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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
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.
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
revised How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante?
Even better title (considering tournament is a tag)
Mar
6
comment How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante?
Wow, it's rare someone beats me to an answer while I'm typing it on poker.stackexchange.com :). Weird timing!
Mar
6
suggested suggested edit on How do you calculate side-pots when all-in on ante?
Feb
25
revised Mathematical Derivation of the Chen Formula
Updated title as requested
Feb
24
suggested suggested edit on Mathematical Derivation of the Chen Formula
Feb
24
revised When to fold AA pre-flop?
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Feb
23
answered When to fold AA pre-flop?
Feb
23
comment When to fold AA pre-flop?
The problem with this angle on the question is that not being willing to risk your stack should stop you from sitting in the game, not change the way you play it. If you aren't comfortable calling 1 million times the big blind, you shouldn't have 1 million times the big blind in front of you.
Feb
15
answered Outs counting correction
Jan
9
comment What's the best book to read to understand this site?
@LeeGrey I take it back; the best place to understand this site is probably to post questions to this site. If we could bootstrap the site itself with a decent corpus of questions and answers, it may become more useful than it currently is.
Jan
9
revised Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
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Jan
9
answered Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
Jan
9
awarded  Commentator
Jan
9
comment Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
@MinimeDJ When you are trying to talk to someone around here, you can use the "@" symbol instead of the "2" like you were doing above; that way they get a notification and know that you are talking to them.
Jan
6
comment Heads-Up And The Logic Of The Blinds
Good answer. Do you have any additional thoughts on why it's not profitable to min-raise as the button 100% of the time? Naively, it seems optimal; you are pretending you are the big blind while being the button, and that you are playing for double the stakes. When you are not the big blind and your opponent folds instead of raising, you win a little extra than you would if he was naturally the big blind for double.
Jan
6
revised What's a good strategy for playing overpairs post flop?
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