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Oct
26
comment 200nl - Flop top two on wet board and get squeezed OOP deep
@SoboLan's answer is OK, but calling is the worst option I think. Villain is aggro vs two opponents on a very wet flop. You can be almost certain he's continuing aggression at the Turn, and if you call, you're just gifting him the opportunity to draw out. I'd add the possibility of a made straight in there as well. To me, it's a clear fold. You don't really get worse to call, and better to fold.
Oct
25
comment Why is comparing hands based on how often they win a showdown or on their poker “hand rank” worse than worthless?
It probably doesn't warrant a full answer from me, so just to add... @silversana is right about the hyperbole I feel. The concept at play here is Relative vs Absolute hand strength. Pre-flop showdown equities are fine, for pre-flop only. Go any further and you can see how unreliable they can be due to board texture.
Oct
25
comment Are there well documented cases of winning tournament by someone who wasn't looking at his own cards?
I'd be willing to bet against your last statement. Also, although it's intuitively not best to consider your hole cards as "not so important", as OP states, I believe what the villain thinks about Hero's cards is more significant than what Hero actually has, for value or bluff situations.
Oct
24
comment NL200: TPGK In Squeezed Pot OOP
At first glance it appears simple to me, but then I consider the opponents types of hands that cold-call pre-flop, and call again vs my raise! Given the card removal issues of villain having less nut-flush, pair, and SC potential hands (considering board texture), my thoughts are that I'm ahead more often than initial appearances suggest. By how much, if any, errr... not sure :)
Oct
24
comment NL200: TPGK In Squeezed Pot OOP
Perhaps you're right, but how certain would you be after 80 hands, and such a small sample?
Sep
23
comment Bet with Ax3x3x on river?
There really needs to be clear info about the flop texture before anyone can make a reasonable judgement on what is the best course of action.
Sep
15
comment NL100: 2-Pair In 4-Way Pot Facing OOP Lead @ Wet Flop
Good point about reads on the CO and BU.
Sep
1
comment What's the best book to read to understand this site?
Do you mean understand this site or understand poker terminology?technology?
Aug
29
comment How to count the power of cards in hand?
+1 to Codingthewheel.com. Very good resource.
Aug
26
comment Small Pairs on early and middle positions
Something that's significant, is that implied odds are a very important consideration when deciding whether or not to see a flop if Hero's plan is just to "set mine".
Aug
26
comment Small Pairs on early and middle positions
Passivity of the opponents behind you is definitely significant, as you say. I'd add that it's important to specify that when categorising players, e.g. Loose-Passive (amongst other variants) is more useful than just Loose.
Aug
26
comment (Simple?) 3-bet Scenario
I like it because it forces Hero to make a plan for all sorts of post-flop textures.
Aug
22
comment How Can I Tell If My Opponent Is Aware Of My Image/Range?
Thanks. I particularly like the last paragraph. Simple and useful comparison.
Aug
22
comment How Can I Tell If My Opponent Is Aware Of My Image/Range?
I suppose I did have online play in mind when I wrote it so that would be my preference for answers. That said, it's definitely relevant to both.
Aug
6
comment $1/$2 Live - Bottom set on flop and facing 3bet
@sobolan is right.
Jul
30
comment $1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
Not sure so I'll mention it... Have you considered the possibility of A9x and J9x are in his range? Obviously, 99 & 33 are there as well.
Jul
29
comment Is there an app for managing invitations to a home poker game?
This seems like a software question and not a poker question! That said, if you get any interesting hands from the games make sure to post them here :)
Jul
28
comment Is a semi-unlimited stack a significant advantage?
Remember that stack size is relative. For example, If you have $60 in your stack, it doesn't matter if your opponent has 2x, 3x, 20x your stack, because your top-end risk is only ever $60 at any one time.
Jul
15
comment What is a 'wet board'?
Ok, I see. I understand why you'd do this to avoid difficulty in categorizing flops. I'd say it's better though to consider wetness as "always relative to an opponents range". For instance, if your opponent has no hand at all (mucked), in your definition a board still has a texture which obviously can't be true. It's just semantics I suppose but I like to make discussion as easy as possible through consistent use of terminology :)
Jul
15
comment What is a 'wet board'?
Interesting point of view. Although the last paragraph seems to me to contradict itself, can you explain further?!