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Software Engineer. Working as Java web developer.


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Apr
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comment Hand-histories of successful players
I think it's not only a valid, but a good question, sadly there is no shortage of self-righteous people who can't stop second-guessing. If questions whose answers have the potential to lead to morally questionable behaviour I'd suggest to make it explicitly so in the faq and be done with it. No need to engage in passive agressive discussions.
Apr
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comment Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?
It depends on how you interpret the term 'odds', but I meant it as the most basic mathematical aspect of the game where you estimate pot odds and compare them to your hand's odds. Admittedly, the line where maths end and heuristics, rules of thumb and psychology begin is quite blurred.
Mar
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revised Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?
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Mar
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accepted Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?
Mar
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Mar
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revised Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?
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asked Can the optimal strategy for low stakes holdem be considered simpler as a general rule?
Mar
24
comment Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands
What you suggest is impossible but I'm curious what leads to think that way.
Mar
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revised Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values
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revised Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values
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Mar
20
comment Can you call when the pot odds don't favour you?
This appears in Sklanky's "Theory of Poker" book. He suggest the right way to look at the pot odds is by taking into account future bets too, for that you need to estimate the probability that the rest of the players will call or reraise.
Mar
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Mar
19
comment KK on small blind vs Calling Station
@TacticalCoder sorry, actually you are right, the odds of a straight draw with, say, 8 outs, are not so high. For the sake of precision I ran the calculations with pbots_calc (params: "kk:qto jh9d6c3h") and kk has 86%, and 90% with the villain's actual hand. So it was a correct play against a fish, as that guy was (a good player won't call a big bet unless he has a set or AA).
Mar
19
comment KK on small blind vs Calling Station
@Techno_Dream don't beat yourself over how you could have won a particular hand, you can only be right on the long haul's average. Having said that, if you go all-in early on and he folds, you win a small pot, if he doesn't, that's because he could have you beat: big risk, little reward. If you think you are ahead, bet enough to give him inadequate pot odds. If he still calls you'll have positive expectation. If a good player calls, maybe it's time to fold.
Mar
19
comment Should I have went all-in with KK on this flop?
@Chris Taylor AA has 0.85 prob of winning against a random hand and obviously less than that against a good hand. While you have positive expectation, being comfortable with a +20% prob. of losing a good chunk of your stack seems unlikely if you decided to play low stakes in the first place.