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Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:40 pm

Anybody still play it?

I'm not a huge fan of texas hold 'em. It's too scripted for me, like black jack. Follow the "rules" and bet according to the book. Too mechanical.

Anybody play Follow the Queen, Jacks or better trips to win, midnight baseball, balls, low spade splits the pot, criss cross, 7 card stud and so on?

We play once a month. 20 dollar buy in , dealer calls the hand, 2 dollar max bet.
You can buy as many more chips as you need.

Anybody still play free style poker like this?
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:56 pm

mistero wrote:Anybody still play it?

I'm not a huge fan of texas hold 'em. It's too scripted for me, like black jack. Follow the "rules" and bet according to the book. Too mechanical.

Anybody play Follow the Queen, Jacks or better trips to win, midnight baseball, balls, low spade splits the pot, criss cross, 7 card stud and so on?

We play once a month. 20 dollar buy in , dealer calls the hand, 2 dollar max bet.
You can buy as many more chips as you need.

Anybody still play free style poker like this?


Haven't in a while but I'm so burnt on hold 'em that I find myself missing games like this. Just also not a fan at all of games with more wild cards than people at the table. So baseball of either kind ain't my cup of tea. $2 max on every bet with raises? That sounds like you could have some big swings?
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:12 pm

I get together with a few buddies once a month or so. We play a mix of hold 'em and other games like you mention. It's dealer call. We usually buy in for $5 or $10 and have chips worth 10/20/30 cents. No max bets. You can buy in for more if you guy busto.

Frankly the jacks or better, follows the queen, and all those games (many of which include wild cards) bore me b/c there's no thinking involved. Everyone always stays in so it's just going through the motions and getting lucky. I prefer hold 'em.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Why would there be no thinking in games like follow the queen? I think there is little thinking in scripted games like hold 'em. Just follow the exact rules of dropping, betting and such. No thinking. Follow strict rules.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:23 pm

It's been a long time but I used to love poker nights like that.

One of the most nervous times I've ever had was when I went "pot" on a 4/Q in a game of Acey Deucey. I was sweating and had that feeling in my throat and my balls were sucked up inside. It was gutsy. What was in the pot?...$13.

I'm a high roller. Still don't know why it seemed so huge at the time

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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:26 pm

mistero wrote:Why would there be no thinking in games like follow the queen? I think there is little thinking in scripted games like hold 'em. Just follow the exact rules of dropping, betting and such. No thinking. Follow strict rules.


I think there's thought in it personally. Understanding exactly that few will drop means you need to know what hands are likely going to take down pots and what odds you're drawing too to get there. If the numbers ain't right there will be another hand in two minutes. ;-) ;) :wink:

Now, Midnight baseball? Useless and thoughtless. Best way to play it is to get up and take a piss or grab a beer whenever it's called. :hide:
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:43 pm

Yeah, midnight baseball is dumb. I like Jacks or better, Draw 2 nothing wild. 7 card stud, stuff like that.
5 cards draw 2 nothing wild is better than Hold 'em because you don't see all the common cards.

Anyways, not trying to win an arguement, just taking a poll. We are like old women anyways, more interested in bullshitting than gambling.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:47 pm

. $2 max on every bet with raises? That sounds like you could have some big swings?

We get 20 ,30, 40 dollar pots. Sometimes you get 4 very good hands battling it out. Nothing worse than having 4 jacks losing to 4 queens... if you're the sucker with the 4 jacks.

And we don't play wild cards very often....in our defense.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:55 pm

mistero wrote:. $2 max on every bet with raises? That sounds like you could have some big swings?

We get 20 ,30, 40 dollar pots. Sometimes you get 4 very good hands battling it out. Nothing worse than having 4 jacks losing to 4 queens... if you're the sucker with the 4 jacks.

And we don't play wild cards very often....in our defense.


Max # of raises? Or wherever it goes?
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:13 pm

No max number of raises, just the 2 dolar per bet (the dreaded 2 bomb). Many cowards will fold.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:17 pm

mistero wrote:No max number of raises, just the 2 dolar per bet (the dreaded 2 bomb). Many cowards will fold.



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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby Orenthal » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:56 pm

So much thought goes into hold'em. Position being the biggest IMO. Played all the dealer call games with my father and his friends. Loved their home games cause every one of them was drinking, and all were call stations.

Be fun to get a group togther and hit up the Nautica poker thing...

Mother's story would have made me laugh if it wasn't the fact I get nervous before every game... Get that first win though and its hours of battles.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:43 pm

Orenthal wrote:So much thought goes into hold'em. Position being the biggest IMO. Played all the dealer call games with my father and his friends. Loved their home games cause every one of them was drinking, and all were call stations.

Be fun to get a group togther and hit up the Nautica poker thing...

Mother's story would have made me laugh if it wasn't the fact I get nervous before every game... Get that first win though and its hours of battles.


Let's just play at Mother's.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:55 pm

peeker643 wrote:
Orenthal wrote:So much thought goes into hold'em. Position being the biggest IMO. Played all the dealer call games with my father and his friends. Loved their home games cause every one of them was drinking, and all were call stations.

Be fun to get a group togther and hit up the Nautica poker thing...

Mother's story would have made me laugh if it wasn't the fact I get nervous before every game... Get that first win though and its hours of battles.


Let's just play at Mother's.


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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby waborat » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:08 am

Been several years since the good ol' drinkin card games, for sure...

Was always a blast playin Jacks or better, 7 card, etc. What the hell happened when poker was actually a "social" event and not so serious?

Damn, now I wanna play some quarters & chandeliers as well :cheers:
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby mistero » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:38 am

Oh yeah we play with money but it's not about money. It's just an excuse for all my grade school freinds to chit and chat and drink lots of beer. Lots more talking than shuffling.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:10 pm

Haven't played in forever. Kind of miss it. Used to play weekly in HS, then played bi-weekly in college.

Been a long time, since. And I can't stand playing 1-2NL at Mountaineer, so I never play there.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:24 pm

Logged about 50-60 hours a week from 2004-2008 between Party, FT, and Stars and that doesn't include all the live games I played at OSU, but quit once my job started to take off. My family game we had every Sunday up until a few years ago had every game imaginable and was always a good time. I am partial to NLHE, but those other games from my childhood like 7 stud, baseball, low/high chicago, and jacks/trips will always have a sentimental value.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby swerb » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:32 am

Best basement poker game ever - You're In, You're In.

Anyone ever play it?
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:45 am

Never heard of that game, but I've lost and won more playing guts/1-2-3 drop in one night than most people have in an entire year.
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Re: Old man basement poker

Unread postby pup » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:53 pm

you're in/you're in is the devil.

Might as well play acey deucey with a blindfold on.
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