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Damn that is bad.

Nothing you could do there, and to be honest he was never going to fold on AA.
Yeah even though I lost a fair bit I was quietly happy with myself for not shoving his re-raise and losing everything haha.

I was more so annoyed because he didn't even know he had the nuts - was calling the whole time with a pair... even if I shove the turn he probably calls and I still get smashed
 

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Got called a cheat the other day while in London. Dunno whether I was out of line but definitely know I didn't cheat.

Was heads up and after the river the villain turned over her cards before I had acted. Was about 50 quid in the pot and she had a pair of aces. I had nothing but a busted flush draw.

So, I bet. I put in 40. She went into the tank before folding. I showed the bluff, to the amusement of the other players. She started ranting and raving, calling me a few choice names including "cheat." Dealer asked me whether I wanted her removed. Na, I said, let her stay.

My neighbour at the table later said I shouldn't have shown. While he thought it was funny, it lacked a bit of class.

On balance, I think I was wrong to show as well but was happy to take down a pot in an unusual way.

Anyone faced a similar situation?
 

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Got called a cheat the other day while in London. Dunno whether I was out of line but definitely know I didn't cheat.

Was heads up and after the river the villain turned over her cards before I had acted. Was about 50 quid in the pot and she had a pair of aces. I had nothing but a busted flush draw.

So, I bet. I put in 40. She went into the tank before folding. I showed the bluff, to the amusement of the other players. She started ranting and raving, calling me a few choice names including "cheat." Dealer asked me whether I wanted her removed. Na, I said, let her stay.

My neighbour at the table later said I shouldn't have shown. While he thought it was funny, it lacked a bit of class.

On balance, I think I was wrong to show as well but was happy to take down a pot in an unusual way.

Anyone faced a similar situation?
Dick move but not a cheat.

I showed early once and the villain jammed. I actually called it and lost, but I still maintain it was a good call (can't remember exact situation but I wasn't bluffing)
 

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I've been playing a few pub tourneys lately through the APL league. Man the amount of people who think they are in the final table of WSOP, or as good as those players, it is soooooo incredibly cringy to watch.
 

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Okay this might be one of my most frustrating ever, just happened moments ago.

Online tourney, 160 entries, top 27 get paid, I finish 28th!!!

How? I have 6/5 suited, flop comes 7 8 9 rainbow.
Excellent! I bet the pot size
I am raised, cool, if he is drawing I need to charge him for his draws, I go all in.
He calls, and at that point in time only a couple of of card combos beat me and its 10/6 or 10/J and the 10/J is what he turns over.

I know I was beaten by a better hand but far out the chances of him having that exact hand and finishing 28th of 27th paid, after flopping a straight, that hurts.

Even more frustrating is I only played my hand because they were suited connectors and his were off suit.
 
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I've been playing a few pub tourneys lately through the APL league. Man the amount of people who think they are in the final table of WSOP, or as good as those players, it is soooooo incredibly cringy to watch.
Yeah it's an interesting world.

I have been playing about 6 months now and it gets down to your level of interest and commitment.

Are you hoping to move through the levels and get better or just want to have fun or even just be happy to play every Friday night

Big thing I keep telling myself is it is PUB POKER. There will be donks and newbies, sitters and splashers , loose and tight, angry and sad. The ones that most annoy me are those that get upset over losing to a donk 4/5 when holding QQ. It's pub poker. It happens. It's not nice but cards don't know what you hold. I've seen people throw chips at winners and I have nearly seen a table go over.

It's pub poker.

Some guys play 60 Games a month and at average $10 a game I wonder if pub poker is the right place. If poker is that much of a passion then go to the casino and make some real money. These few guys playing that many games are investing a lot of time for about $1000.

The rest aren't making that much either.

Me I'm happy getting out of the house and catching up with people to test myself against and have some laughs along the way
 

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Okay this might be one of my most frustrating ever, just happened moments ago.

Online tourney, 160 entries, top 27 get paid, I finish 28th!!!

How? I have 6/5 suited, flop comes 7 8 9 rainbow.
Excellent! I bet the pot size
I am raised, cool, if he is drawing I need to charge him for his draws, I go all in.
He calls, and at that point in time only a couple of of card combos beat me and its 10/6 or 10/J and the 10/J is what he turns over.

I know I was beaten by a better hand but far out the chances of him having that exact hand and finishing 28th of 27th paid, after flopping a straight, that hurts.

Even more frustrating is I only played my hand because they were suited connectors and his were off suit.
ouch

Best I can say is I hate low ended straights.
 

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Yeah it's an interesting world.

I have been playing about 6 months now and it gets down to your level of interest and commitment.

Are you hoping to move through the levels and get better or just want to have fun or even just be happy to play every Friday night

Big thing I keep telling myself is it is PUB POKER. There will be donks and newbies, sitters and splashers , loose and tight, angry and sad. The ones that most annoy me are those that get upset over losing to a donk 4/5 when holding QQ. It's pub poker. It happens. It's not nice but cards don't know what you hold. I've seen people throw chips at winners and I have nearly seen a table go over.

It's pub poker.

Some guys play 60 Games a month and at average $10 a game I wonder if pub poker is the right place. If poker is that much of a passion then go to the casino and make some real money. These few guys playing that many games are investing a lot of time for about $1000.

The rest aren't making that much either.

Me I'm happy getting out of the house and catching up with people to test myself against and have some laughs along the way
Yeh I agree.

I checked my stats on the website the other night, so far, I have played 10 games total, since January, so about once a week on average. There are people who have clocked up 100 games in that time. Far out! These guys are playing pub poker more than once a day on average. I just don't know how one could fit that in on top of other life commitments. It's almost like pub poker is their entire life.. but it is sometimes sad to see the players that you can see are really down and out and depressed at the table, like we aren't losing $300 on a hand at Crown, it's usually $15-$30 for the entire evening, lighten up a bit and have a bit of fun. And that extends to my annoyance that some treat it like the WSOP, I had some bloke full stare me down hard for a solid minute the other night when I bet. I was just sitting there laughing. There are blokes that play with hats and sunnies on a Saturday night, this is for a tournament where they might win $140 after 3 hours...

Yeh I'm not thrilled if I cop a bad beat or make a bad decision, and when I play, I play to try and win, but $20 for a bit of fun with a game I enjoy on a spare night, it's a good, cheap, controlled hobby where you can have a drink and meet some new people.
 
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Just finished a poker weekend with the mates. Started with Texas, but it quickly changed to Omaha.

Raped and pillaged by my 'friends' all weekend. Every full house was worse by one pip. My straight lost to their flush.

My flush to their book.

The only good wins I had was quad Aces and quad fives.

Brutal game.
 

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