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Poker: 11/21/2021 17:41:54

Pulsey
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Does anyone play? I been playing since 2018, biggest tournament win was about 50k usd - not as impressive as it sounds, because the rare big wins are meant to cover your expected many losses, leaving you a profit at the end.

it is ofc still nice money and a good source of fun

These days I only play tournaments (MTT)

Interested if any other people here play (e.g. pokerstars, ggpoker, apps, live poker etc)

Edited 11/21/2021 17:44:23
Poker: 11/21/2021 17:42:27


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I am in.
Poker: 11/21/2021 17:44:51

Pulsey
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oh? how serious are you about it?
Poker: 11/21/2021 17:47:53


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College student so don't have much money to be betting around really so probably not very much.

I am in the profit overall though I would confidently say.

My current goal is to try qualify for a 450$ entry fee tournament. However I am feeling tournaments are a big reflection on luck rather than skill, cause eventually the blinds become so big you're just folding and only going all in with the nuts. Cash games are probably a better indicator of skill overall.
Poker: 11/21/2021 17:58:11

Pulsey
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Yeah, I'm a uni student too. It is definitely doable way to make some money.

Cash has more skill than tournaments, obviously they are both skill games, but the variance in tournaments is insane.

The $450 tournament you are trying to qualify for sounds like you want to play a satellite tournament? You should read up on some strategies.

At the end of the day its just another strategy game like Warlight tbh
Poker: 11/21/2021 18:16:24


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How did you make the funds to enter these big tournaments? I would assume the entry fee for that 50k tournament, would be a significant expense assuming you're living the average student life.

Yes you are correct. It is essentially a satellite tournament. I have played fine, I made cash on the first satellite tournament.

The second tournament: I got knocked out by having Ace Ace against Ace King for the opponent. He made three of a kind kings on the flop. I was 2 spots away from making cash again. That is tough luck.

The third tournament: It was a simple investment of 70% of my stack because my opponent was hoping for a flush draw (That's what I had him on) Of course he makes it. Just rough luck. With the other 30% I just went for a coin flip to double up.. To which I lose on as well.

You do need the luck to be on your side. All you would like is to have the odds on your side, which is the skill element of the game I suppose.

Perhaps I should change it up and play more flops I guess, Just when you're getting very bad beats it's tough to improve on ya know.

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Poker: 11/21/2021 18:26:24

Pulsey
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I started off playing online tiny stakes (to get better). I then played live cash games (2/3 - 5/10), then I would use profits to shottake tournaments. Live tournaments are the softest type of poker out there.

This is a'poker bankroll'. I kept a tiny bit of money aside if it all went to shit. But living in urban Sydney its not like I would have starved to death if it went tits up, so I am fortunate in that regard.

For the satellite, there are some unique satellite strategies. For example, from an ICM perspective you should always register at the very last moment (but there are exceptions).

A huge part of skill in poker is about having discipline and the right mentality. The strategy is not super difficult, particularly as its more about beating a mediocre field than beating some elite 1v1 heads up. Bad beats will happen, you just move on. You can't be results oriented about things.
Poker: 11/21/2021 18:27:00

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Why is this in Warzone Classic?
Poker: 11/21/2021 18:35:21


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Absolutely. I would argue it's beneficial to a extent to play from the start, since it is low blinds and you can typically outplay those weak players in the beginning with not too much risk. However, I will give the late registration a go and see if that significantly changes my result. I play a 20 euro buy in of these tournaments every Friday. In or around this time.

Do you wish to make a cash game with a few of us here? I can most certainly find a few poker players in my clan. or a tournament if the number is sufficiently high? What is the vision my dear Pulsey.
Poker: 11/21/2021 18:41:56

Pulsey
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You need to be careful with low buy ins (<$100), generally you don't want to pay more than 15% rake for a tournament.

Gonna pass on the cash game, moving money around online for a small stakes poker game with randoms is probably more trouble than its worth. Just want to discuss strategies and see if there are any serious players out here.
Poker: 11/21/2021 18:56:36


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On Poker Stars you can set up a club. Once the club is made, you can make club tournaments. My college poker society did that.
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