Liv Boeree DEVOURS her first HELLMUTH RANT | Poker Night in America S5 E20

– [Announcer] From The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada, this is Poker Night in America. (ritzy music) – Hello and welcome to Poker Night in America. I’m Chris Hanson.

– I’m Joe Stapleton, and we are down on Fremont Street in Las Vegas at the Golden Nugget. – Alright, it is night two here at the Nug, Maria Ho has left and has been replaced by former Canadian hockey pro Greg Mueller, eh. Taking a look at the chip counts, Cada, Hellmuth and Laak are all in the red, probably looking to turn things around. The big winner thus far, Bill Lee. Seat five up $7,400.

– [Stapleton] That’s right he’s up 0.000000000000000001% of his net worth. – Great for the guys that have $4K stacks. They stare down at deuce-seven, they’re like whoopeee! – [Hanson] Poker Night in America brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal. – [Dealer] Raise three. – [Stapleton] Action on Greg Mueller.

– I think Greg’s the best at getting it. – [Hanson] Eh, he folds. – [Stapleton] Merson folds his big blind so now we’re up to Phil Hellmuth in the straddle with last option here to call.

– Eight. – I’ll take this one Liv, you take the next one. – [Stapleton] And Phil’s been saying this since the big game at least. – [Hanson] Taking turns. – [Stapleton] Quite the rail building out there, but honestly it looks more like people are trying to come in from the rain than poker fans. – No, a little more than that I think I have.

I think I have five left. – [Hanson] So Liv Boeree calls. Flops 10, jack, king, brought to you by Kimo Sabe Mezcal. – [Stapleton] Phil does not continue this flop which I don’t understand with his stack behind. He should be looking to build a pot.

[Hanson] Check. Here comes the turn. (laughs) – [Stapleton] You’ve gotta be kidding me. – [Hanson] Phil was looking for Liv to bluff this, but that is simply not gonna happen anymore. – [Stapleton] This is amazing, Phil thinks he’s trapping.

I guess I call, just aces. – [Hellmuth] Check. – [Hanson] Phil checks on the river.

– [Stapleton] Phil’s played this hand more like he’s got queens or a jack in his hand than aces, so Liv’s gonna size her value bet for a hand like that. – [Hanson] Very nice sizing from Liv. There’s the call from Phil and this is what you get when you check the flop. – Why the (bleep) do I even play in this (bleep) game? – Are you showing? – [Stapleton] Oh, aces.

Darn, unlucky. – She somehow makes a set. It’s like so unfair. – She was value betting on king, queens – – [Hellmuth] People at home don’t even get it, they don’t even know how deep we are.

– You have to be careful, she has a degree in Astrophysics. – The public doesn’t know what we’re talking about. Just look at her laughing. She knows I got her dead on. – You really gave lots of viewers. That 200 was more valuable than in a regular cash game where thank you, you win the hand where you would have lost it.

You actually create a YouTube moment for people in the future. – This was the first time I’ve ever been on the receiving end of one of his rants, so for me it was a big life check, like tick box. I’m extremely satisfied with having that.

– Nice, yeah. – It feels so good. So good, I was like keep yelling. Come on, more. – Hey, you’re gonna love the second one more than the first one and the third one more than the second and first. And you’re gonna look forward to them.

You’re gonna be like this. Ah, give me Hellmuth at my table. I don’t even care. – Oh come on, yeah. – No, when I raised. When I raised your big blind.

– [Hanson] You don’t raise Phil’s big blind. Phil’s big blind raises you, Joe Cada. – Is that the one where they show the ace of spades? I don’t know. I don’t remember, Joe. – [Stapleton] Can you imagine if Joe Cada actually had been raised by Phil’s big blind like they were his parents?

– [Hanson] That would explain a lot. – [Stapleton] So Mueller’s straddling, we got Lee raising to 200. Liv’s in with queen, nine off. – [Hanson] Laak folds. Cada folds, Greg Mueller wants to come along with queen, eight.

So here we go, three players to the flop. – [Stapleton] And this flop is from Oprah. You get a piece, and you get a piece, and you get a piece. – [Hanson] I am in love with this flop. It’s wonderful! I was on the couch as I was saying that.

– [Stapleton] Jumping up and down? – [Hanson] Yeah. – [Stapleton] So yeah, nobody’s going anywhere on this board. – [Hanson] Ooh, a nice turn for Bill Lee. Turns a full house.

What is that, is that me? Is that my phone making noise? Anybody know? – [Stapleton] Sorry, that’s my bro app. Someone’s broing me right now.

Bro, I got your bro. I broed you back, stop broing me. – [Hanson] No, it’s not my phone. Somebody’s phone is going doo doo. – [Stapleton] It’s me. – [Hanson] It’s you?

Oh. – [Stapleton] Oh, ha, ha, ha, that shut down quick. So, the billionaire gets to keep his phone on but when I do it, it’s like excuse me sir, you’re gonna have to leave the funeral. – I can’t take it. I’m checkin’ blind.

I cannot take it. – [Stapleton] So, still three players to the river. – In the dark, you pre-checked. You pre-checked, your action was declared. – I was too scared.

– [Stapleton] Liv probably already doesn’t love the straight she hasn’t even made yet. – What is going on here? – He doesn’t even know the future and he bet $1,000.

– I didn’t hear a pre-check. – Yeah, I did check. – He pre-checked and he pre-bet. – [Stapleton] Now Bill Lee’s betting $1000 dark. – There’s the five of hearts. – Look at that, $1,000 in the dark.

Wow. – [Stapleton] And this dark bet’s gonna give Liv all kinds of dark thoughts. It’s like that Kermit the frog meme, like when he’s looking in the mirror and he’s like I should fold this, and then dark Kermit’s like but I could bluff this. – It’s not so bad as long as you go to their places. – [Stapleton] Yeah, there’s dark Kermit. – What is goin’ on here?

– [Hanson] Yikes, $4,500 raise from Boeree. – Watch this (bleep) bluff (bleep). God! – What kind of phone is that?

– Alright. – I call. – [Mueller] She’s full of it. I knew she was full of it. – [Hanson] $12,000 pot going to Bill Lee.

10, queen high no good, Liv? – That hand played out worse for Liv than Jason Pierre Paul on the fourth of July. – We’ll be right back with plenty more fireworks. – Welcome back to the table. We’re still 25, 50 with an optional $100 dollar straddle inside the recently renovated Golden Nugget.

– Have I mentioned how much I love the decor? – [Hanson] Poker Night is brought to you by Sit & Go 2.0. – [Stapleton] Straddle is on.

Liv Boeree raising blind this time. You ever heard my Liv Boeree impression? – [Hanson] No, I’d love to though.

– [Stapleton] (high pitched voice) Hello everyone, I’m Liv Boeree! I know it’s confusing. But that was actually me and not Liv.

– [Hanson] I had closed my eyes and I thought she had moved from the screen to sitting next to me for a second. – [Stapleton] Absolutely, see that’s how good it is. (high pitched voice) okay gotta go Chris, bye!

– [Hanson] Now that was you. ‘Cause I was watching your lips move. – [Stapleton] Right, but if you weren’t – – [Hanson] You’d totally think she would have still been here. – The smartest guy at the table actually.

– [Stapleton] Greg Mueller, raising it up to $300. Merson’s in, queen, ten suited. – I used to think I was really, really, really smart, Greg.

Like, really smart. – [Hanson] Bill Lee calls with seven, three off and Liv defends her straddle with jack, nine off. – Like the smartest guys on the planet. And I was like hmmmm. – There’s always someone smarter.

– I can hold my own with these guys, though. – [Stapleton] Oh God Phil, please don’t ever change. – [Hellmuth] And I have the EQ, I have the EQ on these guys by a little bit too. – [Stapleton] You know, if you say something out loud, it doesn’t make it any less false.

– Can we talk about who you were married to Bill? Liv’s slop top here, by the way. – No. – [Hellmuth] What? Why would you say no? – [Stapleton] No good ’cause Mueller’s got a set.

– Seriously? – [Hanson] Another clanger from Phil Hellmuth, the Duke of Discretion. – [Phil] Really? You won’t let me say? I shouldn’t have asked, ’cause I don’t think he cared that much. – [Hanson] Marriage has definitely cost Bill more than he could possibly ever win or lose at poker.

– Don’t put the guy in the corner day one. He’s been playing the game of life a long time and he’s on day one right here getting exposed. Be careful with him. – You gotta give me some wiggle room. – Yeah, give the wiggle room, ya know? Let him flow.

– [Stapleton] This is Phil Laak saying don’t chase away the billionaire please. – [Hanson] Yeah, lets not make him uneasy and leavy. – First double up in two more big hands, that may go your way.

– [Hanson] I wish Phil would just tell us these things instead of just insinuating them. It’s so much more fun to just get them out in the open. – [Stapleton] Duke of Discretion. By the way, this is a very good turn card to keep Greg and Liv around for Greg FBT Mueller. Yep, he just got called in two spots.

– [Hanson] Board pairs on the river which is a hallelujah card for Mueller, cause if anyone was trying to chase him down, doesn’t really matter now. – [Stapleton] Liv misses another draw luckily for her, but unluckily for this Merson person. He’s improved big time. – [Hanson] $2,800 is the bet from Mueller. – [Stapleton] What is Phil Laak doing? ♪ You can have whatever you like Not now Phil.

Oh, Greg calls! Liv’s out. – I’m glad I didn’t go all in.

– [Stapleton] Come on Greg, you remember Full House. Say hello to Uncle Greggie. How rude! – Nah, I had a 10.

(players crosstalk) – And I thought my ace was good, so I raised him. – [Stapleton] Here comes a thinly disguised brag/bad beat story. – The small blind moved in.

– [Stapleton] Speaking of straddling, Phil Laak straddling this hand. – It cost me my last $3,500 to call. I’m getting like three to one by the pot. – [Cada] Raise to $300. – [Stapleton] Joey Cada raising up with pocket nines here at the main event, with pocket nines, same as Phil did. – [Hanson] Mueller’s kings make it $900 in scene two.

– [Boeree] You’re just losing money. It doesn’t matter what generation you are, mathematics applies. It’s multi-generational, so. – But have you factored in the fact that maybe – – I mean, unless you see their cards and see that you are – I mean, if you’re getting three to one.

You just have to figure what you are – – [Mueller] No, I understand. – What your hand is first. – I’m giving the counter-argument though, I understand everybody in your generation snap calls. Everybody everywhere in the world snap calls.

– [Cada] Liv, take your time. – Yeah, play your hand Liv, sorry. I didn’t wanna – – I mean it’s a good theory you guys got goin on, take your time. – I did have a real decision, but yeah.

– Bill Lee, you might not know this, but one of the implicit unwritten rules when you’re playing the deuce seven game is in a dynamic like this, even though Joe is three (mumbles), I’m allowed to say things about the deuce seven in real time. – [Stapleton] I love it. – Like oh, I got my $200 ready Greg. (laughs) – [Mueller] Oh God, don’t do that every time, Phil. – No, I’m not gonna (bleep). – Sorry Phil, anyway – – [Hanson] So does that mean the deuce seven is in play?

– [Stapleton] I think it is. – [Hanson] So if one of the players can win a hand with deuce seven by getting everybody else to fold, they get an extra $200 bucks from everyone at the table. – [Stapleton] That is correct.

– [Hanson] Cause it’s always aces or deuce seven. Always. – [Mueller] And I think I can run that $3,500 up. – [Hanson] Cada wants to find a set of nines. So he calls. – [Stapleton] Oh man nerds, please stop.

We’re trying to play poker here, this is worse than reading a book. – [Boeree] I can really calculate your edge to be bigger to override that – – [Hanson] Check, here comes the turn. – [Stapleton] Six of clubs. – [Hanson] Puts a possible flush out there to go with a couple of queens. – [Boeree] And it’s just very hard to overcompensate.

– Check. – [Boeree] Or to compensate for the money loss in a situation by folding that – – [Stapleton] Check, river brings another nine. Wow! Whose house? Cada’s house.

– [Mueller] And the number one guy was here, but I was an outlier, way up here. – [Boeree] Overlooked sample size. – [Mueller] Four years at the World Series?

– [Hanson] Cada checks, begging Mueller to please throw some money in this pot. – [Mueller] It turns out I’m up there for 20 years also, but for four years I was up here where no one could even believe it. – [Boeree] No, you have incredible stats. It’s just a question of how accurate that data is in then determining – – [Hanson] $1,600 the bet from Mueller. – I know what my ROI was.

My ROI is the best in history by far, there’s no one even close. – [Hanson] Not true. – In the whole history of poker. – [Hanson] Not at all true.

– [Stapleton] Raise comin’. – [Boeree] I would disagree with that – (laughs) – [Stapleton] She said it a little bit nicer than what you did. I’m sure based on whatever data Phil has collected, like his top three favorite tournaments that he has the best ROI of all time. (clock ticking) – And I can turn them over, right? – Yeah, you can show them. And then look for a read and all that stuff.

Now, look at his eyes. – Just, the hand was just so weird. – And now everyone knows you have kings, not just the camera people. – [Stapleton] When Phil hocks his camera people, he doesn’t mean the camera operator, he means literally the people he thinks live inside the camera. – He knows that I’m making a thin-value bet, and he’s just gonna blow me right off the hand.

(Boeree laughs) – Impossible for me to call. – [Stapleton] Greg giving Joe a lot of credit for being a maniac. – (Laak) That’s why you won four bracelets one year. (players crosstalk) – Cada spikes the river niner to crack Mueller, but Mueller does eventually find a correct fold on the river.

We’ll be right back with more poker after this. – [Stapleton] Big lineup tonight on Poker Night in America. There are a really fun group of kids here.

So Cada kicked things off with a straddle which means he’s gonna act last here. Mueller made it $300 with king, queen. King, jack suited for Hellmuth, ace, jack suited for Lee. – Yeah, it’s my own fault.

My own fault. – [Hanson] The nine’s gotta roll off. – [Stapleton] Cada, five, seven suited, but with all that money out there, yummy yummy. Flop is deuce, 10, jack.

Top pair, top kicker for Lee, Phil Hellmuth with a costly second-best hand. – Look at Phil, is just straight waiting for me, ah! Why do I always – I’m kinda full-blown tilted anyways after that hand, so. – [Hanson] Hellmuth’s all-in.

– [Stapleton] Well, he’s getting called in at least one spot. Lee calls the $1,200 dollar all-in. – He called? Wow, how much is that? – [Dealer] $1,275. – $1,275?

– [Stapleton] Greg may be calling as well. – I’m gonna throw one of these unlucky birds in there. $1,275. – [Stapleton] Yep, he is, so side action will remain. The bad news is that Phil has 12% to win the hand, the good news is if he gets there he’ll triple up.

Hellmuth picks up a flusher on the turn. – I fell like it was calling there though. – Yeah, it felt calling. – Did it feel calling? – Yep.

– I feel like it was calling. And then he just had that switch in his head where he’s like no, just get rid of it. – He’s so good he can fold kings. – Side pot.

Well, I’m on tilt now. – I mean, he was scared from the start. – [Stapleton] Another eight. Hellmuth and Mueller both miss. – River’s like I can’t check kings three times (bleep). – Dammit, he’s so (bleep) lucky against me.

– [Stapleton] Oh boy. – [Hanson] Easy, easy. – Phil, I had you notched too bud. – I had king, jack honey. – You did? – Yeah.

– What do you mean you had me notched? Oh, when they put in $300 each had me notched? Oh, congratulations. (laughs) – [Hanson] Oh no. Alright, so Phil is gone and we welcome the cast of Brandon Cantu.

– [Stapleton] Caaantu! (high pitched voice) Look at me! – [Hanson] Two aces. – [Stapleton] So this hand started off with a straddle for Greg Merson, Cantu doubled straddled.

Liv makes it $500, after looking at her hand. – Deuce seven’s off for the last hand. For the last hand it’s off. No, it’s off for the last hand, deuce seven. – [Stapleton] (high pitched voice) Caaantu! Over straddle!

Doesn’t seem to have a huge stack back there. – What are you talking about right now? – [Stapleton] But I think he’s got some cash in his hands. – I call. – Don’t crack me. – [Stapleton] Didn’t Cantu play some super famous with an eight, five?

Or is this one a piece of garbage? – $600. – [Stapleton] I’m sorry, the hand was a piece of garbage, not him.

So make that clear. Interesting donk lead from Cantu for $600. Liv calls. We go to the turn. Four. (high pitched voice) I’m gonna pick up equity on the turn, Caaaantu!

– Is that all in play? – Yeah, that’s what I said, I’m in for 5 but I was just holding it. – [Stapleton] It confused me too, Liv. Keep your big bills on the outside, I guess. Liv makes the call, still top pair.

– [Hanson] Aw, nice. River is a three for Cantu. – [Stapleton] Oh my God, somehow he backs his way into the straight with a hand that was supposed to be more worthless than the right on in his cast. – $2,000.

– [Stapleton] Yeah, how do you think he broke his arm? – [Hanson] I don’t know, he was very mysterious, he wouldn’t tell us either. So, he doesn’t have any signatures on his cast, and we don’t know how he broke it.

– [Stapleton] Maybe it’s just one signature from a giant marker. – [Hanson] How big would the signature to fill how many that writes on that cast. – [Stapleton] That could be exact right. – (bleep) dammit.

– [Stapleton] Liv calls, wait why is he upset? – Oh, oh my God I’m sorry I have it. – Are you serious? – I swear to God, I thought I had eight, nine. Liv, I would never do that, I’m so sorry, I thought I had eight, nine of clubs.

– [Stapleton] I don’t believe he would never do that, but I do believe he wasn’t doing it in this case. – I swear to you I thought I had eight, nine of clubs. – It’s the worst slow roll I’ve ever had, I think. This pot’s coming my way and then he’s like for posterity he turns his cards up. Like, oh my God I have a straight.

I’m sorry, oh my God. – That is the worst feeling to have. If you play cards for a few years, it happens to you or you do it to somebody about once every five years. – Yeah. – He could’ve by the way.

– He could’ve just muffed his cards. – I’ve done this, I did it for a lot of money, you go aw I can’t win, you muff when they call. And then you realize in the camera later, oh I just gave away x dollars, and like that’s happened too. I think you just got one of those once every couple of years events.

You just, wrong end of it. – Expensive event. It happens, it happens. – I wonder what meds Cantu’s on for that arm of his, because I really hope the pill bottle says do not take for televised poker. – No, he’s okay, just don’t operate heavy machinery, he’s okay. – Welcome to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, let’s take a look at the chip counts after night two.

Bill Lee was our big winner, up 10K and Hellmuth was our biggest loser. It was a rough night for Liv and Joe Cada, they are still down but did cut down on some of their deficits from night one. If you want more Poker Night you can find us on social media including Twitch and YouTube, where you can find full episodes, live streams and exclusive content. And do not forget, download our free poker app. You and your friends can have your very own poker night as well as a chance to win a seat in our show.

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Before I get into any poker I want to talk about the mentality I want everyone to try to have when analyzing poker in this class.

So I call it the decision mentality. I’m going to start with a story.

Who here has heard of credit card roulette? It’s like a game you play at the end of a guy going to restaurants. So what happens is poker players, they’re going to split the bill by instead of everyone paying their own bill, which is annoying. You have to keep track. You might have to Venmo people after the exact amount.

And sometimes the waiter or waitress doesn’t want to split the bill per person. So poker players get around this by just picking one person at random to pay the bill. And we like making this exciting. So what we do is we ask everyone to put in their credit cards. And then we pull out the credit cards one at a time.

And if your credit card is pulled out then you’re safe. And the last person in has to pay for the whole table. So it’s a pretty fun game. Yeah, I think I’m pretty lucky. The biggest one I lost was in Hong Kong. I once had to pay around 1,200 USD.

It was a pretty big table. But overall I’m pretty good at this game. It’s a game of skill for sure. But sometimes this results in some funny stories with non poker players. So this is something that happened to some poker players. So poker pro Matt, he goes to dinner with poker pro Steven.

And that brings Emily, who’s a close friend whom he also has a romantic interest in. So when the bill comes Matt’s like OK, I’m going to pay for it Emily. So he puts in two credit cards. He’s like the second credit card is for Steven– is for Emily. And then Steven pays for himself. So Stephen puts in one credit card.

So they play credit card roulette. And then Matt, being a very lucky guy, pulls out both of his credit cards before Steven’s. And Steven ends up paying for all three of them. So now the question is, who should Emily thank.

So who would you thank if you were in Emily’s shoes? Does anyone want to say to thank Steven? AUDIENCE: Yeah. PROFESSOR: Because Steven actually paid for the meal. So I think it’s a totally reasonable thing to do as a reasonable person to thank Steven who actually had to pull out his wallet. So in this class we want everyone to think in terms of the expected results and not actual results.

So Emily should be thanking Matt because, on average, Matt put in the card for Emily. And on average Matt is going to be paying for Emily because Matt’s going to be paying the one third of the time that Emily would be paying. But at the time, Emily thanked Steven for her meal and then didn’t say anything to Matt. And then Matt was upset about it and told the entire poker community.

That’s how I found out about this story. So we want to think about in terms of on average what your decision would have whether you would have made money in expectation or on average. So roughly, the law of large numbers says, over your lifetime, the amount you end up paying for credit card roulette is the same as you would have paid from splitting the bill.

So you know why split the bill? You might as well just save a lot of time by playing this fun game every single time. And over your lifetime, the amount you pay in credit card roulette is roughly going to be what you would have paid from splitting.

So all randomness eventually averages out to it’s expected value. That’s what this is saying. So what does eventually mean? So basically when we say a gamble is very risky I’m not mathematically defining anything here. But I just want to throw out some intuitive concepts.

So a risky gamble is a gamble where it takes a long time to converge at your expectation. But the point is, no matter how risky it is, eventually it will get you. So there’s a saying that death, taxes are the two things that eventually get you. As poker players, we would like to think that three things eventually get you. It’s death, taxes, and the law of large numbers will eventually– you’re going to reach your [INAUDIBLE]..

So here’s another hypothetical situation. So let’s say you get off at the wrong bus stop because you were distracted. And then you were upset yourself you analyze how to not be distracted in the future and get off at the right bus stop. But then after you get off at the wrong bus stop you find $1,000 on the ground. And then you immediately, you’re no longer upset and you marvel at your riches.

So this is sort of an absurd story. But situations like this happen all the time in poker. You’re going to make a bad decision but bad decisions still get a good result 49% of the time. And if you make the right decision you’re still going to get a bad result 49% of the time.

So it’s very important to analyze your decisions without being biased by the actual outcome that occurred. So you really want to be obsessed with this self-improvement, analyzing your decisions. If you made $10,000 in a situation where you could have be $12,000 then that’s not good enough. So I want everybody to think in terms of what’s the maximum you could of made and analyzing what’s the best decision you could possibly have made in every situation. And sometimes it’s hard because if the result is exactly correlated with the decision then you can just go back and look at the result and know whether you made a good decision or not. But that’s why learning poker can sometimes be very, very hard because you don’t have immediate feedback.

You’re not sure whether the decision you made is what caused you to make that money or you just got lucky. So with that being said, now let’s talk about some ways to reason about poker hands. So roughly there’s three levels of reasoning of poker hands. Level one my hand versus your hand. But by this I mean, you can see what your cards are. And you look into your opponents eyes and you say, OK, I can tell your cards must be pocket kings or whatever.

Your hand must beat this other hand. And you played your hand exactly against your opponent’s specific hand because you have a soul read on them. So let’s see the example of this. So we’ll watch an episode of Poker After Dark here. [VIDEO PLAYBACK] [MUSIC PLAYING] – Raise to 1,200. – I think you would call it this time, Patrick.

– Button raises. Never anything. NARRATOR: Contrary to what Patrick might think Jennifer has a real hand and it just got better. She’s flopped top set. Patrick flopped a pair of tens with a gutshot straight draw. – I’ve got two pair.

– Check. – Full house. – I can’t beat that. – I thought you had pocket kings. – I almost thought I had you. [END PLAYBACK] PROFESSOR: So yes, this is sort of well known poker term from way that in the day.

If you’re a Jennifer Tilly hand– I’m sorry if I’m making fun of her– but basically she put her opponent on a specific hand. She looked at Patrick and Antonius and had a feeling that he had pocket kings for some strange reason. And then what happened was, so she had pocket jacks here, which is a really, really good hand. It’s a full house. And she just checked the turn and checked the river instead of trying to get Patrick to put more money in because she was so certain Patrick had pocket kings.

Just mathematically speaking, out of all the possible combinations of cards you have, to put your opponent specifically on pocket kings in this example is basically unfounded. So this gets to level two reasoning. So level two reasoning is my hand versus your range of hands, versus your probability distribution of hands. And another name for this is exploitative play. So let’s look at a different hand.

2-4 limit poker game

The 2-4 limit game was insane. It featured one complete maniac who was hitting and some really bad regulars that were calling down with very weak hands. There were also a couple solid players in the game. After some beats that would make the baby Jesus cry and dropping $100 or so I maintained my composure and ground it out. Finally the regulars drop away one by one and I’m down 70 bucks an I’m finally left alone with the fish HU. It takes me just over 20 minutes to clean out the fish and turn a $100 loss at that table to a $15.00 gain after the fish busts out.

I’m in the BB and have AKo. EP raises to 5, short stack pushes for 19, 2 calls of the 19 and they are deep. I decide its an easy call figuring that the original raiser will not pop it back I call the 18 from the BB and if an ace or King hits, its an auto push. Original raiser does not reraise and flop comes K high with three spades. I still push and get called by the donater (Please no spade)

Board bricks off and he shows Kd Js. Very nice pot. So things are turning around.

So in short after being down over 350 on some low limit tables, when the games are good, you have to push yourself to stay (I finally closed out my session at 1:30 AM EDT.) The games were +EV and things finally turned around and came back. I posted a total of $120 profit on the night.

It goes to show that the “experts” can be right when they say as long as the game is good, its +EV to stay. I fought off sleep and ground it out to make things work. When the soft spots went broke, I then went to bed. 3 1/2 hour session playing 4-5 tables. Not a bad night.

So after a couple hours with the kid I kinda got through to him and I’ve seen him a couple times since. He has since ditched the sunglasses and last I saw was doing a respectable job at playing the 6-12.

So, all is not lost for the young whipper snappers out there. Give them some time and some good solid advice and see if we can make them better people if not so much better players.

Hanging in There

The last couple sessions have been interesting to say the least. Mansion has started to get some customers, and they are very action orientated players. They are very LAG and very bad but I was in a couple limit games and a couple NL games (2/4 and 3/6 limit HE) (3/6 limit O8) and (2 NL100)

Things were getting hairy on the 3-6 limit HE. I dropped around 200 and kept running into monsters 3 handed turning straights against flopped full houses in an aggressive game will drop you some chips quick. This was a game where A high was winning 40-50 dollar pots When you start getting coolers in a game like that be prepared to dump some chips. My opponents in this game actually played well, but it was a very aggressive game. I played there like 2 hours and left.

The 3-6 O8 was a really good game. Early on I had little to work with. I would get some really good scooping hands (2nd lock low and nut flush) only for the river to pair up and boat my opponent to counterfeit my high hand. So it was an hour of grind grind grind. The rakeback on a table like that though is enormous so it was well worth it. The game finally got down to 3 handed where you can open up and take the gloves off a bit as you aren’t staring down the nuts all the time. I proceed to go on a tear and rattle off a $120 profit in the game.

The final hand which broke the game up was where I had 789T double suited and called a button raise. This is a hand that you can get away from rather easily even three handed but can make a lot of things happen. (though much mores o in PLO (high only)

Flop came 679 flopping me top two pair and the nuts straight with no low draw. Flop went two or three bets (forgive me I was 5 tabling) turn was the 9 hitting my big full. Went three bets and the river bricked high. I scooped the pot against A266. The game broke.

The NL100 games were your routine games except for this one game where there were some contributors. I had several hands where I stacked medium stacks but the one hand of the night was against a big stack.

Buying and Selling Shares

Wanted to touch on a couple things now that the Main event is right around the corner and the cash games at the WSOP are rip roaring and rocking.

This article concerns the fact of selling shares of ones self and buying shares of others.

In case people are new what you can do is this. Say you have won a seat to the Main even and its a 13K prize package ($10K for entry and 3K spending money) You take the 10K entry fee and break it down into shares. I personally never sell more than 50% of myself but you can sell what you like (Obviously not over 100%) to what you feel comfortable with. This way you are taking $5,000 (@ 50%) in money from your investors and any wins you have will be paid proportionate to the amount they invested.

Okay lets say you bust out. Okay, your investors lose their money but you have pocketed the $5k to reduce your exposure to the loss of the Main event. If you win prize money however, you will need to pay them their share of the prize you won. for example if 5 people paid each 1,000 for the 10% share of you and you won 1,000,000 dollars they are each entitled to 100,000 each. You will still pocket 500,000 for your 50% share.

As you can see it limits the downside loss to playing in big tournaments, and you can still benefit from the upside. In tournaments like the WSOP ME with like 8000 people expected, the odds are that you are NOT going to cash in a tourney like this. If you care to limit your exposure, sell off some of yourself to investors. But, one thing, Always put the agreements in writing. It makes the investors more comfortable and its a good idea anyway. You don’t want there to be hard feelings when all is said and done. Keep a log of the play at the blind levels and your corresponding chip stacks etc. and finally put what place you busted out in and the amount of prize money won (if any) take the time and type up a professional written report of how their investment went. It goes a long way toward keeping investors in the future.

If you have any questions, lay them out here and I’ll get back to them. Until then, good luck and see you at the tables.

Golf Betting Information

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Golf Betting online

Golf betting differs from other sports betting activities in that the real enemy of a player is never one’s opponent, but oneself and one’s surroundings. Golf betting is fairly regulated as the game has kept up the sense of sportsmanship – as it is a collective battle of the golfers against the course as much against each other.

The handicapping system works with golf betting too. A handicap given to a golfer when betting online is the head start given by more skillful players to a weaker player. This handicapping system is what attracts golfers of all skill levels to golf tournaments. Did you know that golf is the only sport where the scores are kept by fellow players and not by officials? Golf players swap cards at the start of a golf round and mark out each other’s scores and their own. Stroke play scoring is the most popular form of scoring in golf tournaments. Each player adds up his score for a given round and the handicap is then deducted. The player with the lowest score wins. Golf betting online can take on various forms:

· Golf Betting to Win
You place your golf bet on a player to finish at say 10/1. If the player wins, you get $10 for every $1 that you bet, along with your original stake.

· Golf Betting on a Place Finish
If you place a golf bet online to win at a ‘place’ at 20/1, then if the player achieves this place, you can expect to win a proportion of the 20/1 odds as well as your original wager.

· Match Golf bet
This is a golf bet on whether one player will beat or tie another player at a stroke play tournament.

· Group golf betting
The bookmaker selects a group of players and places the odds of them beating the rest of the players. You have to place a golf bet on the player you expect to win.

· Combination Golf betting
This kind of golf betting combines more than one kind of golf bet. All the individual golf bets have to be won for the combination golf betting wager to be successful.

· 72 Hole Match golf betting
This form of 72H golf betting is a simple match between two players in a tournament. The player with the lower score wins this golf bet.

Golf gambling

Listed here are a few golf gambling tips that should arm you adequately while engaging in golf betting online. · Golf gambling should hover around those players that are in form.
· Avoid over-worked golfers for golf gambling. The stress of considerable travel and related issues can cloud the performance of such players in a golf game online.
· Some courses suit some golfers better than others. A golf gambling enthusiast needs to follow these trends so as to arrive at some definitive golf gambling strategy.
· Before you embark on golf gambling, remember that there may be dozens of losers in any golf tournament. Organize a portfolio of golfers on whom you can lay your golf gambling wagers, keeping the golf betting odds in mind.

Placing a golf bet online is as simple as with other forms of sports betting. Register with an online sports book and get going!