Death Of The Casinos

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Tedlark
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Re: Death Of The Casinos

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DaBurglar it isn't my opinion, how many have you won? It would be my opinion if I said something like: "You suck at poker or, you really are ugly, or yoou have no social interaction skiils." Those are merely EXAMPLES of what would constitute a person's OPINION.

Now moving on to your statement of what needs to be reminded.

I HAVE played in poker tournaments before, I just don''t write about them here.

There is a vast difference between winning at video poker and WINNING A POKER TOURNAMENT. Again, winning a poker tournament means getting your name on the trophy, standing up next to Mike Sexton and Vince VanPatten while drooling over the Royal Flush Girls. Winning a poker tournament means coming in first place. Would you like to try and go for what's behind the curtain? Zonk.....

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Post by DaBurglar »


DaBurglar it isn't my opinion, how many have you won? It would be my opinion if I said something like: "You suck at poker or, you really are ugly, or yoou have no social interaction skiils." Those are merely EXAMPLES of what would constitute a person's OPINION.

Now moving on to your statement of what needs to be reminded.

I HAVE played in poker tournaments before, I just don''t write about them here.

There is a vast difference between winning at video poker and WINNING A POKER TOURNAMENT. Again, winning a poker tournament means getting your name on the trophy, standing up next to Mike Sexton and Vince VanPatten while drooling over the Royal Flush Girls. Winning a poker tournament means coming in first place. Would you like to try and go for what's behind the curtain? Zonk.....To any forum members reading this who might be MISLEAD:    Ask any poker player, amateur or professional, what the primary objective is when entering a poker tourney with a standard prize "POOL", and the answer you will get is to finish in the money......period.    The only OBVIOUS exception to this would be a rare, "winner take all" event.....The VAST majority of poker tournaments (like most of your daily events at casino poker rooms everywhere) do NOT involve a "TROPHY" (most smart people would prefer a few extra bucks instead of a stupid trophy).....and Mike Sexton and Vince Van Gopher only cover televised WPT tour events.Trust me:  if you are a serious poker player your first and primary objective is to breach the "bubble" and make the money.....from that point on the higher you go the more dough you get.   Anyone (not that i am singling anyone out specifically) who attempts to complicate this straightforward REALITY is obviously someone who does not understand the game or is delusional.And fwiw .... if a player can make the money (i.e. "cash") in roughly 20-25% of the TOTAL number of tourney events that he/she/it  enters, then that is considered to be very good indeed.In my last 11 years, both live casino play and online, I am sitting at 30% plus, so as an enthusiastic amateur, I am very pleased with these results.Edited to add:  Prior to black friday when the federal tyranny shut down the primary online poker websites back in 2011, it would have been possible to actually LOOK up a person's online stats (like mine for instance) and actually SEE what their rate of success or failure or profitability truly is......websites like www.sharkscope.com and several others were very BIG tools back then for researching your online opponents.    That's all gone now though, unless you reside outside the USA.

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Post by Tedlark »

So sharkscope was a big tool you say? Takes one big tool to know another big tool.

Do you think you should present a short tutorial on what version of "Black Friday" you are refering to; lest people confuse it with the day after Thanksgiving.

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