: Mid- and High-Stakes Hold'em 10-11-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 32
Posted By Sparks
Re: Hypothetical Question

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- you have to pay the blinds. Subtract $180 / hr.
- Ax can call profitably from the blinds.


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Ahh yes. Note that the blinds are 20 and 30. Also, I'm not so sure that Ax...
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