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Oct
7
comment How does the strategy for Omaha and Hold Em vary pre-flop?
Knowing this is useful, for sure, but this question is too broad. I believe actual books have been written about this!
Oct
1
comment The state of the art of the pokerbots of poker academy
I'm in two minds about closing this. The answer is thin on context and objectivity about attempting to give examples and data relating to the original question. That said, most answers will in some way relate to commercial versions of bots. Perhaps, Peter, you could add a little depth to your answer regarding "the state of the art" as you currently see it, without necessarily referencing the commercial side of things too much. Otherwise, I may be inclined to delete the answer. It's good to have someone who's worked directly with bots here though, Thanks.
Sep
29
comment Poker Rooms Comparison
Do you have evidence of the hands where you claim there were incorrect payouts? Seems as if there would be an easy resolution to that! As for believing the games are rigged, it's useful to know that ALL the sites hands are independently audited for fairness; No problem has ever been found! This answer seems less of a comparative study of the pros/cons of sites, and more of a rant. Could you perhaps give a critique on the positives and negatives of the various sites you've played on. Thanks
Sep
23
comment What are the overall odds of winning a heads up, texas hold em hand?
Check out the free software "pokerstove" or "poker equilab" to run matchup simulations. As for your specific strategic question, is the game against a human dealer with a set strategy?
Sep
10
comment Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker
Feel free to have a go and answer your own question ;)
Sep
10
comment Research on the effect of a screen name or avatar in online poker
Gathering evidence on this would be heavily subjective, anecdotal, and prone to confirmation bias. Almost impossible to quantify in a meaningful way.
Sep
1
comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
Could you provide some depth to the answer. Perhaps examples, some descriptive calculations. Thanks.
Sep
1
comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
This is too short, so here is my quick "answer". Try explaining to yourself, simply but no simpler than is necessary. Write it down, keep honing and refining it. Put a few attempts up on the "chat" area, and maybe we can help. I'd be pleased to.
Aug
30
comment How can I use a player's decision to check blindly on the flop as a tell?
As ever, showdown evidence of a hand will say a lot about his thinking. Did you ever get that far?
Aug
25
comment NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?
What would you define as a "significant" overbet?
Aug
24
comment NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?
Against the full range you state, I have 93.20% eq. Against the villains "nut-range" derived from his full range you state, I have 69.44% eq. That's assuming he plays all hands this way, which is unlikely. Also, I did screw the calc up, doh! But, 370.80/204.80=1.81-to-1. In percentage terms, thats 1/(1.81+1)=36%. I still can't see how you got 41.64%?! I very much like to see the calculation, thanks.
Aug
24
comment What % of tournament winners do it without going all in
Do you have any sources for that information? What about additional info, like finishing positions related to playing tendencies?
Aug
24
comment NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?
First, equity is probably the wrong term as it's the river. I'm either winning or losing, no in between. Thus it comes down to number of winning combos vs losing combos. Also, how are you getting that number?! 41.64%? Edit the answer if the calc is too long for a comment :)
Aug
23
comment NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?
@Halvard You're right! Typo :) editing now.
Aug
23
comment NL100: Deep Stack Shoves On River. Do You Call?
So you believe villain is sometimes shoving 2.5 buyins with as little as Third Pair-No kicker?! Or even 22?! I'm forced to call 204.80bb to win 370.80bb (1.81:1) thus I need a 36% chance of winning to breakeven. If he shoves 2 pair even slightly less, it's much closer to -EV. I really don't think it's simple, at all. [edited incorrect percentage, 2013.08.24]
Aug
6
comment NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?
You can't possibly know that 3-barreling here is bad in my case. "Lucky" for me that I don't take this line every hand then! Yes, i'm sure learning to c/c & c/r will change my win rate(!), but speculating about adjustments to a broader strategy does little to address what to do in this particular hand history.
Aug
6
comment NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?
I understand what you say and it's reasonable. However, I never said I'd seen him make these moves. I can't see how you got that from the OP! It's more a gameflow read (not hard data like seeing a previous showdown), and was definitely the first time I'd been confronted with it. Does that affect your analysis?
Aug
6
comment NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?
Timid as in fearful & hesitant. It's my read that he's likely to fold too much when facing considerable aggression. Given that I believe he's uncomfortable in these situations, I also believe he's likely of making an error regarding the strength of the hands he can play against me.
Aug
3
comment Formula for making a single pair on the flop
@JustinCarlson Update/edit the original question to reflect the specifics that you're interested in.
Aug
2
comment NL100: Can I Call This River Shove?
He didn't have TT.