Zer0
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September 12th, 2015 at 9:20:07 AM permalink
So I usually only do tournaments and when I did do cash games it was usually pot limit. Well yesterday I decided to play 1-3 NL at my local boat and this guy was straddling almost every other hand, and I thought you could only do that when you missed your blind and had to buy it to play. The dude was playing in the most obnoxious bully way ever too, I could tell he was raising a bunch of bullshit hands but I couldn't call him with what I had, well I saw the opportunity finally when I had BB with pocket duces. 3-4-9 comes up, 3 and 4 are hearts which is what one of my duces were so I'm like "hmmmm I'll bet 5 and see if he raises, if he does he's trying to push me out on a flush draw" sure enough, he takes it to 30 and I call. Turn comes up and another 3 is the card, I'm like "oh I got this motherfucker now" so I shove in what I had, he calls, and the fucker KEEPS HIS CARDS FACE DOWN until the river comes up, which lucky for him was the king of hearts, the dude shows 6-7 hearts. Which confirmed my theory that he was trying to push people out with bullshit hands, too bad it worked!
DJTeddyBear
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September 12th, 2015 at 9:37:37 AM permalink
Regarding the straddle anywhere…

Very few casinos allow this. Most only allow the under the gun straddle, some also allow the button straddle. And there are various rules for how various different straddles work. But in general, all the books will tell you that a straddle helps other players more than it helps the straddler.


Regarding the all in...

In cash games, you are not required to show the cards before more cards are dealt.
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Zer0
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September 12th, 2015 at 9:46:49 AM permalink
Still shows he was playing bs hands though, the guy only had a 20% chance of catching a flush and he called with a 6-7. Shitty play he made because his bully raises weren't working. And maybe I should just stick to tournaments here then and just do cash at Hollywood, they don't let you do that crap.

EDIT: I guess he had 14 outs in total because he had 8 hearts (including the fact that I had the 2 of hearts) and he could have caught a 6 or a 7, but that's still only a 30.3% chance of catching something that would beat me. Still pisses me off you can just straddle everybody out of the hand, that ain't skill, that's like saying you're good at playing Halo because you camp all day with the energy sword.
Neutrino
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September 12th, 2015 at 11:57:38 AM permalink
Quote: Zer0

Still shows he was playing bs hands though



So why are you complaining
Zer0
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September 12th, 2015 at 12:17:04 PM permalink
Because he busted me in an all in with a hand that shouldn't have been in and was only in because he was abusing a stupid rule to bully everybody.
Ibeatyouraces
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September 12th, 2015 at 12:23:10 PM permalink
Quote: Zer0

Because he busted me in an all in with a hand that shouldn't have been in and was only in because he was abusing a stupid rule to bully everybody.


That's part of poker.
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Zer0
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September 12th, 2015 at 12:31:15 PM permalink
Yeah but it's also part of poker to have to decide if it's worth the RISK to do so with what you have, you can try to steal the blind with 2-7 OS but you'll get burned if you get called, this takes that out of the equation.

Edit: and the other thing about it that's bull is that it makes bb the first to act, when you're voluntarily preraising a forced ante without looking at your cards, you should be first to act, period.
Neutrino
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September 12th, 2015 at 12:55:15 PM permalink
so, you're telling me, you don't like fish because they can make donk moves and bust you.

so what like, you love playing pros?
Zer0
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September 12th, 2015 at 1:01:27 PM permalink
I'm saying I don't like this rule because it makes it so fish can easily get away with making donk moves a lot more, especially if they buy in with more than you. Fish are going to win on donk moves all the time but this makes it a hell of a lot easier.
tringlomane
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September 12th, 2015 at 1:11:34 PM permalink
Quote: Zer0

I'm saying I don't like this rule because it makes it so fish can easily get away with making donk moves a lot more, especially if they buy in with more than you. Fish are going to win on donk moves all the time but this makes it a hell of a lot easier.



Sounds like a money making opportunity though. You just need to save up because the game will obviously play bigger. And yeah, I think in that area they are bad about letting straddles go anywhere. The one time I played a PLO/PLO8 mix, button straddles were allowed, and it was $10 on the button with over half of the players. I was under-rolled and pushed around too. Getting the last of my money in about a 9 to 1 favorite on the flop and losing didn't help...lol

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