PygmyHero runs his new series beginning with an introduction to the premise behind the series, live play poker.
PygmyHero gets you ready for the WSOP and live casino play. This series focuses on the nuances of playing Full Ring Limit Hold'em.
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Really sweet vid, Pyg. I learned a bunch. I'll never remember getting reamed out by the crusty regs at the Taj for not saying "raise" before my chips hit the felt. Also, I'd like to impart the wisdom to all that it's a bad idea to charter a deep sea fishing boat after drinking and playing until 4:00am. We had 3/7 of our group hurl over the side.
i pronounce it allstarrrrrt, i dislike your way of saying it. =P
Its allstar RT but I dont really care. I was like 8 when I made it so it is not a huge deal. When I introduce myself I do it as allstarrrrt too most of the time.
Also thanks for the shout out, more ideas like this in my book coming how call practical ideas for the live pros: part one taking a shower
I think the best idea for finding out what the game is played with is just to find out the table number and take a stroll over to the game. This is assuming they do not have chip runners which most west coast do but most east coast do not.
At the commerce and some other casinos on the west coast you are going to want to tip the floor people as well. This is a must if you are playing anything where they only have one game going at the high stakes. If you get on the floors good side it can and will show its benefits
Vegas is casino specific. From my experience the Bellagio and Venetian will serve you food at way over price. I got a plate of chicken tenders and a sprite at bellagio for 30 bucks(no joke). Rio they do not have food. It is best to bring your own food to place in vegas I think
Dont know all of socal but commerce food is comped for high stakes no idea what they do for lower stakes area.
Northern California. San Jose pay for your own food, overpriced and not good. Oaks great food great prices.
Vegas=live straddles and also they allow mississippi straddles which are straddles allowed anywhere on the table. The action if someone straddles the btn goes sb first then bb then utg. It is maybe +ev in nl games not sure about limit games. West coast most all of them are blind raises. Oaks is straddle, bay 101 might be but i am not sure.
Best part of straddling is making fun of the nits not doing it with you.
Two casinos I know of take rake for chopping the blinds. The 15/30 at the california grand casino takes 5 dollars which is the third blind taken from the button, this is redic and obv you should never chop. Bay 101 takes 1 dollar from the sb. I think its ok because it goes up to t5 dollars almost immediately on the flop. This is not a time game too
My opinion on chopping is basically chopping when beneficial according to the rake. I will chop when the drop is large when we see a flop. In time game I will never chop except time pot.