Saturday, November 14, 2009

Following in Glenn Beck's Footsteps

This post is an apology to our regular readers.  We were going to do a series on the "debate" with narrow minded full stackers but are scrapping it after much consideration.  After all, winning an argument requires a certain amount of cooperation on the part of the arguee - where the person in question decides to submit and see things from your point of view.  Doing so in this case is also counter productive, because it is tantamount to tapping on the glass.  As long as we are dismissed, our play becomes highly profitable.  The minute we are taken seriously, we will seriously need to consider doing something else, like working at McDonald's ;)

As anyone who has been following the last few posts can see, narrow minded fools will not be persuaded under any circumstances.  They simply change the argument when they see a point which they can not possibly win and spout more and more ridiculous things as a consequence.  Had we not let our utterly massive egos get in the way, we would have ignored such blather long ago, and that is precisely what we will do from this point on.

For those of you who have been following this blog over the course of its evolution, you fully understand that this blog was not meant to promote short stacking or any other style of poker.  It was meant to challenge conventional wisdom and groupthink to reach conclusions that help a person succeed in their own fashion.  I should know.  I have read pretty much every single significant text on hold'em since the day I declared that I wanted to be a professional over 6 years ago now.  While I am very grateful for the knowledge that has been handed down to me, I also never had the chance to develop a style all my own.  This knowledge has given me the tools of the professional and given me a good living, though it has also almost certainly prevented me from ever becoming a top player with a unique approach to the game.  I am hoping to break that mold for the rest of you and not further waste your time by engaging in arguments with idiots.  I'll leave that to Glenn from now on.


OHOHOH said...
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Janne said...

spot on. there's no point having an argument if there is nothing good to be gained from it.

havin_a_laff said...

not really relevant to this post but just a general comment. I don't mind a 20bb player at the table. It actually adds interest to the game. My problem is when 2 or 3 sit down; especially at 6 max. It's totally pointless. Any thinking full stacker instantly leaves as soon as the 2nd appears. Do these guys want play each other? Maybe this is just a problem at micros/low limits. If the sites would limit the number to one I couldn't give a stuff how many bb's someone wants to play with.

Lorin Yelle said...

That's actually key to another point that I was going to bring up that seems to bring a lot of heat to the subject. Many full stackers seem to believe that it is their right to be able to sit at the maximum allowable tables and that all these tables should contain no undesirables.

The answer- play fewer tables and game select. I actually use software that helps me weed out the short stackers at the table and I only get on waiting lists where there are none or only one short stacked player. Doing this means that I can only play 9 tables, but 9 good tables is far superior to 16 shitty ones.

Like you, I find it unbelievable that an sser would sit down at a table with 2 or more players like himself. Where is the edge? It is totally contradictory to why you would want to play short stacked in the first place. The edges in these instances would be non-existent to minimal and would only add frustration and subtract from the effectiveness at your other tables.

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Lorin Yelle said...

Good job little guy! Way to go!

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Anonymous said...

I'm going to open a forum for short stackers, the volume of traffic from haters alone is going to make me rich.

Lorin Yelle said...

That sounds good in theory, but what you will most likely end up with is a bunch of nanostakes rakeback players sitting around discussing the finer points of MyTurn2Raise's Short Stacker Illuminati thread and Donkey Devastation. To save you the time, both those sources are crap and should be discounted completely.

Finnianp said...

Stars have done something about it, FT are announcing in two days time what they're going to do about it, and other sites (if they have any sense) are going to follow suit.

Ginger! (worst insult I could think of)

Lorin Yelle said...

What's your point?

Finnianp said...

That you are going to get raped.

Lorin Yelle said...

I'm not following you. Please explain.