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Currently: Betting on everything, everywhere.


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?
Jan
25
comment What are the odds of getting the same four-of-a-kind twice in a row?
You are right to say that this particular question about quads has a precise answer. I was really alluding to the conceptual broadness of the question. You could equally ask the same thing and substitute "four-of-a-kind" with any other combination of hand types, like two-pair, sets, etc. The conceptual scope of an odds question like this covers so much, and yet your specific question covers so little to be of any use to many others. That is unless it helps to plan on hitting back-to-back quads regularly (and I do!).
Jan
24
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
What you deem a quality post is not necessarily the same as me. And yes, I'm more judicious with my approval than most. I may seem harsh, but I'm fair. Also, like you say, it's early in the beta. Most of my own questions have one, maybe two responses, even though 200+ committals are supposedly active on this site. I'm allowing time to gather more perspectives before I decide to "accept". I wonder if that's even possible for a hand history?! That said I'm always open to advice and I'll review all my activities and perhaps be more of a 'beta liberal' with the praise!
Jan
24
comment NL600: River Decision OOP vs Thinking Regular At Very Wet Board
What do you think I've been doing?!
Jan
23
comment What is the purpose of a continuation bet, and when is it best applied in Hold'em?
Dead?! It's been open two weeks; it'll be fine. I can understand your concerns, it crossed my mind too. Then I remembered this, The Chat-Room/Forum problem. Rather than allow poor quality, I'd say we all should dig deep to come up with some really challenging questions, not permit a slip in standards.
Jan
22
comment What is the purpose of a continuation bet, and when is it best applied in Hold'em?
Also, I just updated the wiki info for the continuation-bet tag. That should clarify what they are more clearly at least.
Jan
22
comment What is the purpose of a continuation bet, and when is it best applied in Hold'em?
This question is massively broad! It fits a lot of "non constructive" elements outlined in the FAQ. A good question on c-betting might be useful though. Is there a way you could improve it?
Jan
17
comment NL200: Many possible lines to showdown in this 3-bet pot
I'd say his perception of me is similar to mine of him. Perhaps i'm seen as TAGgy as i've not had as many playable hands as I'd expect. We have no direct history between us at the moment that would alter my common beliefs of his player type.
Jan
17
comment Are There Good Points-Based Ways To Handicap Home Poker Tournaments?
Is there a "buy-in" for these tournaments or is each tournament seen as equal to all the others?
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
I agree his range is indistinct, being an unknown opponent. That said, to make the assumption he's a low skilled, low limit player (I assume you meant NL25 or $0.10-$0.25?!) is impossible to substantiate. From my experience taking the thought process and line I suggested is still what I'd consider best given the little information we have.
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
If he's not paying attention to the pot size at all streets, then it's almost certain he's not a particularly skillful player :)
Jan
16
comment Call river all-in after missing flush-draw but hitting AK?
"Represent the strength that you have..." isn't something i'd advocate to anyone in almost any situation. Why bet larger when you'll only isolate yourself vs better hands, when a smaller bet keeps the initiative, reps a broader value range, and collects dead money from villains PP's that he'll fold. As for calling a "big bet", the stacks aren't really right for that to hold true. If they were deeper then maybe.