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Mar
22
awarded  Editor
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
Mar
15
answered What do you do when you are running bad
Mar
14
awarded  Supporter
Mar
12
comment Do two or more players colluding against honest players gain on average more money, or not?
@mattstuehler, It also would be easy for most people to steal small items from the grocery store, but that doesn't mean most people do that. Just about all of the winning poker players I know also happen to be very honorable people, and don't cheat because it's wrong, not because it doesn't really help.
Mar
12
comment Starting hands probability
@TobyBooth - With combinations, order doesn't matter, with permutations, order does matter. But surely you know this. Are you using the word "consider" in a way I don't understand?
Mar
12
answered Pocket pair starting hands vs. probability of opponent having a pocket pair
Mar
7
awarded  Teacher
Mar
7
answered Do two or more players colluding against honest players gain on average more money, or not?