That was a fun game and an interesting new dynamic. How often do you see an uncapped game at the smaller stakes?
, the first seat open was to your left and yes I did 3 bet a lot but all my hands completely wiffed in the beginning so I was quite literally donating money. I don't think I even won a hand until the 3rd hour
Just to echo some of what was said above, no one was duped and they were well aware of the game they were getting into. I got there late and waited for the small table to have an open seat. The small table played like a 1/2 table as there was typically a straddle to 1 and often a straddle to 2. My buy in at that table was $300 and most were buying in at least $100. Was down to about 120 at one point then built my stack up nicely again to around 500 before a bad Omaha bomb pot took a hundo from me lol. It was a fun game and pretty social for the most part. Lots of beer and cocktails were flowing, I think they even ran out of bourbon at one point until someone showed up with another bottle.
The big table was definitely advertised as a big table. I think the smaller stack I saw there was around $4k, maybe some smaller stacks were in there from time to time but I can't see them lasting long. These guys are poker players, not chippers, and from what I could tell they play with each other often and are just having a good time. I don't think the majority of the population thinks like us in regards to chips, but I did hear that a lot of people thought the aria card molds were awesome. Would I be happy if they one day went to full custom clays, heck yea but it's a fun game as it is. There's plenty of hosted capped games we can play at if this type of dynamic isn't our thing or is uncomfortable for us. I'm guessing this is how it feels playing 1/2 at the golden nugget when people buy in for tens of thousands as well.