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    Poker Experience

    I played at a handful of Casinos last week. The best action was at the Holiday Inn Excelsior. There were NL Holdem games going on from 7pm until at least 3am. I noticed a few poker pros and locals mixed into the crowd that didn't bet against each other if they got heads up. I saw one guy fold the best hand a couple of times just to avoid going heads up against his buddy. Overall the game play was pretty good... just look out for who knows who.
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    THANKS FOE THE INFO , I PLAY THERE ALOT
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    My husband much prefers The Radisson! Very active poker room, yes some pros and some locals and a very friendly game.

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    Poker room at the Radisson..high stakes game!

    Played at the Radisson twice in the last 2 yrs during my visits to aruba. I stay at the radisson, enjoy the beach and of course the poker room. I met a gentleman named Mace, who was the director of poker operations in the casino @ the radisson. As well met a few locals who were actually not so bad at the game, i.e Rocky...In case you're on these boards, reply back.

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed the game very much. I normally play anything from 10/25 up to 50/100 NL holdem..Played at casinos from Borgata to Bellagio, however the best action here in NYC are private invitation only games. I'm hoping to meet up with the same locals to mix it up again. On my last 2 visits there, I played every night from about 8 till 5am..I remember the casino itself closing at 3am, however since the poker action was so good the week I was there (maybe because the action was crazy, I was playing anywhere from 10-20k in chips/cash) the game ended between 4-5am.

    I'm arriving this tuesday, staying for 10 days..Looking forward to meeting up with you guys again..If anyone plays this game, then you'll be seeing me there for 10 days..come on down and mix it up with some high stakes poker and alot of fun.

    Aruba here I come ...

    P.S. I'm up about 15,000$ from my last 2 visits @ the radisson poker room, certainly looking forward to another good run there!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DuKe View Post
    I noticed a few poker pros and locals mixed into the crowd that didn't bet against each other if they got heads up. I saw one guy fold the best hand a couple of times just to avoid going heads up against his buddy.
    Boo, hiss...soft-playing is the worst! Might as well make it a team sport and show each other their cards if that's how they're going to play. You definitely could have said something to the dealer about what was going on, although that can make sitting at the table afterwards kind of uncomfortable. I probably would have said something and then changed tables.


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    Sleepy, I agree!! I noticed this just 2 nights ago. The action however was above average, considering there were some tourists mixing it up. Avg buy in was about 500-1000. It was great to see the same local who I won't name playing the same way as I last recall..terribly!..You know, one of those guys that will buy in for 1000$, play loose, call anything hoping to get lucky...not once, but 4x in 2 hours... LOSING 4K in a 2/5 nl in an hour is surely a testament to your level of game :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubavip View Post
    It was great to see the same local who I won't name playing the same way as I last recall..terribly!
    I guess that's the only real consolation...knowing that sooner or later the law of averages is going to catch up with them and they'll eventually lose back those ill-gotten winnings.

    Quote Originally Posted by arubavip View Post
    You know, one of those guys that will buy in for 1000$, play loose, call anything hoping to get lucky...not once, but 4x in 2 hours
    Yep...I know a couple of players like that in my area.

    Quote Originally Posted by arubavip View Post
    LOSING 4K in a 2/5 nl in an hour is surely a testament to your level of game :-)
    LOL, or lack thereof!


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    Only play No Limit Texas Holdem. That is the best.

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