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I am a former engineer, now a corporate pilot who enjoys programming both for work and as a hobby on the side.


Jul
4
comment Pocket Aces in 9-handed
"... but you should absolutely slow down and reevaluate postflop" ... I would add "if you make it to that point." In this case, he stated that he is "being forced" to go all-in preflop and is questioning whether or not that is a good strategy in a play money game because he is constantly getting sucked out.
Jul
4
comment What I did was right?
I meant that since he did reach that point in the hand, the river bet was pretty bad...
Jul
4
comment What I did was right?
You may want to expand your answer to include the river bet. That one.....
Jul
4
answered Pocket Aces in 9-handed
Jun
5
comment Fictitious play for multiway hand in push or fold regime
I found a sample implementation here: holdemresources.net/hr/sngs/icm/icmjava.html.
Jun
5
comment What if you get a straight flush on flop?
@ChristopheGeers: So you are saying that you would NEVER fold in this situation? What if it was a $100 pot, and your tight opponent who only ever raises with the nuts makes it $100,000 to go? ;-)
Jun
5
comment Is This a Bet or a Raise?
A raise from $5 to $25 would be a $20 raise, so wouldn't the minimum re-raise be $45 instead of $40? +1 though.
Feb
5
comment How to best teach poker to a novice in 1 month?
Oh, and also: I would strongly recommend that you NOT start with limit poker if your goal is to play no-limit. They are two VERY different games, and you will carry many bad habits from limit poker into no-limit which are hard to break. I would much rather see you playing low stakes no-limit on the internet, for as little as $1....
Feb
3
comment The Importance of Mathematics in Poker
To add to this very good answer, it can also be a mathematically sound decision to make a sub-optimal play (one not supported by the mathematics of the hand) if it will allow you to achieve higher value in future hands because of it. (ie, if the other players perceive you as a "bluffer" because of how you played a few hands early, when you stop bluffing and start value betting in a way that looks like a bluff, it can be very profitable.)
Feb
3
comment How to best teach poker to a novice in 1 month?
+1: I have used almost all of these at one time or another in the past, and all are great recommendations! I would add to the list that joining an online poker training site where you can watch videos of pros not only playing, but explaining WHY they are doing what they do. This will help you more than anything! There are a bunch of them, but I personally have used pokerxfactor.com and they have a lot of great info. The value of the poker forums also can not be over-stated. Researching even this question on those sites will give you a treasure trove of good information!
Nov
17
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