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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


Jan
17
comment NL200: Many possible lines to showdown in this 3-bet pot
In the ~180 hands played, what has Villain seen of us? That's enough time for a reg at these stakes online to have his own reads/stats on us, and for him to react to it.
Jan
16
comment When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?
+1 for the great edits.
Jan
16
revised What are some examples of good, free poker tournament software?
Improved title; added software tag
Jan
16
comment Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?
+1 for noting that merging ranking with payout is a poor idea
Jan
16
answered Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?
Jan
16
revised Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
Expounded on preferred flop line
Jan
16
comment Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?
Can you please clarify what the goal of the point system is? To me it seems like separating the good players from the weak players is exactly what it should be seeking to do.
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
Yes, those are the stakes to which I was referring. A random $1/$2 live game plays roughly equivalent to a $0.10/$0.25 online game. Thus random players from each should be treated the same. Are you arguing that those two games do not play the same? Years of experience running a low stakes online training site lead me to be confident in that statement.
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
Under the assumption that this player knows what he's doing, I agree with your line and your thought process. But I disagree with that assumption, given that we're talking about $1/$2 live. As such, I think your range is way too narrow.
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
Against good players, I could agree with that. But this is a random $1/$2 live player. That's like an online player at $10nl-$25nl. There is something to be said for defining your opponent's hand range. As played, he could literally have any two cards.
Jan
16
answered Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
Jan
13
comment Revealing a Friend's Tells
This is a great example of the classic trust exercise. Most only give trust after getting something out of the other party first, which is often worse for all involved. +1 for taking the first step.
Jan
13
comment When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?
Makes sense. I look forward to reading the rest of your thoughts. This is the first question I've seen here that left me feeling I'd be doing a disservice to attempt an answer, which led me to downvote this incomplete answer as well. Will reverse that once the other parts are there.
Jan
13
comment When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?
If you are equating high-value range to a polarized range, as this appears, then you are overlooking the fact that a polarized range could equally include hands that are of great value and hands that are pure bluffs.
Jan
13
comment When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?
I really like this question. But I don't feel like this answer addresses it fully. High-value range vs low-value range seems a different concept than polarized vs merged ranges.
Jan
12
comment When should I use a polarized vs. a merged range?
This is the type of question we need to seed this stack exchange site with in order to attract great pros. Excellent.
Jan
12
answered In a private live game, how do you deal with severe violations of table etiquette?
Jan
12
comment How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?
Toby, yes, that is right. It also matches my equation above, save that it converts the (1-x%) values into new variables. That's unnecessary, since the two are entirely related.
Jan
12
revised Minimum re-raise in Hold em
Added more info about all-in raise situations
Jan
12
comment Minimum re-raise in Hold em
Chris, you're entirely right - often half the legal raise is the tipping point for reopening raising. I will correct my answer.