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Canadian Poker Expo, Low Stakes Online

by Roy Winston |  Published: Oct 17, '09

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While I was in Jamaica I played a little online poker at Full Tilt. My connection was extremely mediocre, so I played a lot of small satellites and tournaments. I got a fair amount of grief from some players and railbirds about playing the small stakes. To be honest, I enjoyed it. I like playing and enjoy competition so it was all good, and when I had a disconnect, it wasn’t as upsetting, although the poor internet service still drove me a little crazy. I played several $1 and $2 dollar events with 800-10,000 players and had a blast. I came close to a final table in one but got unlucky towards the end, losing AK to A5 all-in pre-flop. I got berated by a player in a $0.50 re-buy event when I pushed 12 big blinds from the big blind with A 4 suited, after he raised 3 bb’s from the cut-off with KK. Of course I hit the ace, and did feel a little bad, but hey, it’s poker, that’s the way it goes. I would like to take a full month and not play any events over a $24 buy in and see how it goes. I thought about making it $5, and will probably do it after the upcoming FTOP’s, which begins in early November.

I may head over to Foxwoods and play some of the upcoming live events that are coming up this month. Then off to Toronto for the Canadian Poker Expo the first weekend in November. If you are in the area, come by and check it out. It’s being held at the Toronto Congress centre and should be interesting. Full Tilt is having a big display, which will include the ability to play live against a pro, here is the info: http://www.canadianpokerexpo.com/About

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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seamarfan269
over 12 years ago

Who cares about a .50 cent Wannabe with a loud mouth and a keyboard? KK loses about 350,000 times a day, i'm sure. Can't you just turn off your chat or are you required to talk to these Dweebs via chat in your contract with FullTilt? Still waiting for the "bot" question to be answered from your last blog Roy.

 
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RoyWinston
over 12 years ago

I have forwarded your question on, and will hopefully have an answer soon. Actually I can turn my chat off, but I won't let the haters determine my chat preferences. I appreciate the feedback.

 
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PIKEMAN767
over 12 years ago

ROY , PRO'S LIKE YOU GAIN INSTANT RESPECT TO REGULAR WORKING CLASS CASUAL POKER PLAYERS PLAYING THE SMALL BUY IN TOURNAMENTS. WE ENJOY PLAYING POKER ON OUR FREE TIME & TO HAVE A PRO IN THE TOURNEY IS QUITE THE THRILL. TO HAVE A CHANCE TO CHAT IS SURELY A BONUS. PLEASE DON'T THINK OF TURNING YOUR CHAT OFF. I'M CANADIAN & MOST OF US THINK OF NEGREANU AS A GOD , BUT YOU JUST CLIMBED UP NEAR THE TOP OF MY POKER LADDER. BOTH OF YOUR POINTS OF VIEW ARE TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE. TO BE ABLE TO PLAY IN A TOURNAMENT AGAINST YOU IS PRICELESS. IS THERE ANY OTHER FULL TILT PROS ATTENDING THE CANADIAN POKER EXPO ? GO DEEP AT THE BELLAGIO MAIN EVENT NEXT WEEK FOR ALL OF US REGULAR GUYS ......

 
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