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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
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.
Jan
12
comment What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?
I have never played in a casino that did allowed fishing cards out of the muck under any circumstances. Were this taken to the floor management, I strongly suspect other conclusions would be made. Yes, Alice is in her rights to call the floor, but that does not mean that Bob is outside his rights to fold, or that if the floor is called that the result will be exposing the cards from the muck.
Jan
12
awarded  Commentator
Jan
12
answered Over the long term, how often will AA lose a hand?
Jan
12
comment How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?
There are two problems with this: First, when you lose, you did not lose the entire pot size; you only lost the amount that you bet. Second, this does not account for the fact that he only sometimes fails to fold (e.g. you must devalue the amounts you win and lose when he calls by the frequency that he folds). Note that the existing answer properly accounts for both of those factors.
Jan
12
comment What is the usual ruling on an aggressor folding on the river?
Bob's play is not only acceptable, but is the standard practice in the majority of live casinos. See this answer to "How do you determine which player needs to show their cards first?"
Jan
12
revised Minimum re-raise in Hold em
Added info about reopening betting and how all-ins for less than a full raise can complicate matters
Jan
11
answered Minimum re-raise in Hold em
Jan
11
answered How do you determine which player needs to show their cards first?
Jan
11
comment Do I call a turn all-in with KK with against a possible flush?
Actually, he did not say that villain is now on $450. He said that hero has $450 and villain has well over that amount...
Jan
11
awarded  Analytical
Jan
11
revised How do I Calculate Expected Value of Shoving, including Fold Equity, in heads up play?
Added paren to distribute application of (1-F%) to entire predicate