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Old Sep 12, 2006, 4:21pm   #1
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Default Are home games bad for poker skills???

I would say for the past year about everyday me and my friends play NL hold em tournament style. I was reading an article about home games and how they dont develop your poker skills but they pretty much hurt you in the long run. How true is this? Its pretty funny i dont know if im any good but i do know a lot more about poker then the guys i play with. I turned 21 this summer so what better way to celebrate then joining a tournament in atlantic city!! i came in 40th out of 130 which in my book isn't too bad for my first live tournament!! or is it ?? Anyway I'am going back this weekend for another tournament in AC so we'll see what happens!! ooo
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 8:21am   #2
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Home Games are not bad if you don't let funny ideas influence you.
In my Home Games, only ONE other player knows about pot equity, all others are calling stations or maniacs, so bluffing and raising to drive people out just don't work.

I see Home Games as, first of all: FUN!
But then, theres more to it: It's an easy first lesson to learn how to search for tells, and,
When you're the host: Home Games are a good way to adopt to Brick-and-Mortar procedures (try to run the game as professional as you can), so you know (in the casino) why the Dealer follows certain procedures.
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Another thing I forgot:
Although my friends know little about poker math, they look for tells too, mostly because I now and then show down, win and explain why i knew I would (their faces, behaviour).

Now, these players are close friends or colleagues from work, and know me better that any possible opponent in a life tournament somewhere else. It is much harder to conceal my hand strength from them.
Playing against your Mom is the hardest Training Lesson, since: " a Mother knows when her Son is lying... "
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