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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!"


Feb
8
comment What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
random unsubstantiated "fact": online poker sites rake $300 million every month.
Feb
3
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
-1: IMO this is very bad advice. Folding the best hand on the river would be a major error. You give far too much credit to the opponent here. He could have literally anything here from top pair to quads, or a busted flush draw that spazzed out and its now bluffing.
Feb
3
comment Insurance in cash games. In which situations is it a good idea and for how much -EV?
Private health insurance is only -EV until you need it. Just sayin'.
Feb
3
comment NL400: Vs a TAG Regular. Interesting River Decision
@ChrisMarasti-Georg: If Toby posted this question with the intent to answer it himself, and there are no special circumstances (such as establishing a FAQ such as the one constructed for the C++ FAQ in SO), then it is akin to using this site as a blog, and is not appropriate for the SE platform. SE is not a blog. I don't know if that was Toby's intent -- that's why I asked.
Feb
2
comment NL400: Vs a TAG Regular. Interesting River Decision
Wait, why did you answer your own question?
Feb
2
comment NL400: Vs a TAG Regular. Interesting River Decision
If you bet the river, an ABC opponent is not going to showdown a hand that TPNK beats. Unless you have an image bordering on "Crazy."
Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
Better, thanks.
Feb
1
comment Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?
It's actually unclear just how big the BB is at this point, but it must be less than the ante.
Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
If your referring to my second comment, that's not exactly what you said. You said they would give action when they had a hand, but not give action when you didn't have a hand. It has little or nothing to do with whether you have a hand. They are looking at their own cards.
Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
"Tight-Weak opponents will play a range that, when you hit your set, will give you lots of action with overpairs, TPTK and strong draw type hands, or just give up very easily vs mild aggression the times when you have air or marginal equity." Not quite right. W/T opponents will give action based on their hand (not yours) and the action they face. If they have a good hand, they will give some action. If they don't, they won't.
Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
"Using PP's solely to flop sets isn't a winning strategy" I disagree. Set mining with low PPs can be a winning, though sub-optimal strategy if done correctly. Open-raising and then playing fit/fold is not the correct way to play them, though.
Jan
31
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
You've said that you believe you have a card advantage over Villain. If you think you have the best hand preflop and you think he will call a re-raise, then you can re-raise for value preflop. I don't agree with the sentiment that a PFRR is "definitely" better than flatting. There are simply too many variables to make such an assertion.
Jan
31
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
Its "long ball," not "big ball." Its a term taken from baseball.
Jan
31
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
@Toby: please don't put words in my mouth. I made no such agreement. On the contrary, I did not take sides in the argument. I can see why people would think you are not contributing votes on your own questions, but I can see the other side too. You have been contributing to this beta by posting questions, and that is probably more valuable at this point than votes. I'm not passing judgement on your contributions.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
@TobyBooth: It says in your profile that you have voted (both up/down) a total of 5 times on answers.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
Many players would check-raise on the turn when they had a Queen "fairly often" because they are expecting the Villain to bet again with an Ace, with a draw, or with air.
Jan
29
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
It seemed to me that you were advocating a bet.you did say that you " didn't like [betting] at all," but earlier you also said" you have only one option and its betting."
Jan
29
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
Maybe I misunderstood your point, then. :) You're welcome regardless.
Jan
29
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
"The only way to win is by betting" is not a (valid) reason to bet.
Jan
26
comment What is the purpose of a continuation bet, and when is it best applied in Hold'em?
While a proper answer to this question, especially the "why and when" part could take an entire book, I do think it's an excellent question that can be given at least some treatment here. +1 from me for the question.