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Feb
27
comment Why do some Texas Hold Em ring tables have an ante
Edited the question...
Feb
27
comment Why do some Texas Hold Em ring tables have an ante
It certainly fattens the pot and makes the table looser but it is doubly irksome when you're card dead so it isn't a variant I can see the attraction of. Of course if loose no-fold-em-hold-em is your game, it sounds like it might be worth a look.
Feb
25
comment What benefits would there be for a site to be rigged
Do you want in? >-)
Feb
25
comment What benefits would there be for a site to be rigged
I'm not interested in stoking the fires of the indignant players who don't get variance. I'm more interested in theoretical ways that a site could possibly gain.
Jan
28
comment All-in, pre-flop with AK… twice. Was that a bad decision?
+1 I too would be inclined to bail or use someone else as cannon fodder to take care of the villain.
Jan
28
comment All-in, pre-flop with AK… twice. Was that a bad decision?
AK = Anna Kournikova. Looks nice but doesn't win anything...
Jan
27
comment Bad Experiences with Online Poker Sites
Care to elaborate @Jon?
Jan
26
comment Are there any forms of poker where some of your personal cards are displayed from the start of the hand?
You can also choose to display one or more hole cards when you win a hand or when mucking...
Jan
26
comment Are there any forms of poker where some of your personal cards are displayed from the start of the hand?
That isn't strictly correct - these are sometimes displayed during an all-in situation. I'll add a clarification to the question.
Jan
21
comment How to play the flop when two aces appear?
See here for the name of that book. I believe there are e-versions kicking around if your Google-Fu is up to it.
Jan
21
comment How to play the flop when two aces appear?
Great answer Jon and I'm inclined to agree - after the standard 3BB pre-flop raise, it was a car crash from thereon in.
Dec
5
comment What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?
Your weaknesses. If you don't have a handle on these - start mining your hand histories.
Dec
5
comment What do you study for poker? What do you focus on?
+1 for the last paragraph alone. Eating cake doesn't make you a baker.
Nov
13
comment How to use poker odds calculators?
Rules of thumb are useful but it doesn't pay to become predictable. There are often more profitable plays than shoving - like a flat call for example. Shoving might cause an opponent to fold whereas a flat call might encourage a bet from the villain on later streets.
Nov
13
comment How to use poker odds calculators?
When to fold/check/call is a massive topic which can't readily be covered here. If you're a beginner, start to get a handle on which hole cards to ditch. As you get better, you can play more marginal hands. Also, analysing past hands is invaluable. Most poker sites support the storing of hand histories locally either out of the box or as a standard option.
Nov
13
comment How to use poker odds calculators?
Apps like PokerCruncher will run tens of thousands of hands to see what the odds are. Q8s comes out at something like 20% 6-handed which is only marginally better than any 2 random hole cards.
Sep
29
comment Do you have any “in-hand” thinking procedures?
Done: meta.poker.stackexchange.com/questions/194/…
Sep
25
comment Do you have any “in-hand” thinking procedures?
Far too broad IMHO...
Jul
28
comment How do online poker sites make money?
Looks like part of your post got lost...?
Jul
18
comment Why some people all-in in the VERY first hand?
For one simple reason: Any two hole cards, however bad, can win.