Home games

    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,061
      Today I played a home game 3-4 handed. But I didn't like the chat. At the beginning it was fun, they are so bad :) But later they started saying that I play only good hands. But why I shouldn't if they call with worse :D But it was not fun that I can't turn off the chat like in online game. What to do, it is annoying.
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    • ImAnAcehole9
      ImAnAcehole9
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      Joined: 16.10.2009 Posts: 128
      Keep playing good hands.

      Represent a good hand like KK AA with 7 2 and show them the bluff when they fold.

      keep playing this sort of cat and mouse game with them but only bluff rarely.
    • harleytopper
      harleytopper
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      Joined: 28.09.2007 Posts: 680
      Don't take home games serious, just play standart game and enjoy company :)
    • VheroM
      VheroM
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      Joined: 24.11.2009 Posts: 138
      If your opponents whine about that, on top of which they really believe you play only good hands you should open your game a bit and exploit their thoughts. But remember that home games are also a social event rather than something to grind at.
    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,061
      I understand that home games are for socializing and so on, but it is not fun at all if you can't play as good as you can :) I now think it is the same in the casinos, isn't it?
    • Waiboy
      Waiboy
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      Joined: 18.09.2008 Posts: 4,877
      Supply plenty of cheap alcohol, enough that they can't speak anymore, and consider the cost of it as rake.
    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,061
      Alcohol is not a problem, eweryone can have they own :) But then I must not drink to much :) BTW the rake would be unbeatable if I would supply an alcohol, we only play microstakes :)
    • vladd20
      vladd20
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      Joined: 22.10.2008 Posts: 3,735
      so why are you not playing looser ? make it deepstack poker if its microstakes and play lag style as you know tag in deepstack poker is suicide,and then really show off your poker skills
    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
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      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Just play looser and play with fun.
      Deepstack game helps also. We are playing in our homegames 200 + BB deep (we buy in with 200 + BB stack). Later in the game stacks grow huge (400 + BB) and so you can play much postflop game and also hands like 97s , J9o etc from every position.
    • SPeedFANat1c
      SPeedFANat1c
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      Joined: 04.01.2009 Posts: 5,061
      When I wanted to buy in with 100 BB they they didn't even had so many chips, so they said it is enough for 50. So I bought in for 50. I know it is bad, but against those fishes, who also don't buy in for 100 bb it is not that bad. So I don't know how to say for them why I want big stack. They just say when you loose those, you''ll buyin for another 50 BB.
    • jonnyquest
      jonnyquest
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      Joined: 21.09.2009 Posts: 285
      I play in regular home games. We play deep stacked, short stacked, tournaments, mixed games. We try all kinds of things. Use your home games to try things and discuss interesting situations and hands with your friends. You can learn a lot and become better players together.