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Jan
15
comment Aggression vs cheap flop
A lot of this relates to reads and player image which don't relate so much to the faster forms of the game. I've added the various speed poker variants to my question to clarify.
Nov
25
comment PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?
@Paulpro Looking at the release notes of the new version, they mention that they were forced to stop collecting stats for hero-less hands. PokerStars has a feature where you can fold but still watch the rest of the hand until its conclusion. This would in part allow you to build up a hand history for other players which clearly isn't in the spirit of a personal poker tool.
Nov
17
comment PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?
Great stuff, thank you.
Nov
17
comment PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?
They may not state their reasons but they will have them. I also run a suite of my own tools so if there is something specific they have issue with, then it is in their interest to make it clear, otherwise similarly technically minded people to myself can simply circumvent the policies.
Nov
17
comment PokerStars have banned the use of PokerTracker 4. Why?
I contacted PokerStars but they wouldn't elaborate on why I had to stop using the version of the software I had.
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.