2006 Poker Challenge discussion and trash talking thread

Stump your fellow simians.
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Post by Bearguin »

Seems fine to me now.
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Post by swellman »

The 24 hour rule is back in effect.
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

I haven't looked in on the game lately. Who's winning?
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Post by Bearguin »

Who do you think?

That lawyer bastard is better at lying than the rest of us. Then that Shemp prick is cheating. Third place is being held by skill and guile.
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Post by Aoidoi »

I finally won a pot! I'm pretty sure that's my first... in 6 months... to get back to below where I started.

Now I'm depressed.


;)
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Post by RCC »

I have to leave for the weekend so I'm probably going to go all in no matter what flops.
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Post by Bearguin »

Yeah, but I did it first. :D
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Post by bjornart »

Dammit. I was planning to win this hand! :D
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Post by swellman »

rhoadp wrote:Hey swellman, even though gnome is sitting out, I think you're supposed to take the big blind from him and put me under the gun in this hand.
You're right.

I have corrected Hand 24 in the main thread.

It was early in the AM, but there's no excuses in poker. Or crying.
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Post by gnome »

Drat. I forgot to speak up to avoid sitting out. I'm still in, I just screwed up and missed a turn. Ah well, next hand then.
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Post by swellman »

gnome wrote:Drat. I forgot to speak up to avoid sitting out. I'm still in, I just screwed up and missed a turn. Ah well, next hand then.
I'll get you in the next hand.

You can jeer from the sidelines this hand. :D
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Post by Bearguin »

Get bent





:D
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Post by Bearguin »

:BananaCheers:
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Post by bjornart »

I'm leaving tomorrow for a long weekend on the French Riviera, so I'll be sitting out the next hand... unless everyone plays really slowly.
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Post by swellman »

bjornart wrote:I'm leaving tomorrow for a long weekend on the French Riviera, so I'll be sitting out the next hand... unless everyone plays really slowly.
Understood. Have a nice time.
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Post by swellman »

In the main thread, Bearguin wrote:Swellman is a poo poo head
I heard that!

:mean:
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Post by Bearguin »

swellman wrote:
In the main thread, Bearguin wrote:Swellman is a poo poo head
I heard that!

:mean:




:lol:
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Post by Bearguin »

Well.

That was exciting.

Looks like we were all waiting for the same thing.

Good job on that Rhoadp.
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Post by Bearguin »

Good question.

And I think you are on to something.

I don't want to make more work for Swellman, but I think you are right. He should muck the following hands and the player has the choice to show in this thread. As long as we keep the showing honest (we can have someone from JREF check that), I think you are on to soemthing.
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Post by swellman »

I don't mind doing the MUCK thing, especially since showdown happens so rarely in this tourney.

Rules of showdown:

1. At showdown, only the dealer handles the cards and displays the MUCKs.

2. Player being called has his cards shown first, and everyone after him either has cards shown if they beat him or MUCK if they don't.

3. If all players check on the river card, the player to the left of the button has his cards shown first, and everyone after him either has cards shown if they beat him or MUCK if they don't.

4. After the winner is announced, any MUCKed players are free to reveal their cards if they wish. The dealer won't be doing this part - the player does it in the comments thread.

5. If a player believes the result of the hand is in error, it is his responsibility to pipe up pronto (i.e. check your mucked hand). The dealer may be as close to a Perfect Being as you will ever meet, but even he has bad days. Especially if he has been drinking.

Comments welcomed.
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Post by Bearguin »

Sounds good.

So everyone ignore what Charley and I had last hand. :P
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Post by bjornart »

I'm back. Deal me in.
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Post by swellman »

rhoadp wrote:Don't know if my times are wonky, but Aoidoi should have had until Sunday 11:30am (by my time zone, I called, pre-flop, at 11:30am Saturday). I didn't realize it was to me. Guess it doesn't matter now, sorry I delayed the game.
Ya got me - I misread the timestamp on your preflop bet. It's the whole forum clock being behind an hour + AM/PM that fooled me I guess. I read your bet as being late Friday night, not Saturday morning.

Does anyone have any objections to the play of this hand so far? I feel everyone has had sufficient time to respond, but I'm open to discussion on the matter.
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Post by gnome »

Hasn't hit me yet, so I don't mind whatever. :P
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Post by swellman »

Aoidoi, come join our lovefest!

:GroupHug:
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Post by Aoidoi »

whoops, posted there but didn't read here

It's all good. I was gonna check anyway.
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Post by Aoidoi »

I'll never teeeeellll....

Cause the call on the river was at best fairly stupid.
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Post by gnome »

Argh, another missed turn...

(and a sweet hand, too)

My bad. Please deal me into the next hand.
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Post by Bearguin »

I'd say sorry Charley, but I'm a
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Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Well done.


I'm still the moral victor though. That's two years running.
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Post by Bearguin »

Just pointing out that my brilliant strategy with Charley worked as planned.
Bearguin wrote:
gnome wrote:
swellman wrote: 8 gnome (11,400) <<NEXT TO ACT
Where did I go wrong?
?????

Have I confused you?

It is your bet. I'm just pissing off Charley so he plays bad.


The bet is to you gnome.
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Post by Bearguin »

Who are you and why are you posting in our discussion thread.

You are not one of the players in our game!

Go away or I shall have to taunt you again!






You may want to PM Swellman with your name change or he might get confused.
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Post by swellman »

Bearguin wrote:You may want to PM Swellman with your name change or he might get confused.
I never read the names, I just look at the pictures.
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Post by swellman »

punchdrunk wrote:So should I make another comment/suggestion about the "muck" thing or just shut my yap?

In an All-In situation, you would go ahead and flip the cards before the turn and river, so I think it would be good to show both sets of cards.
A fair point. I almost did this, but it was my understanding that the exposure of an all-in player was dramatic practice (especially favored on TV) not an official rule. Also common practice in home games I play, but again, we never called it a rule.

Well, I found this in the "official rules of Texas Hold'em". (Is there really such a thing?)

12. A player who is all-in must show his cards at the showdown.

I stand corrected. Hand has been edited to expose cards.

Charley, hope the rules flopping doesn't irritate ya to much. Blame the n00b dealer.
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Post by RCC »

swellman wrote:
Well, I found this in the "official rules of Texas Hold'em". (Is there really such a thing?)
No.

"Rules" tend to differ from casino to casino. One can sorta find some common ground here and there.

Most reputable tournaments follow the Tournament Director's Association Rules, and IIRC at some point these rules were cited as a basis for one of the challenges...

Rule 9 requires that hands be placed face up in an all in situation...
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Post by swellman »

I hesitate to say much, as I am supposed to be impartial (I am - I don't care who wins), but anyone want to analyze the tournament so far? Aside from the annoying dealer.:P

I had a some observations, but I've had second thoughts about listing them here - I see the hands from a different persepective than the players and don't want to accidently give something away.

Anyway, I've really enjoyed this experience so far. Just wish there was a way to play in real time at least some of the hands - the 24 hour rule slows things to a glacial pace sometimes.
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Post by swellman »

RCC wrote:
swellman wrote:
Well, I found this in the "official rules of Texas Hold'em". (Is there really such a thing?)
No.

"Rules" tend to differ from casino to casino. One can sorta find some common ground here and there.

Most reputable tournaments follow the Tournament Director's Association Rules, and IIRC at some point these rules were cited as a basis for one of the challenges...

Rule 9 requires that hands be placed face up in an all in situation...
Thanks. The TDA rules were indeed cited in your old threads, but I couldn't find a link.
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Post by RCC »

punchdrunk wrote: Like online chess, the way to pick up the pace is to have many tournaments going on at once. Which, if there is enough interest, I'd be happy to run one.
I'd play in one. My advice would be a much smaller structure than the challenge, something in line with the first tournament, 20 chips, start at 1-2...
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Post by shemp »

I'm back for the next hand.

Also, I hereby officially regret having folded my crappy Q3 preflop on hand 27.
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Post by Bearguin »

I'm still having board access issues. Is anyone else?

But I got tow "whatevers" in this hand so I must be doing something right to piss off people.