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location Seattle, WA
age 26
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seen Aug 14 at 6:52

In a past life I was a profitable No Limit Texas Hold'em player on Full Tilt at the NL25 level (that's a dime and a quarter for blinds; the top... of microstakes :)). Between 2008-2010 I played just shy of 300,000 hands.

In 2010-2011 I played live poker for over 600 hours at 1-2 and 2-5 in Foxwoods, Las Vegas, and a few other casinos.

Since then (and since graduating college) I've moved on to another stage of my life, but still enjoy thinking and playing occasionally on weekends, when time permits.


Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
10
comment Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker
I'm not sure if I agree with the premise, but some of the top online pros have also followed this strategy: Tom Dwan is known as durrrr, and Phil Galfond is known as OMGClayAiken. Phil specifically chose this name so that others would be "embarrassed to lose to him": youtube.com/watch?v=NUUx0wcn29A
Aug
3
awarded  Custodian
Aug
3
reviewed No Action Needed How is Poker a game of skill?
Aug
3
reviewed No Action Needed How is Poker a game of skill?
Jul
21
awarded  Excavator
Jul
21
revised Forums with lot of hand history analysis by other players
Added a link to 2p2 as its listed as most popular without a link.
Jul
20
suggested suggested edit on Forums with lot of hand history analysis by other players
May
24
awarded  Custodian
May
24
reviewed Satisfactory What if you get a straight flush on flop?
May
24
reviewed Satisfactory Strategy Against Aggressive, Maniacal Player
May
24
reviewed Needs Improvement Start playing NL Hold'em or Limit Hold'em?
Apr
22
awarded  Critic
Apr
18
awarded  Organizer
Apr
18
revised Who has the higher hand: 44 vs. A2 on a JJKK2 board?
More descriptive title to avoid 100s of questions of "Who has the higher hand?"
Apr
18
suggested suggested edit on Who has the higher hand: 44 vs. A2 on a JJKK2 board?
Apr
7
comment Site with beatable PLO rake?
The number of hands and rake paid are not based only on those 25 people; the above screenshot is probably totalling everyone in your DB for those numbers. If you add the rake paid for the 25 players, it's not equal to the total shown.
Mar
31
answered Strategy Against Aggressive, Maniacal Player
Mar
28
comment What mnemonic rules are helpful in poker calculations?
I've heard a similar rule; the rule of 10&20. If the ration of effective stacks to pot is less than 10x, it's usually a fold; it they are greater than 20x it's usually a call, and anywhere in between you should rely entirely on other factors (bet-size, stack-size, and opponent tendencies)
Mar
20
comment How is Poker a game of skill?
This alone doesn't prove skill; Phil Hellmuth could still be the luckiest player alive. If you ha a standard deviation, you could "prove" this with a very large confidence interval.