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Apr
6
comment Effect of number of players in the probability distribution of poker hands
Your last paragraph may not be relevant to the original question, however that is an interesting point you bring up, and I'd like to expand on it: A 10 handed Omaha game is kind of like being dealt 60 hold'em hands. (6 ways to make 2 card combos when you are dealt 4). And what you described pretty much falls in line with the approach for Omaha starting hand strategy, exactly for the reason you described.
Apr
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Apr
5
comment Joining an offline poker league - can being new be used to my advantage?
Try wearing a bright pink shirt and flirting with everyone at the table, occasionally calling certain guys "hun". They'll be so rattled that you'll have a huge advantage.
Apr
5
comment Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament
Your comment regarding other player's data possibly not being relevant is a good one. I think this calculation would also need to include the probability of winning based on the playing style. For example, if you play 100 10 person tourneys, you might expect to win 10 on average. If you win 30/100, the probabilities above would likely be drastically different (and more relevant) than if you won 3/100, which would be less significant. I originally intended this question to be based on data from statistically solid and winning players.
Apr
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Mar
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comment Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament
Your suggestions are for limiting the amount of luck in a tournament. However, my question is not about how to limit it, but how to quantify how much luck you can expect to have had when you win a tournament.
Mar
25
comment When to fold AA pre-flop?
@gonvaled If that last part was what you were thinking about, then that's a different question and has nothing to do with AA. In that case you fold any hand where the $1000/hand player is not in, since you'll never have a better chance to win other than AA. And it's easy to come up with those type of hypotheticals- you always fold AA against the guy who you happen to know is an assasin who offs people that beat him with AA, etc. Though admittedly Cory's scenario is at least plausible.
Mar
25
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Mar
25
comment When to fold AA pre-flop?
I just want to point out that the worst case for Aces is when the opponent has 87s, not 65s. That being said, the best case for opponent against AA, however, is 65s.
Mar
25
comment Gap concept and pot odds
@emanuele, I see your point, but it seems like there must be some cases where it makes sense to call in that scenario? What if it's 15 to 1 pot odds preflop, maybe you just call and see if you flop a monster regardless of your hand? Maybe a better question would be what are the minimum odds necessary to see a flop regardless of your hand?
Mar
23
comment Gap concept and pot odds
@emanuele - if there are enough players in the hand, then does this suggest that at some point you can correctly call without looking at your cards?
Mar
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Mar
22
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Mar
22
asked Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament
Mar
22
comment What is the best strategy once you are chip leader in a tournament?
Sure, it is annoying, but I would welcome this behavior. If I have AA then I look forward to someone with more chips than I have to be calling my pre-flop raise. Assumming they don't flop the made hand, I'll push them all in on the flop to punish them for their original pre-flop call. If they flop some kind of draw and decide to chance it and still call- well then most of the time you just doubled up, which is what your goal is. And if you can get them to call your all in preflop- even better!
Mar
21
answered What is the best strategy once you are chip leader in a tournament?
Mar
21
comment What is the best strategy once you are chip leader in a tournament?
But it's not annoying when the chip leader doubles you up too!
Mar
19
comment How is Poker a game of skill?
@Cathy: (my last comment was too) And along the same lines, another skill is losing the least amount possible when you don't win a pot. With very bad cards this is usually pretty easy. But sometimes you'll have very good cards and will still lose, and minimizing the amount that you lose in those scenarios takes skill.