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Currently: Betting on everything, everywhere.


Nov
26
comment Publicly available poker stats
You're welcome :). I hope it helps.
Nov
25
comment Adjustments to the rake?
@skeelsave When considering rake, as Tomas-Sima said, your skill advantage is probably the key consideration, as if you're breakeven EV-wise with your opponent(s) then rake makes that -EV. It's important to note that rake shouldn't be something you consider a significant aspect of EV, if at all. Primarily because rake is something you have no control over and is game specific, not player specific. Your EV however, is controllable and relative to your skill. Beat the game; beat the rake. In that order, never reversed. :)
Nov
25
comment Folding AA after the flop?
I don't see any fault with betting 3K on the flop, as pretty much any bet should mean that Hero is committed to an All-In, which I think is best. That said, inducing a raise from villain then becomes a good thing, so 3K or even less as a cbet is reasonable I think.
Nov
25
comment Simple final table tournament play including push/fold
As valid as I think this question is, asking for a "simple" answer here is probably asking for too much...probably. I can't answer this as well as I'd like to, but a copy of Chen & Ankenmans "Mathematics of Poker" book is about as good of a look at the subject as you'll find, if you haven't already got it.
Nov
11
comment Straight + Flush draw on flop, is all-in worth to play?
@Chris Thanks :)
Nov
9
comment Folding AA after the flop?
Usually, a BB special refers to when a player in the BB has a trashy, often unplayable hand, and is fortunate to see a flop, where they hit a very strong, disguised hand. It's not meant to refer to good hands and common scenarios ;D
Nov
7
comment NL100: 2-Pair In 4-Way Pot Facing OOP Lead @ Wet Flop
You say a Value Bet is "out of {the} question", but later you say you make a bet to "make {the} opponent pay!"? Do you think a bet by Hero is most frequently a bluff? What sort of ratio would you say Hero is winning vs losing here? Thanks for the answer :)
Nov
5
comment What's a good strategy for playing overpairs post flop?
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Nov
1
comment What's a good strategy for playing overpairs post flop?
The question is a bit too broad I think to get a (decent) answer, if any. Things like the suits of all cards involved, opponent types, game history, stack sizes involved, etc. The list could go on for a long time. Perhaps find a way to narrow down the question to a specific principle of NLHE and you may get a fast response.
Oct
26
comment 200nl - Flop top two on wet board and get squeezed OOP deep
@Silversana Go for it and answer it. I'd be happy to hear your thoughts, and how you made a decision.
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".