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20+ years of experience in IT with various platforms, languages, databases and industries.


Oct
4
asked How does the strategy for Omaha and Hold Em vary pre-flop?
Sep
21
comment How To Recognize Addiction To Gambling?
Whilst it is true that poker is not a pure game of chance like some others, the fact that there is a risk and reward element certainly makes it gambling and hence addictive.
Sep
12
comment Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker
On some sites e.g. Pokerstars, you can block images. Not sure if there is an option to block usernames on any site - e.g. make all players: Player 1, Player 2 etc. Another thing to consider along with name and image is table chat. What you say (as in real life) also contributes to your image. If a player is on tilt, I'm more likely to call/re-raise against their hand as the tendency is often for players to play wilder/looser after a beat to recoup their losses.
Sep
10
comment Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker
Very difficult to quantify. Hero might actually be playing a certain way because of their name/image rather than villains being subconsciously affected by the hero's name/image. There is a whole branch of science dedicated to how selected avatars drive our behaviour: bitchbuzz.com/tech/can-avatars-change-our-behaviour.html
Sep
10
awarded  Critic
Sep
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
9
comment How to deal with overcards in the flop
I tried this out at the weekend and the outcomes were much better. Thanks! :)
Sep
9
accepted How to deal with overcards in the flop
Sep
6
comment How to deal with overcards in the flop
Yeah, straight/flush draws add another dynamic for sure...
Sep
5
revised How to deal with overcards in the flop
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Sep
5
comment How to deal with overcards in the flop
Thanks for your insight - very useful. A smaller bet post flop might be a good idea. It would reduce my possible hand earnings but also limit my exposure. If villain were to come over the top, I'd get more information earlier on in the hand. If villain calls a large bet on the flop, I do often feel too committed to the hand to fold it.
Sep
5
comment How to deal with overcards in the flop
The problem is that this is a Pokerstars Zoom table - I'm seeing fresh opponents every hand. It is less of a problem for me on a standard ring table as I get a feel for which players are loose/tight/passive/aggressive etc...
Sep
4
asked How to deal with overcards in the flop
Sep
4
answered How To Recognize Addiction To Gambling?
Aug
28
comment Poker Rooms Comparison
IMO, if I were to compare the playing styles of Pokerstars vs 888, it would be tight-passive vs loose-aggressive. YMMV...
Aug
28
answered Poker Rooms Comparison
Aug
14
comment Teaching source for putting players on hands?
+1 I can't recommend the Ed Miller book enough...
Aug
13
comment Finding leaks in your game
I've never used pokertracker and only a few online sites so I was trying to think of the minimal set of stats you'd get with any site/tool.
Aug
13
comment Finding leaks in your game
At a macro level this is a useful exercise but I'd be worried about there not be a sufficient number of hands to be able to make an informed decision. E.g. you might hit a straight and occasional flush with Q8s but you'd rarely want to play this out of the BB position. Pokercruncher for example has a feature that randomises hands with N players across hundreds of thousands of deals which is good for seeing how a particular hand holds up against other players.
Aug
12
awarded  Teacher