Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Live at the Bike

My poker/wordswithfriends buddy Aaron (@ALLINAK) tells me that there was a pretty good 5-10NL game at the good 'ol Bicycle Casino yesterday. I had heard the game was dead; I wonder how they got that game going again, but it may be in part due to the Live at the Bike production. I just watched the first half of a $25-$50 NL session that made me really sad that they let me go. That was a juicy, juicy game, but it was much bigger than I'm used to playing. I also think playing on Live at the Bike could actually be help my game a bit, because the commentary is like free coaching. I think Nichoel is a good player, and I would certainly be interested to hear what she had to say about my game. Of course, the fact that anyone else can also watch me play would be a big downside.

I haven't been back to the Bike since being laid off. Considering how tough the Commerce's 10-20 game has been my past few sessions, I might find my way back to the Bike at some point. It just seems kind of wrong to be playing there without getting paid.


Tilt said...

Hey, I've been following your blog for a while now. Shame you don't have more posts. I'm curious as to what rooms in LA for low limit games have a buy-in that is at least 100bb's so you can actually "play." I've been doing searches on the internet and it seems that the 200 dollar game at Commerce is 3/5 and the 200 dollar game is 2/5 at the Bike.

I recently moved away from LA and it has been a shame I've never been to a cardroom in LA, but I do plan on future visits but only want to play >100bb's without playing a 5/10NL game that my bankroll can't afford.

Keith said...

The best you can find is exactly 100BB in a 5-5 NL game with $300-$500 buyins. Of course, many players will buy in for less than the full $500. I think they spread this game at all the major cardrooms in LA, or something close to it.