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  • Hendon Mob

    Anyone here have any thoughts on the Hendon Mob database? I just requested to be removed from it as it's a load of shite IMO. Can't be +ev having people know your results surely?

  • #2
    Giving opponents more information tends not to be good. But most people will have a hendonmob that is not noteworthy. E.g, lots of small events, under $100k in cashes. If you're a good poker player that studies a lot and really understands tournament dynamics, but don't have much on your hendonmob, then people will often underestimate you so that's not a bad thing. If you have an impressive hendonmob, the most common reaction is people will avoid you and play straight forward against you. In tournaments, that's not a bad thing.. You steal lots of pots and play a lower variance game when you don't have to worry about people playing back at you all the time.

    I guess I always look up every opponent at my table so I'm definitely trying to use the info. So you're not wrong.

    But that info is so broad it becomes less helpful. I hear for example some people who are in the poker community ask all their friends about everybody at the table. So they learn about player's weaknesses and play style which is much more helpful than knowing whether they have lots of cashes, wins, etc or don't.

    I like having a hendonmob. It's not like I have $1mm in cashes, but I hope to some day. And the vain side of me likes having a public record of my progress.

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    • #3
      I agree with the vain thing totally. I know players who have over £1m in tournament earnings but they play a ton of live and fire numerous bullets at each event. It'll be a pity to lose my current results but it just tilts me now they have asked me to provide them with the information on my latest cashes because my local casinos don't share that info anymore. Problem is there's a couple of people with the same name as me on there who have only cashes of about £100.

      I had some prick the other week trying to see my buy in slip to check me out! Not sure why I'm so tilted today! Just got sick of stars too with all the cash out bullshit and auto top up going to shit.

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      • thereitis
        thereitis commented
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        Maybe you should take it as a compliment. They need to find out who you are.

        Sounds like you've had a bad day. Hang in there!

    • #4
      IMO, never give away information freely. If there's no benefit to you and possible benefit to someone else, keep it private. That goes for poker, social media and everywhere else. I don't understand why people have become obsessed with having everything about them publicly available at all times, in real time. Its your information - share it with who you wish, not with the entire world.
      Last edited by 1Warlock; 02-03-2020, 02:21 PM.

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      • #5
        "I had some prick the other week trying to see my buy in slip to check me out!"

        JL advocates doing just this. He says to learn to read those buy in slips upside down, and from all angles. Also that data base could come in handy if you want to apply for backing from this site.

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        • #6
          Alex Fitzgerald recommends getting to your table first so you can scout the table. Learning what country they are from may tell you how valuable the buy in is to them and if they are going to guard their stack or not.. Knowing people who have placed in tournaments may help you with ICM decisions. Noticing if people know the staff and Watching how people approach the table and how they dress and what they bring for the day helps you judge their experience level and if they are a local, a tourist, or a travelling pro. In a game of limited information, all information is valuable. What you reveal WILL be used against you.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
            "I had some prick the other week trying to see my buy in slip to check me out!"

            JL advocates doing just this. He says to learn to read those buy in slips upside down, and from all angles. Also that data base could come in handy if you want to apply for backing from this site.
            The backing thing is the only reason I have remained on there. Although I do have winners slip pictures just in case.

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            • #8
              Any slight edge someone might get from Hendon is more than offset by the horrible FPS plays they'll make trying to use that very general info. I wouldn't worry about it.

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