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Posted: 8/24/2004 11:23:22 AM EST
Ok I will admit it I always have liked cards but from watching it on TV I to have started playing texas hold em.

Mostly online for fun but also with friends, its a real fun game

my questions are if you fold do the other players get to see your folded cards?

Also how are card rooms? usually a bunch of sharks in there ready to kill a newbie?

thanks-
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:27:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:30:33 AM EST by NorCal_LEO]

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
Ok I will admit it I always have liked cards but from watching it on TV I to have started playing texas hold em.

Mostly online for fun but also with friends, its a real fun game

my questions are if you fold do the other players get to see your folded cards? No. When you muck your cards, they are kept face down to maintain the integrity of the game. If you are called and are beat (the end of betting) you can either muck or show.

Also how are card rooms? usually a bunch of sharks in there ready to kill a newbie? Usually in higher stake games. Stick to a limit game to feel out the table. No limit will drain a noob quick.
thanks-




ETA: Forget my reply... Want to play?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:32:58 AM EST
I would but...

Yeah if you want to play for fun on pokerroom.com sure
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:33:44 AM EST
my name is greg45acp just tell me what room?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:35:03 AM EST
If you fold and there are still players that are in, you can't show the cards.

Card rooms are fun, but there are a lot of sharks just waiting for newbies like yourself. Think: pool shark with playing cards.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:39:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:49:57 AM EST by iamblades]
It is your choice to show or not show your cards when you fold, it's best not to though, generally considered bad form, and it's generally not a good idea to give your opponents any more information on your play style than you have to. If your opponents know what kinda cards you will fold on and which card youplay it is a lot easier for them to beat you. Also, if you show your cards to anyone at the table, you MUST reveal them to all.

stick to low limit games if you are a beginner definately, and preferrably buy in tournaments where everyone starts on an even level. Playing in an unlimited buyin tournament can get you in situations where a guy with unlimited funds just bullies everyone out of their money.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:40:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:41:24 AM EST by lvgunner777]
I play cards here in Vegas on a very casual basis. Maybe twice a month, I used to play about every other night though before I met my wife. The card rooms are just like anything else, you will have your experienced guys who play tight and grind it out, you will have your wannabes that think they are the next Chris Money Maker, and you will have the tourist just looking to pass the time. Sometimes the new guy wins all the pots because they play very loose and bet on everything, even if they don't have a hand. This makes it hard for the more experienced guys because new players don't really play on logic, they just bet on everything. Sometimes the newbie will catch a great string of cards and drag some very big pots, you just never know. Long term though the experienced player will have the edge, no doubt. Just try it, you will like it!!!

As far as showing your cards, YOU NEVER HAVE TO SHOW A FOLDED HAND. I never show a folded hand, always keep them guessing. One thing to consider, if you show one person at the table your hand, you MUST show everyone else, keep that in mind.


edited to add: Iamblades beat me!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:41:14 AM EST
Just remember, always double-down on eleven.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:41:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:49:39 AM EST by iamblades]
oops, quoted instead of edit
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:42:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Just remember, always double-down on eleven.



roger,

I actually have a pretty decent system for BJ.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:50:20 AM EST
Read a couple of books

You can get this one free right here

www.internettexasholdem.com/content/view/62/50/


Another great book is by Lee Jones.


www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1886070156/lowlimitholdemst?creative=125581&camp=2321&link_code=as1

I read these books and have turned $100 into $300 playing .50c/$1 hold em.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:51:15 AM EST
Yeah what table are you guys playing at on pokerroom.com?

I usually use partypoker, but pokerroom looks nice too..

:)
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:54:21 AM EST
I actually sat next to Tom Mcevoy on my plane ride up to Porland on friday. He won the main event at the world series of poker in 1983 and some smaller events at the WSOP in later years. We shot the shit about poker and he said he has been really succesful on line. He doesn't even go to his "home" casinos (Bellagio and Mirage) much at all due to on line poker. I have never tried it myself but hey, it looks like it working for him and some guys on here too.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:54:48 AM EST
If anyone plays at Pokerstars, we could start an ARFCOM table...

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:58:10 AM EST
You guys play for real money over there? Its lame as hell if you arent playing with real money.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:59:13 AM EST
Bah, im not gonna start another account at another site

We could start a table at pokerroom or partypoker tho :P
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:59:19 AM EST
Read "Super System" by Doyle Brunson. It is the bible of poker. But the only way to get good is to play a lot fo hands.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:01:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Read "Super System" by Doyle Brunson. It is the bible of poker. But the only way to get good is to play a lot fo hands.



I never read Super System, but my understanding is that its not geared towards hold em
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:04:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:
You guys play for real money over there? Its lame as hell if you arent playing with real money.



Both, I play for free to pass the time sometimes. The free tables are a joke if you are trying to learn real poker playing, though.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:04:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Read "Super System" by Doyle Brunson. It is the bible of poker. But the only way to get good is to play a lot fo hands.



I never read Super System, but my understanding is that its not geared towards hold em



Super System covers several different games but the main part of the book is dedicated to Hold 'em.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:11:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:
You guys play for real money over there? Its lame as hell if you arent playing with real money.



Both, I play for free to pass the time sometimes. The free tables are a joke if you are trying to learn real poker playing, though.



why because people play stuff they never would with real cash?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:15:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:

Originally Posted By Guns_N_Shizzle:
You guys play for real money over there? Its lame as hell if you arent playing with real money.



Both, I play for free to pass the time sometimes. The free tables are a joke if you are trying to learn real poker playing, though.



why because people play stuff they never would with real cash?



Yeah. Raises mean nothing. Waste of time.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:16:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:18:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:19:56 PM EST
Never show your cards unless you have to.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:23:21 PM EST
Yup I NEVER show my hands.
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