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Bowler with a programming problem.

Jun
20
comment Counting outs? Any websites provide this?
This depends on what "outs" you are looking for. In some cases a pair can be an out, in others making 4 of a kind is the only way you'll win. First you need to determine what sort of hand you think you need make to win. Only then can you determine the different ways to make that hand.
Jun
18
comment Is it possible to play for real money online in the US?
The link leads to a sign up page for an online poker site... seems spammy.
May
3
comment Minimum number of hands required to establish a conclusion about win-rate?
I know what you meant, but it's just not that simple. Sample size and average are not the only things that determine probability/confidence You need to know standard deviation.
May
2
comment Minimum number of hands required to establish a conclusion about win-rate?
Do you mean standard deviation? If so, that depends on your playing style. Generally, a looser playing style will tend to have a higher standard deviation, but it is unique to each player. However, to actually know your standard deviation, you will need to take take several 100 hand samples, calculate your win rate for each, and then calculate the standard deviation as follows: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation#Basic_examples
Apr
26
comment Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?
From an anonymous user who attempted to edit the post: I want to add one more thing to your post amigal : Folding over pairs (especially AA,KK) when did not hits the board and opp. moves all-in on the flop , even if the flop in like 2 , 3 , 7 rainbow . These solutions really work . Nima . (nima_m666@yahoo.com) Good Luck everyone .
Apr
11
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
I don't have much more to add than this as a standalone answer, but you can't beat any of his thin value range. Second, what can he put you on that would call 2 bets on this board and fold to a third barrel? IMO he is bluffing here very rarely - certainly not with enough frequency to make this a call. His value range is just way larger than his bluffing range.
Mar
8
comment How does an opponent's all-in range change after showing an all-in bluff in an online heads-up tournament?
I don't think all-in and bluff really make sense as tags for the site.
Mar
8
comment How to deal with people who randomly go all-in
Top pair, good kicker.
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
@Ivan, with strong postflop skills, you do actually want a few callers. 85% of one persons stack is less than 71% of 2 people's stacks. And, the most important thing is that you don't want to change preflop raise size based on your hand strength.
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
Can you list his actual cards, your suits, and the board cards/suits? It's hard to tell if he has a pocket pair on a two-tone board, suited connectors on a rainbow flop, etc.
Feb
20
comment How are side pots built?
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Feb
15
comment Distribution of Badugi Hands
Are you also assuming your opponents stand pat? If not, what are they drawing to?
Feb
15
comment What is the“Top Five Cards” rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?
Great Omaha example
Feb
8
comment 99 short stacks reraised under the gun tournament
If we bust out now, will we cash? What is the payout structure? If we won't cash now, are we close to the bubble?
Feb
8
comment What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
And you should be folding nearly all of those hands. A2s or A3s can be played if there isn't a big raise pre, AJ, KJ can be played. Toss the rest. This is probably a case of confirmation bias - you notice these hands when they happen, but you don't notice all of the hands where it doesn't. Try actually writing down every hand you get for 3 hours.
Feb
8
comment What's the order for showdown?
possible duplicate of How do you determine which player needs to show their cards first?
Feb
7
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
Also, you need to define "significant." If the card removal effect can effect a 1% shift in odds, is that significant? I would say no - in nearly every case there is a greater than 1% margin of error in assigning a range to your opponent, which makes the card removal effect insignificant.
Feb
7
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
You have to have a very strong handle on the ranges of all players at the table to be able to model this correctly. Players folding in EP may be folding as high as AJ or AT. Many tighter players in late position will fold hands like A8o or A6s, and players that do play hands like A8o will also be playing hands like 56o or 79s, which means that you can't put that much correlation on their folding or playing vs. the number of Aces or Kings in the deck.
Feb
6
comment What online poker sites charge/rake the least?
I voted you down because I don't feel that you provided an answer to the question that was asked. The mission of Stack Exchange is to codify knowledge, and your answer does not help codify the knowledge on which site has best micro limit rake structure.
Feb
3
comment NL400: Vs a TAG Regular. Interesting River Decision
@John blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/…