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


Aug
9
answered Finding leaks in your game
Aug
5
answered Possible cheating in Online Poker (by the dealer)
Aug
1
comment What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?
Sorry, I should have explained. The online poker site I regularly use has added a relatively new feature and a quirk of this is that you're often dealt exactly the same two hole cards consecutively. Just wanted to know exactly how small the odds of this occurring were before I raised hell about it...
Jul
30
comment What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?
Great, thanks Toby. Post as an answer and I'll close the question.
Jul
30
asked What are the odds of being dealt exactly the same 2 hole cards in consecutive hands?
Jul
4
awarded  Commentator
Jul
4
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
As for your second point, even if I could just magically forget an original bad beat and the loose hands I play subsequently, the dynamic of the table seems to change. I'm getting called on more large pre-flop raises and previously tight-passive players are coming over the top.
Jul
4
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
Re your first point - there is definitely something in this. Before I took it as the luck of the draw but now I'm questioning which strategy gem I've forgotten. This is of course a major fault itself - trying to make hard and fast rules for given hole cards when I should be looking at myriad other factors.
Jul
2
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
You diamond... :)
Jul
2
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
Great, I shall check that out...
Jul
2
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
I did wonder if those early successes were my imagination but I tracked it on one of those ratings sites and I did seem to be improving steadily to a point. Something else that might be relevant is that I'm playing more Zoom games these days (if you fold, you get stuck immediately on another table with a fresh hand) so perhaps my original style only suits a static table (where image is important) rather then Zoom or tourneys. I know for a fact that my original approach sucked big time on the final table in tourneys and when playing head-to-head.
Jul
2
comment The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
Many thanks for this. Very helpful. Re your last paragraph: I think this approach helped at the time as it made my style more difficult to read. If they always thought I had nuts, they'd fold but if they saw I played more marginal hands, that threw them off the scent a little. And of course, I'd sometimes hit an inside straight etc.
Jul
2
asked The more advice I read - the worse I play. What am I doing wrong?
Dec
11
comment Is trash talking legal in WSOP?
I should think it is. Phil Hellmuth has made a career out of it (as well as being an exceptional player).
Dec
11
comment Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time
Hmmm, I'll have to try and clean up with 72o sometime...
Dec
10
awarded  Student
Dec
10
awarded  Scholar
Dec
10
accepted Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time
Dec
10
awarded  Supporter
Dec
10
comment Do you have favourite hole cards - and do these change over time
You make a good point. My thing with Q8o/s was that I got something like 3 inside straights in the same tourney once. I'm more inclined to play such favourite hands if I'm losing money. Don't know if this would qualify as "tilt" or where it is just momentary madness...