I'm not sure what his preflop plan was with that trash on the button, but the free turn was his gin card.Ugh. Call a loose players raise with and I'm in the BB a TAG calls on button
I bet $250
LAG folds, TAG raises to $750?
We call with top two plus we block the straight
We check, he bets $950 (puts out one pumpkin chip)
I figure he'd do this with a whiffed flush draw, I call
He turns over
Why would the fish stop playing? Fish don't think of themselves as fish. It's not like they get up in the morning and say "I'm going to go down to the card room today and give all my money to Anthony and all the other good players."Is that enough to sustain a stable income?
once the fish stop playing, only sharks are left and win rates drop?
Why would the fish stop playing? Fish don't think of themselves as fish. It's not like they get up in the morning and say "I'm going to go down to the card room today and give all my money to Anthony and all the other good players."
Fish think of themselves as good players who are on a bad streak. Sometimes a very very long bad streak... Or they just have more money than they know what to do with and they enjoy the excitement of gambling along with the occasional big win. Either way, they're gamblers. They're not going to stop coming. And the ones that do get replaced by new ones.
While I think PLO fish are worse on average than NLHE, NLHE is FAR from a dead game live. 2/5, 5/5, and even some 5/10 is easily beatable. Some states might be easier. But I've watched enough live NLHE games of that size to know that the money is still there. You still need to exercise game selection, but that's always true. And there are way more NLHE games than PLO games. And there is less variance.Adding to that, Anthony did his homework prior to making his decision to play full-time. While NLHE hasn't been completely "solved", the skill gap between a rec / fish player in NLHE compared to a reg / pro player is WAY narrower than the same gaps for each player group in PLO. Then you add in the other fishy pitfalls of higher variance, propensity to gambool it up, and hand selections being disregarded by poorer players, it's just a license to print money.
Could PLO dry up when the fish start to play better? Absolutely, that's the way of cash game ecosystems. But it'll never be to the degree of NLHE because of the extra hole cards. If the equity is still there, you keep your nose to the grindstone.
If the unfathomable did happen and PLO wasn't a money maker for Anthony any longer, I hope he starts playing those awesome limit mixed games that we've seen every now and then on here.
May the crushing continue!
While I think PLO fish are worse on average than NLHE, NLHE is FAR from a dead game live. 2/5, 5/5, and even some 5/10 is easily beatable. Some states might be easier.
Is he six years old?
"Oh, if I call him a derogatory name that'll make him come back to play for thousands of dollars!"
"Game selection? What's that? I see ANY game, I SELECT to play in it! "
GL in your series
Is the Cubans story in this thread? Would like to read it.
Did you double tap?