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accepted Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament
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
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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
revised Quantifying the amount of luck required to win a tournament
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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.
Mar
19
answered How is Poker a game of skill?
Mar
19
comment How is Poker a game of skill?
It is still possible to win hands with bad cards, as long as you don't get to a showdown. Furthermore, if you play long enough, you will statistically have your fair share of good cards too.
Mar
19
comment Tough decision on the turn
The reason I didn't include KK and AA is because with those hands I don't think the button would have cold called preflop and the flop bet. He would (and should) have popped one of those to protect his hand. I agree the check on the turn invites a bluff. (Do we know how much button had left when he bets 4k?)
Mar
17
answered Tough decision on the turn