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  23-May-12, 02:52   #1
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awood88 
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
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I like to think I can play texas hold em reasonably well. I've been playing for years and overall I've made money. I play live when I can and despite what some of my opponents believe I think I can win regularly and I have fun when I lose. But recently I've got into playing DC (dealers choice) and I've been playing loads of variants where I haven't got a clue what I'm doing.

I used to never play omaha because I thought hold em is my game, I have a feel for what hands people have, I know the odds without having to work them out, I know what staring hands are good and I know instinctively what to bet. Now not only have I been playing omaha tonight, I played six card double board omaha, stockholm, superstud, eight/seven card undro, PLO hi-lo, three card hold em and others, none of which I know how to play properly.

I was at one point up 100 pounds, (two days wages) and then I lost it all by playing loose in a game where I didn't really know the strength of my hand. I had trips 9s on a board 9 high in six card omaha and apparently even with the nuts I'm not favourite when there are straight draws out there. Crazy games and I've been riding my luck up and down all night.

But I had a good laugh and I'm not that bothered about losing thirty quid buy-in. Which is kind of worrying when I'm a student who doesn't have that money in the bank. I have to conclude DC drives you fucking crazy.

     
  23-May-12, 03:26   #2
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Macubaas 
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I always consider you should always stick to your A game when you are playing on serious cash and you can always try other games on lower stakes Blink

Omaha hi and Omaha hi-low are pretty complex games that need a lot of time to develop a winning game strategy...

     
  23-May-12, 03:59   #3
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jessthehuman 

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I would imagine you're at a pretty severe disadvantage playing DC if your game choice is always NLHE/PLO since everyone would know your game well but you wouldn't know theirs. I imagine what you need to do is learn/master some really obscure form of poker and give yourself and edge for all your deals.

     
  23-May-12, 14:37   #4
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B1gfoot 

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Obviously not having the knowlage will put you at a disadvantage, but one thing I have found this year(live) the cards mean very little, OK on line they have bigger value, but most games are about understanding the play, spotting tells and balls.
Chances are you are not losing because you don't understand, its more because they know you don't understand.
If you play to win, then stay away from DC, if you are playing for fun, then go for it have fun.

     
  23-May-12, 15:24   #5
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awood88 
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Posted by Macubaas:
I always consider you should always stick to your A game when you are playing on serious cash and you can always try other games on lower stakes Blink

Omaha hi and Omaha hi-low are pretty complex games that need a lot of time to develop a winning game strategy...


Actually the blinds I was playing were quite low, 10p 20p but when you play all night the stacks inevitably get bigger and half the players are straddling even in games with extra rounds of betting.

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Posted by B1gfoot:
Obviously not having the knowlage will put you at a disadvantage, but one thing I have found this year(live) the cards mean very little, OK on line they have bigger value, but most games are about understanding the play, spotting tells and balls.
Chances are you are not losing because you don't understand, its more because they know you don't understand.
If you play to win, then stay away from DC, if you are playing for fun, then go for it have fun.


That's it really I was playing for fun but there was a lot of money involved. I know I'm at a disadvantage so I don't expect to win. But actually I think many of the players there were in the same boat. They don't know all the games that well and when you keep switching no one really builds a strategy.

     
  24-May-12, 03:40   #6
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
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This is not really good, the only game on which you do not want to play with a big stack is pot limit omaha...

You can always get a nuts flash draw for example on the flop and shove and miss it. On NLHE it may be an advantage but on PLO is def not.

     
  24-May-12, 12:31   #7
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
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I like to play Omaha just to relax a bit, wheni have the chance to do it with some freeroll. A week ago I played a freeroll of 2-7 and the field was huge and, still, even not catching half of the action, I played for 45 minutes. I consider it very good because I don’t use to play it, there was at least a quarter hour that I was in the top 50 ranking. Sometimes it’s good, but those who only play DC must be big headed, passing from one game to another in the same…

     
  24-May-12, 13:35   #8
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
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Omaha games can ruin you pretty fast if you get out of control.
Some people use to play the pot or all in when they flop a good hand, just
to see it get wrecked on turn or river.

     
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