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Once Upon a time a magical company called MagicDollars (for the sake of brevity for the rest of the answer we will refer to this company by its stock ticker M$) and this company made the most widely used, operating system, internet browser, office productivity suite, and various other products. M$ had this great idea to just integrate all of its software so that they would all work together seamlessly. This would be great for users of this software since this would make doing things like importing a webpage in a Ward processing (because in magicland we have wards instead of words) document, seemlessly and natively.

But this would evidently make the software too good. And we cant have people getting software that is too good. Because then if another company came along with their own version of good software people will be too dumb to install and use that if they have the already integrated versions that were included. So the Neanderthal Union decreed that M$ was using its magical abilities to make things too difficult for smaller developers to create super complex applications that they must give away for free. And said you will no longer make things work together seemlessly.

And instead of extending their middle wand to the NeU and saying fine we shall no longer make software that can be used in the NeU... M$ bowed before the luddites and said ok. So now you can not rename a file from inside of your office productivity suite in Magicland.


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comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
Sure they do. The difference is one amateur taking 10k from a big pro is not a big deal to that pro. They buy back in. It is a big deal to that amateur.
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revised Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
Replaced dieing with leaving the table... something that actually may happen.
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comment How many SnG tournaments do I need to play to be relatively sure I'm a profitable player?
This is hard to answer with out knowing what you mean. If $1 a day is enough profit then you only need to be slightly better than average. If you need to be making $200 a day then you will need to play higher stakes or alot more tables. As the stakes go up the skill of the players do as well. A better question might be what stake you need to play at your target win rate.
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comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
In a cash game you can cash out when you feel like. In a tourney you can be a huge chipleader shortly before the cut, and walk away out of the money. You play cash games in sprints but a tourney is a marathon.
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comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
Here is where my problem with question is. I Think the same reason you give for cash games requiring more skill are the reasons that Tournament poker requires more skill. The funny thing is we are both right. They require different skills. Some skills that are not really needed much in Cash game are important in Tournament and vice versa.
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comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
This question is calling for an opinion and not a good question for a QA site. We generally expect questions to have an answer. This question is soliciting opinions and not constructively.
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revised How does an opponent's all-in range change after showing an all-in bluff in an online heads-up tournament?
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answered How does an opponent's all-in range change after showing an all-in bluff in an online heads-up tournament?
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comment Giving a short stacked opponent a perfect all-in vs forcing them to over-commit
Gus took an entire book to explain that it is not a precise science. You have to make guesses, judgements, and decisions.
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comment What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
This was reported a few years ago where on a for money site one of the players either had access to the admin mode which allowed the player to see the hole cards of all the players or was being fed information from an insider. Though I never did hear of the actual outcome I believe there was a warrant for arrest issued for an employee.
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answered NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
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comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
How quick was the turn call? Did he appear to consider a raise?\
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comment Is there a comprehensive source for poker terminology?
int (VPIP/PFR/AF) - what is the AF