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Feb
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revised What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
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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
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revised Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
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Feb
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answered Are mucked and burnt cards significant in odds calculation?
Feb
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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
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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
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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)...
Feb
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asked Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
Jan
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comment What does “run it twice” mean?
@Svisstack: "run it twice" was available on small stakes (and mid- and high-) tables back when Full Tilt Poker was operating. (the option didn't exist on micro-stakes tables that said). : )
Jan
26
comment Standing of all-in losers in a tournament
@Adam Dymitruk: so what happens in the hypothetical case where the players had the same stack size prior to the hand? : )
Jan
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Jan
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comment Who can play on www.pokerstars.it?
@Beofett: my point was that this is not a poor question but a very legitimate question (with legal implications etc.) that is very common on big poker forums because a lot of players want to know the answer to this. And it's not "too localized": it does concern most players: it's not because, in this case, only italian players can play on pokerstars.it that the answer is not interesting to a lot of players (especially seen the gigantic fish pond and the amazing money to be made on pokerstars.it due to the very bad playing field).
Jan
22
comment Who can play on www.pokerstars.it?
@Robert Cartaino: it's only localized because, in this case, they don't allow players outside of .it. But there are other sites where this isn't the case. For example: Q: "who can play on Winamax.fr?" A: "anyone in europe" (it's just an example to make a point: an online site concerning a lot of europeans isn't too localized). If people keep downvoting and closing questions that have answers then the 4 questions / per on average, in freefall since the 2nd day the site went live, will keep freefalling and it's StackExchange Poker that can be closed... Just my $0.02 continuation bet ;)
Jan
22
comment What is the purpose of a continuation bet, and when is it best applied in Hold'em?
@Toby Booth: but at 4 questions per day on average if people keep downvoting the only questions that comes in this site is dead... Maybe the attitude should be relaxed a bit to try to get some traffic.