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(Fark)   Congrats to the winners from the Fark Poker Tournament last week. Buckshot99 ($1200), Jaymansu ($800), Imamoran ($500), Kgoinc ($300), and Ianthepeon77 ($200). Stay tuned, we'll likely do this again   (partypoker.com) divider line 102
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2006-03-02 11:11:05 AM
woweee
 
2006-03-02 11:12:47 AM
can you loan me $10?
 
2006-03-02 11:12:50 AM
Zowee
 
2006-03-02 11:13:36 AM
static.flickr.com
 
2006-03-02 11:14:14 AM
Remember to claim that on your taxes! *wink*
 
2006-03-02 11:14:30 AM
This beats the $20 I won off poker at my buddies last night.

/To the liquor store!
 
2006-03-02 11:15:07 AM
Gratz!
 
2006-03-02 11:15:40 AM
do it on pokerstars or fulltilt, they're much nicer about letting you run your own tourneys. party kind of sucks in most ways.
 
2006-03-02 11:17:15 AM
Double down and bet on some nascar this weekend
 
2006-03-02 11:18:16 AM
That was a good time. Count me in for the next one.
 
2006-03-02 11:19:07 AM
Anyone who played in this one; you won't be able to play in the next, as the promotion for this was only for new signups to the site.

Have fun! :)
 
2006-03-02 11:21:57 AM
I'll definitely be in the next one...
 
2006-03-02 11:22:00 AM
i want in on the next tourney, but please make it for everyone..not just startups
 
2006-03-02 11:22:29 AM
I want to hear some bad beat stories.
 
2006-03-02 11:22:58 AM
Hey, I'm a playa'... I'm a PLAYA"!!!!!
 
2006-03-02 11:24:28 AM
A-A Vs A-2

flop:

A 4 K

turn:

3

river:

5
 
2006-03-02 11:27:52 AM
Was there liquor in the rear?
 
2006-03-02 11:29:15 AM
vnh
 
2006-03-02 11:29:32 AM
Farkin' cool... congrats guys
 
2006-03-02 11:29:53 AM
Kangaroo_Ralph: I want to hear some bad beat stories.

You probably meant from the FARK tourney in which I wasn't involved but here's my worst one...

$25/NL, pocket sixes in later position, 5 people in so I don't raise.

Flop comes 654. Check, check, min-bet, re-raise, I re-raise (possible someone has the straight, but even if they do I have a decent re-draw). Original checker PUSHES, second checker PUSHES, the original raiser calls, I call.

Four players all-in. I have top set, one has middle set, one has KK, the last has bottom two pair.

Bottom two pair hits RUNNER MOTHER farkING RUNNER FLUSH and takes down a 300+BB pot on a god damn farking 5% draw.

I have never been more steamed after a hand.
 
2006-03-02 11:30:03 AM
No such user 'Buckshot99'. Tastes like chicken.
No such user 'Jaymansu'. Tastes like chicken.
No such user 'Imamoran'. Tastes like chicken.
No such user 'Kgoinc'. Tastes like chicken.
No such user 'Ianthepeon77'. Tastes like chicken.

Wow. Go Fark.
 
2006-03-02 11:31:19 AM
ltdanman44

Hope you were holding the A-2.
 
2006-03-02 11:31:36 AM
How did Drew do?
 
2006-03-02 11:35:40 AM
I gotcha beat, Cyberhwk.

This takes place the day after my 21st bday on which I took 3rd in a tourny at the same casino. $50/NL 3-1-1 blinds. I don't remember the exact cards but..

I flop a straight and decide to go all in because three people were already in for a nice sum. Two fold and the last guy calls, shows his three of a kind and asks me if I have the straight. I nod, show my straight, and he pretty much gives up and is ready to give me his chips. Then he completes his 4 of a kind on the river and apologizes to me. I buy back in, flop another straight on the very next hand and go all in again, this time against a draw who completes his flush.

Haven't played poker since.
 
2006-03-02 11:35:42 AM
Those were their PP usernames. I have real names but I'm assuming they probably don't want us posting those on Fark

We're working with PP to do this again, this time allowing existing players in. It really sucked that we couldn't do that this last time

And speaking of people who couldn't get in, I didn't qualify for the tourney because I had a pre-existing account
 
2006-03-02 11:36:33 AM
Ringers, the lot of 'em.

/jealous
 
GW
2006-03-02 11:37:32 AM
blacksun: Hope you were holding the A-2.

What's the difference, it was a split.
 
2006-03-02 11:37:35 AM
Cyberhwk: $25/NL, pocket sixes in later position, 5 people in so I don't raise.

Always push pre-flop if you have a pair (unless it's aces). That pushes out out all the crap drawing hands.
 
2006-03-02 11:38:15 AM
blacksun, i was watching from the sidelines when that hand unfolded...needless to say i almost fell out of my chair. i do not remember the players, but my guess the AA will never play the game again
 
2006-03-02 11:38:21 AM
A big thanks to you all for supporting spam.
Keep up the good work.
 
2006-03-02 11:39:05 AM
Congrats to the winners.

Looking forward to the next one. Hope it works with my schedule.

And for those pissing about not being able to play: call some friends and play some cards in person. I did.
 
2006-03-02 11:41:06 AM
GW

uh, not at all. straight beats three of a kind...
 
2006-03-02 11:41:19 AM
GW you are wrong, look at the hands again the AA lost
 
2006-03-02 11:43:36 AM
Make sure its actually free and everyone can play next time.
 
2006-03-02 11:43:52 AM
2006-03-02 11:37:32 AM GW
Straight beats 3 of a kind

/had to look it up ><
 
2006-03-02 11:45:40 AM
Drew: Those were their PP usernames. I have real names but I'm assuming they probably don't want us posting those on Fark

We're working with PP to do this again, this time allowing existing players in. It really sucked that we couldn't do that this last time

And speaking of people who couldn't get in, I didn't qualify for the tourney because I had a pre-existing account


Yeah, I would have been all over that tourney if I hadn't signed up for PP last year.

\looking forward to the next one, though
 
2006-03-02 11:46:44 AM
Failing_Junk: Make sure its actually free and everyone can play next time.

I'm sure Party Poker would LOVE to jut give away $3000 bucks. I think it's in their business model somewhere.
 
2006-03-02 11:48:27 AM
Kangaroo_Ralph: Always push pre-flop if you have a pair (unless it's aces). That pushes out out all the crap drawing hands.

Depends on position, depends on callers before and after you, and how those callers act. Anything lower than 99 is counting on hitting a set on the flop to be a favorite in the hand.
 
2006-03-02 11:52:53 AM
Jack31081: I'm sure Party Poker would LOVE to jut give away $3000 bucks. I think it's in their business model somewhere.

The tournament was advertised as free.
 
2006-03-02 11:54:11 AM
Congrats to the winners from the Fark Poker Tournament last week. Buckshot99 ($1200). . .

Does that come as 20 years of Total Fark?
 
2006-03-02 11:55:21 AM
tharealmegaman: I nod, show my straight, and he pretty much gives up and is ready to give me his chips. Then he completes his 4 of a kind on the river and apologizes to me. I buy back in, flop another straight on the very next hand and go all in again, this time against a draw who completes his flush.

Actually when you flopped the straight against trips he was still 34% to win. He has one chance in three to win the hand. Sounds like you're playing NL which means he probably didn't have the odds to call, but if you flop trips you're ahead 90% of the time.

The flush is 36% to win the hand too.

Tough taking two in a row like that though.

Kangaroo_Ralph: Always push pre-flop if you have a pair (unless it's aces). That pushes out out all the crap drawing hands.

Ummmmm...why would I risk my entire stack on a pair of threes? I likely only have a 2% edge (meaning I will lose everything 48 times out of 100 times I push all in and get called). You're a coin flip to almost every other hand and a HUGE underdog to every other pocket pair.

I don't claim to be a very good poker player, but that doesn't sound like a very good play to me.
 
2006-03-02 11:59:31 AM
Anybody know how many started in the tournament?

Congrats to the winners!
 
2006-03-02 12:00:14 PM
ugh. I bought in to PartyPoker specifically for the tournament and didn't get in because, in the words of their tech support, they were having "technical difficulties." Then they gave me an @yahoo address for a manager in charge of the tournaments that yahoo didn't recognize. Called back, and they gave me it again.

Hopefully any other Fark tourney isn't done through PartyPoker. Too many people got f'ed over by technical difficulties which the tech support couldn't explain.
 
2006-03-02 12:00:20 PM
snoringtoad-

troll.

--del

Failing_junk-

Seriously? Go play Go-Fish. Aint nothing in life free, bub. Except maybe a case of the herpes but you pay for that forever so its not really "free" either...

--del
 
2006-03-02 12:04:02 PM
Cyberhwk: why would I risk my entire stack on a pair of threes? I likely only have a 2% edge (meaning I will lose everything 48 times out of 100 times I push all in and get called). You're a coin flip to almost every other hand and a HUGE underdog to every other pocket pair.

As long as you're one of the last to bet and there haven't been any raises, you can assume nobody has a great starting hand. You should push to get everyone out that may draw a better pair than you (or better) on the flop. It's the same reason you should push when you're holding an Ace/King. You want to go up against as few other players as possible.

This doesn't mean you should go all in with your pair of 3's.
 
2006-03-02 12:05:03 PM
Cyberhwk:
$25/NL, pocket sixes in later position, 5 people in so I don't raise.
...
Four players all-in. I have top set, one has middle set, one has KK, the last has bottom two pair.

Bottom two pair hits RUNNER MOTHER farkING RUNNER FLUSH and takes down a 300+BB pot on a god damn farking 5% draw.

I have never been more steamed after a hand.


That's not a bad beat. You have only yourself to blame on that hand. You failed to knock out limping low suited connectors before the flop and got owned because he fell in love with two pair.

If you were determined to play those 6s, you should have been trying to knock some people out of there before the flop.

Limpers deserve to lose.
 
2006-03-02 12:06:32 PM
Poker n00b here...

Of all of the "free" sites to practice on, which is the best - in your opinion, and why?

I'd like to get some chops before I start throwing my money away but I don't want to slow my 'puter down anymore by installing stuff from a half dozen sites to find out which I like best.

Any comments would be appreciated.
 
2006-03-02 12:09:38 PM
I got second in this tournament (msujayman, not jaymansu). My bad beat story for this tourney was that heads-up I pushed the eventual winner all in with A9 and I had A5 with 345 on the board. He hit a 9 on the river and crippled me.

My worst bad beat story, though, came from a tourney last night. I went out in a most spectacular fashion, having KK two hands in a row and losing both of them. The first hand there was Q55T on board and I pushed the other guy all in. He had 88 and made his 4% chance of rivering an 8. The very next hand I managed to get all-in preflop against the same guy who had TT. Sometimes it just isn't your day to win.
 
2006-03-02 12:10:50 PM
Kangaroo_Ralph: Cyberhwk: $25/NL, pocket sixes in later position, 5 people in so I don't raise.

Always push pre-flop if you have a pair (unless it's aces). That pushes out out all the crap drawing hands.


Not in a cash game.

In a tourney, there are some cases where pushing all-in with a mid or low PP could be the right move but I can't think of a situation where it would be right in a cash game.

There should have been a big raise preflop from the 6s if he was determined to play them, but all-in is probably the wrong move.
 
2006-03-02 12:11:57 PM
Well, I missed that. I was wondering what you guys meant by push. I figured you meant raise, because there was no, no farking way it could have meant all-in. Then I read Cyberhwk's post, and it does.

I would like to rephrase my reply.

Kangaroo_Ralph: Always push pre-flop if you have a pair (unless it's aces). That pushes out out all the crap drawing hands.

Are you insane? Yes, go all-in pre-flop, which is one of the stupidest moves you can make in Hold 'Em. You have no idea how the flop will come down, and you are scaring everyone when you should be scaring most.

Cyberhwk: Your hand was quite the clusterfark. KK should have known he was second best - the straight draw, and checks pre-flop could make 78, two pair hands, or 23 possible. Your move and the middle set move were the right ones, in the end, you just got hit hard by 'That's poker'. The two-pair was questionable, but he may have observed the other players and figured he was up against overcards and a single pair.
 
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