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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.
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
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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