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1  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Poker's Black Friday: four years on on: April 16, 2015, 12:49:10 AM
I had traveled across to the east coast of Scotland for a wedding of a high school friend on the Saturday, I still vividly remember getting a phone call on the Friday afternoon telling me that the FBI had shut down Stars and FTP and realising that I had not brought my RSA tokens with me (since it was not as if I was planning on playing online poker at the wedding).

Not sure I was particularly great company that weekend at the wedding, considering how much of my net worth I was sweating

2  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: Sky Poker UKPC @DTD £1,000,000 GTD Day Three and Final on: March 02, 2015, 01:02:46 PM
Congrats to DTD and Sky for another great tournament to play and really good to have the updates back,
3  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Updates / Re: Sky Poker UKPC @DTD £1,000,000 GTD Day Three and Final on: March 01, 2015, 01:13:38 PM
Good luck to Fett

Great updates as usual, really fun tourney to play
4  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Sky Poker UKPC @DTD £1,000,000 GTD Feb 25th-March 1st 2015 on: December 13, 2014, 04:49:43 PM
Just to clarify is the re-entry position the same as the 6 max in August, ie 1 entry per starting day for the main event if necessary? Was not immediately clear from the schedule
5  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Ben “Fenix35” Dobson chops the Sunday Million on: November 24, 2014, 08:57:31 PM
Congrats boss, absolutely crushing
6  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: The WSOP 2013 on: July 02, 2013, 06:18:45 PM
I'm just completely shocked that 2 days after Barny's rail, something like this could even happen, really shown the best and worst of the UK community in space of the matter of days.

Vamps is one of the hardest working players I know, doubt he's owed anyone a penny for longer than a week and doubt he's negatively affected any of these people's lives before, yet he's being treated like the biggest POS ever.

At least his rail is full of people that unanimously are supporting him because they want to see him do well, for most of the people speaking ill of him, their rail would probably consist more of people waiting in line to get paid.

So much this, sometimes I think the poker community has a warped sense of who to praise and who to vilify
7  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Live Poker : Decison Time & Time Bank on: June 09, 2013, 03:35:15 PM
Definitely agree that there is no utopian solution to this issue, I think where I differ from lots of people posting ITT is I am much more negative about the status quo and therefore would rather see experimentation with various approaches to try to speed up play and if they don't improve the situation then we still have the present way of doing things to return to, I guess I just think it's worth trying something different
8  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Live Poker : Decison Time & Time Bank on: June 09, 2013, 03:12:49 PM
I have to say I am pretty surprised by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to this idea, to me it absolutely seems like something worth trying in some format because I feel like the current standard approach leads to a ton of time being needlessly wasted (especially on preflop decisions) and after all we should all want as many hands per hour as is possible, although clearly I am in the minority on this issue.

9  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Vegas Trip Information for anyone looking to go this year. on: June 06, 2013, 06:27:41 PM
Insert Coins is pretty awesome, I mean its downtown, therefore it's automatically way less douchey than anything on the strip would be
10  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: You really ought to read this....... on: June 06, 2013, 11:19:48 AM
It's a very good article, but I have found it quite interesting how a lot of the twitter discourse around it seems to frame the issue in a needlessly didactic way, making it about essentially young vs old, suggesting that older professional players 'get it' and create a good atmosphere for recreational players while younger people do not, when clearly the reality is going to be far more nuanced than that. I think these kinds of sweeping generalisations are often problematic because they force people to take 'sides' (in this case based on age) rather than properly engage with the substantive point.

Additionally I think there is a slight nostalgia for a time that never really existed, poker has always seemed to me to be very insular and intimadating to new players (although you could argue the 5/6 years I have been involved isn't a long enough time to accurately judge), there is always going to be a slight us vs them mentality amongst some people.

11  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Super Stato, Super Tuesday on: May 29, 2013, 02:54:38 PM
What a boss, nice job mate
12  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Jim-D, the KK hand from yesterdays final on: May 20, 2013, 04:26:13 PM
Amazing thread

2006, good times
13  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: ISPT Forfeiting your Day 2 Stack (And Any Other Thoughts) on: May 10, 2013, 10:37:22 PM
Some serious under valuing of the value of any day 2 stack by some people

While I am all for other people lighting their equity on fire, me personally I don't think it's a great idea

Some serious under valuing of any day 2 stack ? 

A lot of People have views based on circumstances. For example Boba Fett traveling from Edinburgh is likely to view stack sizes differently to claypole who resides 10 minutes away.

Others may have multi tokens but might not have the cash to buy into day 2B

Generally I think the opinions have been quite well balanced , but the concensus seems to be in an ideal world nobody wants to forfeit

Not sure what you are using to gauge your comments  but if you are  thinking 15/20 bigs is playable then maybe everybody is " seriously undervaluing"

If I am lucky enough to progress to Day 2  I have a minimum figure in mind where Id like to be stackwise albeit if I have " lit my equity" to get there.

I probably should have expressed myself better, what I meant to say is that the 'value' of any short day 2 stack is very significant, and therefore forfeiting any such stack is going to likely be a pretty significant equity mistake. Playability of that stack is a different issue, I am simply thinking in terms of much money your chips are worth.

Playing the later levels of a day 1 in a more aggressive/'gambly' manner is very different and really just comes down to personal preference (some people are going to feel 'uncomfortable' coming back for day 2 with a shorter stack)

Expenses are of course a relevant consideration for many people (as is the possibility of direct buyin to Day 2b), myself included since i live in Glasgow, however my point is that they don't impact the value of your stack in EV terms

I also appreciate that different people have different motivations when the enter a poker tournament, and therefore might want to make a decision that enhances there enjoyment of playing the tournament rather than purely thinking in terms of EV, but I think it's important to acknowledge that distinction
14  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: ISPT Forfeiting your Day 2 Stack (And Any Other Thoughts) on: May 10, 2013, 04:59:12 PM
Some serious under valuing of the value of any day 2 stack by some people

While I am all for other people lighting their equity on fire, me personally I don't think it's a great idea
15  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: The Best In The Business on: May 10, 2013, 04:55:47 PM
Wow that's a hilarious list of people to try to bet against in a variance contest

Got to love the heart
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