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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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I'd say it's the players' responsibility to know the blinds. I think you were the one who raised here. I think a good dealer should help prevent these kinds of things, but ultimately it's you who should know the blinds. If in doubt, you should ask the dealer. You acted in turn, so I think your action should be binding. In theory, the BB hadn't actually acted ...


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I would say no. As long as you know the basics this is easily good enough to beat the micros. When you start talking about mid stakes and GTO theory then it is applicable. But most people play at stakes like NL10 and NL25 where this is unimportant. Simply learn how to play a solid TAG strategy and you will be fine. You should know the basics of pot odds, ...


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As Jon said, in online tournaments starting chip stack is usually used to determine ranking. This usually isn't the rule in live tournaments (for the reasons Chris Farmer raised). In a live tournament generally all the players eliminated in the same hand would split the prizes. So in the scenario you described in a live tournament generally players A, B, ...


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The player at your table is an idiot, obviously. Under his theory player B that raised the $500 bet to $1000 with 2 $500 chips should not have been allowed either since by removing one of his $500 chips wouldn't constitute a legal raise. He is completely misinterpreting the rule. The rule is simple. If you are facing a bet and throw in multiple chips, it is ...


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Almost all casinos have a rule that says you need to show two cards to win the pot. They also all have a rule that says the last live hand is the only hand that has claim to a pot. So the second player has claim to the pot rather or not he shows the hand. But also it is clear that the rule says at showdown he is required to show the hand. If one gets ...


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Whomever had the most chips at the beginning of the hand places best in the tournament. The number of players or tables does not matter, it just the same as three people going all in on a single table and two bust out. Whomever had the most chips at the beginning of the hand places highest. On the bubble the same thing, if there are 101 players left and ...



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