Wednesday, December 08, 2004

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StudioGlyphic said... A very, very tempting offer. 25c/50c... that's Stars, right?

I've actually been playing on UB, because I had about $45 in bonus that I could work off. Now that they have added a reload bonus for December, I'll probably continue there. As soon as I double up, I'm going to move to 50/1.00. I'm almost there, so if you want to play, hurry!
Online Poker said... Hi Felicia.

I play a lot of O8 online. I've added your link to my new blog. ( be great if you could reciprocate, you're the only one on there right now.

Great, thanks! Let me check yours out.
Poker Nerd said... The demise of stud really is unfortunate. I love playing it, but I feel obligated to follow the fish and they sure aren't there. Add on the fact that no online sites, with the possible exception of Stars, have any clue what a proper ante should be in relation to the blinds, and I just can't convince myself to play.

I had hoped that the poker boom would help these appears to have done the opposite.

I hear you. I am thinking about getting some help from John Cernuto. I think perhaps I have a bit of a future in O8 play. If he thinks I can win some majors, that might extend my tourney career a little longer.
olivertse said... The trend in tournament poker is "no limit hold'em almost all the time", with a smattering of limit hold'em, pot limit hold'em, and pot limit omaha high.

The other games are all losing market share.

As for cash games, restricted buy-in no limit hold'em is where the fish now swim. No limit hold'em is slowing killing off 7-Card Stud High, Stud High-Low, and Omaha High-Low cash games at middle limits and even low limits.

Good players will adjust by following the fish and become jack of all trades.

If and when the poker bubble deflate, no problem. Casinos will simply replace poker tables with slot machines.

Other than the WSOP, I can't seem to financially justify the cost of traveling to play high-low tournaments (Omaha/8 and Stud/8) anymore given that I can make more money on average playing no limit hold'em cash games online.

I might go to LA or even Reno once a while from San Francisco, but Vegas is too long and too expensive a trip during the winter, and traveling to any point further east of Vegas had never made any financial sense for me.

Oliver, you are too smart! When are you going to start your own journal? Yes, I know that it's -EV to go traveling around for a handful of tourneys, but my problem is that I'm an addict, and my name is Felicia D...
olivertse said... Felicia:

Commerce is NOT charging juice on rebuys.

The only thing that Commerce has changed is in its advertising.

Instead of hiding "3% is withheld for the tournament staff" in the fine print, Commerce decided to list the 3% to be withheld as a fee.

The more "honest" advertising Commerce is using seems to have backfired, as players who didn't read the ad carefully acted in a kneejerk manner.

I'm sorry, you are correct. The photo they used on their page is very blurry, and I missed the fine print at the bottom. Although I sometimes still refer to mandatory tipping as "juice," I know there is a difference. All-in-all, though, Commerce is still charging less than Tunica, and I can drive instead of fly :)