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A few questions

Postby Paul » Tue May 20, 2008 6:40 pm

Hi all, i've already introduced myself and now I'm trying to get a feel for the type of games going on in Singapore. Though i've lived here for years my social circle has been quite constrained. Apologies if this has been covered before and hopefully this isn't too public a forum for such questions but you don't know until you ask. I'll answer the questions too:

1. Do you play mostly cash games or mostly tourneys?


I rarely play in tournaments myself but have a strong desire to play in the WSOP main event someday, despite being a huge dog. It's just something a poker player has to do, right? But to answer my own question...I like cash games.

2. Are there many home games spread in Singapore?

We used to have a great poker school going in Singapore and had rocking games at least twice a month. This particular school lasted for about three years then slowly people started moving away or got too much heat from their spouses and finally the game broke up. The most popular game was 3/6 pot limit Omaha8 but there was plenty of games like 7/27, Fiery cross, Sc**w your Neighbour. Hold em was seldom dealt for some reason.

What are the highest stakes you've played and was that way over your bankroll?

Actually I'm embarrassed to say how high I've played but I will admit I've lost my whole damn bankroll several times by taking shots I most definitely shouldn't have taken. My b'roll is comfortable for 10/20 limit at the moment.

Will they spread poker in either of the two casinos they are building in Singapore now?

I've looked for an answer to this question elsewhere but failed.

Those are all of the questions I have. Of course i'm happy to answer any you may have of me.

Bests, Paul
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Re: A few questions

Postby asiangravy » Tue May 20, 2008 8:00 pm

do you play online and if yes on what sites?
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Re: A few questions

Postby felixleong » Tue May 20, 2008 8:09 pm

Will they spread poker in either of the two casinos they are building in Singapore now?

In Marina Bay Sands, the answer is probably Yes since its own by vegas sands and they having holdem in their casino in US and Macau
The Sentosa IR, probably No as its own by genting and looking at its malaysia casino they only spread the host vs player kinda poker games.
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Re: A few questions

Postby Paul » Tue May 20, 2008 9:10 pm

do you play online and if yes on what sites?


Ah Bin - I first started playing online poker years ago (maybe 10 years ago?) at Paradise Poker. I started an account with $500, built it up considerably (had lottsa luck) and then went busto eventually.

I then took a break from online for awhile, then joined UB in about 2000. I opened my account with $1000 and never really did very well there. It took me six months or so of playing mostly small stakes (1/2 or 2/4 limit hold em) to lose the lot.

I then took a year off and really thought about how to win at hold em, bought Theory of Poker which was a real eye opener for me, then started an account at Party Poker in '02. This was a lucky time to play online as internet poker was getting really big and the play was extremely fishy. And then when Moneymaker won the main event of the WSOP online poker exploded and people were giving their money away for a year or two and all was right with the world. I had a pretty good fundamental knowledge of poker at this time and I did very well. That's not to say I was a great player but in those days you didn't have to be. I regularly took shots at the highest games, often got a spanking, would drop down to recoup the bankroll, then would take another shot. It felt like people were trying to give away their money during that time.

Alas, the live ones either became better or went broke and the games got tougher by the end of 2005 at the stakes I was playing. I could still beat them but not for the bb per hour I was doing so previously but actually I found this quite invigorating and used this period to try to get better and learn to beat tougher games. I must admit only moderate success in this regards, I gave back a lot of my winnings but still had a nice bankroll and was confident that I'd be able to take myself to he next level of play.

Then one damn day about a year ago I logged onto my account at Party and tried to sit down but the software wouldn't let me. Apparently it no longer liked the isp address I was playing from so despite repeated requests from me I eventually gave up trying to play there. Did anybody here have that PP experience?

Anyway, since then I've kept my distance from online play. It's good to take breaks from poker - at least for me it is - and I've been busy at work so it's been about a year now since I've played in any serious games. I must admit that I'm getting the itch again though and was delighted to have found this site yesterday when I did a search on poker+Singapore.

By the way, I met a couple of Singapore players when I played at Party, exchanged emails and everything. Maybe even wth somebody here. My name at Party was PolitePaul.

That's my online story, how about yours?

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Re: A few questions

Postby asiangravy » Tue May 20, 2008 9:14 pm

Add me on msn: slipper_boi@hotmail.com
we could chat there
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