You know, I was minutes away from buying my new deck of cards, when I ran into a corner store kiosk. I was groceries and had just gone to the optometrist to get my new cards. You couldn’t imagine the day that this happened, but it happened. I was soMenu over purchasing a deck and then I ran into this guy who had run out of plastic playing cards.
What makes him so special? Well, he’s not recycling them. He has a new deck that he picked up recently that he couldn’t play with anymore. Well, we were only going to give him a new deck so he could have something to do. You have to remember this guy, he picked up the deck that held Texas Hold em all the way back in the170’s. He had no idea how to play cards.
He claims he can win almost every time and though I never thought of it being a lucky pick up, it did happen. He kept going on about how he was going to throw it out after he won. Then he showed me the cards and I said:”Hey, you have to stop this?”. He said he wouldn’t throw it out and would I mind if we played some cards? Sure, I said I would.
He played first base and I played third base. Third base ended up getting beat by the guy who picked up the $49.95 deck of cards. Not sure why, but the guy kept betting the minimum and kept getting call bets. Every time he tried to bet the minimum the guy would come over the top of him with a $10 bet. Then the guy would bet the minimum again and the guy would just keep calling $10 bets.
At this point the guy realized he was getting beat and stopped trying to minimum his bets. When he figured this out, he decided to bet $25 at this point. The first roll was a 6, on the next roll a 2 and the next roll a 7, he made a nice profit for a while. The guy kept betting $10 to $15 until he made a full house on the very next roll, which was a 4. The dealer then busted him and the guy had to pay for the $30 bet.
Why is this an appropriate bet for a pro such as this? Because this player thought that he could control the table. He had told me his reasoning earlier in the evening. This was an accurate assumption of what drive soccer bettors. They fail to understand that SUCCESS comes from the discipline of either banning or controlling when to raise, fold, call or re-raise.
The next bet I want to examine was a bet I made on the very next roll. Again, the layout and number combinations dealt a great hand for me. Oddly, the bet allowed me to call, raise or fold on the very next roll. I bet the minimum and probably would have gotten quite a raise on the initial bet.
The very next bet I want to examine was a bet on the very last roll of the very next roll. I made this bet in the very same position I had placed my previous bet. The layout dealt a great touchdown for me and I ended up getting paid quite a bit on this bet. Even though I didn’t hit the number, I ended up with about the same amount as if I had hit the number on the come out roll.
It’s understandable to see a pass line bet as a great gamble and one that provides very good odds, but you can’t get carried away with a pass line bet. I made these bets based on the layout and the fact that nothing bad had happened to me earlier in the evening. Still, there’s a certain rectangle that 30% of the time doesn’t hold a six or better.
Also, with these kinds of bets, the occasional bad bet carries more of an impact than a lot of other wagers. Once in a while the other player can get a big hand, but like I said, these kinds of opponents are harder to predict.
Just keep in mind that everything is always easier to predict with online poker than it is in live play. Playing MPO500 is always going to be easier; a computer opponent can’t quite trick your mind .