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    The poker game I played this evening was the first time I've played with a partner where things were discussed before hand as to what we would do. Before tonight's game of hold'em I practiced and trained with a buddy that I've decided to take on as a partner. When we were finally able to get on the same table together which happened to be the final table is when the real game started, a little hole card game. I only had a few hours to teach him the method that I've come up with and while we did have some success with this type of play by finishing 3rd and 2nd respectively, with the odds in our favor we "could" have finished 3rd and 1st respectively if she didn't hit a miraculous out against my partner on the river , we were both trying to chop that woman's legs out being the chip leader. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, in particular with my partner, but I realize I need the work to so that we play with a greater edge as a team. My partner that I trained for several hours today and played with is now hooked, and it's the only game he wants to play. I cannot blame him. There may be something to this after all under the right circumstances. While this was not conducted in the casino, it was conducted in casino like conditions and served as an excellent training aide for a small team looking to hone their skills before the big test. The best part about all of this is, is when I convinced my partner that we will get the needed practice working as a team by doing this against people he considers to be friends, buddies, and pals.
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    This sort of unethical behavior will eventually get you disqualified (or worse). Continue at your own peril.

    "61: Ethical Play

    "Poker is an individual game. Soft play will result in penalties, which may include chip forfeiture and/or disqualification. Chip dumping and other forms of collusion will result in disqualification."

    Source: http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts...ial-tda-rules/

    I won a tournament this week, in spite of collusion... your post is helping convince me to not play again this week and probably not for the rest of the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodo View Post
    This sort of unethical behavior will eventually get you disqualified (or worse). Continue at your own peril.

    "61: Ethical Play

    "Poker is an individual game. Soft play will result in penalties, which may include chip forfeiture and/or disqualification. Chip dumping and other forms of collusion will result in disqualification."

    Source: http://www.pokertda.com/custom_posts...ial-tda-rules/

    I won a tournament this week, in spite of collusion... your post is helping convince me to not play again this week and probably not for the rest of the month.
    Congratulations on your win Dodo. Don't let me slow you down from doing what you do. There was nothing unethical about what we were doing the way I saw it. On top of that the players were completely clueless as to what we were doing. They don't have a clue and never will. That is the beauty of it. We weren't swapping cards or nothing like that, no table talk. I'm just learning how to get a little bit of an extra edge via a partner, an edge that most people don't have the luxury to play with. My partner is convinced with what I have taught him and wants to continue getting better and I like that. I'm thinking about bringing on a third but not yet. However I want to see how a game will go with 3 people working the table as a team. When me and my partner finally were able to play together on the final table I was able to track the location of a specific card at times due to Teddy KGB like shuffling along with a cut to determine if that card would come into play or not with how many players were on the table, and then get my partners hole cards. On certain hands I was getting 5 cards of information before ever seeing the flop. Being able to observe a simple bridge shuffle to track the precise location of a single card and knowing, and then getting the hole card info a second later from my partner was a dream. I've never been able to utilize both techniques in poker game until now.
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    My second training session with my "partner" was very frustrating. He had over the weekend to be laser sharp for our next meeting and training session and it was a complete disaster, it's like he forgot everything. This is going to take more work than I thought to get my "partner" up to the speed, the speed that I need him to be at.

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    Today I have decided to terminate my partnership with my poker buddy. Right now he is unaware but later on I will inform him. He'll have to find his own ride back from the poker games now. I told him from the beginning that I'm not up there to make friends and I wanted him to understand that up front. He's just not on the same sheet of music and doesn't understand the concept of the word, partner. Too many mistakes, not sharp enough, not fast enough, and most of all not serious enough. Too much sandbagging, knuckle dragging, and bullshitting. At 2:52pm Just had a talk with my ex partner over the phone and broke the news to him. He wanted to know why so I told him. I'll probably see him at the game later on but I also informed him that he had better have a plan for how he's going to get back home after the game is over if he shows up because I am not going to help him, click... end of our conversation.
    Last edited by Blitzkrieg; October 29th, 2015 at 04:17 PM.

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    Yesterday evenings game of NLHE poker started out the way I wanted it to, with me and my ex partner sitting across from one another starting out on the same table. I acknowledged him before the game started although we had no other conversation between us throughout the night other than a simple greeting. I had war and revenge on my mind. During the 4th stage of this game and with the blinds at 200/400 I raise to 1800 with pocket KK pre-flop, everyone folds around and then my ex partner raises all-in. I snap call and show him my kings, he flips over QQ and were off to the races. I end up winning the pot with the high pair and end up bouncing his ass off the table and onto the rail. That made my night doing that to an ex partner that I was trying to work with, however due to his lack of vision and teamwork I know I made the right decision by calling off our short & failed partnership. Getting revenge felt great. It felt wonderful because he buddy fucked me during a previous game several days ago when we had played together. He crossed the Rubicon when he called my all-in bet, everyone else folded and my ex partner was the last one to act. The bastard should have made the correct play and gave me a walk and let me pick up the blinds because I was slightly short stacked in that game and had he let me pick up the blinds, we could have possibly gotten further together. That was the last fucking straw... never, ever, ever take out your partner! That was a huge fucking mistake! I grilled his ass afterwards for calling my all-in bet when he knew I had a pocket pair and everyone else folded! The funny thing about calling off our partnership was that had we still been working together, he should have easily side stepped my pocket KK yesterday evening by folding his pocket QQ pre-flop. He should have lost nothing on that hand.
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