boymimbo
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August 8th, 2017 at 7:49:58 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

50% of statistics are made up on the spot 90% of the time.



That's only 60% true.
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Romes
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August 8th, 2017 at 8:01:13 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Sounds like the new meta.

Nothing new. Ever since poker blew up in 2003 from Moneymaker you see all kinds of these "pros" mumbling to themselves because they've heard words like "pot odds" and "implied odds" on TV. They have no idea what they mean, but to be good they know they're supposed to consider them! I've heard so many WRONG statistics at a poker table for over a decade it's insane. This is not a new meta... I even give a 5% deviation window (if you're within 5% either way you're 'close enough' to be considered right). People just have no clue what they're talking about but figure no one else does so if they start shouting numbers then they look smart.

Then again it depends on your table. Sit with a bunch of people that actually know them, then intentionally spout off very incorrect numbers and watch them all start to salivate ;-).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
billryan
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August 8th, 2017 at 8:35:44 AM permalink
My concern would be you have a player who chases away other players from the only open table. If he does that on a regular basis, he is affecting the casinos bottom line and reputation.
It's what you do and not what you say If you're not part of the future then get out of the way
Romes
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August 8th, 2017 at 8:40:35 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

My concern would be you have a player who chases away other players from the only open table. If he does that on a regular basis, he is affecting the casinos bottom line and reputation.

...more than a counter, probably =).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
RS
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August 8th, 2017 at 3:13:20 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

Nothing new. Ever since poker blew up in 2003 from Moneymaker you see all kinds of these "pros" mumbling to themselves because they've heard words like "pot odds" and "implied odds" on TV. They have no idea what they mean, but to be good they know they're supposed to consider them! I've heard so many WRONG statistics at a poker table for over a decade it's insane. This is not a new meta... I even give a 5% deviation window (if you're within 5% either way you're 'close enough' to be considered right). People just have no clue what they're talking about but figure no one else does so if they start shouting numbers then they look smart.

Then again it depends on your table. Sit with a bunch of people that actually know them, then intentionally spout off very incorrect numbers and watch them all start to salivate ;-).


Bruh it was sarcasm.

Being a supposed "pro" halo player, you should know when someone does something truly awful and just wrong, the proper thing to say is something like, "Thay could be the new meta." People probably said it all the time to you. ;)
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BobDancer
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August 9th, 2017 at 10:50:52 PM permalink
In my video poker classes, some folks look at me the same way.

I'll tell them that drawing three perfect cards (like ending up with a royal starting from a suited KQ) is 16,000 to 1 against you --- approx. Some people assume I know what I'm talking about --- and some are sure I'm pulling numbers out of my ass.

But --- it's a class --- and people show up to listen to me --- so probably most give me the benefit of the doubt.

Out when I'm playing, I virtually never offer unsolicited advice --- and with people who ask for advice more than once or twice (unless they are a good friend), I usually tell them I'm working and need to concentrate.

I advertise myself for my classes as "America's premier video poker writer and teacher." Some people buy that. Some people don't. It's no longer important to me to try to convince the doubters or correct the haters. Life is too short.

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