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Average is a good benchmark especially early in a tournament. Later in the tournament it is more about your stack size compared to costs, costs being blind and antes, and how many players are at the table to modify the costs. Dan Harrington in his tournament books calls this scoring "M's". The very general conversation about "M" score is the lower the M the ...


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One of the nice things about online poker is that the blinds always get posted, so this situation never happens. But in brick and mortar the general situation described happens often. It happens for a lot of reasons, players are ordering drinks, talking about the last hand, watching the game on TV, falling asleep etc. Chris said that "I would think it is ...


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This is confusing. The action isn't clear nor what might have been said. Your position and your initial action would also be helpful. If this all happened silently, which it appears, then the action must have been as follows: Cards are dealt UTG Calls 100 Jim Calls 100 Everyone else, except the SB and BB has folded. SB Calls BB, having not ...


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The only math you really need to know, in holdem, is: O = number of outs, N = number of streets left. O x N + 1 = chance of hitting winning card. If chance of hitting the winning card is greater that pot odds or implied odds then you should call or raise. As a profitable player who has played over 10k tournaments, I would argue that experience is ...


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If such a player is approximating a game-theoretic-optimal (GTO) strategy, then they are essentially putting their opponent in a situation where it doesn't matter what they do. In other words, whatever information you believe you could glean from their play will not help you alter their expectation (i.e., reduce their expectation while increasing yours). ...


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Judging from what you wrote in the question, I think you are misunderstanding a few concepts here. First, math is math. Math doesn't care if you play poker, running, feeding your dog or doing something else. Math's laws are universal. This means that the math will have the same precision both in the heat of the battle and after the session is over and you ...



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