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Thread: "Yay" or "Nay"?

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    Apr 2014

    "Yay" or "Nay"?

    ok, when I was introduced to poker about 9 years ago & playing in one of my very 1st live tourney games (we have a local league in my area that hosts them several nights a week at diff venues around town, prizes generally include restaurant gift certificates, tee-shirts, etc.. Nothing high-stakes LOL) I made the newbie mistakes of 1) betting into a "dry pot" and 2) betting instead of "checking it down" with another player against a 3rd player who was all in. Although my opponent was quite irritated at me & colorful with his words in his teachings to me, after further discussion and realizing that I was new & had a true desire to understand what taboo I had committed & had a real desire to better my game, I did leave that evenings game with the understanding of his logic and for the most part have continued to adhere to it in any tournament style game I play in.

    I think however that I am in an increasingly smaller & smaller group of like-minded people/players on this, as I constantly see betting going on with other players all in. And, I'm not even referring to doing so when you KNOW you have the nuts & will eliminate the player who is all in...I'm talking big bets on BS/NOTHING/ a draw or a crap pair etc...

    And it makes me wanna stab eyeballs out!!! What do ya'll think?
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    Jun 2011
    yes i am with you this new gunslinger mentality is insane i hate it you can't get a good game anymore it is tough

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    PokerOwned Demi-God s810car's Avatar
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    Dec 2013
    that kinda mentality has changed a lot since BF ive seen. and tbh it doesn't bother me as we are all in it for ourselves, not to collectively target anyone, now if its a terrible bluff with an all in, yea ill get annoyed, but its w/e, to tell if it was intelligent enough of a move, look at the side pots, is it worth it to bet them out and get a free side pot? If so do it, otherwise yea id agree
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    PokerOwned Demi-God HopsBar28's Avatar
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    May 2013
    yes - seeing this more and more - and it makes no sense whatsoever. The garbage betting player stands to gain nothing if there is a dry side pot. Pure clueless stupidity.
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