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Posted: 6/4/2008 8:15:42 PM EST
Curious to see how many arfcommers have the same vice that I do. I use it as a real way to supplement my income making a couple extra grand every month. I keep track of all of my wins and losses, work out monthly averages, evaluate all my plays in a game during and after it, read up on lots of books, etc.

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:18:26 PM EST
I love to play, but I am not too serious about it. Just me and some friends get together for poker night.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:22:10 PM EST
If you ask ten guys who play poker, all ten win enough money to quit their jobs and turn pro. That's even if they are playing each other.

Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:22:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Curious to see how many arfcommers have the same vice that I do. I use it as a real way to supplement my income making a couple extra grand every month. I keep track of all of my wins and losses, work out monthly averages, evaluate all my plays in a game during and after it, read up on lots of books, etc.



I take it pretty seriously, but more like a few hundred a month not a few grand. I'm a far better IRL player than online.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:25:50 PM EST
I play for fun or for side pots at local games.

Never for money. I don't have the temperament for that type of game.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:05:02 PM EST
I can't even stand to hear cards being shuffled, let alone play a game. Strange maybe, but that's always been the way I am.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:06:25 PM EST
Your poll is full of fail.

I gamble, but I don't play poker.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:09:31 PM EST
I'll play anything but Texas Hold'em. Hate that version of poker.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 9:10:39 PM EST
Wait, you mean the card game?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:35:27 AM EST
Damn, only myself and one other out of 25 on the poll. There's gotta be more than that!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:05:55 AM EST
I play only with friends once or twice a month. Usually for small amounts of cash to keep it interesting. Never played online or in a casino. I guess I only like poker when it`s combained with good company and cold beer
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:07:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Damn, only myself and one other out of 25 on the poll. There's gotta be more than that!


You really think that that many people use poker as a means of extra income?

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:09:22 AM EST
I don't really play.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 3:14:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 3:15:32 AM EST by ORinTX]
Doh nevermind

ETA: RIF. I do play poker with buddies now and then. I'm pretty good at it but not great.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:40:07 AM EST
Poker is NOT gambling.

It's Poker.



Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:45:52 AM EST


I've been averaging about $1200 a month in extra income on poker. There was a time when I was unemployed that I made $3k+ a month for about 4 months till I went on a REAL bad run and went almost busto. Luckily I got a job a couple of weeks after that.

I play all the different forms but my favorite game is Razz.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:47:05 AM EST
Phil Hellmuth does
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:49:01 AM EST
Quarter ante, every Friday night. I really enjoy it.


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:49:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 4:49:36 AM EST by AKSig]

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:54:34 AM EST
I like to play in the local games once in a while but I'm not very good. Which means mine friends really suck because I can usually clean up with them.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:57:21 AM EST
i play online for fun, no $ involved.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:57:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 4:59:35 AM EST by rob78]
I play every Sunday afternoon and every Tuesday evening.

Most of the time our games are 5 to 6 handed, but we've had up to 10 players before.

$20 cash game, unlimited rebuys.

Texas no limit hold 'em with the seven-deuce side bet on every hand.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:57:48 AM EST
I play in a monthly game, and low-level stuff online. Playing in a live satellite to the WSOP main event on Saturday - 30 players, $525 buy-in, winner gets a seat.

Best part is, I'm playing on someone else's dime.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:59:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.


he is annoying as hell but you can't deny he is one hell of a tourney player, perhaps the best ever..


i play online a bit, usually deposit 50 build it to 250-300 or so, then withdraw the money and buy myself a new toy. do this about every other month or so.

The real money i make is live games, either home games, charity tourneys, or downtown at the casino. not talking tens of thousands, but a couple to several grand a year. just some extra hobby money.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:01:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By eswanson:
I play in a monthly game, and low-level stuff online. Playing in a live satellite to the WSOP main event on Saturday - 30 players, $525 buy-in, winner gets a seat.

Best part is, I'm playing on someone else's dime.


Nice.

I'm thinking of jumping into one of the $1500 events at the series.

On a side note for the poker fans Erick Lindgren won his first bracelet last night/this morning in the 5K mixed hold em event against a STACKED final table.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:03:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.


he is annoying as hell but you can't deny he is one hell of a tourney player, perhaps the best ever..


i play online a bit, usually deposit 50 build it to 250-300 or so, then withdraw the money and buy myself a new toy. do this about every other month or so.

The real money i make is live games, either home games, charity tourneys, or downtown at the casino. not talking tens of thousands, but a couple to several grand a year. just some extra hobby money.


There is no denying that he is a great NLHE tourney player but he is soooooo fucking annoying and a whiny bitch to boot.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 6:15:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By ACOGless:

Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Damn, only myself and one other out of 25 on the poll. There's gotta be more than that!


You really think that that many people use poker as a means of extra income?



You're probably right. I guess the military is more apt to play card games than other people.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 6:18:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 6:21:58 AM EST by AZ-AR15]

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Poker is NOT gambling.

It's Poker.





It's a game that involves pure chance, so I do consider it gambling. However, being able to calculate your odds makes your chances of winning a lot better

eta: Hellmuth is a douche but, that's just the way he plays and it really seems to work for him.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:08:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.


he is annoying as hell but you can't deny he is one hell of a tourney player, perhaps the best ever..


i play online a bit, usually deposit 50 build it to 250-300 or so, then withdraw the money and buy myself a new toy. do this about every other month or so.

The real money i make is live games, either home games, charity tourneys, or downtown at the casino. not talking tens of thousands, but a couple to several grand a year. just some extra hobby money.


There is no denying that he is a great NLHE tourney player but he is soooooo fucking annoying and a whiny bitch to boot.



I was actually so gracious as to give punching Phil it's own thread.

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=630128
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:13:49 PM EST
Can some of you point out some good books/websites for learning to play texas holdem?


Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Curious to see how many arfcommers have the same vice that I do. I use it as a real way to supplement my income making a couple extra grand every month. I keep track of all of my wins and losses, work out monthly averages, evaluate all my plays in a game during and after it, read up on lots of books, etc.



A couple grand a month? holy shit ... do you pay taxes on it?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:19:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Poker is NOT gambling.

It's Poker.





It's a game that involves pure chance, so I do consider it gambling. However, being able to calculate your odds makes your chances of winning a lot better

eta: Hellmuth is a douche but, that's just the way he plays and it really seems to work for him.


i have to agree. as long as one is making a wager without being in complete control of the outcome, it counts as gambling. and yes, the stock market falls into this category, too.

that said, poker is not a "game of chance". chance is only an element in a far more involved and complicated game.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:24:39 PM EST
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:25:54 PM EST
I used to play Texas Hold Em nearly every week, but there are no local tourneys so I haven't played in a long time. I personally hate playing online because I can't read people.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:26:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.


You should see his new commercial while playing at the table, someone asks him what he thinks about his critics....he jiggles his wrist and all 11 bracelets jingle and crash together and he puts his ear down to them and says, "Oh what? Whats that?"




Hellmuth and Matusow are fucking hilarious and not afraid to call out people playing shitty cards except when Hellmuth goes off on someone playing an AQ and hes got like pocket 4s and says they made a shitty call.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:28:08 PM EST
I lost two paychecks in 5min.once .After that,I'm DONE!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:31:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
Phil Hellmuth does


I so fucking hate Phil. I would end up in jail if I was at his table in a tourney and was on the receiving end of one of his rants. As I would end up monkey stomping the shit out of him.


he is annoying as hell but you can't deny he is one hell of a tourney player, perhaps the best ever..


i play online a bit, usually deposit 50 build it to 250-300 or so, then withdraw the money and buy myself a new toy. do this about every other month or so.

The real money i make is live games, either home games, charity tourneys, or downtown at the casino. not talking tens of thousands, but a couple to several grand a year. just some extra hobby money.


There is no denying that he is a great NLHE tourney player but he is soooooo fucking annoying and a whiny bitch to boot.



I was actually so gracious as to give punching Phil it's own thread.

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=630128


I would rather punch Moneymaker or Jamie Gold. Ultra-douches who won only by getting lucky. Neither have talent or skill and a part of me giggles each and every time they lose because they fucking suck. Both are one-time wonders and shows that the internet can make a player out of anyone these days.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:33:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:35:04 PM EST
I am the fish that everyone else is making money off of.

Not alot, mind you, I only play online for micro stakes (.10/25) but I consistently lose.

Trying to get better, but it think good poker is a bit out of my leauge intellectually.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:37:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 1:40:16 PM EST by tyman]

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


eta: Plus, theres a cutoff to when you can rebuy, I think its after the 2nd iteration of blinds.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:42:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


Yeah, that's the best bet for low buy-ins. I plan on maybe playing the last $1500 NLHE event this year.

Also, The Venetian holds their Deep-Stack Extravaganza during the series with buy-ins starting at $340 with a damn good structure.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:43:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 1:43:59 PM EST by AKSig]

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


eta: Plus, theres a cutoff to when you can rebuy, I think its after the 2nd iteration of blinds.


The re-buy period is open for the first 3 45 min. levels
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:05:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


eta: Plus, theres a cutoff to when you can rebuy, I think its after the 2nd iteration of blinds.


The re-buy period is open for the first 3 45 min. levels



Players begin with 2,000 in tournament chips. Re-Buy chips may be purchased when you are at or below 2,000 in chips during the first two hours.

1st hour blinds are $25-50
2nd hour $50-100

Then no more rebuys

Then 3rd hour starts.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:06:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


Yeah, that's the best bet for low buy-ins. I plan on maybe playing the last $1500 NLHE event this year.

Also, The Venetian holds their Deep-Stack Extravaganza during the series with buy-ins starting at $340 with a damn good structure.


June 30th tourney?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:07:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By AKSig:

Originally Posted By tyman:
I usually do $35-50buyin tourneys at the casino.

Next year, I'm doing a $1000 or $1500 buyin at the WSOP in Vegas however. The $1000 tourney going on right now had 775 entrants in 2007 and the winner cashed $655,000. The smallest cash was $8000, so you made 8x your money back if you cashed in the top 75.
If I somehow cash and I cash over $11k, I'm definitely buying into the Main Event.


Yeah, but that was a re-buy tourney. You should be ready to dump 5-6K in that tourney.

Daniel Negreanu holds the un-official record for 47 rebuys in that tourney in 2006. He came to the table with 50K this year but only re bought 9 times.

Phil Ivey had 100 1k chips sitting on the table next to his tourney chip stack.


Not worried, I've done rebuys before although obviously not on the scale of the WSOP. There was 775 players and 18xx rebuys.

If anything, I'll get into a no-rebuy $1500 table with 2500-3500 entrants. Less beginning cash, only like $1800 for the first few cash spots but the winner got $850k.


eta: Plus, theres a cutoff to when you can rebuy, I think its after the 2nd iteration of blinds.


The re-buy period is open for the first 3 45 min. levels



Players begin with 2,000 in tournament chips. Re-Buy chips may be purchased when you are at or below 2,000 in chips during the first two hours.

1st hour blinds are $25-50
2nd hour $50-100

Then no more rebuys

Then 3rd hour starts.


Woops, just looked and you're right.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:14:19 PM EST
I play very seriously. Live games only, no more internet BS for me. But I don't intend it specifically as a means of extra income. I play to crush people. I don't care if it's $10.00 to sit down, or $10,000.00 to sit down. My goals are the same.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:18:43 PM EST
I've only played a couple of times, and if I knew more people who played I'd probably play more often.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:32:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By tyman:
I would rather punch Moneymaker or Jamie Gold. Ultra-douches who won only by getting lucky. Neither have talent or skill and a part of me giggles each and every time they lose because they fucking suck. Both are one-time wonders and shows that the internet can make a player out of anyone these days.


i disagree with you WRT moneymaker--the guy is a solid cardplayer from everything i've seen. he caught a ton of cards in his main event win, but he played those cards very well, maximizing value and minimizing exposure.

jamie gold, OTOH, was a 1-shot wonder. after watching his win, i hypothesized that he won off of pure salesmanship. players listened to him talk, and made their decisions based on what he was selling. my prediction was that the way to beat gold was to make him a consumer of information instead of a purveyor: to ge him to listen instead of talk.

sure enough, in the last main event, the guy who crushed him multiple times and wound up busting him out did all the talking, and made gold make the decision based upon the information he heard.

gold has been soundly schooled on HSP (he was a joke for the cash game players), and couldn't cut it against a marginal table at the WSOP. ultimately, he is an extremely good salesman, but his poker skills are suspect.

that said, he won the $12million, and i didn't. so until i enter the WSOP and win, he's still better than me.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:59:01 AM EST
Man I hate Texas Holdem

I've been watching poker after dark... It's pretty entertaining... but I still have no idea what blinds are or the button...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:19:02 AM EST
I had a thread up about this a couple of weeks ago. Didnt get too much of a response but I like poker. I play ever now and again online and am looking at getting a good set of chips in the near future so that i can run my own game. These are the chips. link
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:30:07 AM EST
Play as much as possible, which lately isn't so much. I can go play $1/$2 no limit with some of the worst players imaginable. Unfortunately bad players get lucky also, they don't know how to lay down a marginal hand.

My bankroll sucks right now, got to build it back up. I will play most any game, but mostly low stakes.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:48:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Damn, only myself and one other out of 25 on the poll. There's gotta be more than that!


I play seriously on poker stars and I go to Vegas about four or five times a year.

I went to Copenhagen Denmark last year on a satellite win on Pstars and we played in the European Poker Tour event.

IM me your Pstars screen name if you have one and we can play a little $10 or $22 sng for fun.

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