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bio website beedogs.com
location East Midlands
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20+ years of experience in IT with various platforms, languages, databases and industries.


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
Aug
9
comment Finding leaks in your game
That isn't in dispute - just not sure the paltry stats the sites offer are any help in this regard though...
Aug
9
comment Finding leaks in your game
Yep. I used PokerSpy years back which was pretty good. There are also a whole raft of iPad/iPhone apps for hand odds etc.
Aug
9
revised Finding leaks in your game
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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.