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Currently: Betting on everything, everywhere.


Dec
25
comment What to do if we suspect online poker server is cheating
Commenting that you saw a few suspicious things & having no data or references to back up your accusations makes for a very weak argument. Also, it seems you neglected to answer the question. Perhaps, can you suggest a course of action to take to verify your claims?
Dec
20
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
I thought I had reopened it! Must've missed that bit :) I took a little out from your editing as it would've changed the tone of Rob's original too far.
Dec
15
comment What Is The Rationale Behind A Check-Raise?
[nb. Wasn't my downvote.] One issue with this question is that it could be answered in numerous, conflicting ways. Eg. "It's good/bad in this/that situations vs these/those players" etc. It's difficult to answer in this form I feel. Perhaps being more specific regarding game type (Fast vs. Normal poker),stack sizing issues... It depends on what you want to gain from the type of answer you get I suppose, but in this state it's seems overly broad. I'm inclined to close it, sorry Robbie :( Can you improve it at all?
Dec
7
comment Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
Decent answer! I think the analogy about the whether "The Casino is Gambling?" is very useful.
Nov
16
comment Do two A's beat a wheel straight?
Clearly this needs more info to be answerable. Radu pretty much summed it up though.
Nov
9
comment The state of the art of the pokerbots of poker academy
@Dominic Pokerbots (offline) are a great tool for education.
Nov
9
comment The need of calculating EV?
I find your calculation unintuitive but that's almost certainly due to my personal methodology. Check this Q out: poker.stackexchange.com/q/78/88
Oct
31
comment How this hand should have been played?
What is your position? What are the stack sizes?
Oct
28
comment What data should you keep track of to improve your game?
Agreed, Pokertracker is what I use and it's impact on game analysis cannot be understated. You'll be glad you got it.
Oct
19
comment What are best books, programes and sites to improve Texas Hold'em (Limit and No Limit) skills?
Again, as gaz said, this is just way too broad. It could potentially be split into 3+ separate questions. You just won't get a useful answer asking a question like this here.
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?