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By day I work as a programmer/CEO/one-man-show at a small software development company called Interware Innovations. In my spare time, I'm the CEO of an online poker training site: Grinderschool.com


Feb
20
answered What are the most important things to consider when choosing a poker coach?
Feb
16
revised Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
added interpretation of the article about Everleaf shutting down US operations
Feb
16
revised How are side pots built?
Edited tags
Feb
16
revised How are side pots built?
Adjusted answer to first bullet to match the revised question
Feb
16
answered Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
Feb
16
answered How are side pots built?
Feb
16
comment How are side pots built?
Can you clarify what you mean with your first bullet about rules/percentages?
Feb
16
comment Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
As of February 2012, there are a number of steps being taken toward making it firmly legal. Grinderschool did a 13-minute video last weekend that takes a look at the current progress toward legislation: youtube.com/watch?v=cVaZ6m8Nl5I
Feb
16
comment Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
Also...Stars, Tilt, and Cereus were involved in money laundering and fraud. They had shell companies to process payments and backroom deals with banks. Those are the charges that the DOJ has prosecuted them on, not the practice of hosting online poker.
Feb
16
comment Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
The UIGEA does not make financial transactions to online poker sites illegal. It makes financial transactions to "illegal online gambling" illegal for banks to process, and sets up heavy penalties for violations. Those penalties are enough that virtually no bank wants to risk entering into the grey area that is online poker.
Feb
14
revised Main differences between Limit and No Limit Hold'em
edited tags
Feb
13
revised Spread Limit vs Pot Limit
added link to wikipedia article explaining spread limit and pot limit
Feb
12
comment NL200: Deep Stacked IP; 4Bet pot
What kind of history has the table had? In these kinds of super-deepstack situations, lots of 3-betting and 4-betting can be common. Obv I'm most interested in Villain's history here, but I'm also interested in the table as a whole, since that could impact Villain regardless of his specific history.
Feb
11
comment How to learn a new poker game ?
For beginning the process with 7-card stud, the related chapter in either super system or ss2 is decent. There's also good info in the Full Tilt Poker tournament book. The best book I have found though is definitely the book by David Sklanksy and Ray Zee. Though if you have other resources, it might be better to just pick up Ray Zee's split-pot-poker book and take the bits it has on stud along with what you find from other books. That way you'd have something to get you starting in some Omaha variants as well.
Feb
11
answered How to learn a new poker game ?
Feb
7
comment Are WSOP hand logs available to the public?
Yeah, I agree - a final-table-only record is much more possible (to the point of being relatively likely), though I don't know of anywhere that actually does it.
Feb
7
comment Texas Holdem poker software for LAN
As an aside, how much would you consider a fair price if someone were to do this well?
Feb
7
answered Are WSOP hand logs available to the public?
Feb
7
answered What's considered an acceptable rake in tournaments?
Feb
4
comment Insurance in cash games. In which situations is it a good idea and for how much -EV?
Barring a stake or money you have specifically set aside as funds you are happy to lose, you should never play games you are under bankrolled for. Part of the reason for that is to avoid losing EV to situations that you shouldn't be in.