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Free poker

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I vowed on this very board several months ago that I wouldn't play free bar poker anymore.

    I lied.

    At the local American Legion last night, they had a tourney with 80-some players......

    A brief synopsis.......

    I hold K9 offsuit.....good stack of chips

    I raise preflop to 2500(hadn't drug a pot in a while, so I admittedly tried to buy it with blinds at 4-8)

    2 callers

    flop comes 6h Kc 6d

    check.....i bet 2500(feeling like I represent a set)......1 caller......other folds...down to 2 players.

    turn.......6s.....I bet 5000....( I now have sixes full of kings)...she calls

    river......kd....( I now have Kings full).....I go all-in with 26000......she calls so quickly, her chips are in the middle before mine were.......I didn't even need to see it.......whore turns over quad sixes......

    what gets me is that she called a 2500 chip preflop bet with 6-4 offsuit.......

    knocked me down to 700 chips.....worked my way back up, and finally knocked that slut out of the final table some 2 hours later.

    Free bar poker........the shit-stain of poker.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If it is the shit stain, what does that make the people who make it possible?

    Disclaimer: I am one of those people.
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    I was bored last night, and nothing was on the tele.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Chef --

    While I sympathize, you can't bitch too much given that you were on a bluff/semibluff with the preflop raise.

    After that you were behind the whole hand.
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Well, a 2500 raise with K-9 off wasn't all that brilliant either, FWIW, unless it was a position bet. I know a lot of people will call just about anything pre-flop, short of an all-in, to see what hits. She hit a set on the flop, and I don't think there was any way you were going to get her off that hand.

    I've been party to much worse beats than this.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    First position.....a lot of people will call whatever to see if it hits.......but shit......6-4 off?

    I think if she would have raised with that, I wouldn't be bitching, but just to flat call 2500 with 6-4 off........she has to know she is dominated like 4:1 going into it.....oh well.

    Another tidbit.......at the final table, after the river, 4 spades were on the table, guy calls 2 bets in front of him........you just knew someone had a flush........one guy has the ace (no danger of boat on board) one has the queen, last caller turns over KJ of clubs........we asked him why he called......"Well, I'm getting 3:1 odds, and I didn't think anyone else had the spade!"

  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Chef ... she was gambling, pure and simple. How many times have you mucked something like 6-4 off and then the flop comes out 4-4-6? That happened to me the other night in our home game. Sometimes, you get in a rut where you get no cards and you have to get creative to make people think you have something. You can't just play good starting hands and succeed. It was just unfortunate for you that she hit on the flop.

    That first position play of yours was as dangerous as her calling with 4-6 off. You're lucky no one had a big pocket pair behind you ... you could have been in a lot more trouble pre-flop.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I always want to ask those king-high flushers, "What do you think the chances of someone folding that ace of spades are here in our free-roll bar game?"

    But I never do...
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I have been getting destroyed lately by flush draws. I'll get pocket spades and start thinking hoooo boy, here comes the flush. then three hearts or diamonds or clubs are flopped. Fuckers.

    The worst is when you get pocket royals. My heart starts racing and I start wondering if I can avoid shitting my pants when the royal flush is flopped. Then of course a mixed 3-7-6 is flopped and the dope who stays in with 3-7 offsuit wins.

    I got a bad beat last night. Had pocket queens and the flop had no face cards so I went all in. My old roommate immediately follows. We flip and he's an ace high. On fifth street, he gets the second ace. Fucker.

    It's all luck and I've had none of it lately.
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    How many chips did she have when she made the 2500 call? I'll call with nothing if the price is a small portion of the chip stack, just to see the flop. If it's worth it, relatively speaking, why not call?
  11. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    What makes any of you think that bar poker players know something about strategy?
  12. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Someone else already said it, but I feel the need to reiterate.

    You put 94% of your chips into the pot when you were crushed. Thus, you got pwned.

    I'm not sure why people complain about bad beats in free poker. You're never gonna get people to fold.

    I met a buddy at our local casino a week or so ago. Against my wishes, we sat down at 2-4 and I played like a total donkey. Why? Because it's fun, and it's 2-4. You're never gonna make serious cash, so I was cold-calling raises with K2 suited just for the hell of it.

    Once I started playing 4-8 and 1-2 NL after he left, I tightened up considerably.

    It's free poker. Don't be bothered by bad beats. If that happens playing for real money, then I might stew a bit. But as they say, don't tap the glass -- you want the fish to stay around.
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