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Sometimes my answer is not the direct answer you might be asking for, but rather I answer in a way intended to walk you through the thought process to hopefully lead you towards answering on your own. It doesn't do you any good to spoon feed you the answer if you're just going to need help with the same problem in the future.


Aug
24
comment Talking during a hand
At any standard venue, there is a "one player to a hand" rule which means players cannot discuss strategy of the current hand, so by this, what you describe would be a violation. That said, I've seen it happen lots of times but with nothing more than a warning.
Jul
27
comment How do online poker sites make money?
@CaptainCodeman each site will tell you how much their rake is. You'll generally find something like X% with a Y$ cap, and the cap may depend on the game's betting structure.
Jul
1
comment term for when all players go all-in and show hands
The only term that comes to my mind is: unlikely ;)
Jun
27
answered Bully short stacks later on or try knock them out?
Jun
22
comment Should i have folded here hero is cashcow5
I agree in general that a call with QQ is reasonable, but in this specific situation it was not. +EV has to take a back seat to the bubble.
Jun
12
comment various small questions
The button shifts to the next player to the left after every hand, and the blinds follow. The blinds can never arbitrarily increase the blind amount; any change in blinds is structured in advance. That said, there is an option called a "straddle", something not available to the SB or BB. Generally it's only available to the player after the BB, who is (before the deal) allowed to place a blind bet that's twice the BB amount. This player is then permitted to act last on pre-flop action. (That is, they effectively double the blind and act like they're the BB that hand.)
Jun
11
answered various small questions
Jun
11
answered In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?
Jun
5
revised Texas Hold'Em fullhouse battle
fixed a typo
Jun
5
answered Texas Hold'Em fullhouse battle
Jun
4
comment Ratio vs Percentage in pots odds and hand odds
we need to bet $20 to get $100. That is: 100:10 or 10:1 -- No... it's 100:20 or 10:2 or 5:1.
May
19
comment What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?
@AlexanderTroup the problem is that to play the odds properly, you either must fold when your opponent has bet too much (in order to avoid paying too much to gain too little vs your odds of winning), or you must frequently bet too much. Yes you can the occasional pot but due to the high number of folds on your path to get there, I don't think you'll consider that to be winning. You really cant improve your game when playing against people that are playing a different game.
May
17
comment What is the value in using free poker sites to learn poker?
My opinion is there's little to no value in learning from free table sites (that is, where people play nothing but free tables, and there's probably nothing to be gained financially). My reason for this is the people that play are not playing the same game as people that play for money. They have nothing to gain and so they have nothing to lose, which gives them no fear at all -- that's just not what you find at for-money games (even though people want you to think that's the case for them).
May
11
comment Showing hand before call
Do the rules in Vancouver apply if you're showing your hand to the entire table (which I think is what the OP meant), rather than select player(s)?
May
10
comment Showing hand before call
There's no rule I've ever seen to prevent it -- but it's a truly foolish practice to be in. If you never intentionally do that, then you never put yourself in the position of accidentally exposing your cards before you need to (because you thought it was safe but you made a mistake).
May
5
comment Shuffle in middle of hand
I've seen burn cards accidentally exposed before, and all this led to was the dealer making sure the table all knew what the burn card was... then it got turned back over and standard play continued with no shuffle.
May
4
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Apr
29
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Apr
27
comment Daily profit - how much do you consider enough [NLHE NL2]
Great answer... if I could upvote more than once, I would.
Apr
19
awarded  Critic