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Currently: Betting on everything, everywhere.


Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
You're misinterpreting what i'm saying, but I'll go over it again to clear it up.
Feb
1
comment Set Mining: betting pre flop with 22+
@JohnDibling Yeah, that's what I said.
Jan
31
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
It wasn't a snap call. It wasn't a lengthy decision either.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
@Johndibling so you agree that I do in fact up vote answers, and if youve read the meta post I've linked (perhaps you can help answer it), you'd understand why "accepting is a technical dilemma. Ty for your answer anyway, really.
Jan
30
comment Optimal Win Rate Standard Deviation
OOPS! ;D Ignore the second part of my comment.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
Why would you think that 3-betting Pre-Flop is "definitely" better than flatting? Also, as for reads on villain, that's not necessarily true. His quality is part due to his balance of bluffs to value hands. He's good because he's difficult to read. The number of hands is somewhat arbitrary as he may exploit others obviously, but that doesn't necessarily apply to how he reacts to me.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
"He's not worried about kicker problems with Ax anymore." Why not?
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
Specifically, what proportion of my hands do you think have a queen in them (compared with my whole range), that I would check-raise with? When would I do this and why? Thanks.
Jan
30
comment Optimal Win Rate Standard Deviation
Yes, other than actually counting the hands you could do that. Also, consider determining your profitability in a game by Money Won Per Hour (or $Won/Hr). I find this a useful measure alongside bb win-rate to gauge my success.
Jan
30
comment Optimal Win Rate Standard Deviation
Not to put you off but we're talking 100,000's to truly feel comfortable with the StDev volatility measure. It's not impossible to gain insight into your game using this stat, but it's genuinely difficult as the games change periodically. Thus one sample of hands and the corresponding StDev represent more of a snapshot in time, rather than a linear progression of an attribute of skill.
Jan
30
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
@Dan Firstly, I do appreciate your answer. Secondly, how do you know I don't upvote answers? You have definitive proof!? Otherwise it's terrible for your credibility. If you're going to make statements like that I really hope you can back them up! Thirdly, Check this link on Poker Meta out for an idea of why I haven't accepted answers YET. Thanks.
Jan
29
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
@karl Mostly, because I don't expect to get called by worse and my hand has postflop potential. 3 betting would ruin both those advantages.
Jan
29
comment NL600: Should I Make This River Bluff vs Reg?
Do you care to elaborate on your thought process.
Jan
26
comment Is it impolite to leave a cash game when I'm about to be the big blind?
@chriskluis I'm not sure you've understood the question. Everyone here seems to accept that blinds are required for the game to work.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
I'll try to distill this into my own answer now.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
As an addendum, are you advocating that a big-ball style is preferable to a small-ball style in tournament poker?
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
Just trying to clarify because i'm reading mixed messages from what you write. We're probably saying something similar but it's important to be clear. You say 'small pots are...more relevant in cash than in MTTs'. What's your definition of relevant? More relevant than what? Big pots? Also, flipping the phrase , "Big ball poker benefits from players who fold to you with mediocre hands because they do give you credit for holding a strong hand." This being the case, small-ball strategy is primarily a function of pot-to-stack ratios, as you can't big-ball with only a small number of bb's.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
" I would argue that winning lots of small pots is more meaningful in cash games than in tournaments." I can't agree. Relatively, in bb terms, the size of won pots in tournaments are rarely going to match the size of won pots cash-games. Also, through my own analysis I've found that almost ALL of my own profit, and that of other people who I've analysed, comes from big pots in excess of 30bb. Pots below this size commonly have a negligible effect on a cash game winrate. This will depend on your style (LAG; TAG; etc.), but for a TAG or Semi-Loose disposition, this is very common. Try it.
Jan
25
comment PLO100 - Top Two Facing Turn Aggression on Wet Board
@JeffreyBlake Perhaps my range is too narrow, but what info is there there to assume otherwise? In my experience widening my range assumptions in these fairly common scenarios is unsafe, as it lacks a base of understanding about the opponent. I'm cautious until I know better.
Jan
25
comment Is Small Ball Poker In Cash Games A Good Strategy?
Could you add some summary detail about the main few points of this strategy, so others can make a comparison if they haven't read the book? Or would that be difficult?