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Old 12-13-2005, 06:58 PM
ebranig ebranig is offline
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Default LA Poker Room advice

I'm heading to an L.A. poker room this next week with my brother and looking for advice. It's probably between the Bike, the Commerce, and the Hustler.

He plays 3-6, 4-8, possibly 6-12

I play 4-8 up through 10-20. (Prefer 6-12 or 8-16)

We are looking for soft games, don't really care about other factors. What's our play?
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:13 PM
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There's really no such thing as a soft 3-6 or 4-8 game in LA. They are all showdown games and suckout-o-ramas. It's not so much that you have to be lucky. It really boils down to not being UNLUCKY. More often than not, even the 25-50 games play like 2-4.

For the experience of what a poker rooms should be...Commerce is a must visit.

For a very comfortable relaxed environment with a decent class of ppl...Hustler is great (pretty much my home base).

For typical wild LA poker with some less than savory patrons feel free to hit the Bike, Normandie, CP, Hollywood Park or Hawaiian Gardens.

Don't get me wrong...I play at all of them on occassion, but I only bring my SO to Commerce or Hustler.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: LA Poker Room advice

i can only speak about commmerce...

the 4/8 is a nutso game, a ton of fun, try and find the table where they are capping every hand, there always is at least one...

there are usually 1 or 2 6/12 games going and they are quite soft, usually mixed among the 100NL games, but they don't change lineup often so you might be on the wait list for a long time...

my advice, go to the terrace and play 9/18, best value and the games are great....
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:04 PM
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There's really no such thing as a soft 3-6 or 4-8 game in LA. They are all showdown games and suckout-o-ramas. It's not so much that you have to be lucky. It really boils down to not being UNLUCKY. More often than not, even the 25-50 games play like 2-4.

For the experience of what a poker rooms should be...Commerce is a must visit.

For a very comfortable relaxed environment with a decent class of ppl...Hustler is great (pretty much my home base).

For typical wild LA poker with some less than savory patrons feel free to hit the Bike, Normandie, CP, Hollywood Park or Hawaiian Gardens.

Don't get me wrong...I play at all of them on occassion, but I only bring my SO to Commerce or Hustler.

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That's odd, I was under the impression "soft" meant a table filled with fish, much like you'd find at tables where it's a "suck-out-o-rama" or a "showdown game". You don't consider 8 people going to the river with you a "soft" table?
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:43 PM
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If you're looking for soft 6-12 games, I think nothing beats Hollywood Park. I've played 6-12 at Hustler and Commerce about 3 times each, and every time it's been significantly tighter than your average Hollywood Park 6-12.

For the 3-6 or 4-8, I think it's more of a tossup among Hollywood Park, Commerce, and Hustler, but Commerce has more selection, and you should probably check it out at some point. I can't comment on the Bike at those limits.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:44 PM
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Any of those 3 casinos will give you soft games as high as you wanna play. Just go to the closest one, or the one you wanna visit most. I was just on L@TB and that 8/16 was so soft I was amazed, unfortunately I couldn't get any cards for the hour I was on the show.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:45 PM
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Yeah, the 9-18 at Commerce is great. You should go there, have your buddy play the 4-8, and you can play the 9-18.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:54 PM
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There's really no such thing as a soft 3-6 or 4-8 game in LA. They are all showdown games and suckout-o-ramas. It's not so much that you have to be lucky. It really boils down to not being UNLUCKY. More often than not, even the 25-50 games play like 2-4.

For the experience of what a poker rooms should be...Commerce is a must visit.

For a very comfortable relaxed environment with a decent class of ppl...Hustler is great (pretty much my home base).

For typical wild LA poker with some less than savory patrons feel free to hit the Bike, Normandie, CP, Hollywood Park or Hawaiian Gardens.

Don't get me wrong...I play at all of them on occassion, but I only bring my SO to Commerce or Hustler.

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Based on his first comments, don't listen to any advice this poster gives.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:54 PM
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not really...i consider a soft table to be one with (8) calling stations and me.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:56 PM
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not really...i consider a soft table to be one with (8) calling stations and me.

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Uh, that's the entirety of Commerce.
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