rxwine
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August 2nd, 2022 at 9:55:13 AM permalink
You can play for bragging rights with Monopoly money.
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AlanMendelson
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August 2nd, 2022 at 9:58:23 AM permalink
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You can play for bragging rights with Monopoly money.
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If its monopoly money every player would go all in every hand.

The reason for "blinds" in poker is to force a play. If no one was forced to play, no one would.

That's Poker for Beginners 100.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 10:39:31 AM permalink
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You can play for bragging rights with Monopoly money.
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If its monopoly money every player would go all in every hand.

The reason for "blinds" in poker is to force a play. If no one was forced to play, no one would.

That's Poker for Beginners 100.
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Iím sure you could figure out some method of demonstrating poker prowess if you were so inclined to.
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AlanMendelson
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August 2nd, 2022 at 10:42:12 AM permalink
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Quote: rxwine

You can play for bragging rights with Monopoly money.
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If its monopoly money every player would go all in every hand.

The reason for "blinds" in poker is to force a play. If no one was forced to play, no one would.

That's Poker for Beginners 100.
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Iím sure you could figure out some method of demonstrating poker prowess if you were so inclined to.
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How many games, tournaments or sessions would be needed to eliminate "it was a fluke" or "it was variance"?

You tell me how many and I can come up with a structure.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 10:50:49 AM permalink
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Axelwolf in my cash game playing days when I lived in LA there were always wise guys who would stumble into the casinos after 3am who would take a seat at our $200 table and then go all-in blind every hand.
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That game sounds like a gold mine! Like playing UTH, but being able to raise 100x instead of 4x on your good hands (and 'dealer' always qualifies).
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rxwine
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August 2nd, 2022 at 10:52:50 AM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

Quote: rxwine

You can play for bragging rights with Monopoly money.
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If its monopoly money every player would go all in every hand.

The reason for "blinds" in poker is to force a play. If no one was forced to play, no one would.

That's Poker for Beginners 100.
link to original post



Iím sure you could figure out some method of demonstrating poker prowess if you were so inclined to.
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How many games, tournaments or sessions would be needed to eliminate "it was a fluke" or "it was variance"?

You tell me how many and I can come up with a structure.
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I donít know, maybe buy 20 decks, and have someone pre-stack the decks with an equal number of winning hands for each player.

Although, I can see why that might not work, Iíve only given it 3 seconds of thought.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 12:40:17 PM permalink
As a mathematician who plays poker, I have come to believe that:

Game Selection


By challenging AlanM to a poker match, I believe that Axel understands what I just said in spoiler tags.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 12:55:14 PM permalink
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By the way, I was also a player at one of the WPT Invitationals and I outlasted Daniel Negreanu and Carlos at my table.



Luck happens: just look at you now, seemingly a gambler no longer able to bet the big amounts you once did.

Which is fine, it happens to most life time gamblers.

But if you had an edge and if you still had the bucks you'd still be in the hunt for the big score.

No shame in not being an AP; just don't deign to lecture to AP's about your seemingly failed methods.
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AlanMendelson
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August 2nd, 2022 at 1:06:05 PM permalink
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By the way, I was also a player at one of the WPT Invitationals and I outlasted Daniel Negreanu and Carlos at my table.



Luck happens: just look at you now, seemingly a gambler no longer able to bet the big amounts you once did.

Which is fine, it happens to most life time gamblers.

But if you had an edge and if you still had the bucks you'd still be in the hunt for the big score.

No shame in not being an AP; just don't deign to lecture to AP's about your seemingly failed methods.
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The only reason my gambling limits are low is because I'm 70 years old and retired and I dont make a half million a year anymore.

Theres no shame in adjusting your lifestyle budget.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 1:41:50 PM permalink
Alan, I understand and agree.

My point though is simply this: had you been playing with an advantage you'd probably still be able to bet at your former levels.

You and I are recreational gamblers, in it for the fun of it: but some of these guys do it for a living and take it very seriously.
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