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Jul
2
comment Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors
are you referring to this formula 3*(4*4*34 – 1*1*7 -1*1*27 -2*7*3 +2*(4c2*4-3))/50c3 ~ 7.80% ? That's only for suited 0-gappers suited, which is what you want as 0-gapper = suited connectors. I have to say i'm not fond of these formulas to give an answer but i'm quite eager to run a simulation in my evaluator to find an answer, although that won't have any mathematical explanation
Jul
2
comment Percentage chance of flopping straight or flush draw for suited connectors
here's a good resource
Jun
30
comment how to get nice reports easily from poker tracker 4?
as *Notorious Pet0 pointed out, Pokertracker stores all information in a postgreSQL database, in my system this is stored in C:/postgreSQL/*. You don't need an API to work with this, merely PHP and their pg_x family of functions to query directly the relevant information and produce HTML. Furthermore, you could use pgAdmin to break down the data PT4 is working on. Although i sense this is harder than it looks since if reports don't give away the queries used for this, that means you should find them. If i ever had to do such thing, that would be my approach.
Jun
29
comment VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
@Notorious Pet0, hey thanx ;) i hope more 3rd places from now on ;)
Jun
29
comment VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
@Notorious Pet0, it seems you have many situations, why not post your hands as another question? better not to get dragged here ;)
Jun
29
comment VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
@Notorious Pet0, personally i would not have called A3o 160 with 1500 stack; that's about 10% of my stack. Early on tournaments i just fold all these marginal situations. I would call if he min-bets like 40 to try to flop a 2-pair along the way. You call cheap to try to hit a 2-pair on the way or get showdown cheap, otherwise fold (eg. not cheap).
Jun
29
comment VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
In the early stages, I go big or go home (its just a freeroll anyway),. I don't belong to this group and you should also. In early stages you want to play tight to let the fishest fishes eat each other to let the more sophisticated players to play with you which are very capable to fold after your raise. Don't rely to the real gambling that happens in early stages. Exercise patience.
Jun
29
comment VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
@Notorious Pet0, no i didnt said to fold AA/KK/QQ, only these medium-big like TT/JJ and only if there is a danger to get called by 5,6 guys. In that case, you still want to raise these hands and more aggressively to reduce the aggressive field you're dealing against. It's good that you realized it's bad to call everything; the worst hands to call with are hands like AJ, AT, KJ that are going to cost you money. It's ok to call hands like 22-99, 76s, QJs on planning to flop a monster. Against very aggros players you planning to play hands that flop monsters
Jun
29
answered VPIP at Micro / Freeroll Stakes
Jun
26
comment A pair versus “suited” overcards
approx. 2% more chance for the suited overcards, still a race
Jun
26
comment How to commit to think like a winner, instead of playing for maximizing emotional comforts?
There's no easy answer but it gets easier when you can justify your play by a reasoning eg. i made this call because ... i raised there and fold because ... Tilt is produced by short term results although your general play must have long term horizon eg. I did this play because i know it's a long term EV+, regardless if i lost now. Make a good reasoning of a play and you'll be good
Jun
26
comment A Hand history: Navigating QQ
@Yang, QQ hand is certainly a debatable hand :) Personally, i follow a recommendation from Phil Gordon which says that the best way to learn if you're against a more monsterous monster than your hand is to 4-bet rather just calling. Because you're in total black then. In my mind, a 4-bet will certainly make AKx,AQx,JJ,TT stuff to fold and leave only the monsters to call/shove. That's even more acceptable, since with QQ you're going to enjoy an overcard about 50% of the time in the flop. Personally, i don't like to flip (that's a flip, QQ vs flop overcards) and i'll gauge more preflop.
Jun
25
comment How should I approach a zoom game where it feels like opponents always seem to flop better hands (big raises)
In my experience with zoom, when people re-raising preflop, you need to find if they're regulars (eg. stats). If they're regs, you're dead with AQ hands. In the same manner, when a regular bets big a flop, you're often looking a set and be dead as well. Zoom is a game of monsters preflop and postflop, that's more true in micro-stakes.
Jun
23
comment How do you deal with devastating bad beats?
@LuckyGuy, when i played cash games (i mostly play SNGs nowadays), i tend to give up after 2,3 buyins because i felt very tilted to continue after that. If you feel ok, you can play of course, it's just me i didn't felt good to continue. This is a reason i switched to tournaments in the first place anyhow :) No, it doesn't depends on how rich you're, it depends on your bankroll. About time, you play as long as you feel not bored. Poker is demanding, not about skill but endurance, concentration, mood
Jun
23
comment How do you deal with devastating bad beats?
@LuckyGuy, tournaments and cash games have certainly their differences, although you play a hand based on its EV which doesn't differ except in rare situations. I would have played in exact same way in cash games as well, since the situations above doesn't include difficult input (eg. deep stacks). Although, bad beats are mostly happening in tournaments rather cash games. Anyway, the winning chance / EV doesn't change no matter you're in cash game or tournament so i don't generally sort my play.
Jun
23
answered How do you deal with devastating bad beats?
Jun
22
comment Checking from behind
@Chris Farmer, i'm not used to this behaviour. Are you saying it's a play meant for favor the loser on a hand because of a past incident or keeping a strategy vs shorter stacks? They had around the same stacks, was something 9M vs 7M. He could just as well check the hand down to river before fire a 10% of the pot then but he tried to win with a C-bet. Nevertheless, by checking his reaction at the end i realized 3 things: 1) he probably did it on purpose 2) he's not a good actor :) 3) he forgot about penalty. He probably just forgot the rule, but i can't figure why's illegal, its valid move.
Jun
20
comment Checking from behind
In my opinion, this rule is at least ridiculous, at least he didn't wear the ridiculous hat
Jun
20
comment What is the best approach to playing against an aggressive player?
Play tighter, play huge cards but play them very aggressively. Don't allow many players after the flop, make big fat raises before the flop with your big hands. To quote a phrase from Harrington: all your cards are better than what they look against aggressive players.
Jun
18
comment How to calculate preflop equity in hand vs hand
@Albert Nope, it comes down to simulating a great deal of hands in the end. There are computations like the 4-2 Rule that doesn't involve simulating but the input has to be exact (eg. flush draw). For plain winning chance for any hand you can't avoid simulation. The EV concept its based on this as well, no prob :)