Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chopping at Mandalay Bay



Playing at Mandalay Bay today, I was surprised to learn that as of two or three weeks ago, players can actually chop the blinds now, as at every other poker room in town that I know of. It's one small step in moving M.B. away from its reputation as having the strangest, nittiest rules in town.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reading your tweets from I think MGM you said the turn K gave villian two pair vs your set of 8's. Then the river K made you a boat......wouldn't that give your opponent a bigger boat if the first k made his second pr?

Rakewell said...

Well, first, that was from today, from Mandalay, not MGM last night. Second, I didn't say he had 2 pr with the K on the turn; I said that that possibility (as opposed to having flopped a straight) was what made me decide to call the all-in check-raise. He had Ad-9d, so flopped an open-ended straight draw, then also picked up nut flush draw on turn. So he had 15 outs to hit on river--the all-in check-raise was not a crazy move. But he missed everything, and I improved, though I didn't need to.

Rakewell said...

I hasten to add that hand histories are hard to write and hard to read in 140-character chunks, so the miscommunication is understandable.

qdpsteve said...

Rakewell, thought you would enjoy/appreciate a link to this new article by George Will on legalizing online poker:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/14/AR2009081401933.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns

Michael said...

Wow! I had no idea! I don't hear very much from the Mandalay front.