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Undergraduate mathematics student


May
19
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
I agree, I would just shove all in but I really don't like how this hand has been played up until then
May
19
comment Determining the proper play on the turn
I agree with Gaz Winter and Radu that the limp and call are kind of weird. I think not raising pre-flop is a large mistake here. I could also see an argument for re-raising on the flop or donking out. The hand is played so passively and really the cut off/button have such good odds they could be playing anything, same for the big blind
May
13
comment What is the odd of hitting flush when you have nothing
@Tomáลกล íma I imagine that they mean 4 suited cards on the boards to be used with one of your off suit hole cards?
May
12
comment Considering Weighted Ranges
That's not really what I am saying, I mean if I'm reading in a book that Joe opens with 10%+ and suited connectors range and in the same book I am reading about balancing your range why is it unrealistic to expect that the combine the two and weight the range to better reflect the actual opening range?
May
11
comment Best playing style for MTT's
what do you mean by "that itself is sub-optimal"?
Apr
28
comment How should I play blind vs. blind late in tournaments against unknown players?
any option for folding or are you always just going to try to see a flop? I think that is probably -ev but small to big is a situation that I spend a lot of time thinking about and I am nowhere comfortable with it.
Apr
28
comment Short stack play - best way to deal with it?
"If you're a larger/leading stack, you don't tend to want to take the chance and call the bluff of these kinds of players in case they luck out and you lose your lead over something like that" this seems a bit strange, If you have a big stack you should be lookng to get in ahead, people sucking out is part of poker to fold hands because you are afraid that you opponent will suck out is massively -ev
Apr
28
comment Short stack play - best way to deal with it?
@Bogdan I am a bit confused as to what you are trying to say that the gap principle is here, what do you mean by "the difference between high and low cards" the gap principle usually refers to the difference in hands that you will open with and hands that you will call with.?
Apr
10
comment Considering Weighted Ranges
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with what you are saying. When I am taking about weighting the range its not about the likliness of the hands being dealt it is about the likiliness of the player playing the hand in that way. For the second point it seems that you are more just taking about ranges and I disagree with what you are saying but its not really relevant. Thanks for the replp
Apr
10
asked Considering Weighted Ranges
Apr
9
comment Mathematical Derivation of the Chen Formula
@Imorin Yes, clearly 76 will perform better against some hands, and saying that we need to look at it against a range of hands is kind of obvious but I am interested in specifically what the chen formula is measuring. For example we could get it by simply testing each hand against a suitable range of hands looking at its ev and then grouping it. But I don't know how the chen formula is derived and until I do I won't know what it is really saying. The example is just a naive example to show that the chen formula is not measuring hand strength in an absolute way (which is clearly not possible)
Apr
8
comment Easy to remember push/fold/callpush table/formula
@RaduMurzea I'm sorry but that is the sort of poker thinking that was prevalent maybe 20 years ago and the game has somewhat moved on. Using various "formula" is now a big part or poker theory and play and is very +ev, once you start thinking about things in a range analysis sort of way you are starting to get a bit more serious about poker and wil need maths all the time. Moreover being predictable is not always a bad thing, if you are short stacked you will be shoving a certain percentage of hands- not doing this would be unpredictable but in this situation massively -ev
Apr
7
comment Difference in strategies with stakes?
I think when you say stakes you mean blinds, the stakes for the tournament are always the same, its the buy in, in this case nothing
Mar
17
comment Tough decision on the turn
I'm not sure I agree with your range analysis really. Why have you included JJ but not KK,AA? I would also put this as a bluff most of the time (depending on the player) The bet of 1800 is probably going to price a lot of draws in and with the brick on the turn they have not got there, then when the player shows some weakness (and remembering the button has a much? bigger stack) it seems like there is a great chance that is a bluff really. I would give the button in a decent game credit for a pretty wide range and I would be jamming (remebering stack sizes)
Mar
17
comment Tough decision on the turn
I think if its a decent level game (and the stack sizes) then the buttons range is probably pretty wide and so with the brick on the turn I am just jamming the rest of my stack in
Mar
17
comment Tough decision on the turn
@DonkeyFish Cool, the stack sizes are pretty important. I will post an answer later probably as I don't have that much time just now. In general I would say that middle pair on a board like that is easily worth a c-bet (I'm c-betting there with any two) but 1800 into a pot of 3700 with the relative stack sizes and two players is always going to get a call (it's got the right odds for a lot of draws and bluff frequency) so I think you have to know what you are going to do in the turn before you make that bet or make a bigger bet.
Mar
17
comment Tough decision on the turn
I know it's not very helpful but these are really the kind of considerations that you should take before you make the bet on the flop. It's a tough spot and I would lay it down I think, however it is maybe not great play to put yourself in that position. What were the other players stacks?
Mar
16
comment Poker etymological dictionary
I don't think there will be a dictionary explaining the etymology of poker slang as some of it is quite obscure. For example I have no idea why broadway is called broadway, I mean it makes sense you could say something like- "there's nothing better than broadway" (comparing it to theatre) but I don't actually know where it comes from. There are some cases where you might be able to find out though, for example the term "three bet" doesn't really make much sense in NLH but that is because it has its origins in PLH
Mar
15
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
asked What do you do when you are running bad