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Currently: Betting on everything, everywhere.


Apr
26
comment How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?
@JohnDibling Isn't that a comment that should be placed beneath Jeffreys answer, and not the question.
Apr
25
comment Most common freerolling situations in holdem?
Out of curiosity, I'd like to know what you or others might gain from having this question answered. What use would it be?
Apr
24
comment How often, and how much, should I bluff on the river when I miss my flush but a possible straight comes?
Using examples of other hand historys, is it possible for you to adapt a hand to show in much more detail the situation you describe? Pot size, bet sizes, all prior actions, table dynamics, are all critical to this decision. I'd like to answer but it wouldn't be as specific as this situation requires. Thanks.
Apr
22
comment How do I structure the blind levels of a tournament to run for a certain length (on average)?
Did you use the search function? There are quite a few related questions (with answers) such as this one or this one that might be useful. Search for "tournament" and "setup" or something similar and you'll most likely find what you're looking for, rather than repeat the process here again.
Apr
22
comment HUD states - current or database based
As Jeffrey says, most well known database tracking software will allow you to customize the information displayed. Filtering hands for specific cash limits, tournament blind levels, enabling "tool tips" to display the total and current session stats are all useful, but are heavily dependent on volume of hands tracked. Personally, if I have 250 hands on an opponent I should have picked up some exploitable information by then. Also, playing a session without a HUD occasionally, but regularly, is a good way to learn what the most useful information is that you may have overlooked.
Apr
12
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
@tacticalcoder I'll tell you soon. Watch this space ;)
Apr
11
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
@TacticalCoder It's a good answer (+1), but you haven't considered a raise. It's interesting that most of the people I've spoken to don't even mention it!
Apr
10
comment Why is 7c2d a semi-bluff?
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Apr
10
comment NL600: River Decision IP vs TAG 3 Barrel
@SoboLAN Is that not an answer?! (not a comment) ;D
Apr
7
comment Why is 7c2d a semi-bluff?
Any way of parsing the information into a hand history style format and editing the question? It's difficult for anyone to be confident in the answers they give if the question is lacking details.
Apr
7
comment Why is 7c2d a semi-bluff?
Surely there is more information about the hand in this situation? Board cards? Opponent dynamics? Position? For something to be a semi-bluff it generally means there is still some possibility of making the best hand, which is why I ask what the situation is in more detail. Thanks.
Apr
5
comment Which requires more skill, cash game or tournament poker?
@TimLehner It would be good if you could give more detailed reasoning to back up your observations. Thanks.
Apr
5
comment Is online poker legal or not in the United States ?
I assume you ask this question with specific regard to the USA? If so, could you update the title. If your question is more general in geographic terms, could you please state that. Thanks.
Mar
28
comment Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
This is such a rare thing that I can't see much use for it as a question! What is there to learn from this? ...As a general rule (online/live), the missing players last action stands, but if that same player can't act on his next turn his hand is "dead".
Mar
21
comment Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?
Thanks for editing :). It's an interesting question that i'm looking into myself.
Mar
21
comment Basic Strategy for Pokerstars ZOOM?
Is there a way to make this question less of a discussion and perhaps more strategy based regarding "Zoom" pokers unique set-up? In it's current form it's a bit too open-ended and vague. FAQ
Mar
14
comment Online vs Live problem
How many bb's do are you buying in for? What are the stack depths of your opponents? What do you consider a basic strategy (fundamentals) when adjusting to very loose opponents?
Feb
28
comment NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?
The (my) method is nuanced, but I've no doubt you know that. What I can say is that I memorized the hand combinations that make up the top 50% of all hands for a few categorization methods (Pokerstove, Sklansky-Chubukov, PokerProTools) so by seeing one hand I get a baseline of what a potential range looks like. The more hands I see, the more accurate I get. Is that any help? :)
Feb
28
comment NL400: Live Hand vs Semi-Loose Passive Player At Dry Board. What Would You Do?
Like you say I'm estimating, and I only take mental notes. I do my best to stay alert, be accurate and watch everything. For VPIP I count hands played per orbit along with SD hands which I extrapolate ranges from. PFR is just a subset of this, looking for frequency of calls to raises to guess ranges. AF is a post-flop stat (a ratio), where I count for raises vs calls for each street. It's can be alot at first but it gets easier. Knowing the formulas, along with a lot of experience makes my estimates better. Though, table dynamics will affect this heavily.
Feb
20
comment What are the most important things to consider when choosing a poker coach?
+1. Nice answer JB. I figured you'd be someone who'd be able to answer this. :)