AxelWolf
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August 2nd, 2022 at 2:18:47 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

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.

No one would call unless they were holding AA.

The game would quickly bust up.

You sound like that's what you'd do.

You're no poker player. You're a bully player. You'd show up with ten thousand and force players out by buying every pot.

That type of player uses no skill.

But you'll never find that kind of player in a tournament when each hand could mean your tournament life.

So, in short, your reputation precedes you.

I decline.

By the way, I was also a player at one of the WPT Invitationals and I outlasted Daniel Negreanu and Carlos at my table.
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This goes to show you the quality of players you have been dealing with in regards to your cash games. I know the type of guys/gals you are talking about. A good player would see the extreme value in playing with a guy that goes all in blindly every hand. It would have to be a very poor group of players to sit around and wait for aces. The all-in guys shouldn't be breaking the games, they should be making the games. Any half-smart poker player would be begging to get down on that table. Furthermore, any savvy poker player would be even more excited knowing that everyone else is sitting around waiting on aces. You want to be in heads-up situations with an all-in guy like that. You just have to be able to ignore/fade the variance.

If I was that type of player, and you were a skilled player, you should be chomping at the bit to play with me. <<<<EZ money.

You have no idea what kind of poker player I am, and how I play, so dont use that as a copout/excuse. In any case, I'm defiantly not how you described me, I normally buy in for a sensible amount to start off with, oftentimes that's dictated by a min-max anyways.

If I see a good target(s) at the table, I will oftentimes make sure I have enough to cover their stack. Percentage-wise, having the least amount on the table is actually the best value(I didn't say best- hourly or earning potential).

If I don't have any targets or any information about the players when I sit down, I'm normally not a super big buy-in type of guy, because I know my biggest mistake in poker is.... calling when I probably should have folded.

I change my style of play depending on the other players and what I believe their image is of me and my play. I would also change my style of play depending on the situation. Am I there focused on making money, or am I there with friends just having fun? My style of play changes based on many factors including my own emotions/ mood, the mood of the table, and other players. If I somehow thought going all in each hand was a winning strategy, I would certainly do that.

I played a significant amount of poker from and off from 1999 until 2013, one of those years I played poker almost every day except for 2 holidays and a birthday, I put in over 4000 hours that year. 2 of those years during that time 85% of my income was from poker and 90% of my play was cash games. I played everything from 1/2 NL - 25/50NL, but mostly 1/2-5/10 NL.

At one point, I loved playing poker so much that I was missing out on other much better AP opportunities and I was spending too much time playing poker. I eventually got burned out on poker, so much so that I began to dislike playing, and the earn was not nearly as good as other AP opportunities so I kinda stopped playing for the most part. I slowly started playing and enjoying the game again, but nowadays, I don't play near my optimal level, it's mostly just entertainment where at times after too many drinks I know I'm playing a -EV situation.

Excluding some online play, I did during the shutdown, I averaged playing 11 times a year over the last 4 years. I'm up a total of about $16,000 give or take $1000.

Regarding my normal play style, I think most others would call me a loose-aggressive tricky player. Occasionally, some would call me a lcrazy oose-aggressive tricky A-hole who puts everyone on tilt, putting people on tilt is good for my wallet.'

I'm sure Romes and PokerGrinder would love to tell you about the time I actually put someone else's chips in the pot to call me all-in with the worst hand at Binion's.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxelWolf
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August 2nd, 2022 at 2:32:07 PM 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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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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Good poker players don't need a bunch of sessions to know if somthing was a fluke or not. You can usually tell who the better player is. I know when I'm being outplayed and I know when I'm outplaying someone.
I'm more than willing to admit somome outplayed me. I don't care if I win or lose, I would only care if I had a good bet. If I think you are a better poker player than me, I would absolutely admit that. Unless you have been playing dumb all this time( I'm not calling you dumb) I'm more than confident I'm a better poker player than you. I might even be willing to give you some type of handycap.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AlanMendelson
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August 2nd, 2022 at 3:02:38 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

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.

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Ridiculous comment. Even when you have an advantage you need the proper bankroll.

My betting now matches my bankroll.
AlanMendelson
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August 2nd, 2022 at 3:11:46 PM permalink
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I'm sure Romes and PokerGrinder would love to tell you about the time I actually put someone else's chips in the pot to call me all-in with the worst hand at Binion's.
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In California the game would have been stopped, you would have dragged from the table by armed security, and if lucky you wouldn't be knifed in the parking lot.

That's the way it is in LA, the poker capital of the world.
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August 2nd, 2022 at 3:18:16 PM permalink
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Ridiculous comment. Even when you have an advantage you need the proper bankroll.

My betting now matches my bankroll.
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Agreed. Many APs and bookies fail due to under capitalization. Though they have the edge, there will still be tremendous short-term variance off their expected profit. Variance must be the least understood yet most important calculation in gambling.
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August 3rd, 2022 at 2:01:46 PM permalink
When betting, I mostly only care about the probability the bet wins in comparison to the potential payout. This means that I do care about economic utility, according to the first article that comes up when using the term in a google search.
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August 3rd, 2022 at 4:28:35 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

Ridiculous comment. Even when you have an advantage you need the proper bankroll. My betting now matches my bankroll.



You missed my point.

Had you been playing all those years WITH AN ADVANTAGE the math says you'd likely have won more money, so today you'd likely have a greater bankroll than you currently have.

By way of example, who do you think would win more over time: a skilled card counter or a Big Wheel bettor?

Catch my drift now?

Play smart, likely win more.

Play like a ploppie and lose your ass.
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AlanMendelson
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August 3rd, 2022 at 4:41:44 PM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

Ridiculous comment. Even when you have an advantage you need the proper bankroll. My betting now matches my bankroll.



You missed my point.

Had you been playing all those years WITH AN ADVANTAGE the math says you'd likely have won more money, so today you'd likely have a greater bankroll than you currently have.

By way of example, who do you think would win more over time: a skilled card counter or a Big Wheel bettor?

Catch my drift now?

Play smart, likely win more.

Play like a ploppie and lose your ass.
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I did fine, thank you.
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August 3rd, 2022 at 5:40:21 PM permalink
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I did fine, thank you.



Define "fine."

If by that you mean you enjoyed yourself and have no deep regrets, then no problem; but if as you look back you find yourself wondering "Gee, why couldn't I hang onto a big chunk of my winnings, instead or plowing it all back in over time" then there is a problem.
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AlanMendelson
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August 4th, 2022 at 1:37:00 AM permalink
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Quote: AlanMendelson

I did fine, thank you.



Define "fine."

If by that you mean you enjoyed yourself and have no deep regrets, then no problem; but if as you look back you find yourself wondering "Gee, why couldn't I hang onto a big chunk of my winnings, instead or plowing it all back in over time" then there is a problem.
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I did fine, thank you.

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