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Topic # 15276 13-Aug-2007 21:16
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So who's into Holdem, how often do you play, where/when etc...?

I started playing about a year ago. I play once a month at a mates a couple of doors down, and probably around once a month with friends in Napier as well.

Love the game to bits, love watching it on TV too.

I bought a pack of the Bicycle Vintage and a pack of the 'Poker Peeks' as well - what great cards to play with!

We normally start at 7.30pm, $10 buy in, 6 or 7 players and 3 more buy ins. Bring a dozen, and drink it all, plus a bit of whisky etc going round too!

Normally finish around 2am!

I keep a track of all my games at www.checkyourbets.com (free and quick to signup), and heres my quick summary....

 Net Win/Loss$ 257.50

Current Streak$ -42.50

Real Hours Played68.0

Gross Winnings$ 410.00

Best Streak$ 250.00

Hourly Rate$ 3.79

Gross Losses$ -152.50

Worst Streak$ -70.00

Standard Deviation$11.58

I am a fairly aggressive player, and have a couple of strategy books, and have just finished reading Kill Phil - a gift from my missus. Very good book, very good strategy too...







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  Reply # 82254 13-Aug-2007 21:19
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I play but no money is involved at all, strictly for entertainment purposes




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  Reply # 82408 14-Aug-2007 21:22
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Bump: Any other takers?







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 82423 14-Aug-2007 23:26
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UnBump: Holding what?

I know what a poker is, but would not have a clue on how to play Laughing

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  Reply # 82442 15-Aug-2007 08:05
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I'm a big fan, both of holdem, and 7'sup vanilla poker.

play reasonably regularly, used to play more, but work requirements etc. do tend to get in the way from time to time.




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Reply # 82455 15-Aug-2007 09:10
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anyone care to teach me and take advantage of my poker-game-virginity? I'm no good in card games or gambling to say the least...




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  Reply # 82463 15-Aug-2007 09:52
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Love the game. I usually play on pokerstars.net but have recently started building my own poker table.

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Reply # 82504 15-Aug-2007 14:44

I used to play every week with friends on Thursdays for money. And that was serious: special poker table has been made, we used card mixer machine, bought a professional chip set, etc :)

Now that I moved far away from them I play usually on Pokerstars and on Everest poker on the net, but I am not a fanatic player so no real money this time. Good for family budget.

I know some real good tournaments in Skycity's casino with $80 buy in. :)

I am quite a careful player and I check first how the others play. Then I can decide if I go aggressive or just fold and go in only with the good ones. :)




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  Reply # 82538 15-Aug-2007 18:11
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Its a great game.

This image was created by me, using some imagery (people and cards) unashamedly stolen from teh intarweb. Feel free to use for yourself in any way. I have nearly finished my own PDF rules document to suit newbies at home games, which I will post up for others soon if wanted.




Each player gets 2 cards (hole cards). And after only seeing your 2, and no others, there is a round of betting (yes - before you can even make more than a pair!).

Then the flop (3 community cards faceup for all to see) comes out, and there is another round of betting.

Then the turn (1 community card faceup for all to see) comes out, and there is another round of betting.

Then the river (1 community card faceup for all to see) comes out, and there is a final round of betting.

You make your normal poker hand (pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush) out of any combination of your two private hole-cards, and the five board cards.

When its your turn, you can fold, check (if there is no new bet to match), call a bet, raise a bet.

Its actually really easy to pick up, and the basic rules dont add much more than that.

I cant stand playing for no money, its boring!! I just lose the plot and make stupid moves. But with $10 on the line (to win $100 or so), I really enjoy the gameplay.

We turn up with $10 and a box of beer, and play till 1 or 2am. Its way cheaper than a night at the pub!











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