spr1000
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:27:39 PM permalink
A pro player once told me, "The Bellagio poker room is like shooting fish in a barrel"
So last night I buy into a 1/3 NL cash game.$300 behind. Action is moderate. My 10th hand I get dealt QQ in the small blind. I raise $20 pre flop with 5 players in the hand. All fold except the big blind. Big blind re raises to $120! Mind you that we're heads up now and this player just sat down. I'm surely putting this guy on AA or KK,and assuming he just wants to get it in pre flop. His stack was about $250.I said out loud " It's my birthday,(which it was) I'm feeling lucky, so let's do this and shoved the rest of my stack.The facial expression on his face went sour but he was priced in so he made the call. The board comes Jd 3h 2d 8c 10s. After the river I'm just anticipating to see the bullets. What happens next shocked me. He turns over 7 4 suited-spades! I'm baffled,because not only did he show his cards as if he had me beat but when I show him my queens,he has the nerve to say."why did you call my raise?" The whole table shook their heads in disbelief. I've dealt with crazy bluffs in my time but this was one for the books!
LoneStarHorse
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:33:49 PM permalink
Your story isn't believable because when you're heads up with anyone you both show your cards.... So you would have known what he had before the flop
rsactuary
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:40:35 PM permalink
Quote: LoneStarHorse

Your story isn't believable because when you're heads up with anyone you both show your cards.... So you would have known what he had before the flop



tournament play only
Ayecarumba
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:40:50 PM permalink
Quote: LoneStarHorse

Your story isn't believable because when you're heads up with anyone you both show your cards.... So you would have known what he had before the flop



Showing hands is only required in tournaments. Cash game players can muck at any time face down, but have to show both to win.
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PokerGrinder
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:40:59 PM permalink
Quote: LoneStarHorse

Your story isn't believable because when you're heads up with anyone you both show your cards.... So you would have known what he had before the flop


In tournaments you have to flip your cards when all in. In 98% of casinos when playing a cash game you do not have to flip your hand when all in before the river.

Edit: Damn Aye you beat me to the post button :)
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LoneStarHorse
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:43:20 PM permalink
Not tournament play only sir, not sure where you're playing. But most cash games when you're heads up both players turn their cards over prior to the flop.

In Atlantic City,Indiana,Ohio,La,Biloxi,Tunica you must turn your cards over
Ayecarumba
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:46:05 PM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

...Edit: Damn Aye you beat me to the post button :)

hehe and RS was faster than us both.


Bluffing is a big part of the game, but the dumb move was calling your all in. The Bellagio is a no nonsense game. No bad beat jackpot nor high hand rakes. Just poker. Lots of big bankrolls. I enjoyed the story, and hope the OP did well after his nice start.
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PokerGrinder
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:51:46 PM permalink
Quote: LoneStarHorse

Not tournament play only sir, not sure where you're playing. But most cash games when you're heads up both players turn their cards over prior to the flop.

In Atlantic City,Indiana,Ohio,La,Biloxi,Tunica you must turn your cards over


This is incorrect, players might choose to turn over cards but like I said 98% of places it is not mandatory. I have played poker in almost every state or province in the states and Canada. Outside of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada I can't off the top of my head think of another place that has a mandatory flip your cards over when all in. Vegas is 100% not mandatory. This is also a standard rule around the world as far as my travels have taken me.
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LoneStarHorse
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May 10th, 2016 at 1:57:56 PM permalink
Poker Grinder

I just finished a week long trip from Harrahs New Orleans to Beau Rivage,Biloxi and while playing a 2/5 cash games when two players are heads up you both had to show your cards. I talked to the Floor Supervisor and he said those are the rules.





Quote: PokerGrinder

This is incorrect, players might choose to turn over cards but like I said 98% of places it is not mandatory. I have played poker in almost every state or province in the states and Canada. Outside of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada I can't off the top of my head think of another place that has a mandatory flip your cards over when all in. Vegas is 100% not mandatory. This is also a standard rule around the world as far as my travels have taken me.

TwoFeathersATL
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May 10th, 2016 at 2:08:18 PM permalink
I tuned into 'a fishy tale'.
No fishing.... Just Poker.
And then a disagreement over what the rules are generally here and there.
No doubt you can work it out and everyone walks away knowing they were right ...

We needs us a fishy thread, this one isn't it ;-)
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F

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