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Poker Players Here?

Postby MikeAble » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:06 am

A couple of points:

I wanted to recommend a great DVD for no limit hold em poker players. My buddy at Universal loaned me a copy and it really helped beef up my game -- I just watched it earlier this week, so really, it just took a couple of days. There's a couple of others in the series that I'll check out, too, but the one I got is Master Bluffs and Tells, probably the weakest part of my game (and a major one in cards). Oh, and Vince Van Patten hosts the disc, the guy from the World Poker Tour. Highly recommended:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00075 ... d&v=glance

Also, what's everyone's favorite drink for card games? I generally hook up a reasonable bottle of single malt like Glenfiddich, but my generous friend, same guy who loaned me the disc, brought a bottle of JW Blue Label to one of the games last month, so it's gonna be hard to go back after that.
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Postby nicholtl » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:56 am

BIG TIME Holdem player here. Wassup! Will check out the link, for sure.

I usually try not to drink when I'm gambling at a casino, but when playing with friends, we usually take turns bringing bottles of scotch of our choice. However, being that me and all my boys are around 24 years-old, our choices are generally limited to the very, VERY basic single malts.

(But then I go home to my collection of 20+ very nice single malts!)
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Postby MikeAble » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:36 am

Probably a good idea -- I just avoid the tables if I'm going to enjoy a good single malt anyway.

The DVDs really are pretty cool if you're a WPT fan...and I like to read on occasion, but poker books usually aren't terribly exciting. The DVDs are good for those laid back after work times.

Another player down here in LA -- I personally can't wait for another Vegas trip.
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Postby nicholtl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:21 am

Oh yeah, you're in Burbank, I just noticed! Are you by any chance attending the Scotch Whisky Extravaganza on Nov. 10th at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica?

If you're curious, I posted a thread about it in the "Whisky Events" section of the forum.
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Postby patrick dicaprio » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:37 am

i am also a big poker player and when i was in college i hustled a bit of pool. One of my favorite times was when in college i ran a college eatery that had a pool table. Every tuesday after we closed a buddy and I would open up a bottle of Jameson, and shoot pool until we were completely blitzed.

When playing pker though i never drink, unless it is online in which case i drink whatever is open in my house!

something to think about for you NL HE players: this game takes very little tradtional poker skill. basically it comes down to situational analysis and testes. agree??

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Postby smokey » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:44 am

I love Holdem. thats how i pay for my whisky. 8)
mostly online cause i cant help smiling when i got the nuts.... :lol:
Maybe sometime we should go to one of the sites online that let us play for tokens and have a game amongst the whisky lovers. lemme know.

oh yeah. i drink what's open. right now i get to select from aberlour's a'bunadh, the chieftain's (young lagavulin?), a bowmore 17 that is kinda too flowery for me and the laphroaig 15/ or cs 10

stay up you guys
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