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January 07, 2006

Multi Table Texas Holdem Poker

I have not played much texas holdem poker since before the holidays, and frankly, the last time I Played I was terribly dissapointed once again. My son things I'm the un-luckiest person around! WHY? Because I rarely win any type of race, even though I go into them with the best hand. Time after time, I get sucked out on the river after making the correct read, and pushing with the best hand.... I know the odds are supposed to be in my favor, but it's pretty tiring to get sucked out on 90% of the time.

Anyways, I decided to play a couple of Multi Table Texas Holdem poker tournaments yesterday. They were both low limit $5 buy in. One was a 45 player event, the other was a 27 player event. I was doing VERY well in the 27 player, taking a good pot on the first hand, after hitting a set of 9's on the flop... I played patientely, and was rewarded...

In the 45 player event, I was not catching many flops, and when I got pretty short, I pushed with a pair of Q's. I was called with KJo... who of course hit a K on the river to knock me out.... again....

So, back to the 27 player event.... I made it to the final table with a moderate stack, somewhat shy of average, but the big stack had a HUGE advantage, with 30K+ and the next big stack being 8K, so my 4K was not bad. I was NOT the sort stack for a change.

I sat tight for a while and let people beat on each other, and waited for some premium hands to play. When we were down to 5, I made a couple of moves, and found myself with 12K. That original big stack was replaced with another player.

I ended up going heads up with the original big stack player, going in as the dog, but after a few hands, I had the lead. We went back and forth for a while, when I pushed my stack with a small pocket pair, only to find him with a BIGGER small pocket pair! ;-)

After the results I have been logging over the past couple mouths, I'll settle for second! Texas Holdem Poker is a strange game!

Posted by fatbill at January 7, 2006 07:27 AM


Were these online games or live. I myself have been playing online for months and have come to the conclusion that the game is rigged for the benefit of new players. In the first eight days of play I made the finale table four times and this is with a field of 1200-2000 players. Since then I have not been able to get anywhere except in one freeroll for a million dollar tourny (I won a seat). Sure, I win my money back almost half the time but that's it. Every single game has ended with a bad beat or a lost coin toss. I just can't get anywhere.
Anyway, if your playing online maybe that's why your having such a bad time.

Dan Shaulis

Posted by: Dan Shaulis at February 11, 2006 11:21 PM

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