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May
13
comment Is stats or technical knowledge of poker of any help
Are you kidding? 1. I gave a super-convincing argument, which you admitted it convincing, 2. Your claim was that GTO is useless to everyone. Note the quantifier. My counterexample is that it's not useless to me. That is already a counterexample. I gave a list of other players who claim to be counterexamples. 3. You keep pretending as if the only use in Game Theory for poker is in order to actually play GTO. This is false. One can learn a lot about poker from game theory without attempting to play GTO. But arguments are probably useless: you're being dogmatic on the subject.
May
12
comment Is stats or technical knowledge of poker of any help
we can continue this back and forth for a while, but the bottom line is clear, so I'll cut to the chase: it seems you, specifically, don't know how to apply the insights gleaned from mathematical and game-theoretic analysis to your game, and you erroneously deduce that no one else can do this either and this is all "a complete waste of time". I wish you luck in your poker career, and would advise you to not share your individual experience with others as if it were universal, because your experience is not universal, and is in fact contrary to many top players.
May
12
awarded  Commentator
May
12
comment Is stats or technical knowledge of poker of any help
no arguments about this analysis being ad-hoc. That doesn't affect how useful it is. Are you actually claiming that very good online players say that this kind of analysis "doesn't actually help much in the real world"? Just as one example among many, is anyone seriously going to claim that it's useless to have an in-depth understanding of river situations where one player has nuts-or-air and the other has a bluffcatcher? I know that it helps me, and players like Haxton and Sulsky claim that advanced study of GTO helps them massively.
May
12
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
12
comment Is stats or technical knowledge of poker of any help
"Using game-theory and analyzing scenarios mathematically is, in my opinion, a complete waste of time". Most of the top online players in the world will totally disagree with your opinion. I personally think that your opinion is not only wrong, but attests to your own ignorance of these topics more than anything else.
May
12
answered Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
May
12
comment Unexpected aggression and a premium hand
"If he commits an other reraise, you know your kings are garbage": I think this is very wrong. First of all, if you 3-bet on the flop, the only reasonable sizing is all-in. Second of all, if you 3-bet to less and he 4-bets, you can't possible fold considering the pot odds.
Apr
18
comment In Wsop, paying taxes depend on what?
@wilfra Thanks! I guess it's the long arm of the law of world governments. Seems insane to me. It also means that the EV of playing the WSOP main event is negative even for top-level players, unless they live in a country that taxes gambling winnings very lightly: seeing as most of your EV in big-field tournaments comes from the times you win top prizes, I'd guess that the fact that these prizes are taxed totally kills everyone's EV.
Apr
17
comment In Wsop, paying taxes depend on what?
@wilfra Are you absolutely sure that there are witholdings for non-Americans? I would guess that no part of the prize are withheld from non-Americans, tax treaty or no tax treaty: the countries those players come from have no legal standing and no legal power over US casinos.
Apr
15
awarded  Critic
Apr
15
comment Player with 3 cards in Texas Hold'em. Now what?
@user2094178, you marked a wrong answer as accepted.
Apr
15
answered Player with 3 cards in Texas Hold'em. Now what?
Apr
9
comment How much must Hero bet for Villain to fold?
@Daniel I agree with the general lines in your thought process, but I think you're wrong in this particular case. Everything you said is true about a hand like 98s. But KQs acts mostly as a high-card hand that also, as a bonus, plays better in multiway pots than KQo. It is not an implied-odds hand like 98s, since it makes less straights than 98s, it's less disguised, and it tends to make more dominated hands. In fact, KQs is a reverse implied odds (RIO) hand when the flop is seen heads-up in this spot. And with RIO hands, the deeper the stacks the less we want to play them.
Apr
8
answered How much must Hero bet for Villain to fold?
Apr
7
comment Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question
@mah 3. a big bet offers a worse risk-to-reward ratio than a small bet, you never explained why that risk-to-reward ratio is preferable to a better risk-to-reward ratio when the board is dry; 4. you never compared the big bet to a small bet except for talking about protection, but protection is less significant on dry boards than on wet boards. 5. your analysis might seem to consider future streets, but it doesn't really do so: it's not enough to paint some possible scenarios for future streets, you have to consider the likely scenarios, which is not what you do.
Apr
7
comment Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question
@mah I'll make it short and blunt: IMO your arguments are very wrong and your approach is very wrong as well. I don't even know where to start. If you post the text you wrote here as a new question, I'll answer it in detail. For now, just a few things: 1. you suggest betting big to defend from a 5-out draw (two-pairs/trips): you should explain why it's worth investing so much in order to protect from such a draw; 2. "bet small and fold to resistance" is never the opinion of any pro except vs very specific villains
Apr
5
comment Top-pair and top-kicker (or good kicker) question
@mah You write "The C bet when you hit your K on a dry flop was too little; I think 3/4 to full pot would have been more meaningful.". Do you base this on anything? AFAiK we should cbetting smaller the drier the flop texture is. And, obviously, our cbet size shouldn't depend on our made hand strength, unless you have a very good reason.
Apr
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Mar
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awarded  Teacher