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    The Major flaw in Rounders?Why didn't Worm just get out of Dodge?

    Great movie but instead of toiling away trying to pay off Worm's debt,why didn't Worm just head to the normal part of the country where he could have taken advantage of all the rubes and fish?If you owed money to a bunch of crazy Russians,wouldn't you blow disgustingly inflated and liberal NYC for greener pastures out west?

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    Yes
    thats far from the only flaw, starting with the name. No poker player I have ever talked to ever used that term "rounders"

    Still a terrific movie if you take it as entertainment rather than realistic
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    "You shoulda played those kings mike"

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    I thought he did do that...Worm left, Mike stayed and vouched so he had to beat KGB or suffer the consequences

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    he did

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    Like a good degen he waited till until he completely ran out of outs and then took off....


    Cost me a lot to learn this truism from the film...


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    Haven't watched this movie in years.

    I think I'll download it.

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    Mike says this in the beginning of the movie, "the goal is to win one big bet per hour", this couldnt be further from the truth. I have the DVD where moneymaker, chan and hellmuth sit there and do a play by play and say whats wrong with the movie and what parts are true and what parts they like. It is a good movie though, "in the poker game of life, women are the rake", is so fukking true. Also at the end why is grama angry after mike hits the nut straight and pays him, unless he just wanted to get to beat on him but generally after you get paid your in a good mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reload View Post
    "Hey! If you want to see this seventh card you're gonna stop speakin' fuckin' Sputnick."

    Classic part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ** PICKS View Post
    Mike says this in the beginning of the movie, "the goal is to win one big bet per hour", this couldnt be further from the truth. I have the DVD where moneymaker, chan and hellmuth sit there and do a play by play and say whats wrong with the movie and what parts are true and what parts they like. It is a good movie though, "in the poker game of life, women are the rake", is so fukking true. Also at the end why is grama angry after mike hits the nut straight and pays him, unless he just wanted to get to beat on him but generally after you get paid your in a good mood.
    I'm with you there - **. If I was Grama, I'd be happy that he's got the cash to get paid. Any loan shark would rather get the money then dish out pain.

    And Worm's right about women being the rake. We're better off heading to where the sand turns to gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVHerbie View Post
    Like a good degen he waited till until he completely ran out of outs and then took off....


    Cost me a lot to learn this truism from the film...

    Herbie, u domesticated yourself for this broad.

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    Whatever....Great movie either way, not everything is perfect in these kinds of movies

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    Anyone see Limitless.....now that was a cool movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSportsGuy210 View Post
    Anyone see Limitless.....now that was a cool movie.
    yeah i thought it was pretty cool on bluray, some great scenes visually
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    I think the bigger flaw is a Teddy KGB's tell being fuckin oreo cookies...come on!
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    bigeric where have you been?

    welcome back
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    You've been rolling fags in the Village again, haven't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ** PICKS View Post
    Mike says this in the beginning of the movie, "the goal is to win one big bet per hour", this couldnt be further from the truth. I have the DVD where moneymaker, chan and hellmuth sit there and do a play by play and say whats wrong with the movie and what parts are true and what parts they like. It is a good movie though, "in the poker game of life, women are the rake", is so fukking true. Also at the end why is grama angry after mike hits the nut straight and pays him, unless he just wanted to get to beat on him but generally after you get paid your in a good mood.
    My guess is that line exists because when the movie came out limit was still the most prominent game... I'm not a limit player but this is probably a realistic estimate for the expected win rate for a live game for a good player playing limit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVHerbie View Post
    My guess is that line exists because when the movie came out limit was still the most prominent game... I'm not a limit player but this is probably a realistic estimate for the expected win rate for a live game for a good player playing limit...
    Isnt true no matter what type of game your playing, what happens after you win one big pot playing stud, you relax and take it easy for the next hour?

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    News flash...............................most movies are unrealistic that is why I do not watch them

    I live in the real world

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    News flash...............................most movies are unrealistic that is why I do not watch them

    I live in the real world

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    Quote Originally Posted by ** PICKS View Post
    Isnt true no matter what type of game your playing, what happens after you win one big pot playing stud, you relax and take it easy for the next hour?
    Average hourly win rate not your goal each hour... Again I don't play limit but heard many times that 1 BB per 100 hands is about the best you can hope for playing limit online over a large sample...

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    News flash...............................most movies are unrealistic that is why I do not watch them

    I live in the real world
    Coach for many of us Rounders is as close to religious experience as we will ever get (ignoring that our real experience is closer to the degenerate nature of Altman's California Split)... Don't get your panties all wrinkled because as true believers we can't see any hollywood created inconsistencies in our bleeding Virgin Mary statue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    bigeric where have you been?

    welcome back
    thanks pal, i couldnt afford to gamble for a while so i didnt.

    back now though for MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ** PICKS View Post
    Mike says this in the beginning of the movie, "the goal is to win one big bet per hour", this couldnt be further from the truth. I have the DVD where moneymaker, chan and hellmuth sit there and do a play by play and say whats wrong with the movie and what parts are true and what parts they like. It is a good movie though, "in the poker game of life, women are the rake", is so fukking true. Also at the end why is grama angry after mike hits the nut straight and pays him, unless he just wanted to get to beat on him but generally after you get paid your in a good mood.
    The goal of Limit Holdem is to win one big bet per hour. Even though the gameplay in the movie revolves around NO Limit Holdem, there are references to limit holdem in regards to the game the golf pros play or at another remote place. 15 30 is usually a staple of a Limit Holdem game

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    Does anyone have a link for this movie?????
    That would be great, its been awhile since i seen it and dont want to buy it...Cant find a link.
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    Thanks

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    biggest flaw...when Mike (Matt Damon) passed on bangging Petra (Famke Janssen)...most unrealistic scene ever in a movie.

    end thread.

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    "its highway time" (wave keys in air)

    classic line Im sure every degenerate gambler has thought about....

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