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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
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
Jan
25
comment PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
I didn't say that I wanted to punish people who were drawing - I said I wanted to charge them. I have decent equity on the flop against most drawing hands, so long as they don't already have a set or have me in the freerolling situation you describe. In my mind, that was reason enough to build the pot a bit before they give up from having missed, or I lose my equity from a draw hitting. Can you elaborate what line(s) you prefer for flop and turn, along with the reasons you feel they are better?
Jan
25
comment What is a straddle bet?
Sometimes. Another variant is the Indiana straddle. It depends largely on the order in which the positions get the chance to straddle.
Jan
25
comment What is a 'wet board'?
It is worth noting that just as one might suspect, the opposite of a wet board is a dry board (e.g. a board with random disconnected cards).
Jan
25
comment Is using a “straddle” a valid strategy or is it just for fun?
For definition of straddle, see poker.stackexchange.com/questions/285/what-is-a-straddle-bet
Jan
19
comment NL200: Many possible lines to showdown in this 3-bet pot
I'll edit to elaborate my thoughts on turn play.
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
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
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
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
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
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.