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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.


Jan
27
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
Perhaps a better question would be how quickly can someone using this strategy be detected and how easy is it to exploit that knowledge.
Jan
27
comment Handling “running it twice” situations
Besides if the cards have to be reshuffled to run them again that takes more time and introduces other risks (card damage, separate burn piles, etc.) I doubt you would get a casino to allow multiple runs if the dealer had to shuffle.
Jan
27
comment What does “run it twice” mean?
@gkrogers - That is the only time I have ever seen it happen. Though I supposed it could happen if there were multiple players with all of them or all but one all in.
Jan
25
comment Is it impolite to leave a cash game when I'm about to be the big blind?
I think this is true for most games where you post a blind when you sit down. If you are playing a "friendly" game where that is not required then I can see how leaving from that position would be considered rude. But even there if you have been at the table for several rounds, and you are actually leaving not just taking break for a few hands, I agree.
Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
@ChrisMarasti-Georg - I guess I just give villain more credit for a hand since he has avoided going head to head with hero. I concede your numbers make sense. But I still make my bet and think it is the best play. On a cold read I would take your route.
Jan
24
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
So you can call it a post oak bluff or demean my strategy any way you like, but we both know that the aggressor has the advantage in 2 marginal hands which is what we are probably dealing with here.
Jan
24
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
@ChrisMarasti-Georg - I am taking control. By placing a bet I am forcing to choose either to commit more chips to the pot or fold. This bet is small enough that I can walk away from it having taken a shot, but large enough that a call is not mandatory for a marginal hand. If, as villain, I hit the flush, straight, or full house I am raising. If, as villain, I have a pair, trip 4's, or squadoosh I am laying it down. Where on a check I am raising on anything. At which point as hero I have to lay it down even believing that I have the best hand because I just do not have the cards to call.
Jan
23
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
@ChrisMarasti-Georg - Yes. I would call it a semi bluff because I believe it is the best hand. If we get a straight call I think we win its only to see what cards we played. If the villain had a royal pair he might lay it down. But what I really want is not to show my hand to villain.
Jan
23
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
@ChrisMarasti-Georg - I do not want Villain to call. The OP has said that the villain has avoided tangling with him. I would expect the villain to play him more conservatively. More likely to call than raise unless he has a really big hand. And no I do not want a call. But I really do not want a PSB to be called and I am not calling anything but the smallest value bet if I check. In this position I want to put a little pressure on the villain and see if he backs down or is willing to pay me off.
Jan
23
answered NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
Jan
20
awarded  Commentator
Jan
20
comment NL200: Difficult River Situation; Whether To Bluff Or Not?
Agreed. The 6's could be good but you almost have to fold to a reraise so a bet on the river is more likely to cost you money on anything short of an all in. And this is not a hand to go all in on.
Jan
20
comment NL200: Many possible lines to showdown in this 3-bet pot
I am in agreement here. You have a chance for a free shot at a low probability shot at the nuts and a hand that is probably behind as it stands. Though I bluff like I hit if a Diamond comes.
Jan
20
answered In a private live game, how do you deal with severe violations of table etiquette?
Jan
19
answered At what point does poor etiquette turn into cheating?
Jan
19
comment How to deal with people who randomly go all-in
@Paolo - Even bullets end up at best a coin flip against a large number of hands after the flop. I find going head to head with the reckless early on a good way to get knocked out of the tournament.
Jan
19
awarded  Teacher
Jan
18
answered How to deal with people who randomly go all-in
Jan
18
answered Revealing a Friend's Tells