Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Royal Vegas

I bought in for $50 to the site on the advice of Veneno. So far not alot of luck. Not really surprising. However I had fun playing some Stud and Limit HE. The HE got a little frustrating when i kept flopping well only to be beat by that one hand that could be me.. like when there was no raise pre-flop and I was the blind. I had 26h. Flop comes 22K. Turn was a six. As I start counting my chips he flips over his pair of Kings.. Never was ahead but kind of frustrating to catch the perfect cards to set you up.

I also played a nice tourney. Came in 37th of 185. Not too bad. I could have done better but basically played two hands poorly and lost 4K. I was then very small stacked and had to push with a horrible hand - KK. Of course QJ calls and flops a set and turns a boat. I probably would have called myself. Only because this guy was a big stack (18K), he only had to call off 2K in chips and he was getting 3-1 pre-flop on his QJo. I mean why not. Oh wait, I am not an idiot.

Actually I would not mind hearing some opinions on this hand but calling a raise of 2K and a call by a guy who has 3/4ths of your stack with QJo seems a little risky. Of course once you flop JJ and turn a Q you look like a fucking Genius. I would personally actually only rate his play marginally poor.. I think a case could be made for making that call. That is why I am asking for opinions.

Anyway, besides a couple of bad hands and busting out my fifty I had a decent time. The software is not great. The HUGE tables make it hard to multi-table and the betting controls for the NL game suck. It takes me almost all of my time to raise the proper amount. The fish at the site are Royal. I can not tell you how many times second and third pair called me down to river two pair or a gutshot straight draw called down for his win. If you are luckier than me you will do well. Hell, I might even be able to win against these guys.

Overall I would rate Royal Vegas a B-. It tries. It is not bad. However it will not become one of my favorite sites.


Blogger Wes said...

3:1 odds I'm calling with any two cards.

11:46 PM

Blogger Wes said...

But I'm a donkey.

11:55 PM

Blogger ChiefBigtoke said...

When you are sitting at the table click on menu and there is an option to change the table to normal size.

2:38 AM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

There's a reason why people suckout... they have the chips and the odds to make it right.

What's to say you're not pushing AK or a lower PP?

7:31 AM

Blogger TraumaPoker said...

Dumbass? Did you just call me a dumbass in my own comments!! You ignore me when I am online, even though I haven't been online much recently. When I get back on full time I am going to own you in some cribbage!!

9:25 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel the same way about Royal Vegas. Dont like the software and it takes forever to get your bet right. The screen is overbearing.
Have you tried the roulette there?

2:35 PM


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