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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
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.
Feb
4
answered What online poker sites charge/rake the least?
Feb
2
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
27
revised What is the definition of a “redraw”?
added terminology tag; removed texas-hold-em tag as this applies to all games
Jan
26
awarded  Cleanup
Jan
26
revised Over the long term, how often will AA lose a hand?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
26
revised 5/5 NLHE Flop decision against maniac and solid player
edited to include suits
Jan
25
awarded  Scholar
Jan
25
accepted PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
Jan
25
revised PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
formatting
Jan
25
comment Handling “running it twice” situations
I think that part of the intent in running it twice is often to have the odds differ, reducing or increasing the likelihood of a draw hitting the second time based on whether it did or did not hit the first time around.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
"Are you advocating that big-ball style is preferable to small-ball style in tournament poker?" That's going to depend on the structure of the tournament, who your opponents are, and how likely you are to have your table break in the near future. In the early/middle stages of a $10k deep stacked tournament, small-ball makes a lot more sense than in the same stages of a $200 event with a shorter structure. And it may be worth noting that most online tournaments represent a relatively short structure with a high likelihood of table breakage.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
And I completely agree that small-ball is not even possible as a strategy when you inevitably begin to become short-stacked in tournaments. That's the primary tenet of the second paragraph of my original answer.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
I'm not comparing them in terms of other pots. Big pots are always going to be more important than small pots. I'm saying that, all other factors being equal, play in the cash format benefits more from winning lots of small pots than does play in the tournament format.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
I am not saying that the majority of your profit will ever come from small pots in either format (save, perhaps, if you are in an ideal situation late in a tournament, with a big stack and a tight table). If you read through the linked info, one of the tenants of making this strategy profitable is "Small ball poker benefits from players who call you down with mediocre hands because they do not give you credit for holding a strong hand." That's where the real profit comes in, but the small pots you win along the way are more relevant in cash than in MTTs.
Jan
25
revised PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
pulled alternate suggested line out of the comments
Jan
25
answered Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
It is virtually impossible to address the question of how many players could be expected to use this strategy in a tournament. That is going to depend on WAY too many factors to address in any meaningful way, and even if it were addressed completely, it would change in few months as players learn new strategies and incorporate new adjustments.
Jan
25
comment PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
I agree that he is not folding. I think your range is too narrow though. Certainly combo draws should be included, as well as other two-pair hands (with or without a draw). 33xx should be discounted as less likely to have continued on the flop. I'd also be inclined to include A♣ Q♣ x x