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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


Jun
12
comment Thoughts on Chen's formula
Shorthand for "Positive expected value." Basically, a situation where you can reasonably expect the play to be profitable.
Jun
12
comment Should I call opponent's flop re-raise with trips?
@amigal: I agree. I flat out said that I would remove the downvote if I could. I still would. That said, I still think over-betting the pot is pretty marginal. I'm not saying that because I would play it differently. I'm saying it because of what I believe the impact of an overbet like this would be (namely, causing him to fold a huge majority of the hands in his range that we beat).
Jun
11
comment Is just calling the big blind a poor strategy?
I do not think the author is referring to players in the big blind in this quote. I believe he is indeed referring to limping as opposed to raising.
Jun
11
comment Should I call opponent's flop re-raise with trips?
I disagreed with that part of the answer, and hadn't had my coffee yet. I still disagree with that part of the answer, but I do agree with you that it's not worthy of a downvote. I need you to edit something to be able to remove the downvote though.
Jun
11
comment Should I call opponent's flop re-raise with trips?
Raising to $60 into a $50 pot is pretty standard. $90 to $110 would be pretty far over the top.
Jun
5
comment Are seat re-assignments random in multi-table tournaments?
Yes, a player can definitely know. I don't recall ever playing a live tournament in which I did not know. It's often clearly stated, but it is not bad form to ask the tournament organizers which tables will break first.
May
25
comment Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents
As a side note, you certainly can analyze what microstakes players' behavior means. I founded Grinderschool.com around doing just that.
May
25
comment Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents
@amigal: What part of that answer requires any level of detailed analysis? I flat out say "Do this unless you know a specific condition is met." If you don't know whether or not that condition is met, then you do what I said to begin with. Where do you see anything that requires the type of evaluation you are complaining about?
May
25
comment Interactive texas holdem learning
Please clarify what you mean by "interactive learning"
May
25
comment Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents
@amigal: Nothing about my answer depends on your opponents properly valuing their hands - it just depends on you properly identifying their tendencies and adjusting for it.
May
24
comment Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents
You reference your stack being eaten up by the blinds and that leading you to shove all-in with a mediocre hand. Are you referring to tournaments?
May
24
comment Micro Stakes, playing Big Aces pre-flop against multiple very loose opponents
This may be profitable at microstakes, but it certainly is not "your best bet".
May
16
comment Most common freerolling situations in holdem?
No, that would not qualify as freerolling because your opponent has good outs to beat you as well. I think truely meaningful freerolling situations happen the most in split pot games.
May
16
comment Online play analysis software
I should have been clearer. Both of those should work for limit, pot limit, and no-limit versions of hold'em and Omaha. They will also correctly handle hi/low. I used the latest Omaha version of Hold'em Manager for some hi/low games just a few weeks ago.
May
16
comment Online play analysis software
Both have versions that support Omaha as well. I do not know of anything to support stud or draw games.
May
16
comment Most common freerolling situations in holdem?
You can absolutely know that you are freerolling, if you have the nuts and a draw to better nuts. That said, I agree that it's not relevant to your play in hold'em. It can be in Omaha.
May
13
comment is there an open source algorithm for a fixed limit holdem
@o.v. Ok - converted :)
May
6
comment Interesting Spot in Penny Poker: Overpair vs Nit on Wet Board
I based my statement about how players at these stakes play on what I and a half dozen instructors at Grinderschool see from the collective view of coaching several dozen microstakes players and playing these games a fair amount in order to record videos over them. Games at $0.10/$0.25 and above have gotten tougher (though I don't think it's to the extent you indicate). Games below that level have not appreciably changed much. I do believe your take on AF is correct.
May
6
comment Interesting Spot in Penny Poker: Overpair vs Nit on Wet Board
Small point, but that's actually 19% of hands, not 15%. Position might make villain call wider than I allotted for in my answer, but it's not going to make him open up this much, especially against an early-position opener. Should it? Absolutely, especially given stack sizes. But thinking that an opponent at the lowest stakes will make that adjustment is a really bad assumption.
May
6
comment Interesting Spot in Penny Poker: Overpair vs Nit on Wet Board
My range is based on the stakes and the stats we have on how this opponent is playing. Players at this level are not adjusting their ranges based on stack sizes. Ever. His range could be wider on the button, but probably not by much - the super-low stakes online full ring games tend to lead tight players to play very tight vs a raise, and that's actually pretty profitable for them.