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


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.
Jun
6
comment calling all-in before the flop
Even if I'm on the wrong end of a nasty downswing, I still prefer money games for this reason.
Mar
6
comment How does the strategy for Omaha and Hold Em vary pre-flop?
I fully agree. Having played this for a while now, they're very different beasts. I'll get this closed off.
Dec
17
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
OK, thanks Toby. The question really came from the fact that I couldn't find any resource that recommended a check-raise over a vanilla raise in any given situation at all which seemed to me a little strange given that there are stock situations where I use it with great success. I'm a little confused by the reticence as it would seem to be just a plain bluff in reverse: you're underplaying your hand strength rather than overplaying it.
Dec
13
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
Downvoter: Is the question itself poor or does it just need more clarity/detail?
Nov
11
comment Texas hold'em: Why did I lose this hand?
You might have been thinking of Omaha where you have to use both your hole cards. In this case you would have lost since her straight would have beaten your two pair.
Nov
7
comment Do two A's beat a wheel straight?
In all forms of poker I know - you need 5 cards for a straight and it looks like you're playing hold em so...no dice.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
Yes - one or more players may hold one or more of your outs. A bit long to go into but a lot of poker is making the best decision on incomplete information. For that reason, you play a lot more starting hands heads up than you would with full ring.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
52 - 18 (hole cards) - 3 (flop) leaves 31 cards. Probability on turn for hitting an out card is 8/31. Probability on river for hitting an out card is 8/30. Added together gives 52.47%. In practice you'd be better served looking at the pot odds each betting round rather than raw percentages though.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
OK, the odds of hitting the straight post-flop were about 52% then but I'd still question the pre-flop call.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
Have to agree with Ray. That is a little too much action to be calling with JQo. All you could have done is come over the top pre-flop but that would have been risky given your hand. After seeing the open-ended draw, I can see why you pressed on after this as the odds are generally favourable with the turn and river left.
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
How many seats?