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POKER - Texas hold 'em style online ?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BuckStocksHere, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Hey do any of you play poker online? IF so, where?

    I'm more interested in the people who play for $$ online as opposed to those who play only for free.

    Which did you decide on and why? any problems? good/bad?
  2. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    Full Tilt and Poker Stars are my two favorites.. Both have lots of tournaments and a good design..
  3. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Poker Stars and Pacific Poker. I like Party Poker's cash games better, and Pacific Poker's tournaments better. I'll usually win money at the cash games at Party Poker and use that money for buy-ins at Pacific Poker.
  4. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    i love texas hold em. i play maybe two tournaments a week live action in person, no internet involved. small time tourneys but still fun. i think the biggest i played in had 54 people at the start.

    i have played free online but i would never ever play for real money online. i can think of a dozen ways to hustle you out of money in poker online without even thinking hard. easiest way would be to go to a table with a few friends and play as a group. we would chat in some messenger program or on our cellphones and just tell each other what we have (which would give us a distinct advantage as for determining the odds) and when and how much to bet. after fleecing the other person we would distribute the winnings evenly and wait for another sucker to come online.

    that is just one of probably a million ways to hustle someone online. be careful if you do play online for cash because there are guys like me out there, but without any sense of right or wrong, and they will have your cash when it is all said and done.

    try getting into a local tournement or starting one of your own. my county had all the good tournaments get warning letters from the man but they still go on, just in more private clubs and settings.
  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Couldn't agree more about playing online. Plus, it's almost impossible to bluff b/c you can't read your opponent.

    Live is the way to play.
  6. AmeriBuck007

    AmeriBuck007 Honey, Frank the Tank is not coming back

    agree'd i never do buy-in's online but i do a tourney every once in a while seating is random in all online tourneys
  7. dav713

    dav713 Junior

    I play on Paradise Poker mainly because i got a friend to transfer me $20. I'm up to $300 or so. By no means doing great, but hey i'm having fun. Paradise has a lot of good tournies, and their rake is smaller then party poker i believe, which is the other site i play on. Really, its all preference. Paradise has a better range of smaller stake games. Either way the play is pretty terrible, so you're gonna get some bad beats, but just remember these are the people paying you off on terrible odds the rest of the time too.

    As for bluffing, I disagree. You just have to have a feel for when it's a good time to bluff. Yes there are people you can't bluff, but most sensible people will lay down their garbage. Bluffing with more the two people in the pot will rarely be succsesfull. Also think of the pot size when you bluff.

    And finnally. DO NOT go all in when you have a flush draw, itis a trerrible play, and i see people do this constantly. If you really want me to explain further i will.

    Good luck
  8. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    I agree with everything you just said, except your info on paradise poker. Only because I haven't been there though. I find bluffing to be very easy, under the right circumstances. All of them were covered by Dave. As for reading people. I think playing online has helped me improve greatly in my live tournament play. People sometimes rely too much on body language, and don't really pay attention to betting patterns. I am a very good liar. I usually display little or no tells, and have improved at mixing up my betting because of playing online.
  9. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    I can vouch for PartyPoker. And if anyone ever wants to make me $50 (and make themselves $25 in the process [trust me, I have a winning formula - done it with all my friends and family who have the stones]), just let me know. :biggrin:
  10. CCI

    CCI Metal Rules

    ^^^vrbryant I play at, Dude let me know how get the winning formula. I play with the freee chips and I'm soon going to invest some stones.
  11. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    I play mainly at Ultimate Bet, but I have also played at Full Tilt, Party Poker and Empire Poker. Online play is alot different than live action. If you are playing smaller stakes, I would suggest you play alot tighter and bluff way less as you will get called with just about anything. Do not make any advanced moves as they will not be understood by most players at the table.

    As far as the site, I'm not sure if I would recommend UB. I have experienced some terrible beats on that site and others have as well. Before someone jumps on me about how bad beats are a part of poker, I already know that as I have been playing poker for many years. I have heard that there are alot of loose and profitable games at Party Poker. I am thinking of making the jump over there as well.
  12. Pnut

    Pnut Newbie

    Poker Stars for me

    I had constant computer problems on UltimateBet and several other sites. The one that least often causes an unexpected reboot is Poker Stars. Their tournaments are unusual in that they offer up 1500 chips. Most have 1000 or 800. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that you get faster turnover in the latter two cases. Poker Stars sits 9 at table while all the others sit 10.
  13. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Bad beats are a part of poker.:tongue2:
  14. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    there seems to be enough interest for a texas hold em strategy or philosophy thread. i got some good statistical shit somewhere if anyone is interested.
  15. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Thanks for all the input.

    I'm still kinda doing some research on which site is best. I'm curious as to the "rake". How much is it at different sites and how much does it take out of your pocket?


    Anyone have any good suggestions on poker books to read?

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