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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... )
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
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
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) :-/