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Here's a little joke that cracks me up:

So, a guy walks up to me and says, "I'm a tepee. I'm a wigwam. I'm a tepee! I'm a wigwam!" I said to him, "Relax, man. You're two tents!"


Dec
31
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
@Dominic: If the only reason you are check-raising someone is to punish them or teach them a lesson, you are check-raising for the wrong reasons.
Oct
19
comment When to fold AA pre-flop?
If you are considering folding AA preflop in a cash game, why are you playing in the first place?
May
1
comment How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?
@TobyBooth: I've provided additional information and hopefully given the OP something new to think about by providing an answer to a relevant question that OP didn't ask. This is a common paradigm used by thousands of people across all SE sites.
Apr
27
comment What does 'freerolling' mean?
In addition to a freeroll, there is also a reverse freeroll, in which there is limited or no upside to a particular gamble. Consider a situation in which you have bottom straight on a 4 flush board. If you bet and get action, there is often little chance your hand will win the whole pot, and very often you will lose the whole pot.
Apr
27
comment How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?
@TobyBooth: I didn't think so.
Apr
25
comment How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?
In addition to what Jeffrey has said, consider that it is often better to bluff a busted straight when a flush comes than to bluff a busted flush when a straight comes. This is certianly not universal, but straights have a tendancy to be more well-hidden than flushes.
Mar
15
comment Online vs Live problem
You are probably not value betting correctly.
Mar
15
comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
Actually, I think there is a correct answer to this question.
Mar
15
comment Is shoving all in with a weaker player the best strategy?
I disagree, and I think this is results-oriented thinking.
Mar
15
comment Is shoving all in with a weaker player the best strategy?
OP didn't ask if the strategy is valid -- OP asked if shoving is the best play. The answer to that question has to be "no".
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
He... they... Sometimes I don't know who I'm talking to. :)
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
Thanks for the clarification. Since I didn't know his actual holding, I couldn't simulate OP's exact scenario. But now that you know about the Rule of 2/4 and PokerStove, you can do this yourself!
Feb
29
comment How often will pocket aces lose to 4 flush or set after the flop?
@Ivan: Pocket Aces will win more money in the long-run against more players than it will against fewer. Volatility will also be higher but we, as sufficiently-rolled poker players, should not be worried about volatility; only long-term winrate.
Feb
27
comment Classic Books for Texas Hold'Em
You want to know what the classic books are? Or do you want to know what the best books are? As the game is played by more and more people, the state of the art evolves, and the books that were once considered to be the Gold Standard may provide suboptimal advice for contemporary games.
Feb
27
comment Classic Books for Texas Hold'Em
IMO this book was terrible. Not for PH's attitude, but for his advice. He advocates a weak-tight style that limit's a players ability to win or to learn. I would stay away from this book.
Feb
27
comment Classic Books for Texas Hold'Em
The Small Stakes Holdem book was really more by Ed Miller than by David Sklansky. Although I'm sure Sklansky will assume all the credit, the book was written almost entirely by Miller.
Feb
16
comment What's the order for showdown?
Why is that too bad?
Feb
14
comment Main differences between Limit and No Limit Hold'em
"A second raise probably means AA and you should get out." This is not nearly as universally true as it used to be.
Feb
14
comment Las Vegas: Best casino for 1-2 no limit?
How did you do?
Feb
10
comment What's the order for showdown?
@ktothez: No casinos I play at allow a one card show when there are live players.