re: Poker & Is this game beatable?
Originally Posted by KoRnholio
If this is the case, it doesn't sound too bad to me. Typical live tournament rakes are 30%+, so if you're getting an $8 value meal plus your tourny buyin for $34, then really the tournament is like $20+6.
I agree with this ^
Also, having had a bit of time to think about this, I think I'd keep playing if I were you.... it's worth it for the experience (& entertainment) alone.
In my town the live tourneys are very entertaining..., you know how they all limp... (& probably you get one who'll minraise the limpers... & they they all call)... it's the same thing in my area (except there's over 100 of them you have to wade thru... although I'd say ~10% of them do know how to play). .... Last one I played I had ~12bb's EP limps, MP calls, I shove in SB w 10-10, BB just flats, & EP flats (with a 16bb stack?). They both get allin on the flop, BB with 87o picking up a straightdraw & EP with AQo (he limped in pre on AQo with 16bb?) calls with Ahi.... AQ hits Q on turn, BB hits straight on river (AQ guy feels he's been done a huge injustice, lol).
The tourney I played before this one, my busto hand table dynamics were somewhat similiar to how you've described (we're at about 15 players left on two tables, top 8 get paid out of 100). Avg. chipstack on table is <10bb (maybe 8bb). MP limps, I have 3-3 in SB, & it's folded to me,.. I shove, MP goes into the tank... & says, "Damn, I really hate to call here but I think I have too"... he calls & turns over J-J <?? Too funny.