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Mar
23
comment Question on Odds, Pot Odds and Expected Values
@Stefan: Indeed, I noticed I did a silly computation mistake, leading to values being to high (which you noticed too). So I deleted the buggy part of my answer and will repost it when I find the time to post the correct values : ) (probably tomorrow or so)
Mar
19
comment KK on small blind vs Calling Station
@Jubbat: He described his opponent as an "incredible calling station" which was playing "50% of his hands". These are terribly bad players who are going to overplay any pair (even middle pair). There are no more decisions to be made after the opponent calls all-in: OP is results oriented because he focus on having lost the hand (despite being 80% favorite). Regarding a draw: KK is 66% favorite against a "likely straight draw" you mention. That is definitely a huge favorite. Having straight draws calling you all-in here would be immensely EV+ too.
Apr
20
comment Easy to memorize starting hand strategy
Are we sure we want to vote this for closing? There are, sadly, very few questions on poker.SE and this looks like a perfectly valid question: starting hand charts and "memo-technique" tricks to remember them may be a cool addition to the site. To me it's a +1 and not a vote for close. Also, at this point and seen the low trafic here I think downvote and vote for close should be commented...
Apr
11
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
@Toby Booth: I'm not asking for opponent's cards but what did you end up doing?
Apr
11
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
@Toby Booth: effective stacks are $889 and he already put $401 in, so he has $488 left. If you put him allin if I did correct calcs there shall be $1259 in the pot and he would get about 3:1 on his call. If he has a little something (which I think is very often the case), it would come down to how often he thinks you're making a move here (after calling preflop, flop and turn). But anyway, to me after a passive preflop, flop and turn the river is not the time to be aggressive: you don't represent a 4, nor an A (AK would 3-bet pre or fold later on, AQ would raise, AJ would fold, etc.).
Apr
8
comment Why does 555 beat QQQ in this Doyle vs Elezra hand?
+1... I edited your answer a bit. (erf, editing my comment: I don't have full edit rights yet on poker.stackexchange.com so my edit needs peer-reviewing ; )
Apr
3
comment In Omaha, Is it allowed to only show two holecards at showdown when claiming the pot?
oh ok +1... So I didn't see things either ; ) Oh well, I take it that this summer (where I plan to play some live Omaha) I'll ask too when sitting down!
Apr
3
comment In Omaha, Is it allowed to only show two holecards at showdown when claiming the pot?
Note that I've been playing poker since a long time and I typically help people here... But I figured out I've never played live Omaha and was a bit surprised to see people apparently only showing two holecards once in a while (I've always seen four, in online Omaha) so I figured out this may make a nice SE question : )
Apr
2
comment Are there times when your bets are more important than your cards at poker?
can you rephrase your question? What do you mean by "Cards rules, whatever bets goes on..."? What does "Cards rules" mean?
Mar
31
comment Redealing to the board in Pot Limit Omaha
@Kyle: I edited mine... At first I wasn't sure you were talking about "running it twice" because you didn't mention the action up to the flop / all-ins : )
Mar
26
comment Complex split pot semantics for multiple All-In winners with differing amounts
@amigal: ah ah, thanks... But I've got no merit: I've been forced to deal with all this for a poker software I'm developing (a tracker & HUD) ; ) In some case it's tricky because some sites do not write out the side pots details (only the total pot amount is shown) and it's kinda tricky to determine the pot sizes (which is important, for example, if you want to compute the all-in expected value, etc.). : )
Mar
24
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
as I just commented to amigal, "You are entitled to win only as much as you put in times the number of players" doesn't mean much unless you define what "put in" means. Because one can "put in" a penalty blind and that one does definitely not count "times the number of players". A penalty blind is "put in" yet it is lost. It could have been the case that the ante was computed just like a penalty blind (not that it's a penalty, but simply that it could have not counted towards matching the big blind)... (hence my question).
Mar
24
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
I'll be commenting this to everyone but: "you can earn according to the chips you risk"... Sure, but then one would have to know what are considered "chips you risk". Because a penalty blind is money you definitely do put in, yet it doesn't count towards the chips you can win (e.g. you can put in $8 but only can win "$7 * nb opponents + $1" and not "$8 * nb opponents"). It could have been the case that the ante was computed the same way as a penalty blind. It's not as simple as it seems.
Mar
22
comment Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?
@o.v.: it was clearly not the case on Rush / Full Tilt Poker and I take it it's also not the case on Zoom / PokerStars but I can't 100% guarantee it. As far as I can tell hands are saved, no matter what : )
Mar
6
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
@Jeffrey Blake: well yup but... This one was specifically about antes: I know how side-pots are built (my software being forced to compute/recompute them while parsing hands from sites that do not put that info but only write the total pots amount) but I wanted to be sure there was no special rule regarding deals with antes. And then nitpicking: it's the other question, asked 15 days after this one, that would then essentially be the same as this one ; ) Just kidding ; )))
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
he he, I lol'ed... "But now that you know about the Rule of 2/4 and PokerStove, you can do this yourself"... I take it you're talking to OP right!? I've actually coded a software that does, amongst other, what PokerStove does so it's not "now that I know" ; )
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
@Jeffrey Blake: thanks for the +1 ; ) Edit done!
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
+1... However opponent had both a flush draw and a pair (he was drawing to both a flush and a set as OP wrote), so he's getting even better odds.
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... )