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Feb
28
comment NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?
eh eh, I know about VPIP/PFR/AF and whatnots (I'm a tracker & HUD developer ; ) My question was really how to narrow those values down to some range when playing "real live" poker.
Feb
28
comment NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?
curiosity: How do you know she's approx. 25/15/1.0: do you take notes at every hand and then do quick computation or do you guesstimate this? (I rarely play live and although I'm familiar with these stats online, it's one thing I've got a lot of problems with when playing live: that is, I cannot easily tell which type of player I'm playing against when I'm playing live... )
Feb
17
comment How are side pots built?
@SoboLAN: uncalled bets are never raked. However there are differences from site to site as to how the rake (and the rakeback or equivalent bonuses/gifts are calculated)... But this isn't related to the uncalled bet. If an uncalled bet sin't returned", it become part of a "special side-pot" (don't know how to call it) on which there's zero rake. : )
Feb
17
answered How are side pots built?
Feb
8
revised 99 short stacks reraised under the gun tournament
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Feb
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answered 99 short stacks reraised under the gun tournament
Feb
8
revised What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
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Feb
7
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Feb
7
answered What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
Feb
7
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
@Chris Marasti-Georg: I don't disagree with you that one would need to determine how "significant" it is but... It's apparently sufficiently significant to make the community cards not follow a true random distribution. And it's also apparently sufficiently significant to change the odds of AKo vs low pocket pairs from "slightly underdog" to "slightly favorite" in the case Barry Greenstein outlined. And these are just two examples, there are probably many more where people have been able to notice "weird" results/numbers. All I'm saying is that it's more complicated than it looks like : )
Feb
6
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Feb
6
answered Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
Feb
6
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
see my comment to Chris' answer. For folded cards, there's more to it then simply "it's not significant". There have been studies made using billions of online hands on the subject. It's hard and even harder to model due to what is know as the "card removal effect" ; )
Feb
6
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
@Chris Marasti-Georg: Barry Greenstein talk about this "card removal effect" and states this in one of his books: "as players fold (preflop), the probability of an Ace or King coming on the board increases". It can be seen this way too: hands that are folded preflop are not randomly distributed (because AA, KK, QQ, etc. should be part of a random distribution, but in this case they're not, because they're not folded preflop etc.).
Feb
6
comment Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
@Chris Marasti-Georg: I agree about burnt cards but OP also mentioned folded (...there's some chance some of our cards have been folded by our opponents...) / mucked cards. There have been extensive discussions in "poker theory" forums (and on Usenet) about the difficulty to correctly model the fact that there's a near 100% probability that opponents who are folding preflop without betting anything aren't holding premium hands. And this definitely does have an influence: it's been proved AFAIR that due to the card removal effect, community cards, for example, aren't evenly distributed.
Feb
2
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
yup of course, which is why I commented right above: the following: "you could say the person who raised to 1000 did really raise to 1040". I take it that your answer is correct but I'm still curious: I'd like to find a hand history where that specific case happens, just to see : )
Feb
1
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
but ante aren't really chips you "risk": you're not only forced to put them in, but they also do not count as part of the amount you have to match. If you ante 40 and someone raises to 1000, you then have to risk 1000 to see a flop, not 960 (sure, you could say the person who raised to 1000 did really raise to 1040 but that's not how people --nor hand histories-- do count, hence my question) :-/
Feb
1
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
@John Dibling: BB had 45 before the deal. So he put 40 of ante and 5 as a "big blind" (5 instead of 400). That said there are 8 people putting in an ante of 40 and three people putting an addition 5 or more. My question is really if the BB would be winning 15 or 335. Even if it's tiny in both case compared to the blinds ; )
Feb
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Feb
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comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
@k to the z: "When I set mine I usually raise...". If you're raising you're not really set mining ; ) And flopping a set cannot possibly be the sole purpose of raising preflop with a PP: very often when you raise preflop you win the blinds (no matter if you have 72o or AA)...